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Letters to the Editor

Not voting for Tester

Editor, In Sen. Tester’s latest political ad, he touts himself as a Montana dirt farmer, and Rosendale as being a Maryland native, an Easterner— in other words, an outsider that no one should vote for. Isn’t it ironic the Democrats, who are always lecturing us about inclusivity, apparently think we shouldn’t vote for anyone who wasn’t born here? If he’s from the east, don’t vote for him, but by the way, we’re the party of open borders, abolish ICE, mass amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens to broaden our voter base, and sanctuary cities where violent criminals roam free as long as they are here illegally. Tester talks of Montana values;...


Hold your nose response

Editor, American economist and philosopher, Dr. Thomas Sowell, once noted there are facts based upon experience and “facts” based upon assertions (i.e. “ideas/hypotheses”). The “Hold your nose” letter by Leslie Kline makes assertions regarding the President and Republic...


Gianforte disrepectful, wrong choice

Editor, In October, we attended the Salish Kootenai College Congressional Candidate Debate. The auditorium was decked out with a wonderful free buffet in the lobby area, the stage was set, and cameras filmed for the live audience on Facebook and YouTube. Clearly, this took a lot of planning and many volun...


Density map considered in election

Editor, My husband and I own and operate a hay farm in southern Lake County. We supported keeping the density map as a regulatory document in order to preserve farms, ranches and open spaces. The density map allowed for development but steered it toward cities and towns. We do not want to see Lake Coun...


Irrigation petition available

Editor, A petition is available for your signature. This petition is requesting a vote to form the two districts as a “Joint Operation.” The two districts would be the Jocko Irrigation District and the Mission Irrigation District. This petition is a simple request asking for a vote by all irri...


McDonald best choice for commissioner

Editor, On Nov. 6, we (Caitlin Shelman and Seth Rigles) will be voting for Caroline McDonald for Lake County commissioner for two main reasons. First and foremost, Gale Decker worked to repeal the innovative density map developed by county commissioners in 2003. This common sense density map helped preser...


Decker plays victim, vote for McDonald

Editor, In looking at galedecker.com/newsroom web page, I was kind of taken aback. I was shocked to see that Gale Decker was looking to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the shortcomings of Lake County. As citizens, we will not always see things eye-to-eye, and we will always have difference...


Vote for Susan Evans

Editor, To really know her is to more fully appreciate this fourth generation Montanan. A rich family background of military service, having lived twice in Germany plus eight US states, in her own words, “has given me a larger perspective of the world and the country we live in.” I am speak...


Water quality gets high marks

Editor It was a wonderfully clean summer for Flathead Lake swimming areas in Polson and on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Thanks to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s Natural Resource Department, Alpine Landscape Design, Glenn Malloy of UBS and the Greater Polson Community Foundation ...


Commissioner race is critical

Editor, This year’s Lake County Commissioner’s race is the most critical that voters have faced in decades as the Salish Kootenai Tribe is trying to take control of the Lake County Commissioner’s office. When the Tribe removed their hydroelectric dam from the tax rolls, the commissioners...


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