Letters to the Editor

Rob Quist is the man for lovely Montana

March 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm

I think all Montanans are artists. I have lived here nearly 20 years, so I am still a “newbie” to the state. I love Montana! It is not only a beautiful place to live, work and play, but it is a “state of mind”; because creative, independent...

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Gunderson: Why I voted against Senate Bill 72

March 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm

In one of my committees this week, we heard a bill that would create a law requiring the state to take on the liability and treatment costs for firefighters with lung disease. There was a lot of passionate testimony given as well as very te...

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We Montanans can protect our own backyards

March 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

The legislative session brings one of Montana’s most powerful and widely held values into question, our public lands. Some aim to transfer management and ownership of our public lands heritage, and this is unacceptable.Montanans value the r...

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Misinformation about Zinke’s ban on lead bullets

March 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

In response to Gary Armstrong:It was with a mixture of mirth and annoyance that I read Mr. Armstrong’s very insulting attack on our new Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, mirth that Mr. Armstrong was so ill-informed and annoyance that he proce...

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Montana agriculture provides abundance all year

March 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

As the days get longer and the weather warms, many of us begin to plan and dream of the upcoming growing season. Warmer seasons for many mean connecting with the land and enjoying the fresh produce from our efforts. This connection to our f...

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Sen. Tester says he’ll hold Trump accountable

March 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

We are halfway through President Trump’s first 100 days in office, and during my travels across the state and here in Libby, I hear both eagerness and uncertainty from Montanans.There are many important issues where President Trump and I sh...

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Schools’ charter program receives grant

March 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

Submitted by Craig BarringerThe Lincoln County Charter Program of Innovation is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from Hecla Montana. The grant funds will be used to help expand the school’s work-based lear...

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In response to letter supporting Trump

March 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

In response to the unhinged comments by Mr. Barney, from Polson, BTW, Russia DID interfere in the elections. 1) Trump has already issued enough ideas and orders to seriously shrink employment and lower wages for everyone making less than $1...

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Opposes Zinke’s move to allow lead ammunition

March 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

What is wrong with Ryan Zinke, eliminating the ban on lead ammunition? Every hunter and sportsman/woman that I know have no problem keeping lead out of the environment for the safety of wildlife. I checked the local gun shop and found that ...

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Notes from Helena

March 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

Efforts to keep the infestation of aquatic invasive species away from waters west of the Continental Divide will create many seasonal jobs. Details are below. I am carrying key AIS legislation, and details will be hammered out in the last ...

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