The tragic loss of the Sperry Chalet on Friday was caused by the mismanagement of fires by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. The lack of willingness to use mass air drops to alleviate these fires is inexcusable behavior and shortsighted. How manhy 10000 gallon airdrops would it take to PUT THE FIRES OUT. —Jerry Olson, Somers
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What to do about forest fires
September 22, 2017 at 11:55 am | Western News
Does the U.S. Forest Service have any kind of plan on what steps to take in case of a hot dry fire season like this year’s for next year? It seems to me they are surprised every time this occurs. Sin...
Too soon to send kids back to school after threat
September 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | Western News
Regarding the cyber terrorist threats in the Flathead Valley: Parents are being instructed to send their children back to school Tuesday. I disagree with this plan. In a “safety first” plan, the ad...