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Comments on Congress: The Political Landscape Ahead

In the days following George H. W. Bush's death, it was impossible to ignore the mood that settled over much of the country: a yearning for the...

 

Letter: Dogs at large a problem

According to Jennifer, the Lewis and Clark County animal control officer, there is no restraint or leash law in Lincoln. Your dog can be labeled...

 

Letter: A Broader Biblical View

I am a Christian minister with a different view than some of what I have been hearing locally. I do not seek any debate but I do feel compelled to...

 

Guest Editorial: What makes a community

Some of the first towns in Montana were Virginia City, Helena and Ft. Benton. In the 1860's these small collections of huts, founded on natural...

 
 By Liz Cain    Viewpoints    January 2, 2019

Opinion: ministers, politics and Trump

How can I express my opinion without starting a feud? Words matter, and they should be written and read carefully. I'm sorry Richard Debick did not...

 

Letter: Appreciative of Teresa

To the Editor, Every now and then you read a letter in the BVD about an outstanding person in Lincoln! This letter is about someone we all know. Her...

 

Letter: A New City

Travel to a New City Air Fare – Free Food and drinks – Free Luxurious accommodations – Free Destination: New Jerusalem No shoveling snow, no staying in out of the weather, no pollution, no...

 

Op/Ed: Changing House Rules will weaken checks & balances

As former House Speakers and Senate Presidents of the Montana Legislature, we question the wisdom of making significant changes to the rules of operation in the Montana House. Currently, there is a gr...

 

Letter: NRA protects us

Several weeks ago I saw a little geek standing on a street corner with a sign that said "NRA, NRA how many children have you killed today?" CNN...

 

Letter: Unfair criticism

I guess what Liz Cain was saying in an article several weeks ago was that her opinions are all important and Dave Carroll's are not. She even went so...

 

Letter: Daines let Montana down

Our Senators voted recently on whether active duty service members and their spouses deserve to have laws enforced that defend them from illegally...

 

Letter: A belated thank you

A belated thank you to Michael Stansberry and his crew for cutting the big dead trees on Flesher Pass before someone was injured or killed - working on those step rocky slopes had to be challenging!...

 

Letter: Who was in charge?

Who was in charge when: 1. Fast and Furious was implemented and thousands of guns were given to the Mexican drug cartels in hope they could be traced...

 

Op/ed: Why we're fighting to stop the American Prairie Reserve

Parker Heinlein's recent column in the Bozeman Chronicle ("Fewer cowboys? Don't blame the American Prairie Reserve," Nov. 1) is a perfect example of t...

 

Letter: Tired of mean spirited comments

I am so tired of reading the false and mean-spirited comments about former President Barack Obama. One doesn't have to like his policies or his...

 

Letter: Scott's professionalism delivers

Dear Editor Catherine Scott is not a personal friend of mine. She has not asked me to write this letter. I doubt she even knows this is my hometown....

 

Letter: Leaders of Faith priorities

Leaders of faith who support I-186, this is a job for the legislature. You Leaders of Faith should comment on the commandment “Thou Shalt not bear false witness.” It is your duty to remind us...

 

Montana American Legion votes to oppose Initiative 185 (I-185)

The Montana Department of The American Legion, at its annual Fall Conference of the Executive Committee in Helena, Oct. 27, unanimously voted to...

 

Op/Ed: Working with President Trump & delivering results

Montana is special. That's why my wife, Susan, and I raised our four kids here. It's why we started a business here in our home – one that created...

 

Letter: Who is doing the lying?

A recent letter in the BVD expounded the virtues of Jon Tester and the supposed foibles of Matt Rosendale. If you watch TV, one side says one thing,...

 

Letter: Scott the person we need

Letter to the Editor,  Catherine Scott is exactly the person we need to represent House District 80, a diverse part of Montana covering over 2900...

 

Letter: Dutton committed to entire county

As a citizen of Lincoln, I understand the value of having good law enforcement that knows our whole county, including the smaller communities....

 

Letter: Vote for experience, vote for Becky Beard

Becky Beard who is running for re-election for House District 80 has solid experience as a one-term legislator. I served seven terms in the house and...

 

Op/ed: Faith leaders support Initiative 186

We are a group of pastors and faith leaders from many different perspectives across our great state of Montana writing to express our strong support...

 

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