Letters to the Editor

I-186 is a Montana-style solution to a Montana problem

September 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:My wife and I moved to Montana 20 years, ago after teaching and coaching careers, to be closer to our children and grand-children. It has been a great decision.A large majority of people who live here have a deep respect for w...

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Thanks for generous co-op members

September 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:Forest fire lookouts are a precious piece of history, and the Northwest Montana chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association has a passion for preserving them. Many lookouts in this area are currently staffed, and they will ...

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We risk losing payday loan protections

September 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

Who is Kathy Kraninger?Well, if you’ve ever had anyone in your family conned by a payday lender, you should know. The U.S. Senate could confirm her soon to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and she seems ready to try to roll bac...

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Finding our way

September 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

Where are we and where are we going? That’s a question we individually need to ask ourselves from time to time. Plotting our location and the direction of our going determines the destination. We the people need to collectively ask these qu...

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An apology from Ezra Skinner’s mother

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

An open letter to the people of Boundary and Bonner Counties, Idaho, and Lincoln County:As the mother of Ezra L. Skinner, and concerning the recent unbelievable, uncharacteristic, shocking behavior for his part in the horrific murder of Mr....

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Become a volunteer

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the wonderful people of Libby, Troy, and Eureka, we live in an area of the United States that most people would die for. What brings this feeling to us are the communities we live in, and these communities have needs that are satisfied b...

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Libby is indeed Montana’s best small town

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

After an exhausting seven years traveling throughout Montana, and experiencing many small towns, cultures and people, while viewing beautiful mountain tops, and fishing the scenic rivers of this great state, “I was led” to Libby, one last t...

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Republic or democracy?

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

The United States of America, nearly 250 years old, seems to have forgotten what the founders, who designed the constitution, labeled this country as. We are a republic, not a democracy.According to the Webster dictionary, a republic is a s...

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Grateful for support of community theater

August 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

I’ve had this letter floating around in my head since the Kootenai Karacters wrapped production of Dan Goggins’ “Nunsense,” performed with special permission from Samuel French back in March.This community is amazing in its support for the ...

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Diverse collaborators are the key to prosperity

August 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

Sanders and Lincoln counties have parallel paths to common goals in economic and community development. This includes strengthening small businesses, beautifying our communities, increasing environmental health and social welfare, and gener...

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