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Consider Monica Tranel

Editor, If you’re not yet familiar with Montana Western District Congressional Candidate Monica Tranel, prepare to be impressed. I’ve seen her several times on the campaign trail and each time I’m struck by her integrity, grit, and tenacious work ethic. Raised on a ranch in eastern Montana with nine siblings, Monica learned the values of community, fairness, and hard work. She’s applied these values to her life as a world-class rower in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and as an attorney fighting for Montana’s consumers, ranchers, and landowners. Monica embodies Montana’s strong tradition of standing up to corporate power and greed and fighting to keep d...

Support veterans

Editor, We are fortunate to have Monica Tranel as a candidate for our new Western District for the House. She lives in Montana, gets out to talk to people, and is a strong supporter of veterans. These are her words: “I’ve talked with veterans from Columbia Falls to Victor, and heard their need...

What can one do?

Editor, What is one to do when one discovers your rights are being violated by the one who oversees that the Tribal Laws of the Flathead Indian Reservation are to be abided by, and has the power to prosecute you in the court of law if you were to violate the Tribal Laws? Judge refused to let me present...

Talk about taxing

Editor, ExxonMobil and Chevron reported historic profits from the last three months. Exxon made $17.9 billion last quarter, up 273% from the same time last year, while Chevron made $11.6 billion. Together, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and TotalEnergies are expected to announce $60 billion in profits fo...

See and feel

Editor, My spiritual teachings are so important to me. They go like this, see what you think:  “Life is eternal. Our time here one earth is a classroom. It is relatively short but filled with wonderful opportunities to learn and grow in harmony with God’s love.”  The tric...

Support the theatre

Editor, Home run! The Port Polson Players hit it out of the park with their latest play, “Home Games.”  About a father-daughter connection, it was both poignant and funny at the same time. Have you ever laughed and cried at the same time? Then you know how it feels to cross home plate. ...

Irrigators have options

Editor, Last week in an advertisement you were told that contact numbers and details for filling an objection to the CSKT compact to the Montana Water Court will be given soon. You have a little over four months to do this. This is your first and last chance. Contact the website www.saveyourwaterrights.or...

See the light

Editor, This is our present three-party political system: Democratic, Republican, and what I term Trumpism.      Trumpism was formed by Donald Trump’s presidency. It is ruled by fear, anger, and self-centeredness. Let’s call it FAS. These human tendencies are personal choices...

Valley Views for Dec. 22, 2021

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable objective levels in most hunting districts. FWP’s goal is 92,000 elk in Montana, but today there are an estimated 175,000. That excess elk population causes immense damage to family ranch ope...

Consider these reasons

Editor, There are strong moral and constitutional reasons to protect women’s right to choose. There are strong practical reasons, as well. If we do not support family planning and abortion when necessary: More women will die. They will die from non-medical abortions, and because our health care s...

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