Letters to the Editor

Montana businesses cannot afford congressional inaction on LWCF

January 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

In Montana, the business of outdoor recreation is big business. Whether you are REI or a local main street operation selling gear and goods to communities who thrive on our outdoor amenity lifestyle, you are contributing to the $7.1 billion...

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Supports Medicaid expansion

January 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm

As a local citizen, a fifth-generation Montanan, and also as a professional in the field of behavioral health, I am writing to share my support for Medicaid expansion in Montana.Why should we support Medicaid expansion? In 2015, mental and ...

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Solution to climate change

January 11, 2019 at 9:35 am

With the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report I was again distressed over this big world problem. Yes, I can turn down the heat and take the bus, but my personal impact seems so small. Then I found a great solution...

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North Valley Hospital celebrates successes of 2018

January 02, 2019 at 4:43 am

North Valley Hospital is grateful for our community support throughout 2018. We wanted to look back at some of the wonderful events, fundraisers, and moments we shared and also express our optimism for another year ahead as your community h...

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Change weakens checks, balances

December 31, 2018 at 11:16 am

We question the wisdom of making significant changes to the rules of operation in the Montana House as a group of legislators are currently trying to do. One of the proposed changes would allow a simple majority (51 members) to “blast” a bi...

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Ready to fight resort expansion

December 26, 2018 at 9:13 am

So where is the outrage? Where are the lawsuits? The Big Mountain wants to expand its operations onto our public lands? They want to “privatize” our precious public lands with more ski slopes without regard to what they must do to the envir...

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Depression pervasive in Montana, nationwide during holidays

December 26, 2018 at 9:13 am

America is sad. Not in the pejorative manner of President Trump’s “sad,” but in the more universal definition of “unhappy, sorrowful, depressed, despondent, despairing, gloomy, melancholy, mournful, heartbroken — the adjectives go on and on...

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Opposes crossbows in archery season

December 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Why we should be against the crossbow during archery seasons? Most of the people I talk to about this idea are against it for several different reasons, but I think most miss the point. Some of the comments I hear is that the modern compoun...

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Why wilderness? Because it’s irreplaceable

December 04, 2018 at 3:03 pm

A lot is being said about wilderness these days: some misrepresentations and a lot of confusion as to what wilderness is — legally and ecologically. First, the 1964 Wilderness Act is the best land protection law our nation has. As a speaker...

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Great job to teacher of year

December 04, 2018 at 3:03 pm

A big round of applause to Emily Dugan! There are few teachers in our young lives that make such a big impression on us. Emily’s experience with her first grade teacher obviously made a lasting mark, so that she now carries that torch. I’m ...

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