Letters to the Editor

Thank you Charlie McFarland

October 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Heritage Museum Board of Directors would like to thank Charles (Charlie) McFarland for serving as board president for the past year and a half. For personal reasons, Charlie has resigned from his position; Vice President Ericka Hardgrov...

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Help area children have a merry Christmas

October 03, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Give A Helping Hand Christmas Program for 2017 is well on it’s way. This is our 38th year for making our children in Troy and Libby have a great Xmas.With the continuous help of many citizens in Troy, Libby, Houston, Texas and Hayden La...

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Gun, not spray, was a wise split-second choice in bear attack

October 03, 2017 at 3:00 am

I would like to comment on the recent bear attack in the Hungry Horse area, particularly the comments by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. That was close! The effectiveness of bear spray has been well documented and I do not dispute that. B...

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What to do about forest fires

September 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

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. Since the fires in Yellowstone in 1988 when ...

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Wrong question asked

September 22, 2017 at 10:53 am

Regarding the recent heated exchanges on climate change, I think the wrong question is being asked. It should NOT be, “Who is right?”; rather, it should be, “What if you are wrong?” If the climate change deniers are wrong and we make little...

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Too soon to send kids back to school after threat

September 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

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 administration would instruct all teachers to...

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An ongoing path toward justice

September 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

Justice is coming after four years of public disruption. Commissioner of Political Practices Jeffery Mangan has made a settlement offer to the new, improved Libby City Council to settle the “Reintsma-v-Magill” case against the city.Mangan’s...

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A big and heartfelt thank you to all

September 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

I’d like to extend a big “thank you” to all those who help make the Nordicfest Heritage Festival happen: Dan Howard, Past Royalty Tom and Geri Fennessy, Clarence and Verna Johnson, Marvel Thomson, Margie and Les Nelson, King and Queen Duane...

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Remembering what America and being American is all about

September 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

What makes America great?What are American values?What makes me proud to be an American?These are questions I’ve been asking myself over the last several years, almost a decade, actually; through a contentious previous administration and Co...

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About that dissolved fire department

September 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm

I wonder if the county commissioners who are laying awake at night worried about all these fires wonder why they dissolved a fire department that had three engines and a water tender and 30 qualified firefighters who could be providing stru...

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