Monday, August 02, 2021


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Updated 1 year, 1 month 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 month, 2 weeks ago
Republican leadership celebrates successful legislative session

Montana voters spoke clearly last November. They elected Republicans up and down the ballot, giving legislative Republicans a clear mandate to make good on our campaign promises of protecting the Montana way of l...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Troy would be wise to roll out the welcome mat for bikepackers

This is a short letter to people of Troy and what is coming their way. In 2019, a long distance mountain bikepacking route was established from Whitefish to Mexico. It is called the Western Wildlands Route. It go...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Choose truth and cooperation over lies and divisiveness

The board members of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) feel obligated to speak up about the role of public input in public land management actions. The KFSC is a collaborative group dedicated to s...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Tom Wood has big shoes to fill

I am humbled and grateful for the confidence and support from Libby Volunteer Fire Department members, my friends and family, in giving me the opportunity to fill the role as fire chief.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Making it hard to put initiatives on the ballot is a mistake

One of the best things about our great state of Montana is how easy it is to express our opinions. Being able to put initiatives on the ballot is a right we have as Montanans.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Buzz around Colstrip is fueled by misinformation

Every session we have bills that create new potential for Colstrip, those bills are constantly surrounded by media misinformation that is meant to confuse and mislead lawmakers and the public. This session is no ...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Thanks to the many people staffing our vaccine clinics

Just a wee note to thank the wonderful nurses, helpers and volunteers who are working hard to vaccinate everyone against COVID-19.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Rosauer's employees went above and beyond

I would like to thank Scott Erickson, manager of Libby’s Rosauer’s location, for the “above and beyond” service by your store employees.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The time is ripe for a convention of states

Before discussing the topic of a convention of states, it is important to see where our nation is at on the path of our political journey with respect to history. Especially now, as we have a political class that...

Updated 4 months ago
Marijuana tax revenue should go toward Montana public lands

Money received in taxes from marijuana should go to preserving Montana lands. When voted on, the understanding was that the funding would go to our public parks and lands.

Updated 4 months ago
Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Updated 4 months ago
Montana taxpayers should not foot bill for liberal agenda disguised as COVID relief

Over the course of 2020, Congress passed five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages. Republicans were in the majority in the Senate and President Donald Trump was in office. As Republicans, we committed to working...

Updated 4 months ago
The Western News owes us an apology

We would like to personally thank The Western News and Daily Inter Lake for throwing the Silver Spur under the bus with this article (“Commissioners, Troy officials met in violation of state law,” March 30)!

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Haphazard attempts to make drugs cheaper could damage innovation

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Tyranny must be opposed lest it flourish

Fear has been used for thousands of years to suppress the masses. Tyranny knows no boundaries. Unopposed, it flourishes malignantly.