Letters to the Editor

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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Shelton family supports McDonald

October 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

My husband and I own and operate a hay farm in southern Lake County. We supported keeping the density map as a regulatory document in order to preserve farms, ranches, and open spaces. The density map allowed for development but steered it ...

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Tester following liberals’ lead

October 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm

People of Montana, it’s time to start thinking of the future for Montana and how we want to live and do here! Look at what is happening in California, New York City, Chicago and Portland with out-of-control crime, law personnel being blamed...

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Stockergrowers Association opposes FARM

October 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Montana water right holders have recently received official looking mailers that appear to be a litigation notice from the Montana Water Court. In fact, these mailers are only more lies and propaganda from the astro-turf group Farmers and R...

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Vote for Bear Don’t Walk in House District 93

October 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

It is important that people work together. I feel that the way things get done in our State Legislature is when both parties work together. People have to be able to see all sides of an issue and vote for what is right.I sincerely feel that...

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‘Big-money controlled’ healthcare system

October 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Wow! Today’s healthcare conundrum. In my growing-up years on our Wisconsin farm, I had chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps and bad bumps. Doctor Doughty was immediately there. All medical bills were handled directly between Dad and...

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