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Opinion

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Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The rube sits and smiles

After having unloaded all my farm equipment from the railcar that had brought it from my late father’s farm back e…

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Lolo National Forest Planning

Lolo National Forest Planning

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
New Lolo Forest plan must prioritize active management, incorporate local input

The revision of the Lolo Forest Plan by the U.S. Forest Service, a comprehensive guide for managing the 2-million-acre on National Forest in Montana, is not merely a bureaucratic exercise, it is a plan that impacts…

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Montanans deserve a fair and impartial judiciary

It’s time to let you in on a little secret about America’s judicial system: we’re doing it wrong.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
A rube arrives in Trout Creek

I had been eyeballing a piece of property in Trout Creek for about a year. It was cheap enough, I had the money, why not? So, I bought it.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Clean School Bus Program will reduce emissions

Thank you, Sen. Jon Tester, for helping secure funds to purchase 41 clean school buses for Montana’s rural public schools.

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Montana legislative redistricting

This past year, Montana legislative district boundaries were changed by the Montana Redistricting Commission.

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
A way to address high property taxes

I just read the editorial “Lets end the property tax blame game” by Kendall Cotton in which he begins by blaming local governments for property tax increases, echoing Gov. Greg Gianforte’s attack on greedy county g…

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
The 12 days of Christmas, legislative edition

We’re all familiar with the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” In recognition of the holiday season, I’d like to share some of the good work your state lawmakers accomplished in the legislative session…

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
Columbia River settlement threatens Montana's economic stability

At the Montana Chamber of Commerce, we are deeply concerned by recent developments in federal energy policies that threaten our state’s power supply and economic vitality.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Seeking positive change

It is the epitome of irony that there are people more offended and outraged by certain behavior being exposed, than I am as a target of that bad behavior.

Updated 8 months ago
Choose to believe

Choose to believe

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Commissioner regrets text message

I recently sent a text I deeply regret.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
A productive legislative session for hunters and landowners

Hunting season has arrived! As hunters flock to the hills in pursuit of Montana’s treasured big game species, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that was done in this spring’s legislative session…

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Ensure food security for our community

We want to thank all of our food bank supporters past and present. Your assistance keeps our doors open and our shelves stocked.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Zinke's fight against drugs

Zinke's fight against drugs