Letters to the Editor

Legislature should make funding higher education priority

March 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

In 1947 thousands of World War II veterans eligible for G.I. Bill higher education benefits were overwhelming the University System. The feeling in Montana and the rest of the country was that nobody was entitled to a living, but that every...

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Grob should keep job on Co-op board

March 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

With many years as Flathead Electric Co-op Trustee and as Board President, Doug Grobís service to our community is well-known. But many may not be aware of the reputation he has earned at the regional level as a thoughtful and respected adv...

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Vacant state jobs should be cut

March 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Your Republican led legislature is in the process of compiling the budget for the next two years. We are not just talking about efficient state government, we are implementing it. We are doing this by focusing on reducing waste in bureaucra...

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Now time to build infrastructure

March 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm

For a decade or more our Montana Legislature has grappled with the increasing need to renovate both Romney Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman and the Montana Historical Society museum facility in Helena.A compelling case has been made for bo...

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Sunshine Week highlights need for open government

March 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm

The students I teach at the University of Montana often show up with a powerful assumption: If there is some piece of information out there, Google can find it. Itís an understandable belief for 19-year-olds who have grown up in a world whe...

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Legislature takes on bills related to microchip implants, taxation

March 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm

The 66th Montana Legislative Assembly has reached its midpoint known as transmittal. This is when general bills in the Senate and House have to be transmitted to the other chamber. It is the half way point of the 90 day session. The general...

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Thanks for supporting race

March 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm

The Flathead Classic Dog Sled Race has come and gone and once again it was a great success thanks to the organizational skills of Bret Svetlik, Pam Beckstrom, Wendy and Steve Riggs, and Georgia Hall. This fun weekend race would also not be ...

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Thanks to business for great service

March 05, 2019 at 1:18 pm

When you wake up on a Sunday morning with the temperature at minus 13 degrees, itís a big surprise to discover that your house temperature is 59 because your furnace has gone out. That happened to us. We have a maintenance contract with Den...

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New surgical director joins cutting-edge team

March 05, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Recently, North Valley Hospital welcomed a new surgical services director, Rob Romanelly, who moved to Whitefish from Fort Collins, Colorado. Romanelly earned his nursing degree at Indiana State University before working in management in va...

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Legislature looks at infrastructure, housing

March 05, 2019 at 1:18 pm

The Montana Legislature is on a transmittal break during the first week of March. This is the 45-day mark of the session where general bills (nonrevenue), must get to the other chamber. Most of us in the House will be off this week. Several...

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