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Letters to the Editor

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Updated 1 year, 5 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 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Taking pandemic precautions seriously will save small businesses

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

Updated 4 months, 4 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...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Rethinking the Trump presidency

Back in 2016, when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made fun of the disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski, I really had hope for him and the future of our country.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
If you wear orange, why not a mask?

Why is it that many of the same people who refuse to wear masks in relation to COVID-19 will wear the state-mandated amount of orange during hunting season? Does being forced to wear orange not “infringe” upon th...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Trust the medical experts and look out for the community

This is a copy of the message I left on the phone of our commissioner, Mark Peck, on August 4, 2020: I think we need to listen to the health and science experts regarding the COVID-19 virus. They have spent their...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
I'll look out for you if you look out for me

I’m going to ask you to do some things for me, and I’ll do the same for you in return.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
It's time for the community to show up

I moved to Libby in 1978. One thing soon became clear: When disaster strikes, people in this community come together and "show up."

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Constituents rely on accurate and timely information about commissioners meetings

I was very confused by the recent articles in The Western News about the county commissioner’s meetings, in specific the discussion about voting procedures. They appeared to contradict each other. This prompted m...