Letters to the Editor

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Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Bullock needs to change course on the budget

We recently met with Governor Bullock and the two minority leaders of the Montana Legislature to discuss Montana’s failing economy and budget issues due to the Governor’s closures.

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
As Native Americans, we refuse to stand idle

The senseless death of a black American has ignited civil protests around the globe. We will always remember George Floyd’s name and the eight minutes forty-six seconds that Minneapolis police officers assisted a...

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Law enforcement leaders strive to be transparent, accessible and accountable

As a nation, state and society we are living in unprecedented times. As peace officer leaders in the state of Montana, we feel it is our obligation to speak about the unnecessary injuries and deaths, suffered by ...

Updated 3 days, 15 hours ago
Water compact hearings needed in Montana

The CSKT Compact that was approved by the 2015 Montana Legislature has become the most divisive issue that I have seen in my six decades of involvement.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Choosing ‘people over pagentry’

By now, many of you have heard that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Polson Chamber 4th of July Parade. Additionally, despite the best efforts of our fireworks partner and unexpected finan...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
The dreaded mask

Due to the recent pandemic, we are all encouraged to wear a mask. You are not required to wear it in your home or when you walk down the street, however you may be required to wear one when you are on private pro...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Mission Mountain Rodeo canceled

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID 19 virus situation with its many restrictions, and the serious economical impact that many of our sponsors in the business community have experienced from it, Polson Fairground...

Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago
An Open Challenge to Senator Steve Daines

As a resident of Montana and in particular, Lake County, I challenge you to come and visit with the residents and County Commissioners well prior to the upcoming election. We’ve noticed your Congressional voting ...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
On the road to red, we’re better together

Each time we cast a vote, we are shaping the future of our country. But never before in my lifetime has a vote been of higher consequence than it will on November 3.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Kudos to Lake County election officials

The Elections Office and their team of judges deserve our thanks for doing a difficult job well. Here in Lake County, we can have full confidence in the integrity of our elections.

Updated 1 month ago
Compact arguments don’t hold water

I was reading an Verdell Jackson’s opinion piece last week and as we have heard many times, “You are entitled to your opinion but not to your own facts.”

Updated 1 month ago
Olszewski would bring fresh ideas to compact debate

Regardless of one’s position on the CSKT Compact, and no matter the fate of the Daines-Tester CSKT Compact in Congress, there are several remaining compact-related issues that the next Governor of Montana will fa...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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...