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Updated 1 year, 11 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 11 hours, 36 minutes ago
Not in favor or wilderness proposal

Not in favor or wilderness proposal

Updated 11 hours, 36 minutes ago
Letters to the editor May 27

Letters to the editor May 27

Updated 3 days, 11 hours ago
Letters to the editor May 24

Letters to the editor May 24

Updated 3 weeks ago
The Postal Food Drive is back in action

Saturday, May 14 marks the 30th anniversary of one of America's great days of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Updated 1 month ago
Opencut operations

MEIC’s Anne Hedges op-ed on the proposed Fire Pit as usual, uses misinformation, innuendos and half-truths and some important facts left out of her hatchet piece.

Updated 1 month ago
Gunderson’s open cut law leaves neighbors in the dust

I read the story on the proposed Fire open cut mine near Libby with great interest and frustration. Libby Representative Steve Gunderson’s HB 599 is now paving the way for Thompson Contracting Inc. to develop a 1...

Updated 1 month ago
A local's perspective

As someone who has grown up in Montana, the wilderness has always been something that I have found profoundly beautiful.

Updated 1 month ago
"The Wizard of Oz," twice

It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in Libby. I'm speaking about the latest musical production put on by the Kootenai Karacters, "The Wizard of Oz", this past week.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Tip about taxes: Politician and author Stacey Abrams, a tax lawyer by training, told The Atlantic that all voters need to be better informed about tax policy. Why? “You tax the people you think can’t fight back,”...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gray wolf recovery significant in wildlife conservation

Idaho and Montana’s successful recovery of the gray wolf was a significant achievement in species conservation.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Deceptive Practices, Measures and Messages

As election time draws near, we are about to be inundated with political ads to no end.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
USFS road closures

In reference to the road closure(s) by the Forest Service, is it management or control? A tank trap or gate is so close to the approach you can't park one vehicle, much less a horse trailer.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Voter identification laws disproportionally affect Native Americans

In Montana, Native Americans make up 7 percent of the population and play decisive roles in elections. With the geographical size of the state, the seven Montana reservations are often distant from registration s...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Anti-competitive tactics in the meat packing industry hurt Montana ranchers

In Montana, cattle outnumber people by nearly three to one, so it’s no wonder that Montana beef plays such a large role in our rich legacy of agriculture and our economy.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Republicans tout freedom while chipping away at rights

When Montana Republicans tell you they are fighting for your rights and freedoms, they’re speaking out of both sides of their mouths. While presenting themselves as champions of our rights and liberty, they have ...