Friday, January 28, 2022


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Updated 1 year, 7 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 2 months, 1 week ago
The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular with everyone but Daines

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is popular, and for good reason. Over 70 percent of Montanans support the bill because they understand that forestlands, and the headwaters within those lands in particula...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
The Ripley Project, like our forest, serves many purposes

The governing board of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) has voted unanimously to support a legal defense of the Forest Service’s Ripley Project. This vote represents the strength of the collabora...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Thank you, Libby, for supporting the chainsaw extravaganza

The Venture Inn and Country Inn want to thank our community for your great attendance and support of our fifth annual International chainsaw event.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
COVID-19 recovery articles should include medical costs

I read Will Langhorne’s informative article about the Libby law enforcement officer’s adventure surviving COVID-19 (“Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the mend after bout with COVID-19,” Oct. 29). However...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Patriotic Concert the perfect salve for a divisive time

I rise and salute Lorraine Braun. At a time when bashing our country and all that it stands for is so popular, Lorraine stands tall and delivers a grand gift to our community: The Patriotic Concert. Dozens of kid...

Updated 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 4 weeks 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 months, 4 weeks 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...