Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘no’ on I-186

August 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:There’s an old saying that, “If it can’t be grown or raised, it must be mined.” And in Montana — where mining is among our largest economic drivers and our state motto is Oro y Plata (gold and silver) — mining plays a critical...

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Sen. Tester supports our public lands

August 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:Have you ever gone fishing in Montana? Taken a hike? Been cross-country skiing? If you’ve spent any amount of time enjoying Montana’s incredible natural beauty, chances are you’ve benefited from public access to public lands. ...

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Sen. Tester makes things happen for veterans

July 24, 2018 at 3:00 am

I could write volumes about Sen. Jon Tester’s help for all veterans and specifically his help for me. To say that Jon is the champion of U.S. Veterans in all things would be a gross understatementAfter 24 years of service in the U.S. Navy, ...

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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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Hecla a good actor, not bad

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:As a longtime resident (multi-generational) of Libby, I believe I have firsthand knowledge of the needs, desires and concerns of our area. Lincoln County has survived more than its fair share of trials and tribulations over th...

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Thanks for supporting playground

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:Flathead Electric’s incentive and rebate program for upgrading lighting in schools allowed Kootenai Valley Christian School to replace all of our outdated lights with energy efficient fixtures this spring. In addition to Flath...

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Bitcoin would take much, give little

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

To the editor:At the end of the Port Authority board meeting in May, there was mention of Bitcoin’s interest in buying or leasing (not sure which) part of the former Stinger Welding building. In answer to my question about jobs, the board s...

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Thank you for Wounded Warrior events

June 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

On behalf of the Lincoln County VFW’s in Eureka, Libby and Troy, we would like to send a big, heart felt thanks to Kootenai Country Montana, and specifically Paul Bunn, Bob Henline and Melissa Cady for bringing the Montana Wounded Warrior a...

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EPA decision requires thorough investigation

June 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

We have a legal problem that political solutions won’t fix.The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Libby Asbestos Superfund site lays financial liability on every property owner in the site for future removals in certain conditions. We identif...

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45-year-old poem still relevant

June 01, 2018 at 3:00 am

Years ago, in 1969, my husband, Jim Morton, and our children, Becky Copeland and Kevin Copeland, lived in Libby, where we had the Pay N Pak store.I wrote articles for the paper, particularly about the local artists. I did several on Ray Por...

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