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 By DAVID HOWARD    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Support of Rosendale

Dear Editor, The recent leaking of the draft opinion surrounding the 1973 Roe V Wade decision by the Supreme Court is unprecedented. It is reprehensible that someone would try to use public pressure in an effort to force our Supreme Court Justices...

 

Thought Provokers: 5/4/2022

Screaming loudly inside your head is a good way to check for nearby psychics by seeing if anyone flinches. The coldest temperature possible in the universe is -459.67 F. The hottest is theorized as 2,556,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 F. We...

 
 By Sisi Carroll    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Dear Editor: Vote for Bertoglio

Dear Editor, When it comes to choosing our legislator for Jefferson County, there is only one choice – Marta Bertoglio. Marta is a rural Montana native who understands our family values. As an Air...

 
 By DORIE WESTHOVEN    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Dear Editor: Rants and Raves

Dear Editor, The town I moved from had an online forum for its citizens to RANT and RAVE, but I believe this platform will suffice for the same purpose. I have both RANTS and RAVES for the Rescuers and Survivors Fair hosted by the Whitehall...

 

Dear Editor: Vote for the Weed Levy

Dear Editor, It has been said that the first leafy spurge plant seen in the Jefferson Valley was planted on a grave in the Fish Creek Cemetery many years ago. Whether or not this is true, the fact remains that this noxious weed has spread its...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 5/4/2022

Dear Jo, Well, happy doggone spring! The sun is finally out. There are actually green areas in the grass. Baby calves and lambs are everywhere. People should have that spring smile on their faces....shouldn’t they? But noooooooo, all I seem to enco...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Connecting Point: Injustice for All

Some matters are timeless, seen through the generations, and noticeable in every culture. Certainly, the clock ticks forward and we see continuous advances in technology but for the most part, humans are predictable throughout history. We tend to...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 5/4/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 A strong urge to be alone arises this week, Aries. If this happens, turn off your phone and put a message that you’re not to be disturbed until you’re ready for some company. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Yours may turn into the party...

 

Opinion: Ledger & Others Support Library Mill Levy

This voting season brings candidates for County Commissioner and County Sheriff, as well as a variety of mill levies. While some are hotly debated (see Letter to Editor on page 3), others feel needed...

 
 By Gary Carlson    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Dear Editor: Looking Into the Animal Shelter Permanent Mill Levy

Dear Editor, Many folks, including the local Animal Shelter & Care Committee (AS&CC), are passionate and have concerns regarding abandoned and abused animals and their related care. Here are a few questions I believe are important for all taxpayers...

 

Dear Editor: Support for Janacaro-Hensleigh as Commissioner

Dear Editor, There are four individuals running to replace Leonard Wortman as Jefferson County Commissioner and there are many good things to be said about all of them. Leonard Wortman did an excellent job as Jefferson County Commissioner for quite...

 

Thought Provokers: 4/27/2022

As an adult, you can just buy a cake even when it's not your birthday and eat the whole thing. No one can stop you! When men play hard to get, it makes women want them more. When women play hard to get, men think they aren’t interested. Maybe the...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/27/2022

Dear Jo, Do you have someone in your life who is always there to help you? My friend is so amazing. She just takes control of what needs to be done and goes at it. I benefit from the amazing way she just takes on anything and breaks it down into...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Connecting Point: World at War

The drumbeat of war is sounding loud and clear. All the atrocities which are occurring in Ukraine are deeply troubling; certainly Russia, specifically Putin, is demonstrating to the world his self-interest. Ukrainians have fled in droves, while other...

 

Op-Ed I-191 Restricts Public Access, Agriculture, and More in SW Montana

As part of a multigeneration farm/ranch family in the Gallatin Valley, I understand the vital importance of protecting our land and water resources. Farmers’ and ranchers’ stewardship of the land and water is our livelihood. When I heard of the...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 4/27/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a mild feeling of discontent has you searching for new projects. There may be something that has been on your to-do list, but you can’t seem to figure it out right now. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 A lot of things are keeping...

 

Thought Provokers: 4/20/2022

Super bright headlights have probably caused more accidents than their increased driver visibility has helped to avoid. The tallest person in the world has physically experienced being the exact height of every other person in the world at some...

 

Dear Editor: Whitehall Has Great Community Services

Dear Editor, I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and I mentioned to him the quality of the medical team we have in Whitehall. After thinking about it for a minute I decided to share that information with the community to share both my...

 

Dear Editor: Immigration

Dear Editor, For years we have watched as our government becomes less involved with our southern border. Now it is to the point where the border is wide open. People are coming into this country and we have no idea where they are from, what they...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/20/2022

Dear Jo, This past weekend was Easter. I have always grown up in church. I have friends who are agnostic, Mormon, Pagan - the gamut. I love them all and respect them. The problem lies in whether or not I can date someone with a different belief...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Connecting Point: Matters of the Heart

Words are powerful, and the tongue can be used for good or evil. The Bible provides a vast amount of guidance regarding speech; “tongue” is mentioned over one hundred times. There is wisdom in keeping a close reign on our conversations, King...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 4/20/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, now is a great time to try your hand at a new creative pursuit. You may be surprised at the results. Encourage others to join and embrace a collaborative effort. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, this is the ideal week to get...

 

Thought Provokers: 4/13/2022

You know you’re getting old when you fall and everyone around you immediately worries instead of laughs. The stomach is smarter than the brain because it vomits garbage food. The brain absorbs any garbage information it sees. If we had planted...

 

Dear Editor: Support for Bertoglio

Dear Editor, Jefferson County residents have an important decision to make in this coming primary election on June 7th. As a former 4-term legislator from Clancy, I’m supporting the re-election of our proven State Representative Marta Bertoglio...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    April 13, 2022

Easter Every Day

We are accustomed to holidays and the marketing madness. I’m certain you’ve seen the Easter baskets, Cadbury eggs, and plethora of other candies available? The other evening strolling through Target the smell of the sweets was quite overwhelming...

 

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