Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Letters to the Editor

Want to read a letter to the editor of Lake County Leader? See below to view their letters.

Updated 1 week, 6 days 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...

Updated 6 days 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 i...

Updated 6 days 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, w...

Updated 1 week, 6 days 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 commissi...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Museum thanks Leader, Anderson Broadcasting

Polson Flathead Lake Museum sends kudos to Kristi Niemeyer of the Lake County Leader and to Jeff Smith of Anderson Broadcasting for their help in promoting our recent “An Evening of Ukraine,” which was held Aug. ...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Lake County denies influencing Republic rate hike

The Lake County Commission, led by Chairman Gale Decker, underscores the paramount importance of responsible solid waste management as a central concern for taxpayers. While the topic might not immediately captiv...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Rebate is a scam

OK, armed and ready, I sat down with a computer, a postcard and letter from Governor Gianforte and two letters from his Revenue Department on how to get a property tax rebate.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Patent abuse by Big Pharma makes healthcare more expensive

Pharmaceutical patents are a key instrument that promote innovation in America. However, an alarming trend has emerged: companies are increasingly manipulating the patent system to create and extend monopolies on...

Updated 1 month ago
Thanks to all responders

On the afternoon of July 30, 2023, the Communication Butte Fire took off due to the weather conditions with a red flag warning in place.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
The property tax fiasco

State representative Greg Hertz (R-Polson) recently sent a letter to western Montana media outlets criticizing Democrats for the recent spike in property tax appraisals. Hertz references “Democrats” a dozen times...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Setting the Centennial record straight

Congratulations to Lake County on its Centennial and to Gale Decker and others for assembling the insert in last week’s Leader. Two minor corrections should be noted:

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Want to give living in Russia a trial run?

President Biden is asking Congress for $24 billion to support Ukraine. There will be a fight over this request, I am sure, and the reasons will be we are spending too much money, period, and if we are going to sp...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Cinder chunk a reminder to live Fire Safe

I’m a retired wildland fire crew supervisor of 35 years. Last week I found a thumb-size piece of charred tree bark in my green pasture near St. Ignatius. The closest fire upwind from my ranch was the Communicatio...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Democrats had their chance to lower taxes

Montana Democrats are out in full force trying to convince Montanans that they want to reduce your taxes.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Leader keeps getting better

The Leader has become an excellent source of news of Lake County.