Saturday, May 27, 2023


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Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Governor-appointed board caters to a foreign mining company

When a Canadian mining company successfully lobbied a Montana board appointed by Gov. Greg Gianforte to let them...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Non-partisan forum discusses Montana Constitution

This Sunday, March 19, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Paradise Center in Paradise, there will be a “Constitutional Forum to Support and Defend Montana’s Constitution.”

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Keep politics out of grizzly review

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has begun a 12-month review of petitions from the states of Montana and Wyoming to delist grizzly bears and remove the protections it has under the Endangered Species Act.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Legislature hits transmittal break

This letter deals more with the process of the Legislature than with the actual legislation.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Legislative update from Rep. Loge

We have processed most of the red tape reduction bills the governor promised were coming our way, at least in the House.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Working to represent rural Missoula County

As a representative in Montana, I was elected on the promise that I would represent the needs and interests of the rural residents of Missoula County.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Legislation to keep an eye on

Another two weeks has gone by quickly here in Helena. The State of the State address summed up much of the recent activities. We still do not have bills passing out of both chambers yet to make final decisions ...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Legislative update from Rep. Loge

We have completed our second week of the 68th Montana legislative session.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Thankful for support of Block Management Program

During this season of gratitude, let's think about the goodwill and shared goals for our hunting traditions.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Lawmakers should support Rural Montana Habitat Fund

In a few short weeks, Lawmakers will have a golden opportunity to invest in Montana’s land and people by establishing the Montana Legacy Trust. The Legacy Trust is a proposal that’s been vetted by a bipartisan c...

Updated 5 months ago
Jim Elliott: Feeling thankful

I started out to write about this being a good time of year to be helpful to others and that began to sound so preachy and goody-two-shoes that I thought that maybe I should just thank some people who helped me w...

Updated 5 months ago
Exempt wells undermining water rights and resources

It is time to end Montana’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” groundwater development policy.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Letters to the editor Dec. 7

Letters to the editor Dec. 7

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Column: The champion of the world

This is the story — correct that — legend, of a man named Les Webber who ranched and caroused in and around the town of Plains.

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Legislative update

From Nov. 15-18, the Montana Legislature met for orientation. A review of that was in last week's paper dealing with the Senate leadership and House Democrat leadership, but not the full Republican leadership.

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Knudsen, Tester publicize efforts to curb fentanyl abuse

As Attorney General Austin Knudsen recently unveiled his latest effort to prevent fentanyl abuse in Montana, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester highlighted efforts in the Senate to make it easier to detect the opioid along the...