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Updated 2 years 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 15 hours, 44 minutes ago
Montana's congressional delegation could deliver this Christmas wish

As we approach Christmas, we have one request to Montana’s federal delegation: please do everything in your power to stop the reckless taxing and spending proposal currently working its way through Congress. The ...

Updated 1 week ago
Keep wildlife wild by supporting NREPA

Too often in the world today there is truth in the statement, “These are wild animals, yes, but they are not free animals.”

Updated 1 week ago
It's money, not conservation, at play here

If there is one thing we can depend on, it is Michael Garrity and the Alliance for the Wild Rockies litigating another forest restoration project proposed by the U.S. Forest Service. This time Mr. Garrity wants ...

Updated 1 week ago
Keep kids healthy through vaccination

As Montana physicians caring for children, we recommend strongly and without reservation that all newly eligible children — as well as all teenagers and adults — receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Updated 1 week ago
Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act reflects Montana values

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act is supported by 75 percent of Montanans. The bill in its whole accurately reflects Montanan values.

Updated 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 3 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 1 month, 3 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 1 month, 3 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 1 month, 3 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.”