Letters to the Editor

The changing landscape

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Our world is moving faster and faster every day. “Out with the days of old and in with the new” is without a doubt the motto of the time. For the most part, our lives as Americans are pretty darned good, and our life as a Montanan is as goo...

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Commissioners should be seeking solutions for Lake County

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lake County provides a myriad of protective services to defend and to enhance enjoyment of our lands. In turn, landowners pay property taxes to fund these county protections. A simple transaction, yet a complicated balancing of trends, affo...

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Trump infrastructure plan must not morph into Stimulus 2.0

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Despite the urgency of passing an infrastructure bill, spending and infrastructure reform has been a thorn in the side of presidents and Congress. President Trump, who has been playing up the prospect of infrastructure reform, faces a criti...

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Public lands are crucial to jobs, economy

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last month, President Trump accepted Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to shrink national monuments in Utah, affecting both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. This was the first step in unraveling Theodore Roo...

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No bikes in wilderness areas

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Wilderness Act of 1964 preserves vestiges of America from intrusion by the modern world. In his support for HR-1349, Rep. Gianforte asserts that the bill would “restore the original intent” of the Wilderness Act to allow bicycles. Those...

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Letters published on Jan. 21, 2018

January 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Trump voter regrets that voteI should not watch the news as it really gets to my peace of mind. Yes I know, just turn it off, but I am not that strong.I think our president (who I voted for) is an embarrassment to every American. His childi...

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Letters published on Jan. 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 at 10:28 am

If you knew Mindy, then support WINGSIf you or someone you love has been battling cancer here in the Flathead Valley over the last 20 years, you probably knew Mindy Swan. Mindy hated cancer, but she loved everyone involved in the challenge ...

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Letters published Jan. 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

Tax cuts shiftburden and raise national debtAs a young high school American government teacher, I compared our system to an automobile that was useful if it could start, speed up, slow down and stop. When the people thought government neede...

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It’s time to revisit and repeal the Johnson Amendment

January 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

In referencing the 1954 Johnson Amendment and possible changes to it, a Dec. 17 letter titled “Nonprofits should serve communities not candidates” stated mid-paragraph that “charitable nonprofits must stop short of endorsing political candi...

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Wright or wrong? Feedback on the demolition of famed architect’s Whitefish office building

January 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Regional Editor Matt Baldwin posted a brief Facebook video of the demolition of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building on Wednesday. The response was immediate and varied. Here is a sampling, slightly edited.) Charlene Beams-Madier...

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