Saturday, October 23, 2021


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Updated 1 year, 3 months ago

Uncle Sam wants you to get counted

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up a...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Defending Montanans from the Democrats' tax and spend spree

Democrats, led by President Joe Biden, U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, are rushing a reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree bill through Congress that...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Health board needs qualified members using modern medicine

I appreciate The Western News' coverage of the process the county commissioners used thus far to appoint a new health board member. The stealth used to appoint Dr. Dianna Carvey was a shock and raises questions a...

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Vote for a candidate with experience, vote for Peggy Williams

The city election is coming up on Nov. 2 with two distinct candidates actively running for mayor. Hugh Taylor was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2018 and “ran” in 2019. Only three people ran for three positions i...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
With deaths and hospitalizations mounting, it is time to put aside disinformation

It has been agonizing for me to watch the mounting hospitalization rate and death toll in Lincoln County. There have been 29 deaths and 115 hospitalizations in just the last three months. This is far more deaths ...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Similarities between 9/11 and Jan. 6 are striking

I’ve been thinking about writing this letter for some time, but decided to wait until after the 9/11 anniversary commemorations, which have now gone by.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
A big thank you to the Libby Video Club

I would like to thank "Jim" from the Libby Video Club for his helpfulness and time. With the change happening at Montana Sky, I was looking for an easier way for my 95-year-old dad to get TV.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Instead of examining real problems, we're focused on fantasy

I just read Will Langhorne's Oct. 5 article, "Local lawmakers join push to review election security.”

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Take advantage of this opportunity to build Montana's workforce

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), our state has an opportunity to make unprecedented investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Mr. President, open that border

I’m incredibly disappointed that the Biden Administration has once again decided to keep Montana’s northern border closed for at least another month.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Lincoln County Health Board taken captive by ideologues

The article “Health board has few answers for local providers exhausted by pandemic” (Sept. 17) details what happens when professionals and experts are forced out of local health boards by anti-vax, anti-mask, an...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Passing on a vaccine ought to mean passing on medical care

If individuals do not trust the medical science that developed the vaccines for COVID-19, that’s their prerogative. I would simply ask that they have the honesty and integrity to inform those around them that, in...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Montana Nurses Association does itself a disservice by pushing masks on children

The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services regarding not masking in school as “promotion of junk science.” One might be wi...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Celebrate the Republicans who chose country over party

It is about time we recognized the true heroes of the Republican Party.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Masks in schools go against basic American values

Masks protect the freedom of non-expression. Masks protect the criminal identity. Masks protect anti-free market enterprise. Masks protect the crescendo of a fear based behavioral modification instruction, especi...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Troy, for putting Jim Seifert on the health board

My family and I were relieved to read that Troy City Council appointed Jim Seifert to the Lincoln County Health Board.