Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on I-185 to help the needy

November 01, 2018 at 4:03 pm

As a senior citizen and concerned caregiver, I feel we must vote to keep funds from being cut or canceled for Montanans who need them most. Things like home-based caregiving and Medicaid-funded services for our veterans are important. Funds...

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Don’t vote for the ‘untouchables’

November 01, 2018 at 4:04 pm

How can you vote for a man who won’t shake your hand? U S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and State Auditor and senatorial candidate Matt Rosendale have fled the time-honored public meeting for the safety of invitation-only eve...

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Republican party ad is divisive

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

A recent quarter-page ad placed by the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee that contains a comparison chart and was submitted to all major area papers by Committee Treasurer JoAnn Cuffe and the local “Republicans” implies that it sp...

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Sen. Tester cares about our safety

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

As a former sheriff and the mayor of a Montana town near our northern border, border security has always been in the forefront for me. It takes resources to keep Montanans safe, combat drug trafficking, and secure the border and local gover...

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U.S. Bank loan seems predatory

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

My church, First Congregational, has been banking with U.S. Bank for decades. We have also been at the forefront of protecting Montanans from predatory loan products, like payday and car-title loans. In Montana, we won, through a citizen vo...

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Business expanding offers hope for communities

October 30, 2018 at 3:00 am

The increased safety for youth and community that comes with the proposed Town Pump expansion in Troy — a bigger space for parking, fueling up and traffic control in the highway — would be a welcome change. Not to mention that better lighti...

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Beware misleading health care coverage information

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Currently, there’s a lot of electioneering about pre-existing medical conditions. Much of it is rhetorical and misleading. Some claim Republicans want to remove coverage for such conditions. In fact, such allegations exaggerate the problem ...

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Vote for the other guy, not Sen. Tester

October 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Our Sen. Jon Tester is a phony. Here’s why.Two partners and I owned two patented mining claims between Butte and Melrose. They were patented in 1893 before there was even a U.S. Forest Service. The 1893 map shows a road crossing 1,100 feet ...

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LR-129 is gobbledygook

October 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

On the Montana ballot is Legislative Referendum 129, “An act establishing the Montana interference prevention act.” And if you read the quoted part of the previous sentence, yes, it’s an act enabling an act, adding more confusion to the exp...

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Let’s stop the divisiveness

October 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

I have not submitted a letter to the editor for a long time and I cannot hold back any longer. I was raised here in Montana along the eastern front, and went to work for some large farm ranch operations in the summer. When I was 16 I got a ...

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