Letters to the Editor

Wheeler responds to Passieri’s letter

November 01, 2018 at 2:02 pm

I have to admit to some amusement regarding David Passieri’s letter of support for Commissioner Decker, claiming Mr. Decker practices tough love (Lake County Leader 8/30/18).Absent a family relationship, I infer Mr. Passieri’s meaning is th...

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Value your vote, vote your values

November 01, 2018 at 2:04 pm

I believe this is the most critical mid-term election of my lifetime (85 years). I’ve listened to many of the successes and failures of the candidates whose names appeared on my absentee ballot. I prayerfully completed my ballot last week a...

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Turner supports Morigeau for judge

November 01, 2018 at 2:03 pm

It feels like political campaigns can easily focus on negativity. So instead, I’d like to focus on the positive characteristics of a candidate, Ashley Morigeau, who is running for District Court Judge in the November election. I’ve known As...

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Democratic candidates in election supported

November 01, 2018 at 2:04 pm

In view of the anger, hate and lying, coming out of the White House, and rather than belaboring the reader, I believe conservative columnist George Will said it best when he referred to Trump as “that sad, embarassing, wreck of a man,” and ...

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Vote for the person, not party

October 25, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Like many of my friends, I was raised a Montana Republican. I believe that I still hold most of the values of my youth and of a Montanan. Unfortunately, the Republican party of today does not. The Republican party of my youth would never ha...

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Support for CSKT compact

October 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

We and most of our neighbors on the Flathead Indian Reservation support the CSKT compact. It protects our state-based water claims, it provides certainty that we will have water to continue farming, it provides money to improve the aging in...

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Initiative 185 is a personal issue

October 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Although I am typically a fairly non-political individual, I feel very strongly that is it time to speak out in support of Initiative 185. For me and for many others in Montana, tobacco and tobacco-related products have taken a staggering t...

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Graveley fails to provide compact alternative

October 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

In his anti-compact column (Leader, Oct. 11, “Stockgrowers Association opposes FARM”), Matt Graveley, vice president, Rocky Mountain Stockgrowers Association, states that the “biggest whopper” told by compact supporters is that it was negot...

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Evaluating candidates on values

October 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

As a “committed” political independent, I have voted for candidates of all stripes and colors over the years. Some say that committing to “independence” is more a commitment to sitting on the fence. Not so. It states that I reserve the righ...

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Pirates host defending champ C-Falls in season finale

October 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm

The Polson High School football team fell to Browning 34-0 last Friday, and the Pirates will finish their season playing the Montana High School Association Class A defending state champion Columbia Falls this week. The Pirates, who are out...

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