Friday, December 02, 2022

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 2 weeks, 1 day 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, 3 weeks ago
Build it and they will come

When a developer seeks to build 268 housing units and 73 resort RV stalls in one of the most beautiful places in Montana, ‘they’ will come.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Inflation is moderating, but not for Northwestern Energy customers

I woke up to news last week that the US inflation rate is moderating. Good news – unless you are a customer of Northwestern Energy.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Buchanan is independent choice for an effective voice in congress

One of the first lessons I learned on becoming a state legislator was to make it as easy as possible for other legislators to agree with me. I saw how those who demonstrated both competence and goodwill were take...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Dave Fern: Burdens facing many residential property owners

Like many of you who are homeowners, my property taxes have taken an upward trajectory in the last few years.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Tribute to Winter Carnival legend Rick Donahue

Our community is sparked and powered by heroes hidden in plain sight, working tirelessly and over a long time to create goodness for the benefit of us all.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
City should deny dock variance request on lake

They want what they want, and everyone can deal with it. Birch Hill, a homeowner’s association south around the lake from The Lodge at Whitefish Lake requests a variance from the City of Whitefish (first the req...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
It's Time to Bring Big Medicine Home

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) held their Bison Range Restoration Celebration May 20-22, 2022, which was a monumental day that represented the righting of a terrible time in our U.S. history b...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks 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 5 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 5 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Muldown thanks community for support throughout year

Muldown thanks community for support throughout year

Updated 5 months, 2 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 5 months, 3 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 ...