Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 3 days, 19 hours 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 3 days, 19 hours 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 week, 6 days 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 week, 6 days 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 week, 6 days 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 week, 6 days 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 3 weeks, 3 days 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 3 weeks, 6 days 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 3 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 months 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).

Updated 3 months ago
Please commit to fighting the virus that is killing our loved ones

Thank you to our local medical professionals, health-care workers, health department personnel and all who are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has resulted in the deaths of over 238,000 people in ...

Updated 3 months ago
Taking pandemic precautions seriously will save small businesses

Be smart. Be rational. Be considerate; and one could even argue … patriotic.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Wearing a mask protects from more than COVID-19

My husband and I have been wearing masks for a year now, since last October. Our doctors said our compromised immune systems should be protected. We got our flu vaccine and then diligently started wearing our mas...