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Thanks to crew for work on Ewam Garden

Editor, The students and instructors of the Salish Kootenai College Highway Construction Training Program have recently completed road improvements at the site of the Ewam Garden project located north of Arlee. We wish to express our gratitude for a job well done.  Thank you to Scott Harmon for directing the project and for his advice and experienced knowledge, and also to instructors Dan Whitworth and Bill Tanner for their skills and attention to the details. The students demonstrated professionalism on the project, and we are pleased and fortunate to have been a part of their training in field experience. The garden is being developed as a public international center for pea...


Who could be trusted more than Decker?

Editor, As a Ronan High School alumna and a former cross country member, I cannot stand by and say nothing about the current situation plaguing my former high school. The school board has recently found an unclear conflict of interest regarding Gale Decker being both the Lake County Superintendent of S...


Repair our roads already

Editor,  I’ve noticed while driving around that the county roads are wash-boarded and the paved roads have potholes. What’s wrong with our county road crew? I hear through the grapevine that the people who pay taxes on private property, businesses, ranches and farms all pay plenty. Now...


Progressive movement threatens freedom

Editor, It’s a remarkable thing when a closet Progressive steps out into the light to finally be seen for what they truly are and they herald they’re unveiling by discounting the Constitution as being non-substantive. Talk about double-speak – that’s like saying because the Bibl...


Surrounding areas set example for library support

Editor, This July, residents of Polson and north Lake County will have an opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot on a proposal to establish a library district, which would provide sustainable operational funding for the Polson Library. Additional information on the proposed levy is available on the library...


Manage wolves before it’s too late

Editor,  Though I am only 14 years old, I’ve seen what the wolves are doing to wildlife and livestock. I’ve hunted for two years and this fall will be my third. I’ve hardly seen so much as one elk in the mountains during hunting season, let alone any other time of year. As for lives...


Dixon reunion owes success to volunteers

Editor,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped me with the Dixon Reunion. There were about 60 people who attended and we all had a great time. It was more like a family reunion as most of us had grown up together.  I would like to thank Carl Dupuis for being the ...


We live under rule of law

Editor, Republic – a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition).  A definition of Demo...


Main Street repairs benefit whole community

Editor,  Thank you to the Valley Cruisers Car Club and Sharon Procopio with the Mission Valley Rodeo for being at the June 21 City Council meeting and letting the council know how important it is for our Main Street to be fixed before the busy tourist season.  By having your facts and comment...


Library services worthy of mill levy vote

Editor, The residents of North Lake County are fortunate to have a high-quality library in Polson. It affords the public free access to a wide variety of updated written materials as well as other services such as free Internet-connected computers, reading programs for adults and children and the Story Sh...


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