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Letters to the Editor

Research is necessary

Editor, I have read the People’s Compact, available online. It is mostly an easy read and certainly very thorough. Most people would agree that having a compact is better than no compact. I support a good compact. Support is necessary, and like any good idea, it must be shared. The action necessary is simply to write a one paragraph personal letter to Senator Daines, Senator Tester and Representative Gianforte. Encourage our elected officials to read and to support an alternative water compact. Time is of the essence. A new narrative, is that so bad? Truly the worst case in doing your own research is to better understand what all the hubbub is about. Montana’s future water us...


Source of authority questioned

Editor, For those of us who believe the Bible is the Word of God and the Source of Truth, it is significant that it says all legitimate authority is from God. (Romans 13:1, Matt. 28:18) This is logical. For God to be God, He must be Sovereign, having no authority over Himself. Any claim of authority as au...


Compact violates Constitution

Editor, The proposed Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Water Compact (S. 262 bloated up in Tester’s Senate Bill 3013) violates the U.S. Constitution, Montana State Constitution and CSKT Tribal Constitution. Citizens should just shut up. The state donates $55 million and its state-own...


Healthcare problem has a solution

Editor, Dr. Michael Boharski recently wrote about the exorbitant cost of healthcare here in our valley and our country. A “Medicare for All” plan would alleviate this problem by guaranteeing that all Montanans receive the high-quality healthcare they need regardless of their economic and socia...


Landlines are valuable

Editor, I read with amusement the article by Jill Pertler about the evolution of the telephone. She is a good writer and told the story pretty accurately, as far as I can tell, as far as it went. The most important thing for me, though, thinking about it, is the security I feel about still having my good ...


Kindness during time of loss appreciated

Editor, We, the family of Bud Fitzpatrick would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and prayers during our time of loss. Thank you to the doctors and staff at CMC Billings Clinic for finding Bud’s heart problem and giving us a few more precious days with him. Special thanks goes to...


Addressing water compact concerns

Editor, In the last few months, the answer to address the final water compact in Montana has been put out: The People’s Compact. This addresses the constitutional concerns and quantification of water in western Montana, the Flathead Reservation and the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project, brought on ...


Sharing the rest of the story

Editor, In a recent obituary column for Tom Needham, there is a paragraph about Tom doing a memorial service for his brother Robert at the Ronan Cemetery 72 years after his brother’s death. Unfortunately a key part of the story was omitted and the “closure” mentioned would not have been ...


Giving thanks for the concert

Editor, The Big Arm community was treated to a wonderful Christmas concert by the Polson High School Choir under the direction of Kaylee Schubert on Friday evening, Dec. 14. The “older generation” very much appreciated the “younger generation” giving up a Friday night to share thei...


A gift for all to celebrate

Editor, A gift has been presented to all the people of Montana. The gift is a simple solution. A solution that may, should it be the will of our heavenly Creator, lift the dark cloud of uncertainty that Montana has endured ever since the partial, one-of-three-party passage, of the Confederated Salish and ...


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