Letters to the Editor

Lesnick’s retirement the end of an era

September 13, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Dave Lesnick retired the other day. The next day the Daily Inter Lake was printed and life went on. But for those of us who know Dave, it really is an end of an era. In a time when social media and internet information challenges the popula...

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Pacific Northwest Trail plan ‘a train wreck’

September 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

I’m writing to support the formal complaint filed by the Yaak Valley Forest Council (YVFC) about the lack of a comprehensive management plan for the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT). For 30 years, the U.S. Forest Service opposed the Trail due ...

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Idaho residents love Ignite the Nite car show

September 10, 2019 at 11:26 am

My wife and I appreciate the Ignite the Nite Car Show and all the citizens of Libby that put on this fantastic event. The Friday evening of the event we broke a water pump belt on our Nova and pulled off onto a side street. Immediately Dan ...

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Hurricanes

September 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

Hey you scientists, I have a question for you people. What would happen if liquid oxygen was dropped in the eye of the monster like tons of liquid oxygen bombs? Perhaps freezing the thing would be a lot better than always running away from ...

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Concerned about lawsuit to move trail for griz safety

September 10, 2019 at 11:31 am

This letter is addressing the article in the Western News by Duncan Adams about the Yaak Valley Forest Council’s lawsuit to reroute the Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail out of the Yaak Valley to supposedly protect the grizzly bears.Of course ...

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Letters to the editor Aug. 23

August 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

Pacific Northwest Trail routeI have lived off and on in the Yaak/Troy community over the last 25 years. I currently split my time between our Yaak cabin and our home in Bozeman where I recently retired as a professor from MSU. I am writing ...

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PNT reroute would be a win for the bears; a win for us

July 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

In light of the recent article “Defending the Yaak,” by Tristan Scott, I would like to say that rerouting the Pacific Northwest Trail out of core grizzly bear recovery zones in Yaak would be a win for both the bears and us.For such a fragil...

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Impact on grizzlies of current and alternate PNT routes

July 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Arguments about the relative merits of the current and alternate proposed Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) routes for grizzly bear conservation center on costs and benefits of the two routes vis-à-vis prospects for and impacts on the bear popu...

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The U.S. Climate Alliance

July 16, 2019 at 12:12 pm

What is the U.S. Climate Alliance? It is a domestic group formed specifically to undermine President Trump’s excellent decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Now, by executive order, part-time Governor Steve Bullock has underm...

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A letter from Missoula

July 09, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Not long before he passed away at the age of 100, my father wrote a letter to President Trump. In the letter, Dad, a lifelong Republican and former legislator, discussed how essential it was to democracy for those with opposing viewpoints t...

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