Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor Jan. 27

January 29, 2020 at 1:26 pm

Help those in needThere are many factors that diminish communities’ capacity to find volunteers, and based on the Jan. 17 issue of the Inter Lake, it appears Olney Fire Department is feeling that reality. The rewards are immense when volunt...

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Delivering results for all Montanans

January 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

As your U.S. senator, it’s been my top priority to bring Montana commonsense to Congress, and in spite of the partisan politics that exist in Washington D.C., I’ve been working across the aisle this past year to get results for Montanans.We...

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National Bison transfer corrects a long-standing injustice

January 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

In addition to codifying a state-tribal water settlement, recently introduced bipartisan legislation (the Montana Water Rights Protection Act) would enable the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) to manage the National Bison Rang...

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Espinoza case is a threat to public education for all

January 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Montana has forever valued our public schools even as we have struggled to fund them well enough.Despite scarce resources from our frontier days to this moment, our public schools provide quality instruction to, for, and with the vast major...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 26

January 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

United Way kudosThank you, Sherry Stevens and United Way, for all that you have done and continue to do to make our community one that provides countless opportunities for assistance to people in need. The Gateway Community Center, with 23 ...

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Federal management destroying our public lands

January 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Really! After 50 years of the federal government cutting off access of our, the state of Montana’s public lands, by destroying or gating roads and, in addition, doing all it can to eliminate any and all logging in Western Montana, now the e...

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Montana values

January 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

A recent Op-Ed piece on “Montana Values” by Whitefish car dealer Don Kaltschmidt, who is also head of the Montana Republican party, left me thinking. The newspaper copy has since gone into the fire starter bag, so I’m flying by the seat of ...

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Letters to the editor Jan. 23

January 23, 2020 at 3:00 am

Weyerhaeuser land dealWeyerhaeuser announced last month the sale of nearly 630,000 acres of timberland in Montana to a so-called private timberland investment company for $145 million. It also reported the sale would not affect ongoing oper...

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2019 was a monumental year for Montana ranchers

January 19, 2020 at 8:40 am

We’ve reached a pivotal moment for Montana farmers and ranchers, as three critical trade deals are finalized and implemented. The benefits here are enormous, and I strongly believe Montana’s agricultural industry can look forward to renewed...

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Water Rights Act the right thing for Montana

January 19, 2020 at 8:40 am

I recently read an article written by state Sen. Al Olszewski (Inter Lake, Jan. 12) on Sen. Daines’ CSKT water legislation – an article that was filled with inaccuracies. As someone who has been involved in this debate for years, I felt com...

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