Letters to the Editor

Planning by panic in Glacier Park

August 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Inter Lake of Aug. 8 contains the headline, “Glacier visitation tops 1 million in July” — not much of a surprise for those who have visited this summer. What is a surprise is that after a July “emergency congestion management workshop,”...

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Is it time to rename Flathead High?

August 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

I grew up living in northern Wisconsin and lived adjacent to the Red Cliff Indian Reservation. As I grew older, I attended Northland College, where I studied Native American culture with one of the tribal elders. One of the highlights of my...

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Commissioner hears from residents over tree-cutting

August 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

Mitchell should be held to higher standardI am offended by Commissioner Phil Mitchell’s total disregard for the property he swore to protect when elected commissioner. His request that county officials “treat me no differently than they wou...

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Letters published Aug. 20, 2017

August 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

An eclipse memory and a warningThe total eclipse of the sun this year is a cost-to-coast phenomenon not experienced in our country for a hundred years. I was in Minneapolis in the late spring of 1954 when the Twin Cities exper...

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Charlottesville and beyond: Readers react

August 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

Is nation losing soul under Trump?Recently I’ve seen opinions supporting Donald Trump on the grounds that the stock market is up, along with lame excuses about how he’s new at his job and his comments about Charlottesville should be forgive...

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Here we are again — more live fires and dead trees

August 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

My last letter to the editor was in 2003, when Montana was on fire. Here we are 14 years later, and apparently, we haven’t learned a thing! Montana has (well, HAD, before this fire season) 19.39 million acres of national forest, and another...

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Tribal politics proving George Washington’s warning true

August 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

Why is it that people become so entrenched in their views that they are unable to change or consider other points of view? In spite of all objective truths to the opposite, people contrive any reason they can to reach the objective their tr...

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Long weekends and Congress’ short attention span

August 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

As members of Congress look forward to their annual August recess, many congressional observers are once again raising the concern that lawmakers do not spend a whole lot of time on Capitol Hill doing the people’s business. For example, the...

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Gore’s climate assumptions must be challenged

August 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

Al Gore expects us to believe that climate change science is settled. According to the former Vice President, scientists know, with a high degree of certainty, that our emissions of greenhouse gases, 82 percent of which is carbon dioxide (C...

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Fly-fishing industry needs action on climate change

August 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

Even though some politicians in Washington want to keep disagreeing with the science, the effects of climate change in Montana can be seen far and wide. Whether it is the spread of mountain pine beetle infestations, increased frequency of w...

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