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BLM should reject APR plan that would destroy Montana rangeland

The radical proposal by the American Prairie Reserve (APR) to fundamentally shift long-established grazing practices on 250,000 acres of public property ought to be rejected by the Bureau of Land Management. Not only would the proposal cause...

 

The tragedy of Bullock's budget cuts

There is a real tragedy of Governor Steve Bullock’s deep cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services budget: He didn’t have to make them. On multiple occasions Bullock could have sided with protecting Montana’s most vulnerable citizens...

 

Op/Ed: moving forward on forest management reform

Snow may still be on the ground, but last year's wildfire season isn't too far from memory. We have good news for Montanans, though. After years of negotiation, we have finally secured a deal that...

 

Letter: Common Sense

After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other... Full story

 

Letter: Byington on point

In support of Craig Byington’s comments on Jon Tester in the April 4, 2018  edition of the BVD, I’d like to add the following: He may have voted for these Trump proposals, but politics being what they are, his vote wasn’t even needed for...

 

Op/Ed: Montana Delegation comes up big for our forests and communities

With dysfunction in Washington DC near an all-time high, it’s nice to see the Montana delegation help lead the way to a badly needed deal to help our federal forests. Last week, in spite of a four-inch “blizzard” in our nation’s Capitol, a...

 

Op/Ed: Tester hoping to whitewash memories

Wow, Jon Tester’s ads tell us he’s “out of fingers” counting the ways he’s just like Donald Trump.  Truth is, he WISHES Montanans would run out of fingers when remembering the times he bowed to Obama, Pelosi, Clinton and Shumer, and left...

 

Temper , Temper - an apology

I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone at the March 28 Envision Lincoln for losing my temper and causing a disruption. I guarantee, it had nothing to do with Envision Lincoln or the goals of the meeting itself. I believe in the effort and...

 

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