Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 3 months, 3 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 4 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 8 months ago
Seek the truth about grizzly bear management

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

Updated 8 months, 1 week 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 8 months, 1 week 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Lifeguard shortage

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

Updated 9 months ago
You too could be a citizen lobbyist

What is it like to step into Sens. Steve Daines’ or Jon Tester’s office in Washington, D.C., as an ordinary citizen? How does it feel to push open the heavy doors to the offices of Reps. Matt Rosendale or Ryan Zink…

Updated 9 months ago
Resort tax reallocation can do more for residents

The City of Whitefish is preparing to place a reallocation of its resort tax revenues on the ballot this fall.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Supermajority Republicans grew Montana government and your raised taxes

Less government and lower taxes.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Montanans are getting their money back

Nearly all working-age Montanans, more than half the state’s total population, are getting some welcome news this month: the state is sending them money.