Letters to the Editor

Climate change puts future at risk

December 06, 2019 at 9:55 am

So we know the earth is getting warmer at a rapid rate, and that the temperature increase is due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. What are the sources of these gases?Combustion of fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) f...

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Stop overlooking good news

December 06, 2019 at 9:55 am

To the editor: For the past couple months now, every single headline in The Western News has been about a criminal trial or a dead grizzly bear. The more sensational the headline, apparently, the better. Libby has more to offer than this. ...

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Gianforte is the right pick for governor

December 03, 2019 at 9:23 am

To the editor:Business experience and conservative leadership is desperately needed in Helena. For 16 years, liberal Democrats have controlled the governor’s office and frequently vetoed good legislation.We must change that. I came to see ...

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Trail proposal riddled with serious flaws

December 03, 2019 at 9:28 am

To the editor:I have read numerous articles over the past few months regarding the portion of the Pacific Northwest Trail that traverses the Yaak Valley in northwestern Montana.One of the most troubling aspects of the whole conversation is ...

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Cold weather locally belies threat posed by warming on a global scale

December 03, 2019 at 10:05 am

The mission of the Kootenai Climate Group is to help our community understand climate science, identify associated issues, and promote local and global solutions. A good place to start is to understand the difference between weather and cli...

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Pacific Trail offers many benefits for small towns

November 12, 2019 at 10:23 am

To the editor:The Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) is a difficult yet incredibly awe-inspiring trail. Hikers from around the world have added the trek to their lists. It takes about 60 days for those choosing to bust the trail and 75 for those...

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Battling substance abuse requires collaborative effort

November 12, 2019 at 10:23 am

Two and a half years ago, Attorney General Tim Fox and I stood on the steps of the state capitol with other lawmakers announcing a major long-term initiative to address the effect of drugs (Aid Montana). Since then, our successes outnumber ...

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Betrayal of Kurds a treacherous act

October 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

To the Editor:Notwithstanding the complete absence of an iota of an ethical or moral compass, President Donald J. Trump has, in his “great and unmatched wisdom,” and against the advice of military experts, collaborated with Turkey’s dictato...

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Trade pact with Japan a good deal for Montana ranchers, farmers

October 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

To the Editor:As U.S. Senator from Montana, and as a rancher from Miles City serving as the president of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, we took a major step forward last week for Montana agriculture. Together, we worked to accomplish...

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The call of the wild

October 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

Despite being an avid hunter and living in northwest Montana my entire life, I went on my first hunting trip in the Scotchman Peaks area just two years ago. My friend, Dan, and I had carved four days out of our busy work and family schedule...

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