Saturday, April 01, 2023

Letters to the Editor

Want to read a letter to the editor of Clark Fork Valley Press or Mineral Independent? See below to view their letters.

Updated 8 months ago

It’s time for FWP to follow the law on elk management

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable object...

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
Proof of the power of science-based forestry

John Bernard Leiberg was the first scientist to see the Lolo National Forest.

Updated 3 days, 18 hours ago
SB-99 protects the next generation of Montanans

There is a reason Montana is the Last Best Place in the country. Over the last decade, the Montana Republican Party has made tremendous progress in advancing our priority of protecting the future generation.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Unruly behavior at commission meetings

I am deeply concerned about what is happening in our county and more specifically, the behavior that is occurring at our Mineral County Commissioners’ meetings.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Obligation to keep county offices open

I am a former resident and former employee of Mineral County, Montana.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days 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 3 weeks, 3 days 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 1 month ago
Legislature hits transmittal break

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

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 4 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 2 months, 1 week ago
Legislative update from Rep. Loge

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

Updated 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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.