Wednesday, April 21, 2021


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Updated 9 months, 3 weeks 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
Green energy jobs are good paying jobs

In reading Gov. Greg Gianforte’s recent State of the State address, I appreciated his emphasis on getting businesses open and generating good-paying jobs.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montana runs on coal, let's not forget it

For more than 20 years, I've worked with many key industry leaders, stakeholders, state officials and the past two presidential administrations on developing energy policy. Montana has always been a resource-rich...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Clean energy can usher in an age of prosperity

President Joe Biden has made it clear that clean energy is a priority for his administration. Clean energy will lead to jobs and prosperity if Montanans embrace the opportunity.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Coverage of rape case should be expunged

I am horrifically appalled about the article entitled “Libby man pleads not guilty in rape case” (Feb. 12). How could anyone in their right mind share such private, sensitive details about this poor young child?...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The Western News went too far in rape case article

I believe this newspaper has committed a terrible and callous crime against the 8-year-old girl featured on the front page of the Feb. 12 edition (“Libby man pleads not guilty in rape case”). There are details th...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Urge your commissioners to consolidate county dispatch services

I have waited for the leaders of this community to speak up and warn the Troy County District residents that there is a safety issue. So I must speak up.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
A big thank you to the staff at CPMC

I want to express my thanks for the staff at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Bad news for bad actors

If you knew your employer was defrauding their customers, would you come forward? Would you risk termination or being blackballed? House Bill 64 will solve this issue by protecting consumers and preventing retali...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
It's time to enshrine Direct Patient Care into state law

If the past year’s challenges posed by the pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that Montanans in all corners of the state need increased, more affordable access to health care. My bill moving through the state...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Coronavirus prevention is all about personal responsibility

Most now realize that those experts we looked to for accurate, sensible and professional guidance to see America through the COVID-19 pandemic have, by and large, failed.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Why is Lincoln County getting the short end of the stick on vaccinations?

With the vaccine roll out in Montana it appears a few common sense questions need to be asked. The state has now implemented a dashboard on its website that shows the roll out across the state. When looking at th...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Consumers deserve to know where their meat comes from

Consumers have the right to know the origin of their beef purchases, and ranchers have the right to a fair and competitive market. This is a reasonable expectation. However, since 2015 Congress specifically exemp...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Commissioners acted improperly in appointing Bernhard

On Jan. 20, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chose to violate Montana Code Annotated (MCA, i.e. "the law") when they appointed Scott Bernhard to the Lincoln County Board of Health. The Commissioners have...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Mourning the death of expertise in Lincoln County

I have had concerns about leadership in our county over the last 10 months. Despite the number of COVID-19 cases, the Eureka Town Council and mayor and our county commissioner are silent.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Teck is committed to protecting the water in Lake Koocanusa

Regarding the recent letters to the editor in The Western News regarding Lake Koocanusa, I wanted to provide an update on the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan (EVWQP).