Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor Aug. 23

August 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

Pacific Northwest Trail routeI have lived off and on in the Yaak/Troy community over the last 25 years. I currently split my time between our Yaak cabin and our home in Bozeman where I recently retired as a professor from MSU. I am writing ...

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PNT reroute would be a win for the bears; a win for us

July 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

In light of the recent article “Defending the Yaak,” by Tristan Scott, I would like to say that rerouting the Pacific Northwest Trail out of core grizzly bear recovery zones in Yaak would be a win for both the bears and us.For such a fragil...

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Impact on grizzlies of current and alternate PNT routes

July 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Arguments about the relative merits of the current and alternate proposed Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) routes for grizzly bear conservation center on costs and benefits of the two routes vis-à-vis prospects for and impacts on the bear popu...

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The U.S. Climate Alliance

July 16, 2019 at 12:12 pm

What is the U.S. Climate Alliance? It is a domestic group formed specifically to undermine President Trump’s excellent decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, by executive order, part-time Governor Steve Bullock has underm...

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A letter from Missoula

July 09, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Not long before he passed away at the age of 100, my father wrote a letter to President Trump. In the letter, Dad, a lifelong Republican and former legislator, discussed how essential it was to democracy for those with opposing viewpoints t...

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Wildfire smoke from poor management, not climate change

July 05, 2019 at 10:26 am

Don’t be fooled by Wednesday’s article in the DIL (Smoke from western wildfires) which attributes more smoke in our region to “climate change” (whatever that is). In reality, the cause is the poor management practices of the Forest Service ...

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Rural jobs boosted by SNAP

June 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture examines the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in rural America. Widely viewed as a program that helps combat urban poverty and food insecurity, SNAP has see...

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The people have spoken

June 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm

As I write this, the local Forest Service offices are wading through comments regarding a June 6 decision the Troy ranger to deny Bob Hosea and his friend Tom a permit to fly a United States flag on top of Northwest Peak.A Facebook post on ...

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Clean energy future

June 07, 2019 at 8:01 am

The number of Americans receiving their electricity from renewable wind energy grew rapidly in 2018, with enough installed capacity to power more than 30 million homes, according to the 2018 American Wind Energy Association Annual Market Re...

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SRO meeting provided good information to public

June 07, 2019 at 8:01 am

I attended the meeting on June 5 about the SRO (School Resource Officer) for the Libby schools. I expected to see a SRO (standing room only) crowd, given all the negative social media talk, but less than 20 people showed up. Included in the...

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