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Updated 6 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
Telehealth, done right, could greatly benefit rural America

Rural America’s low population density provides us access to beautiful, wide-open spaces and a remarkable quality of life, but it creates significant challenges in the delivery of health care services. Folks in r...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Give thanks this year to the outdoors and its healing properties

I am thankful to have wild places to wander in and find the time. The natural time.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
A great venture in the Kootenai National Forest is before us

Did you know that Lincoln County ranks in the 97th percentile of all western U.S. counties in fire risk to our communities? That is the bad news, but the good news is that Lincoln County, the Kootenai National Fo...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Supreme Court doesn't need reforming

With Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court all but certain, Democrats are toying with ways to reform the court. Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to suggest a bipartisan commission to st...

Updated 3 months ago
The Last Best Place is on this November's ballot

With the most crucial Election Day in recent memory days away, I encourage my fellow Montanans to cast their votes with the following questions in mind.

Updated 3 months ago
These aren't the Democrats of yesteryear

Should folks who traditionally think of themselves as Democrats consider whether the party still holds to their basic values? I have.

Updated 3 months ago
Montanans will reap the benefits of four more years under Trump

Montanans can rest assured that President Donald Trump and Sen. Steve Daines will uphold their values. Thanks to the president’s “Promises Made, Promises Kept” pro-growth agenda, Big Sky Country is well-positione...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Mining project must be weighed against the value of the Smith River

This past summer, folks from across Montana and around the country fished for wild trout while the cool, clean waters of the Smith River flowed underneath them. They sat around campfires, telling stories of good ...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Marijuana question would be better answered in state legislature

Here in Montana we are granted the right to vote on ballot initiatives once they clear a number of hurdles, including having the related petition garner enough qualifying signatures. Not achieved, however, is the...

Updated 5 months ago
Preserve our future by supporting the GOP today

The 2020 election will be remembered not only for the circumstances surrounding it, but also for the two starkly different paths confronting us as Americans. November is not only about President Donald Trump or f...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Help your local newspapers help you

In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to individuals and households, payroll protection...

Updated 6 months ago
This year, we celebrated Independence Day with a fair trade deal

Fireworks! Jobs! A stronger economy! This year, we celebrated a great trade treaty as well as the birth of the United States of America. President Donald Trump promised improvement on the old North American Free ...

Updated 6 months ago
Help forge a sustainable future for the Kootenai National Forest

For more than 14 years, the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) has brought together individuals, businesses and organizations that take an interest in the management of our public lands. In particular,...

Updated 6 months ago
Preserving the wilderness is our patriotic duty

America is the land of opportunity. As individuals, we value the right to choose. We have the freedom to better ourselves by taking on challenges.