Wednesday, June 07, 2023


Searching for opinion based articles? Below we'll share opinion news articles on a wide variety of topics.

Updated 6 days, 15 hours ago

World Championship returns to Polson

After a three-year hiatus, the Ken Avison World Rock-Skipping Championship returns to its birthplace June 3.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Smart shopping by the federal government

When I want to buy a new car, I want to be able to negotiate a price rather than blindly pay the asking price. That’s because I’m a smart shopper.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Polson School Bonds: I vote yes …

On page 5, readers will hopefully notice and be inspired by the assembly of Polsonites who are voting for the Polson School District’s two bond issues.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Northwestern Energy proposal costs too much

Northwestern Energy's (NWE) proposed 25% rate increase seems like an extreme business proposal that will significantly add to Montanans’ economic struggles during these times of high inflation.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
If it was your house, would you fix it?

By now, your ballot(s) for the Polson School District Bond election should be en route to your mailbox if they haven’t already arrived.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
State Bird: Longspur versus Meadowlark

Recently Matt Smith and Marc Devokaitis posted online "A Modest Proposal: Can EBird Help Choose Better State Birds?" They propose replacing the Western Meadowlark with the Thick-billed Longspur as the State Bird ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Bond issue: Let’s build more bathrooms

Did you know that the entire four years my oldest son was at Polson Middle School, he claims he did not use the bathroom there even once? While he may be exaggerating, let’s look at some numbers.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The cost of unity is uniformity

I give an unapologetic sigh of relief that the Legislature’s attempts to send harmful – in my view – amendments to the Montana Constitution to the voters are in trouble.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hertz: Not playing fair in the sandbox

More alarming is Polson Senator Greg Hertz’s bill, passed last week by the Senate, that would require the two candidates who receive the most votes in primary elections for U.S. Senate to advance to the general e...

Updated 2 months ago
Teachers are on the front lines

School shootings and the bloody murders of totally innocent children and their teacher caretakers is a societal tragedy that Americans have become numb to. On the front line of the onslaught are the teachers.

Updated 2 months ago
Appreciates safer animal crossings on 93

It is gratifying to see more effort, such as the installation of taller fencing north of St. Ignatius and in other areas along Highway 93, to facilitate safer crossings for all wildlife, including turtles, deer a...

Updated 2 months ago
A legacy of pickles, pies and pluck

The last time I saw Aunt Thelma, on the day before she died, she was sitting in her hospital bed at St. Joe’s, balancing her checkbook. A grandson was dispat...

Updated 2 months ago
Hertz touts tax reductions passed by Legislature

The 2023 Montana legislature began its legislative session with an unprecedented surplus, mainly due to the over-collection of state taxes from Montana taxpayers.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Legislators need to fully fund senior long-term care

Legislators passed and the Governor signed bills to spend $1 billion, most of it going into the pockets of our wealthiest citizens who earn over $500,000 a year. We can certainly afford to do the right thing for o...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Who’s behind push to change selenium standards?

There are no benefits to Montana to be gained from weakening our water quality standards. The mining company is Canadian. Its mines are in Canada, its taxes are all paid to the B.C. and Canadian governments. The ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Bond would help prep PHS students for the present and future

According to the U.S. Department of Education, a “skills gap among jobs that require either a high school diploma, postsecondary certificate, or associate’s degree ... presents a barrier to American economic comp...