Editorial

DEQ protecting the interests of Montana’s citizens

August 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana has a long and storied history of mining. Mining has brought great riches and economic progress to our state; it can be argued mining built this state and minerals from Montana fueled the development of our nation. It also left a le...

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Releasing WSAs will improve access for Montana sportsmen

July 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s a simple fact: Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) have resulted in less access for Montana sportsmen and sportswomen. In a literal sense, these public lands are essentially locked up. With hunting and fishing access becoming more precious e...

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Farmers markets feed demand for healthy food

July 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

Large, hand-painted signs lean against a tent, the buzz of friendly conversation cuts through the humid air, and the smell of fresh produce drifts in the breeze — you’ve found yourself at a farmers market.Farmers markets are common in urban...

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Montana’s energy plan: positive plan or doomsday report?

July 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Recently, two reports have been released that tell very different stories about Montana’s energy future. One is optimistic, solutions oriented, and comes after a broad collaborative effort. The other was sponsored by industry and is unneces...

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I-186 is harmful for Montana

July 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

Radical environmentalists funded by out-of-state billionaires would have Montanans believe I-186 is only about clean water, and that Montanans wrote this “citizens initiative.” They would have us believe Montana’s mining revenue and the loc...

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Defending Montana from harmful tariffs

July 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana farmers and ranchers raise some of the best products in the world. Grain, beef, barley, and other crops grown in Lincoln County are in high-demand in dozens of countries in Asia and North America.Each family farm and ranch operates ...

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Tribe responds to forest service brief on trail

July 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

The U.S. Forest Service issued a Briefing Paper on June 27, 2018, that provided a “summary/key points” and “clarity of facts.” Unfortunately, the Forest Service failed to tell the entire story and thereby is misleading citizens. The Forest ...

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Celebrate your community on Independence Day

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I’m reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as important today. It’s long been said tha...

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Montana doesn’t need I-186

June 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I was always taught that you don’t fix what isn’t broken. And when it comes to Montana’s mining regulations and the environmental protections we have in place, they are far from needing fixed.Even a cursory lo...

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Apply public health approach to reduce gun violence

June 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

On March 14 of this year, students across the U.S. left class for 17 minutes — one minute for every person killed in the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School massacre. It is a bit disheartening to realize that, if the students had instead c...

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