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Letters to the Editor

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Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago

The Chairlift: Wealth and winter wonderlands

My first and only chairlift ride thus far this season was when Chair 1 took me to the summit on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Gov must practice what he preaches

The Montana Supreme Court clarified the state’s ability to accrue “banked mills” when the calculation required under Monana code 15-10-420 results in mills above the cumulative cap of 95. While that opinion was dir…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Flashback: We, the People of Whitefish

About 20 years ago when I was in my early 30s, I wrote a regular column for the Whitefish Pilot called “Buckshot.” Re-reading this particular column below struck me in a variety of ways, but mostly how timeless man…

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Councilors shouldn't accept developer campaign contributions

Two Whitefish City Council members accept campaign contributions from a developer. They then vote to approve the development projects. We need to protect and ensure the integrity and transparency of campaigns, poli…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
What we expect doesn't always happen…

Most of us take our city services for granted. Not anymore! We expect water to flow from our faucet, expect our sewage to go where it is supposed to go and expect our storm and drain water to flow to an environment…

Updated 3 months ago
A glimpse into a choice school in the making

Kasey Koehler, has abandoned her job as an administrator in Miles City so she can create a Choice School focused on students with diagnosed disabilities and differential learning needs.

Updated 3 months ago
U.S. must unite in support of Israel

The most important global issue of the day is that of the middle east conflict. The barbaric evil of Hamas was in full display Oct. 7.

Updated 3 months ago
A time of thanks

At this time of year, it is traditional to reflect on what we are grateful for and I want to share a few thoughts of gratitude with our Whitefish School District staff, parents, and the Whitefish community.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Montana must keep teacher licensing fees low

Should Montana increase teacher licensing fees? The answer is simple, no. Why would we consider shifting the burden of covering the cost of licensing to our teachers who are struggling to make ends meet?

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Flathead Lake's low water levels are avoidable

Flathead Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth; however, this summer’s low lake levels severely impacted residents, irrigators, fishermen, recreati…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hospital Corner: Winter Injury Prevention

November 18 is designated National Injury Prevention Awareness Day which is no surprise to me because: winter.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Affordable housing bill is a win-win, but for whom?

Contrary to Nathan Dugan’s assertion (Montana Land Use Planning Act makes city planning more inclusive, Oct. 25), Senate Bill 382 contains no secrete sauce, magic potion, or any other way to make community planning…

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Whitefish responds to inflammatory rhetoric

In his letter to the editor (Class action suit against Whitefish moves forward, Oct. 26) Paul Gillman made numerous misrepresentations of fact and even went so far as to publicly disparage a city of Whitefish emplo…

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Tech hub designation is great news for Montana

The recent announcement that Western Montana has been selected as a federally-designated technology hub is great news for our state.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Letters to the editor Nov. 1

Letters to the editor Nov. 1

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Senate wasting time not responding to Hamas attacks

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. In the words of President Ronald Reagan, “We should all recognize these deeds make so evident the bestial na…