Letters to the Editor

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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Biting into food access

February 26, 2019 at 6:47 pm

By addressing key issues in food, farm, small business and community-level and institutional policy, there is potential to identify strengths, changes needed, and gaps in the food system.Good food policy and effective coordination between f...

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Sportsmen’s meeting draws hundreds

February 26, 2019 at 6:47 pm

The sportsmen’s meeting held in Kalispell Jan. 30 drew 400-plus attendees. We would like to thank the area sportsmen and women, the Foundation for Wildlife Management, Montana Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation a...

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Grateful for local support of charity

February 22, 2019 at 9:05 am

I am writing to thank Libby residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.Because of the generosity of donors in Libby and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project o...

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Climate Advocate Training to be held in Kalispell

February 19, 2019 at 9:31 am

The Flathead Valley Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold a Climate Advocate Training workshop for local folks interested in climate solutions at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, volunteer-driven org...

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Auto insurance required, but not fair pricing

February 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

State law requires auto insurance, but not fair policy pricing. Companies evaluate personal lives, not just driving records. Using different factors, each chooses who pays more. Safe drivers — no DUI’s, accidents, or tickets — who bikeride,...

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