Letters to the Editor

Access points can connect communities with food

December 11, 2018 at 7:53 am

How do we increase healthy, fresh foods in rural America? One way is to identify new opportunities for people to access food. Here are five suggestions for your community.1. Mobile grocery stores or veggie vans are refrigerated vans or truc...

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Immigration in focus for rural America

December 03, 2018 at 3:00 am

A raid in north central Nebraska put a spotlight on immigration in rural America.It targeted alleged labor exploitation by a local employment agency. It swept up more than 100 community members and employees of local businesses.The raid hig...

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Tester for president

November 30, 2018 at 2:26 pm

I was pleased to see the weight of the presidency couldn’t tip the scales against our Senator Tester, maybe the only real farmer in the Senate. Jon won because of his work record, of course, although a few more visits by the presidential en...

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Is the grass really greener ‘over there’?

November 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm

A recent letter to the editor expounded on the USA’s deplorable situation compared to other nations. I can’t help but wonder if that person actually knows someone who has personally had to deal with the situation in those countries?I have t...

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Congress: Pass a new farm bill before 2018 ends

November 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

Congress has only a few days left in 2018 to pass legislation. Adopting a strong, new farm bill should be at the top of their list.Lawmakers should approve a farm bill that includes closing loopholes in commodity payments, renewing major co...

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Give Thanks to the Wild – Especially the Volunteers

November 23, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude. Each year I give thanks for our wild places. Like so many other people, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing in the backcountry and wilderness have brought me joy and, more importantly, t...

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Trout Creek meeting to discuss wildlife management

November 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

Sportsmen from western Montana will be holding their second meeting regarding elk, deer, moose and sheep populations in Region One.The increasing wolf populations have far exceeded recovery objectives and have consequently declined the big ...

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Libby Logger Veterans Assembly

November 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

It was truly a pleasure to attend the Veterans assembly last Friday. The school put on an awesome assembly and I would like to thank all involved with the operation and setup. The student reflections were good to hear.However, the most movi...

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Libby Logger Veterans Assembly

November 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

It was truly a pleasure to attend the Veterans assembly last Friday. The school put on an awesome assembly and I would like to thank all involved with the operation and setup. The student reflections were good to hear.However, the most movi...

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Health care shows division between parties

November 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

Republicans vs. Democrats. We have recently seen an ad comparing the two in a way that showed deep bias but little reality. We only have to take one topic to see the sad divisions between the two parties: health care.In the United States, w...

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