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Horning’s experience, tenacity needed

Editor, I support Rory Horning for Lake County Commissioner and I would like to take this opportunity to tell why he is highly qualified for this position. I could point to his experience as a Montana Real Estate Broker and that he served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Montana Association of Realtors. I could point to his past and present community service and in-depth knowledge of issues facing Lake County. But, many people know that already. What people may not know is Rory has had experience that can directly compare to County Commissioner. He was elected to five consecutive 2-year terms on the Waianae Coast Board in Honolulu, Hawaii. There he served as liaison between 45,...

Eschenbacher is right choice

Editor, Attorney Steve Eschenbacher has stepped forward to challenge our present Lake County Attorney in the June primary. As a military veteran and skilled attorney, Steve would bring a long past due sense of professionalism, victim responsiveness and strong work ethic to this vitally important public of...

Accountability only way to get clean, sober

Editor, I wish to commend the new actions I recently read about in your paper. Holding drug users and drug dealers accountable is the only way to stop that behavior. Laws cannot solve the problem we have as has been proved over the years. Law enforcement cannot address every problem they encounter but the...

Honor treaty, respect land

Editor,  Due to past successes in court, a recent writer complained, folks are being encouraged to allow the tribes to take whatever will “satisfy their corporate lust” for control of “former” reservation lands. Corporate lust? Really?  Past successes in court have som...

Sign ordinance should be repealed

Editor, The Lake County Sign Ordinance was adopted around 1995 while I was a Lake County Commissioner, due to an ever-increasing installation of billboards along US 93 as well as all other primary state highways running through Lake County. The huge commercial billboards were really drawing significant...

Marmon family thankful for suppport

Editor, To everyone that has shown us such wonderful support through this life-changing journey with Elias, we would like to thank you all. Beginning with the doctors and nurses at the Billings hospital, continuing with the care manager, who was so extremely helpful with all her knowledge about what steps...

Flathead Irrigation District should reverse costly decision

Editor, On April 14, the Flathead Irrigation District board held its first regular meeting since the breakup of the Flathead Joint Board of Control in December. Based on the agenda and discussion it’s clear that the Flathead Irrigation District is going down the lawsuit path not only with respect to...

Keep trapping legal

Editor,  I am nearly 77 years old and if you sold everything I own, I doubt I am worth $1,000. When I was born I had the freedom and the right to trap, which I have done since I was 6 years old. Initiative 169 would ban trapping in Montana. To think that in my 77 years on earth we would deny the free...

Decker strong voice; get involved

Editor, I am writing this letter to express my gratitude to Gale Decker for bringing his concerns about Ronan School District’s finances to the community’s attention. I, too, am a concerned taxpayer and appreciate the fact that Mr. Decker is questioning the board on these financial decisions. ...

Rosendale best choice for Congress

Editor, “Because I believe Matt is the most effective candidate for the job” is what my daughter said when she told me she was taking a field director position for Matt Rosendale’s Congressional campaign. I had the honor of meeting Matt for the first time last fall at a meet and greet ev...


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