Letters to the Editor

Compact opponents aim to increase federal control of Montana waters

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

The recent proposal made by opponents of the CSKT Water Compact seeks to replace the long-negotiated agreement with a one-sided proposal that is illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional.While being peddled as “a people’s compact” or “the ...

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Media should build up the community

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

“The Extra Mile” feature you have added to your paper was a wonderful read. You couldn’t have picked a better candidate to begin, and I’m looking forward to the next! I wish journalism and media of every nature across this land would take n...

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The Libby fix is an appropriate compensation

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Libby fix is an appropriate compensation for any and all victims of Libby, Montana, affected by the actions of W.R. Grace, the State of Montana and the EPA. The compensation amounts listed in the Libby fix could be given to the victims,...

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Montana Legislature mid-session outlook from House speaker

March 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

As speaker of the house, it is a goal of mine to have unity within the Republican Caucus and a positive working relationship with the minority party. At the halfway point of the 66th legislative session we are hitting those marks.Another go...

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Support bipartisan youth suicide prevention bills

March 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana is a state with a proud history of firsts. We were the first state to elect a woman to Congress: our very own Jeannette Rankin. We were also the first state in the nation to enact sweeping anti-corruption legislation in the Copper K...

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Soil health is gaining momentum

March 05, 2019 at 3:00 am

Across the nation, farmers, ranchers and rural communities are finding that a key component to building a brighter future for rural America lies beneath our feet. Investments in soil health are creating more resilient food systems in the fa...

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‘Just some thoughts’ from Care Center resident

March 01, 2019 at 10:47 am

As I wheel myself around in my wheelchair, I see a lot and hear a lot of lonely people, most of which are 20-to-30 years my senior, as I am probably the youngest guest here.It just makes me sad that some of the guests here are put in here a...

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Big data, online behavior and auto insurance

March 01, 2019 at 10:47 am

Big data is everywhere. Everything done online helps companies place targeted ads in front of you. Look up anything, and that product’s ad shows up on Facebook or Instagram. Granted, sometimes it can be helpful when a website seems to know ...

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The State of the Union address pushed an ambitious and bold agenda

March 01, 2019 at 10:47 am

The important work that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) does was validated by the President in his recent State of the Union address. I believe President Trump articulated an inspiring vision of American greatness. His speech w...

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Congressional appropriators invest in rural business

March 01, 2019 at 10:47 am

Across rural America, small businesses are the heart of main street. From local coffee shops to the hardware store, these businesses employ local residents, provide important services to the community and serve as anchors for their local ec...

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