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Updated 2 days, 22 hours ago
Water compact dismantles the balance of power

There’s an enormous threat to the farming and cattle ranching community coming to the western states. One need only review S.3019, intentionally and deceitfully titled “Montana Water Protection Act,” to find answ...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
The importance of strengthening SNAP in the face of COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our neighbors across Montana are struggling against unprecedented hardships. Tens of thousands of Montanans lost their jobs and many more saw their hours cut in just a matter...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Help prevent spread of COVID-19

We, the below signed members of the State-Tribal Relations Committee, the Montana Legislature’s liaison with tribal governments, write to encourage the public, residents and nonresidents alike, to comply with res...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Olszewski ‘unequivocally’ opposes water compact

Montana families, businesses and state will have some difficult times ahead. It is clear that Dr. Al “Doc” Olszewski (R) is the man to lead us as Governor. A Christian, husband, father, Air Force veteran, physici...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Pavlock best choice for District 93

It’s time once again for Montanans to exercise their right and privilege to vote. For those of us in House District 93, I recommend Lisa Pavlock. Lisa is committed to quality education, access to health care, and...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Western Montana fisheries are protected, but not irrigators

David Brooks, executive director of Trout Unlimited, promotes the ratification of the Salish Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) compact because it will benefit fish. If you are not a fish, there are 10 major reasons to rejec...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Thank a law enforcement officer during National Police Week

Every day, sworn law enforcement officers, deputies, agents and troopers across Montana put their lives at risk, often while the rest of us are sleeping. They don’t do it for recognition or money, they do it to p...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Delays in seeking care can make matters worse

First of all, we would like to thank the people of Missoula, Polson and Montana for the sacrifices you have made to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The swift and selfless actions and sacrifices made by Mont...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Uplifted by generosity

The Ronan Bread Basket Board would like to express our deepest gratitude for the unprecedented amount of donations we have received during this most difficult time in our nation.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Vote for Experience

The citizens of Lake County are facing an upcoming election that is of the utmost importance both local, statewide, and for the nation. On the local scene the office for Lake County Commissioner is one of the mos...

Updated 1 month ago
Management of the Bison Range for all Americans

In a letter appearing in the Lake County Leader, John Todd of the Montana Wilderness Association, Amy McNamara of the Northern Rockies Defense Council, Scott Brennan of the Wilderness Society, and Tom France of t...

Updated 1 month ago
Reopening the Montana way

When COVID-19 first came to Montana, we took quick and aggressive measures to slow the spread and keep Montanans home during this critical period.

Updated 1 month ago
Barron for commissioner

Please vote for Bill Barron for Lake County commissioner. Bill has been a strong fighter for the rights of all Lake County people, watching the spending of our tax dollars, working well with all county departments.

Updated 1 month ago
Keep status quo for Bison Range management

An op-ed piece has recently been published in various news media that expresses the opinion that the National Bison Range (NBR) should be given to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). The authors a...