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 By Tom Puchlerz    Viewpoints    July 29, 2021 

Op-Ed: Shoulder seasons not meant for public lands

In Montana private land elk hunting is moving toward 11 weeks for people who can pay thousands of dollars for trophy bulls, while others are left to...

 

Letter: Environmentalists caused a problem

The environmental groups have caused a serious problem. Every time the Forest Service plans to remove the beetle killed trees while the trees are...

 

Op-Ed: Protect and Enhance Montana's Economy: Don't Mine the Headwaters of the Smith

While not of the gun-slinging Wild West lore, there is a battle being waged in Montana. The future of the Smith River and the health of the surroundin...

 

Op/Ed: What to the Conservative is Juneteenth?

In theory there is nothing wrong with a celebration of emancipation. The freeing of the slaves was one of the great steps forward for this country,...

 

Op/Ed: Legislature backed commercialization of public wildlife

I, like so many Montana hunters, have been blessed to enjoy a lifetime of world-class hunting and fishing. It's why so many of us live here, and it...

 

AG and OPI are right: Racial discrimination has no place in Montana

A recent thoughtful and well-reasoned Attorney General's Opinion on "critical race theory" from Austin Knudsen has people on the left stamping their...

 

Op/Ed: Connecting Montana to opportunity

The world is changing faster than ever before. If we want Montana to continue to be a place where you can make a living and raise a family, we must...

 

Letter: Ivermectin

To the Editor: It has been known since early in the COVID-19 pandemic that Ivermectin can ameliorate the disease, shorten the course and reduce...

 

Guest Editorial: Against Leftwing Extremism in the Military

Our institutions aren't what they once were. Opinion polls show overwhelmingly that trust in the government, in Congress, and in business has fallen...

 

The Cost of Living

Has anyone else notices the slight yet growing cost of everything lately, or is it just me? Everything from food prices and gas prices to the...

 

Opinion: Montana Has a Supreme Problem!

Our Supreme Court justices must think they are the executive branch and the legislative branch all rolled into one! They may even believe they are...

 

Op - Ed: Snow Warriors support Lincoln Prosperity Proposal

This past snowmobile season started out a little slowly here in Lincoln. Snow was thin but stoke was high, and as soon as the clouds started dumping,...

 

Op/Ed: Legislature expanded education opportunities for Montana families

Education has been one of the most disrupted sectors by COVID-19. The ripple effects of school closures and remote learning have further put pressure...

 

Guest Editorial: Support needed for bill critical to local journalism's future

Fairness is not a partisan issue. Fairness is the goal of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act currently being considered in the United...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Viewpoints    May 6, 2021

Comments on congress: Summing Up Democracy

It's so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What's the Senate going to do...

 

Letter: Racism Hysteria 2021

1692, two children in Salem; having delusions, muscle spasms and vomiting, accused women of bewitching them. Hysterical hunts found witches. Trials...

 

Letter: A Heads Up

In September, a thirty acre piece of ground along Highway 200 just west of the MDT equipment shop at about milepost 68.5 was sold to "Lost Moose...

 

Guest Opinion: Bills mix Socialism, Crony Capitalism

I didn't study political science in college. I'm a soil scientist. So when people sling political terms around, I have to look them up in Webster's...

 

Guest Editorial: Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our vaccines are safe and effective, COVID...

 

The Free Money Game: When Will Republicans Wise Up?

Every election cycle, you can count on Republican candidates promising to reduce the size and cost of government, and in general, getting government out of our businesses and out of our daily lives....

 

Commentary: Our legislative authority is being usurped

President Abraham Lincoln once said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we...

 

Letter: Thank You for Local Healthcare

I wanted to take a moment to write a word of thanks to our local medical folks at the Purview Clinic here in Lincoln. After several months of getting...

 

Letter: Duh!!!

In an attempt to block a punt, the defender jumps toward the kicker to block the ball. Untouched, the kicker falls as if struck by lightning. Why?...

 

Coments on Congress: Our Country Rests on People Doing the Right Thing

As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to...

 

Op/Ed: Legislature's attack on public hunters

The Montana Legislature is leveling one of the most aggressive attacks on public hunters we've ever seen under the guise of protecting gun rights. HJ...

 

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