Wednesday, September 27, 2023


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Updated 7 hours, 58 minutes ago

Overcrowding at Glacier and why Congress must act

Glacier National Park has been recently criticized for trying to address an overwhelming problem — too many visi...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Seek the truth about grizzly bear management

Delisting grizzly bears is becoming a hot topic both in our state and nationwide.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Financial support to keep Alpine Theatre Project alive

Our state’s early fathers that tagged Montana as “The Treasure State”, undoubtedly anticipated the founding 20 years ago by three adventurous creative Broadway souls of our local treasure — The Alpine Theatre Pro...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The government is not better at spending your money than you are

I just came driving back from Seattle and the price of gas is very expensive in Washington. But interestingly, you go across the border to Post Falls, Idaho for 5 miles and the price drops 60 cents per gallon fro...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Whitefish resort tax reallocation for full time residents

Twenty five percent of the 3% resort tax we all pay in Whitefish is refunded to property owners on their tax bills.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Montana Viewpoint: The Goose Hisses

(A French finance minister of long ago compared collecting taxes to plucking a live goose. The object was to get the greatest amount of feathers with the least amount of hiss. Dogs growl, geese hiss.)

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The price of UTBS

I know my response to the "Under the Big Sky" festival is a hair late, but there is something I would like to get off of my chest regardless of whether or not this note gets published.

Updated 2 months ago
Lifeguard shortage

While swimming in Hawaii this winter I was disappointed in my overall swimming strength and endurance as I entered my 70s.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
You too could be a citizen lobbyist

What is it like to step into Sens. Steve Daines’ or Jon Tester’s office in Washington, D.C., as an ordinary citizen? How does it feel to push open the heavy doors to the offices of Reps. Matt Rosendale or Ryan Zi...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Resort tax reallocation can do more for residents

The City of Whitefish is preparing to place a reallocation of its resort tax revenues on the ballot this fall.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Supermajority Republicans grew Montana government and your raised taxes

Less government and lower taxes.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Montanans are getting their money back

Nearly all working-age Montanans, more than half the state’s total population, are getting some welcome news this month: the state is sending them money.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Bob Brown: The Klan in Montana

History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Patterns and cycles seem to repeat over time.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Complicated problems like homelessness need sustained, collaborative effort

Operating a shelter is difficult. People assume winter is the worst, but the summer, with extreme heat and no rain, is just as punishing. However, this summer, there are additional challenges.

Updated 3 months ago
What you should know about property tax appraisals

Property tax appraisals are currently arriving in the mail.

Updated 3 months ago
Climate change’s effects on Montana

Montana’s 1972 constitution guarantees its citizens a right to “a clean and healthful environment in Montana for present and future generations.”