Articles written by Deborah Carstensen


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  • Dear fellow Montanans and friends who love Montana

    Deborah Carstensen, Condon|Dec 14, 2023

    In the early 1900s, my great-grandfather came west from Missouri and settled with his family in a wooded area near Alberton. He was drawn to western Montana, he said, by the “power and beauty of the Rocky Mountain front.” It was the tradition of my great-grandfather and those of us who came after him to support political candidates who best represent our state, regardless of party. While my father voted twice for Dwight Eisenhower, he became a Kennedy Democrat in 1960, partly because of Kennedy’s strong advocacy for the conservation of publi...

  • Tranel will stand up for families and small businesses

    Deborah Carstensen, Condon, Montana|Sep 24, 2020

    In the late 1800’s my great, great grandfather came west from Missouri and settled with his family in a wooded area near Alberton. He was drawn to Western Montana, he said, by the power and beauty of the Rocky Mountain front. My grandpa owned and operated a small sawmill, which paved the way for my father’s introduction to the wood products industry. When I was a child, my dad’s work took my family to various Montana locations including the community of Seeley Lake, which is just down the road from where I now live. As a native Montanan with...

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