Letters to the Editor

Libby residents should demand a local government by consent

January 14, 2020 at 10:11 am

To the editor:America has the advantage of the greatest system of government ever devised ó as long as integrity is employed in its administration.The genius of principles such as a demanding a government derive its just powers from the con...

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Fighting the good fight for all Montanans in Congress

January 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

As your U.S. senator, itís been my top priority to bring Montana common sense to Congress, and in spite of the partisan politics that exist in Washington D.C., I have worked across the aisle this past year to get results for Montanans.We re...

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Climate change threatens forestland throughout Montana

January 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

This column is part of a series by the Kootenai Climate Group designed to inform our community about the current and projected impacts of a changing climate. Human-caused carbon dioxide levels continue to increase, causing average daily tem...

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Marijuana aid would help the impoverished

December 30, 2019 at 9:17 am

Dear comrades, Considering that we have food banks and food stamps so that all the people have food to eat and nobody goes hungry, donít you think we should have marijuana banks and marijuana stamps so that the poor have alternative medical...

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Never forget the damage done to Libby by the asbestos crisis

December 17, 2019 at 9:44 am

To the editor:Isnít it ironic that the Lincoln County Commissioners and some folks want to rebrand Libby? Libby took a hell of a hit to its economy thanks to W.R. Grace and Co. and the many who covered it up. But why would anyone want to fo...

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Thank you, Libby, for supporting Nordicfest

December 17, 2019 at 9:52 am

To the editor:It is with regret that this letter must be written, This past September saw the last Nordicfest Heritage Festival held in Libby. The board of directors made the decision to close the door as we feel Nordicfest has unfortunatel...

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Climate change puts future at risk

December 06, 2019 at 9:55 am

So we know the earth is getting warmer at a rapid rate, and that the temperature increase is due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. What are the sources of these gases?Combustion of fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) f...

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Stop overlooking good news

December 06, 2019 at 9:55 am

To the editor: For the past couple months now, every single headline in The Western News has been about a criminal trial or a dead grizzly bear. The more sensational the headline, apparently, the better. Libby has more to offer than this. ...

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Gianforte is the right pick for governor

December 03, 2019 at 9:23 am

To the editor:Business experience and conservative leadership is desperately needed in Helena. For 16 years, liberal Democrats have controlled the governorís office and frequently vetoed good legislation.We must change that. I came to see ...

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Trail proposal riddled with serious flaws

December 03, 2019 at 9:28 am

To the editor:I have read numerous articles over the past few months regarding the portion of the Pacific Northwest Trail that traverses the Yaak Valley in northwestern Montana.One of the most troubling aspects of the whole conversation is ...

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