Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 3 weeks, 2 days 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 impact…

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Chamber supports using resort tax for workforce housing

Vote yes for community housing! That’s the unanimous recommendation of the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Badger-Two Medicine is a cultural touchstone

The Blackfeet Nation has, since time immemorial, remained committed to protecting our sacred cultural lands in the Badger-Two Medicine.

Updated 3 months ago
New land development review procedures confuse and concern residents

Anyone attending the City of Whitefish’s Growth Policy Kick-Off on Thursday evening, Aug. 24, got a lot more information than they bargained for, and many found it upsetting.

Updated 3 months ago
New land development review procedures confusing

Anyone attending the City of Whitefish’s growth policy kick-off on Aug. 24 got a lot more information than they bargained for, and many found it upsetting.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Taking a look at the legacy of former President Jimmy Carter

In late August it was reported that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter had entered their “final days.”

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Students deserve expansion of high school

We urge everyone to support the upcoming bond vote and the future of Whitefish High students with the academic and sports upgrades our students and teachers deserve.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Sparrow's Nest marks 10 years of helping homeless teens

Ten years ago this summer, I found myself sitting in a meeting at United Way discussing the issue of homelessness among our teen population here in Flathead County.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
GOP strategy to help the housing crisis is to increase homeowner property taxes

Across western Montana, people are being squeezed out of their homes and communities by rising prices.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Seek the truth about grizzly bear management

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

Updated 3 months, 4 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 Proje…

Updated 3 months, 4 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 from …

Updated 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months, 1 week ago
Lifeguard shortage

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