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Requesting your vote

Editor, My name is Virginia DuBrucq. I am a resident of Polson and a candidate for Trustee of the Lake County Public Library Board, and I hope that you will support me in this election. I believe that my background and experience will serve you well. It is my understanding the Lake County Public Library will be undertaking an extensive renovation of their existing library building. As a retired architect and member emeritus of the American Institute of Architects, my knowledge and skills will help the board work with the selected architects through this process. I have been involved in the design of seven libraries, six in Colorado and one in Kansas. Through this work, I became ver...


Legislature missed chance to improve access

Polls consistently show that Montanans support public lands and access to them. And yet, the 2019 Montana Legislature consistently opposed bills that improve access and supported bills that reduce it. Of the four bills that would have improved access, three died. Meanwhile, the anti-access bills, HB 550 a...


Life’s lessons Life’s lessons

Everything I ever needed to know, I learned from my sister. I have just one sister. A “little” sister. She is two years and five days younger than me. When we were girls, it felt like a big gap. Eons of time separated us. She was always the little sister; I was the big one. She was expected to...


Historical details considered

Editor, Harold Young's letter (April 3) makes several statements worthy of challenge, notably the inference that Christian thought was irrelevant to our nation’s founding. Of the approximate 250 founders — those who made significant contributions to the country’s beginnings, nearly 95 pe...


Irrigation positions filled

Editor, The Bureau of Indian Affairs finally has begun to fill important Flathead Indian Irrigation Project senior positions and manager Pete Plant now is able to devote all of his time to FIIP. This provides an opportunity for the Flathead Irrigation District to re-establish the working relationship with...


Giving thanks to the students

Editor, Thank you, Ronan students for your respectful and enthusiastic engagement with O Sole Trio last Thursday. You made the most of the opportunity to benefit from the experience of these top-rated NYC musicians. Your questions were varied and interesting. You listened and learned. You made your teache...


Elusive sleep: where art thou? Elusive sleep: where art thou?

Toss and turn. Turn and toss. I’m willing to bet we’ve all done our fair share of both. Wakefulness when wakefulness is unwanted. Wakefulness when others are sleeping. Wakefulness when we are supposed to be sleeping, when we will ourselves to sleep, but to no avail. Wakefulness when we know we wi...


Words matter to our country

Editor, Shout it from the highest hills. We can see it, feel it, even experience it, and we must deal with it. What is TFFF? This shout echoing down the canyon stands for “Trump’s Fearmongering Fuels Ferocity.” As is being reported, the number of hate groups operating across America r...


Port Polson Players appreciated

Editor, Bravo! And thank you to the Port Polson Players for gifting our community with another outstanding play, “Twelve Angry Men.” An award winning script, an outstanding cast, a talented director and a warm and welcoming support staff all combined to create a positive experience and a power...


Trash problems can be solved

Editor, In a perfect world people would not drink and drive and throw their empties out the window of their cars. In a perfect world, people would not go to a fast food restaurant 25 miles away and throw their garbage out the window of their car onto the side of the road. Obviously, we do not live in a pe...


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