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Opinion

Vote McDonald for Commissioner

Editor, I have never endorsed a political candidate before, but I make an exception for a truly exceptional candidate for Lake County Commissioner: Caroline McDonald. I have met Caroline and find her to possess a refreshing combination of attributes. She is intelligent, articulate, personable, and would bring a much-needed spirit of cooperation to the job of commissioner, including a willingness to work with other local governmental entities to address common problems. Caroline has a proven record as an independent consultant of securing millions of dollars in grants for local entities – for police cars, water/sewer systems, and housing, to name a few – and of bringing ...


Comment inspires exercise

Editor, “Couch and pancakes”...” Couch and pancakes.” The words coming from Terry, a 70 plus yearold attorney from California, rang in my ears after he jogged on past me at the Polson High School track. I was on my usual two to three mile walk. Terry was on his usual nine mile jog,...


Singing to avoid bears

Editor, I’m sharing bear confrontation information. Almost a dozen times, I’ve encountered black and brown bears while hiking and camping. The only time I’ve seen grizzly bears in the wild was on a tour in Alaska, and they were out in a huge meadow, grazing on grass like cows, this was i...


A different opinion

Editor, Philip Barney’s recent letter is a study in irony. He dismisses others as ignorant of history then demonstrates his own misunderstanding of it, or calculated revision and misuse of it. Defending a President attacking free speech, free press and a division of federal powers, he evokes the mem...


Finding the Roots of Peace

These are hard times, and though we are not subject to the violence of overt warfare in our little valley, a different kind of war is happening here. In Syria, Yemen, Palestine and so many other parts of the world, men, women, and children are being thrust into poverty, physically and emotionally maimed, and...


Say what you mean, mean what you say Say what you mean, mean what you say

How are you? What’s up? What’s new? How about this crazy hot (cold, rainy, dry) weather we’ve been having? Have a great day! Small talk. We’ve all participated in the chatter, often not even thinking about what we’re saying. It’s rote communication. Blah, blah, blah. ...


Library hosts several events, changes hours

What a summer here at the Library. We had a very successful Family Summer Reading Program this year. A big thank you to all of our sponsors. Now that school is back in session, we are gearing toward fall and some exciting programs. Youth Services Librarian, Kendra, will begin fall programming on Monday, S...


Church truck stolen How low can people go?

Someone stole a tire and wheel from a pickup truck in the carport of the Mission Valley United Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Then they came last week and stole the entire truck with the snowplow on it, pulled it out of the carport and left with it. It is a 1999 Dodge 2500 white standard cab long bo...


Political opinion shared

Only someone ignorant of World War II history or having an irrational hatred for President Trump would compare the current administration to Nazi Germany. Such a comparison is an insult to the thousands of young Americans and veterans that fought and died on the beaches of Normandy and in Western Europe to d...


Election thoughts

A very important race for the Lake County Commissioner’s office has generated significant momentum that everyone needs to know about. The race involves a new and bright star who has emerged on the campaign trail. Her name is Caroline McDonald, challenger for Lake County Commissioner. In Caroline&rsq...


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