Letters to the Editor

Vote no on the jail levy

January 23, 2020 at 3:00 am

50 million dollars is a lot of money. Lake County taxpayers are being asked to levy a tax on them selves for a new jail. Less than 50% of the occupancy are Lake County residents. We would have plenty of capacity if we did not have tribal me...

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Water compact meeting scheduled Friday in Polson

January 23, 2020 at 3:00 am

The Lake County Pachyderm Club is sponsoring a public meeting Friday, Jan. 24 at the Rural Firehall in Polson.The meeting, which will begin at 11:30 a.m., will give the Lake County Commissioners a chance to present their position regarding ...

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Water Rights Act the right thing for Montana

January 23, 2020 at 3:00 am

I recently read an article written by state Sen. Al Olszewski (Lake County Leader, Jan. 16) on Sen. Daines’ CSKT water legislation – an article that was filled with inaccuracies. As someone who has been involved in this debate for years, I ...

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Daines should provide public transparency

January 23, 2020 at 3:00 am

In anticipation of a Settlement Act that would implement the Montana Water Rights Compact, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began doing their homework several years ago to come up with a settlement dollar amount that would satisf...

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Water Compact legislation fails to protect Montana

January 16, 2020 at 3:00 am

Less than one month ago, Senator Daines introduced Senate Bill 3019, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act, to the U.S. Senate. In his attempt to fix the CSKT Water Compact, which is the most divisive legislation in modern Montana history...

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Letter writer states thoughts on gubernatorial candidates

January 09, 2020 at 10:36 am

Montana Republicans face a decision as to which candidate will bestserve us in the governor’s office. Several make claims as to who is the most conservative, who is the only one that can win the race, who has the best experience, and whose ...

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Polson Loaves & Fish Pantry: The pantry is full

January 09, 2020 at 10:36 am

This holiday season the city of Polson and surrounding areas have been overwhelmingly generous. The pantry is full, and the Town Pump Matching Fund has been met! We can’t begin to name all the donors of money, food, time, and effort, but we...

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Boys & Girls Club says thanks

January 09, 2020 at 10:36 am

As we come to the end of this year and decade, I am sure many of us are looking back at what has been and the journey it has been. In my world I became a father to 3 of the most amazing girls, lost many loved ones, and been stretched and co...

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Protect Public Lands opposes Montana Water Protection Act

January 02, 2020 at 9:08 am

Senators Daines and Tester are co-sponsoring draft legislation in the U.S. Senate entitled the “ Montana Water Rights Protection Act” ostensibly to approve the Flathead Irrigation Water Compact Agreement approved by the Montana Legislature....

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County commissioners voice displeasure with Sen. Daines

January 02, 2020 at 9:15 am

[Editor’s Note: The Lake County Commissioners sent the following response to U.S. Senator Steve Daines after he introduced the draft “Montana Water Rights Protection Act.”]The Honorable Senator Steve Daines, the Lake County Commissioners ha...

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