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Enjoy gift of live theater

Editor, Our community has a true gift in Karen and Neal Lewing, who again are treating us to a summer of outstanding live theater right here in Polson. “Foxfire” opened July 26 and plays through Aug. 12. The entire production is excellent. I encourage you to bring your family and friends to see this meaningful comedy/ drama. See for yourself why both Karen and Neal won the Montana Governor’s Arts Award, honoring “outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts, or on behalf of the arts, benefit all Montanans.” Carmine Mowbray Polson President, Mission Valley Friends of the Art


Country’s political problem is cultural

Editor, I love it. Our fearless correspondent and knower of everything, Bob McClellan, has finally crossed the Rubicon, by comparing Trump to Hitler, and the Republicans to the Nazis. I, too, am distressed with Washington, but I think that Bob is both misdirected and carries things too far (Current politi...


Is Water Court adjudication better than Compact for irrigators?

Editor, When Tim Orr accused Compact supporters of “litigation fear” (VJ June 26), I asked him to explain “why water court adjudication would provide a better outcome than the Compact” (VJ July 4). He did not answer but asked whether I support the Compact because Moiese will get...


Irrigation Operations and Maintenance increase a necessary hardship

Editor, Flathead district irrigators held a meeting on July 23 to discuss BIA’s O&M Increase and FID FY 2018- 19 budgets. (Posted at courthouse). It would be nice to think that the FID irrigators have complete trust in their elected commissioners, or is it possible the FID irrigators were una...


What’s in a name? What’s in a name?

It’s one of the first things new parents do after counting to make sure there are 10 fingers and 10 toes. They name the baby. Names are chosen carefully and with great attention to detail. What sort of mean nicknames could kids in the schoolyard find to taunt little Dicky with? Will a weird spelling ha...


The truth about direct primary care

Direct primary care agreements are a fee-for-service contract between healthcare providers and patients, and are meant to cover preventative, routine, or preliminary office visits. Primary care clinics are independent doctors’ offices that do not accept insurance or bill third parties. There have been ...


Letter contained inaccuracies

Editor, Last week, Susan Lake wrote some very incorrect statements about the BIA authority to increase the cost of irrigation water. 1. The BIA does not own Flathead Irrigation Project. The United States of America does. Just like the USA owns Mission Valley Power, the CSK Tribe is the operational enti...


Make your voice heard

Editor, Voting is one of the most important things we can do to bring about change in our communities and to ensure our leaders are accountable. It is easy to slip into feeling one vote doesn’t matter - but it only makes sense that voices of people who do not vote are not heard. This is why women an...


Public discourse needed on President’s personality disorder

Editor, Donald Trump’s comments and behavior are being listened to and watched 24/7 these days. He, of course, loves the attention, regardless of its tone and timbre. The odd and totally unhealthy part of all this is that there are no discussions on the source of Trump’s unhinged outbursts and...


Poem relevant to today’s America

Editor, This poem, written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 2007, is as prescient today as it was then. “Pity the Nation” “Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them. Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots hau...


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