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Letters to the Editor

McDonald will serve us well as commissioner

Editor, Lake County needs strong leaders who will carefully act to maintain safe and sanitary living conditions for all its residents. From what I have learned about Caroline McDonald, I am confident that she has the right background and experience to be the perfect choice to serve Lake County as a commissioner. Caroline McDonald has been involved with local economic and community development as well as serving as chairman of the Polson School Board. She knows the value of collaboration and has been able to bring representatives from various entities in the county together to find solutions for mutual concerns. We are living at a time when many changes are on the horizon. I strongl...

Rosendale is best choice

Editor, I’m writing to tell you why I support Matt Rosendale to be the next United States senator from Montana. Our current senator, Jon Tester, supports socialized, government-run health care. Montanans see every day how bad Obamacare is: higher premiums and deductibles. Plans have been canceled an...

Tester has earned a third term

Editor, East coast developer Matt Rosendale would be a disaster for Montana as senator. His negative attack ads against Senator Jon Tester are simply ridiculous – he might be more accurately describing himself with his “gone Washington” verbiage. When Rosendale was running to be Monta...

Working together essential to progress

Editor, Logic? “Future economic stability of Lake County depends on the election of those whose loyalty is not divided between two governments.” I think not. Both governments mentioned in the readers letter are part of Lake County. Both are sovereign nations. We need in fact to eliminate co...

Decker is logical choice

Editor, The future economic stability of Lake County depends on the election of those whose loyalty is not divided between two governments. The only governmental entity that is responsible for Lake County is the County Commission, a political subdivision of the State of Montana. The government of the C...

Injustice everywhere

Dear Editor, Martin Luther King wrote from his jail cell, “Injustice anywhere leads to injustice everywhere.” In America today, injustice can be defined in how much money you have to spend on lawyers and lobbyists. Injustice can be defined on America’s court system’s judges refusin...

Enjoy gift of live theater

Editor, Our community has a true gift in Karen and Neal Lewing, who again are treating us to a summer of outstanding live theater right here in Polson. “Foxfire” opened July 26 and plays through Aug. 12. The entire production is excellent. I encourage you to bring your family and friends to...

Country’s political problem is cultural

Editor, I love it. Our fearless correspondent and knower of everything, Bob McClellan, has finally crossed the Rubicon, by comparing Trump to Hitler, and the Republicans to the Nazis. I, too, am distressed with Washington, but I think that Bob is both misdirected and carries things too far (Current politi...

Is Water Court adjudication better than Compact for irrigators?

Editor, When Tim Orr accused Compact supporters of “litigation fear” (VJ June 26), I asked him to explain “why water court adjudication would provide a better outcome than the Compact” (VJ July 4). He did not answer but asked whether I support the Compact because Moiese will get...

Irrigation Operations and Maintenance increase a necessary hardship

Editor, Flathead district irrigators held a meeting on July 23 to discuss BIA’s O&M Increase and FID FY 2018- 19 budgets. (Posted at courthouse). It would be nice to think that the FID irrigators have complete trust in their elected commissioners, or is it possible the FID irrigators were una...


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