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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. She certainly doesn't know (or care) that I tend...

 

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 that this is God’s law. The desecration of this...

 

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 oppose Initiative 185 (I-185). The Initiative would...

 

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 hundreds of high-paying, Montana jobs. And it's...

 

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, the other side another. Unless you have followed...

 

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 square miles. Serving in the legislature is no easy...

 

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. Sheriff Dutton and his wife have invested in our area by...

 

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 the first term is a real learning experience....

 

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 for Initiative I-186 which is called Yes for...

 

Op/Ed: Distressed by Carroll's comments

I was deeply distressed by Dave Carroll's comments in his Mountain Musings column in the October 3 BVD. He begins with "all politics aside," and then proceeds to slam the Democrats for "abusing,...

 

Op/Ed: I-186 Harms Montana's Economy, Vote No on I-186

Montana's mining industry is a bright spot in our state economy. While our state has been facing growing concerns about declining tax revenue and budget shortfalls, mining continues to be one of the...

 

Letter: Representative Beard is advocate for Lincoln Airport

Lincoln First Responders and pilots at the Lincoln Airport have been working to get improvements in place that will allow flight operations in inclement weather. Representative Becky Beard has been very helpful. She has traveled to Lincoln and met...

 

Op/Ed: I-185 supporters using veterans as political props

As a Veteran, I am honored that this country is so dedicated to supporting those of us who have served. It's clear that this nation's commitment to help our veterans is natural and automatic. It's...

 

Op/Ed: I-185 has serious Constitutional flaws

Imagine a ballot initiative that would give every citizen in Montana $1,000 each year. That initiative would be very popular and would likely pass. But with a $1 billion price tag, it would result in...

 

Letter: Senator Tester's true colors

On September 28, 2018, Montana Senator Jon Tester announced that he was voting "no" for Judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice. The FBI hasn't even started their investigation yet. A person is...

 

Letter: Ridiculous

Now this is getting RIDICULOUS!!!! In case any of you are asleep I mean Kavanaugh confirmation. How far back do we go? How many of you out there, (siblings, cousins, Moms, Dads, Grandparents and so...

 

Letter: It's not what he says, but how he votes

Montana is a state in which 10 percent of our population are veterans, a high percentage are 65 years of age or older. While serving in the Montana Legislature, Matt Rosendale supported privatizing...

 

Letter: Supporting Shirtliff for PSC

I want to call your attention to Andy Shirtliff, a candidate for Public Service Commission. Andy will bring a combination of new energy and solid experience to the PSC. He will focus on unleashing a d...

 

Op/ed: Montana Schools Must Act to Stop Bullying

Montana’s children are off to a new school year and the excitement of learning. Children need and deserve to learn in a safe environment. When children are bullied in schools, it makes them feel unsafe and makes learning (and life) harder.  The...

 

Op/Ed: I-186 ensures mining companies keep Montana's water clean.

Just west of our little ranch on North Willow Creek lies a town that once burst at the seams with mines and miners. Pony, Montana, boasted 5,000 people, banks, bars, schools, churches and a rail line. Mines with romantic names like Boss Tweed and...

 

Letter: A Spotted Owl landed on clean water

Three decades ago the spotted owl was used to obstruct tree removal and to force unreasonable “hands off” forest management that has helped result in today’s mega fires. So, forgive me for not believing the water pollution calamity story now...

 

Open letter to Lincoln: A Thank You to the people of Lincoln from the cast and crew of TED K

During our final days of filming TED K this August, there were many teary eyes among the cast and crew. We are going to miss Lincoln and our new friends there. We would like to sincerely thank you...

 

Opinion: I voted for Medicaid expansion, but can't support I-185

When I voted for the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act, also known as Medicaid Expansion, in 2015, I did so for two reasons.  First, to ensure that vulnerable Montanans had access to affordable health coverage. Second,...

 

Letter: Helmville Rodeo a display of patriotism

I just returned from the Helmville Rodeo. I stood in silent prayer with several hundred people, every single person there stood with their hand over their heart as some little gal with the voice of a...

 

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