Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 1 week ago

Reflecting on growth in Whitefish Schools

As we begin autumn, I’d like to reflect on change and progress in Whitefish Schools. We’ve had a fantastic start...

Updated 3 months ago
High-density housing, water lines drilled under Flathead River of great concern

The recent passing of Bill Shaw brings to mind Bill being the last farmer to put up hay from the 49 acres along River Road east of Columbia Falls. That open ...

Updated 3 months ago
Opportunity for neighbors, not developers, to build homes in Whitefish

On Monday, May 16, 2022, the Whitefish City Council acted decisively to address housing shortages in Whitefish — particularly the lack of affordable rentals.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for making Woody Weekend a success

Thank You, Whitefish, for helping to make Whitefish Woody Weekend X a huge success. It was a great show with 39 beautiful classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest, California, and Utah, 12 of which were...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Tranel says 'I will work for Montanans'

Montanans – Democrats and Republicans – made it clear in the June 7 primary that they want a representative in Congress to represent them, rather than the corporations that exploit them.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
A plea for trees

Our industry leaders are proving their worth again by moving forward with all haste to remove all protection for our shade trees. Our USFS and state foresters have very little respect for the honest truth when th...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Muldown thanks community for support throughout year

Muldown thanks community for support throughout year

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
The Antiquities Act is a bipartisan tool for the ages

This month marks the 116th anniversary of the Antiquities Act, which authorized presidents to protect public lands as national monuments. Conservation champion President Teddy Roosevelt signed the historic act in...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Grieving what was

There was a post on a Flathead Valley social media page where a new resident was asking about the local’s favorite things. Well, the responses were often emotional and strongly encouraged new people NOT to come ...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
"Goodbye Whitefish"

I am leaving you now, after many years, my once quiet little town. My heart is heavy to see what you have become. Once a humble and simple little railroad town. A place where everyone knew their neighbors.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
More compromise, solutions needed to prevent gun violence

This evening I was witness to a conversation that should never have a reason to take place. I was sitting with my daughter-in-law and her 11-year-old daughter as they discussed some of the day’s events, the kind...

Updated 4 months ago
A place for all parties to talk climate change

After TV cameras were turned off at the District 1 Congressional Republican debate in Whitefish I had the opportunity to ask the candidates a question about climate change.

Updated 4 months ago
Sustainable growth requires reliable hydropower

When we’re floating and fishing on the stunning Three Forks of the Flathead River, we don’t always think about how our rivers are part of the Columbia River Basin’s headwaters. However, our waters flow from North...

Updated 4 months ago
Repke is clearly strongest PSC candidate

When John Repke told me he was running for Public Service Commissioner, I immediately gave him my endorsement.

Updated 4 months ago
Celebrate our youth

This past Friday and Saturday our family found ourselves cheering local Flathead athletes at the State A Track and Field Championships in Butte.

Updated 4 months ago
Vote Repke for PSC 5

John Repke is the right choice for Public Service Commission (PSC) District 5.