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Opinion

What will be left of our great nation?

Editor, Wednesday I attended a meeting sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network at the St. Ignatius Seniors Center. The speaker gave reasons why conservative groups are starting to meet in large numbers. One - our President isn’t white and two - our President has a non-Anglican last name. My reasons for wanting to be involved weren’t mentioned. Let me share a few: He that lives upon hope will die fasting. -Benjamin Franklin. That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. -Thomas Jefferson.  The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly indepen...


True change comes from within

Editor, The disruptive, blatantly partisan, greed driven, angry, and combative rhetoric called news is coming so fast and furious that it must have many asking, "What is going on here. How can we change this trend? What can we do about this? When are our concerns going to be intelligently addressed? How c...


Mardi Gras fundraiser gives club financial boost

Editor, The past few days of bright sunshine have been sheer delight to our community, especially after a long siege of rather gloomy weather. The Boys & Girls Club board of directors would like to share another bright spot with everyone.  The past year and a half has been turbulent to say the...


President's words display hate

Editor, I can't get it out of my head — Barak Obama saying to John McCain at the February 25 Health Care Summit, “The campaign is over.” Could the President have said anything less gracious or more hateful? I don't think so. Carol Cummings Polson  


FCA raises funds to help local kids

Editor, What do Duford Tires, G&M Auto Repairs, Zimmerman Fishing Tackle, Wrap Shack, Cove Deli, Polson Bay Grocery, and Polson’s Town Pump all have in common? They all care about kids.  Polson High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club would like to pass out a heart...


We must unite for survival

Editor, As President of the Lake County Republican Women’s Club, I have tried to plug into the different conservative groups that threaten to divide a united effort to overcome the socialist juggernaut in control in Washington. There is far more that unites us than divides us. Historically, conse...


Trash stains Jocko Valley

Editor, The last couple days we've spent a few hours in our quest to clean the highway in the Jocko Valley. Wow, someone's trash must have flown out of the back of their truck. Only the bag broke and it was blown all over and we picked it up one piece at a time. Let's see, only three diapers thrown out th...


A lot of students and fans missed a good show

Apparently, there are a lot of people who don't care to watch athletes perform unless they think they're going to win. A mostly empty gym on Saturday morning proved that point to me.  Oh, there were some dedicated parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles in the stands of Glacier High School that mo...


Mining, energy bans not yet binding, permanent

The recent headlines just about said it all: "B.C. Bans Mining and Energy Extraction in the Flathead." This announcement and that of senators Baucus and Tester's to introduce similar legislation, and the subsequent Memorandum of Understanding between B.C. and Montana on the Flathead represent a huge shift in...


Thanks for agreeing to protect the Flathead

Editor, Today (Feb. 18) Premier Campbell and Governor Schweitzer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to protect the transboundary Flathead, one of the most critical habitats in North America. The Agreement will ensure that the Flathead is protected from mining and energy development, thereby enabling pre...


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