Friday, May 20, 2022

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 2 years, 6 months ago

Battling substance abuse requires collaborative effort

Two and a half years ago, Attorney General Tim Fox and I stood on the steps of the state capitol with other lawm...

Updated 2 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 3 weeks, 3 days 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week ago
Megadrought highlights need for water conservation

The American West is in a megadrought — the worst drought in more than 1,200 years. Droughts occur naturally, but scientists have determined that 42 percent of this drought’s severity is attributable to higher te...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Stand up for our county election officials

Thank you — two little words that convey so much. We want to say thank you to each and every one of Montana’s 56 county clerk and recorders, and their dedicated staff.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Selenium standard ignores bevy of unanswered questions

We have listened intently for over a year as state regulators imposed a new, very stringent site-specific water quality standard for selenium in Lake Koocanusa, while reassuring those who live here that this unus...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
YVFC director immediately shows ignorance of the Yaak

“Amy Pearson is the right person at the right time in the Yaak.” So said the infamous Rick Bass (who hasn’t lived in the Yaak in years) in an article on the front page of The Western News on Feb. 18 announcing th...

Updated 3 months ago
Biden administration jails patriots while attacking true American values

The need of name-calling is a must to keep the truth from surfacing. The truth loves to be called out and inspected, for it will be shown as it is, the truth. A lie hates the light of day, for its deceit, when su...

Updated 3 months ago
Thank you, Troy Snowmobile Club

Please extend our special thanks to the Troy Snowmobile Club for supporting the recent avalanche awareness seminar hosted by David Thompson Search and Rescue.

Updated 3 months ago
Past delays leave Libby missing out once again

The article “Discussion of proposed retail cannabis rules blooms at Libby City Council” (Feb. 11) once again reveals outmoded attitudes and shortsighted incompetence among city leaders.