Saturday, December 02, 2023


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Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Election Integrity Project: A bad recipe

Well, the local elections are over in Montana, and I’m sure there will be some controversial results, even if ther…

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Talking actual property tax numbers

Contrary to political soundbites, Republicans did not increase the residential tax rate in 2023.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Senator Tester fights for veterans

On Sept. 29, Ronan celebrated the 75th Anniversary of SGT Laverne Parrish Memorial Field. I'm so proud of the Chiefs' hard-fought win over Browning.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Supports David Coffman as Polson write-in candidate

I commend David Coffman for his willingness to be a write-in candidate for Precinct #2.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Francis Bardanouve: A Montana treasure

He was for Montana because he was of Montana. He was honest, humble, and wise. Francis died in 2002. I miss him daily. So should we all.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Choose Lisa Rehard for city commission

Lisa Rehard is a write-in candidate for the Ward 2 Polson City Commission. Ballots will be mailed to voters around October 18, 2023. The city commission is a nonpartisan board.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The Climate Conversation: Can we act with enough urgency?

You remember the “debate” about cigarettes? We saw billions of dollars of disinformation from the tobacco companies. The same shocking immorality is at work today with the climate crisis.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The Bread Basket needs holiday help

Everyone in the community is dealing with the higher cost of gas, groceries, rent, services, etc. and community members who struggle with food insecurity are often hit the hardest by these increased costs.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Fighting for freedom or appeasing Putin: The choice is clear

“Freedom isn’t free.” It surely was not for those who fought and died for America’s freedom in the beginning.

Updated 2 months ago
Tip your hat to the tow-truck drivers

As a past paramedic I’m working to bring attention to another First Responder that is rarely recognized or thanked.

Updated 2 months ago
God, guns, guts … and compromise

Sunday, Sept. 17, was the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. I want to think of those giants of history, the…

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Food Bank welcomes donations

The Town Pump Food Bank Challenge started Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Each year they challenge the Montana Food Banks to fundraise, and if we meet our goal,they will match the donation. Our goal this year is …

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Affordable housing – or not?

I write as a concerned taxpayer in Lake County. I’ve learned the Ronan City Planning Board is reviewing a proposed major subdivision (as defined by Montana law). The proposal is to create a 221 lot subdivision, wit…

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Time for the old order to change

The “United” States aren’t anymore. Politically, our country is a train wreck: polarized, partisan, and divisive.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Republic Services disappointed by county accusation

Republic Services has proudly served Lake County for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on being good neighbors in the communities we serve, and we appreciate our long partnership with Lake County and its commission…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Mel’s Piles of Tires

In the 1970s you didn’t use to see many new pickups in Trout Creek, and when you did you knew who it belonged to. Now you don’t see many old pickups and when y…