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Giving congratulations to voters

Editor, Congratulations to all Lake County voters of every stripe and persuasion during this recent 2018 midterm election. You came out strong, you came out in force and probably in the greatest numbers for a midterm election in the history of the county. According to MT Secretary of State, of the 19,286 registered voters,13,534 of us went to the polls or sent in our absentee ballots to cast our votes. Folks this is 70.17 percent of Lake County voters. This is history making. This goes into the record books for sure. You should stand up and whoop for yourselves for being so patriotic. What a way to make a landmark position for ourselves in the State of Montana, that’s what I say...


Learning how brain works improves decision making

Editor, Voting is over. Choices were made, sometimes at the last split-second. How were these decisions made? In an “ideal” democracy (republic for us): voting citizens, 100 percent of them, would be well informed with sufficient accurate information, to make temporary adjustments (knowing ...


Mom’s book changes perspective

Editor, Isn’t it amazing how one seemingly small event can actually change a life? It happened to me. After my mother left this earth in 1992, I was given one of her favorite books: “The Ultimate Revolution” (pub. 1969) by Walter Starcke who was a Broadway producer, successful busines...


Thanking fall work crew

Editor, On Tuesday, I was raking piles of fall leaves and pulling stubborn weeds at the Polson Methodist Church. Two hours into the big job, my trailer nearly full and under threatening skies, I still had a mountain of leaves and debris to load. Leaning on my rake to catch my breath (I’m in my 70s),...


Commissioner disputes numbers

Editor, I would like to correct two statements included in CSKT Chairman Ron Trahan’s “Letter to the Community” that was published in local newspapers the past two weeks. Mr. Trahan referred to a Federal Highway Administration Tribal Transportation Program grant of $438,531 that was u...


Echoes of kindness can be heard

Editor, Do you hear what I hear? Listen past the political cheering (and booing). You’ll hear more cheering for our youth sports teams, for our firefighters and law enforcers, and for veterans. Listen closer. Can you hear the echoes of kindness? Listen for the rustle of neighbors raking leaves for t...


Divided country starts in one place

Editor, One of the most dangerous internal threats to America today is Donald Trump’s constant ramping up of fear and anger among his base. Trump has made the expression of these traits acceptable. This is feeding and fueling a crisis of anger in America today. Just the other day, for example, I ...


Consider federal contribution

Editor, This is in response to the fullpage letter submitted by Ron Trahan, CSKT Chairman. He said CSKT paid $50,141 in property taxes last year. Whoopee ... that is next to nothing. He talks about how their Safety of Dams, Tribal Transportation, etc. contribute to the county. He talks about the Tribe emp...


Voting against 6-Mill

Editor, Two students graduate high school together. One chooses a career and decides to utilize the University System to achieve it. The other works as an apprentice in a family business. The first is subsidized by the second and his family and/or the business that he is apprenticing under. Why is this ju...


Not voting for Tester

Editor, In Sen. Tester’s latest political ad, he touts himself as a Montana dirt farmer, and Rosendale as being a Maryland native, an Easterner— in other words, an outsider that no one should vote for. Isn’t it ironic the Democrats, who are always lecturing us about inclusivity, apparent...


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