Sunday, February 05, 2023

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago

The end of an era on Big Mountain Rd.

As I’m riding my bicycle down Big Mountain Road this summer, dodging developer vehicles and construction debris ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Leaf pickup, bear trash cans not working out

I just need to vent. My 80-year-old husband and I have raked and put to the curb, every year at least 65 bags of leaves from the homestead. Every year, two men in a city pickup truck came once a week to remove th...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank You, Whitefish!

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time that I truly value, as it is an opportunity for me to express my appreciation to the educators, trustees, students, administrators, families, and the community of Whitefish for ...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Senator Daines: I’m thankful for Montana

As a fifth-generation Montanan, I didn’t choose Montana — Montana chose me. Over 100 years ago, my great-great-grandmother homesteaded 23 miles east of Conrad, and that’s how my family made it to the Last Best Pl...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Voluntary fee an abuse of power by local government

I'm writing regarding the recent expose on NBC News Montana by reporter Damian Gritello regarding the Whitefish Community Sustainability Fund formerly known as the tourism promotion assessment fee.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
An Affordable Housing Partnership Right in Front of Us

If you’ve never been to a city council meeting in Whitefish, I’d suggest attending at least once. If you want the best bang for your buck, then go when there’s something controversial on the agenda - it can be ei...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Traffic issues should be top priority for city

Whitefish has probably the worst traffic congestion and poorest roads in the entire valley.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Workforce, affordable housing lessons for Flathead Valley

It is encouraging that Whitefish and now Kalispell are beginning to seriously consider the challenge of maintaining a quality local workforce by exploring innovative workforce and affordable housing strategies.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
The Snowball Effect

Busy weeks left me yearning to get outdoors to take advantage of the amazing October weather we’d been having. I headed up the Big Mountain Danny On trail early. The air was cold and damp and the sun had barely r...

Updated 3 months ago
Vote no on marijuana tax in county

If Flathead County identifies a cost to the county that marijuana causes, at that time it would make sense to me to tax it for the purpose of replacing that cost.

Updated 3 months ago
Time to take more time

Planning for the future takes time, good information, and often the ability to think outside of the box of “this is the way it has always been done” or “there are no other solutions.”

Updated 3 months ago
Repke's the far better choice for PSC

Both candidates for the Public Service Commission are from the Flathead Valley and are probably better known there than in other parts of the PSC district.

Updated 3 months ago
Monica Tranel: A vote for Montanans not a party

I got introduced to Monica Tranel through CrisMarie Campbell. Both women are U.S. Olympic rowers and what I know about rowers is they are hard workers, committed to team and the boat's success.

Updated 3 months ago
Political race should be about honesty

One of the things I consider when deciding whom to vote for is the kind of campaign they run.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Legislature must act to end anti-housing NIMBYism

As Republican and Democratic legislators representing a mix of Montana’s cities and rural areas, we have our fair share of political differences.