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Support the library

Editor, A library is one of those resources essential to a thriving community. Our own Polson library got its start in 1912 when the town was in its infancy and a group of women met in a home and voted to form a library association.  The library, with steadfast support from the community, has evolved from being housed in a corner of an office building then to a space in City Hall, and finally in 1989 to its own beautiful stand-alone building at a prime downtown location. Now with nearly 6,000 current library cardholders and high volumes of people moving to the Flathead, a renovated library facility will become an even greater community asset. The North Lake County Library Foundat...

An observation

Editor, Recently I had an appointment at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. While waiting for my ride home I had an opportunity, for one hour, to sit and observe two ladies at an information desk.  Few people actually stopped at their counter, yet during that time the two ladies were so enjoying just ...

Consider Tranel

Editor, To voters still weighing which candidate to vote for in the race for U.S. Congress representing Montana’s new 1st District, I urge you to vote for Democrat Monica Tranel. Not only are you voting for the most capable candidate to represent our district, you are helping to keep the U.S. House ...

Consider Larson

Editor, Michael Larson is running for Justice of the Peace. He is currently the Polson City Judge. Prior to my retirement, I was a Montana lawyer for 40 years. I spent the last 12 years as Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Montana Supreme Court. In that position, I headed the Office of Disciplinary Co...

Consider Zinke

Editor, A few weeks ago, a letter from former Governor Schweitzer, who is doing ads for Monica Tranel, seemed to have trouble defining a Socialist. His diatribe indicting Rupert Murdoch and his ranch revealed to me that the old adage that Socialism breeds envy and entitlement is alive and well. So, what i...

Write in candidate

Editor, It’s important that you take the time to write Paul’s name down on a piece of paper. He decided at the last minute to file for Lake County Commissioner and his name will not be on the ballot. You will have to write it in and remember to fill in the bubble beside his name under County C...

Vote kind

Editor, The pollsters are predicting, and the early voters are voting. The pundits proclaim that Trump’s party could do ok in the midterms because it’s always been that way. But this time is all about things no longer being the way they always were before, ever again. We are now on a new road,...

Think independently

Editor, Last week’s legislative updates by Mr. Hertz were a little short on information. Lots of bluster implying that the Dems will eat your children and are the spawn of the devil of course, and of course very little about how the legislature is trying to get you to curtail abortion rights in Nove...


Editor,  Are things better today than they were two years ago? Absolutely not. Monica Tranel is a former Republican who worked on Conrad Burns’ staff in D.C. Monica ran for the Montana Public Service Commission in 2004 and lost as a Republican.   Monica changed parties, ran for th...

Write in candidate endorsed

Editor, I would like to endorse Paul Guenzler, a write in candidate for Lake County commissioner. He is running against Steve Stanley. Paul believes that the county and the Tribes should be working together on our mutual problems. This is something that has been missing in our county government for a long...

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