Friday, February 03, 2023


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago

Water rights aren't drying up

The Leader received a handwritten letter last week from a Sanders County resident, claiming “all water users are...

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Guest column: The social cost of personal liberty

why are nearly 90 million Americans turning down the shots and thereby risking the salvation of all of us?

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
Guest column: Shoulder seasons not meant for public lands

In Montana private land elk hunting is moving toward 11 weeks for people who can pay thousands of dollars for trophy bulls.

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
Guest column: The Last Best (Smoky) Place

Montanans used to joke that we had two distinct seasons: winter and road construction.

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
Guest column: Montana voter laws empower voting

Montana voter laws do not suppress voting but guarantee that every vote cast in a Montana election will count.

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
Guest column: Race Unity Day a time to reflect, learn, heal

An observance of Race Unity Day returned to the Mission Valley this year, after a necessary absence last summer.

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
Guest column: Montana's lost Congressional seat is returned

Thirty years ago, Montana lost one of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives we had held for 80 years.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Guest editorial: Support local journalism's future

Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the U.S. Congress.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Guest column: In appreciation of Stan Stephens

On April 3, Montana lost a wise and deeply decent public servant.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Guest column: The truth about the COVID stimulus

When we elect politicians, the hope is that as they share information, they are giving us as much truth as possible.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Guest column: Answering some COVID-19 vaccination questions

The Lake County-CSKT Unified Command Center (UCC) urges every resident to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Editorial: A blemish on an otherwise beautiful parade

After a year of isolation, Ronan offered up a refreshing, well attended public event last Wednesday evening with its St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Guest column: Session’s second half is off and running

As we begin the second half of the 67th legislative session I would like to highlight some very important bills that we can all support for the benefit of Mo...

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Letters to the Editor: Open and fair elections

March 18, 2021 letters to the editor

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Guest column: Tribal health leaders critical for statewide health collaborations

The roles of tribal relations manager and director of American Indian health are uniquely positioned to enable DPHHS to effectively engage and strengthen collaborative partnerships.

Updated 1 year, 11 months ago
Guest column: Many hands built this gem of a club

The Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation – Polson clubhouse has been up and running for over four months, and the possibilities it offers just keep growing.