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 By Mike Marshall    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Hopkins please focus on real issues

I was very disappointed to read the comments of Mike Hopkins in our local newspaper. My previous impression of Mike was that he held himself to higher standards. His comments were disingenuous at best. This is misdirection at its worst and highly...

 

The choice is yours - A Democratic or Republician legislature

The upcoming mid term elections are not about Trump; that is two years hence. In Montana, they are not about who is a Montanan or a newcomer or “the real thing.” They are simply about whether Schumer will dictate the activities of the Senate and...

 
 By Burt Caldwell    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Re-elect Sheriff T.J. McDermott

For nearly four years Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott has worked tirelessly to provide our community with a Sheriff’s Office that we can be proud of and trust. McDermott has led his staff to accomplish a lot in his first term. All of the...

 

Believe

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius Life. It’s unexplained; the highs and lows, the ebb and flow of good and bad, the mixed bag of emot...

 

The legacy of Double Arrow Ranch

Double Arrow Ranch is proud to share a name that has a long history in the Seeley Lake area. Once called the Corbett Ranch, the land that makes up today’s residential community was part of a purchase in the late 1920’s by Jan Boissevain and...

 

Why I'm voting for Bridges for HD92

I’ve known Lee Bridges for over 30 years, since back in the days when she rebuilt and restored antique motorcycles with her late husband, Partsfather. She’s always worked in the blue collar trades; from wrenching bikes, to building her own shop,...

 

My record speaks for its self

Absentee ballots are out! Its been a long campaign year and while my opponents’ staffers have now decided to send out attack ads lying about my record, I am still proud that our race for HD92 has for the most part been a really civil race....

 
 By CC Ibsen    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Wafstet is the best choice for Sheriff

Candidates who run for Sheriff should be independent candidates, with no allegiance to any political party. Their allegiance should be to the law and their constituents. Only an independent Sheriff can be free from that allegiance. Travis Wafstet is...

 

Hopkins dead wrong

I was surprised and shocked to read Mike Hopkins’ letter to the editor in the last issue. I know Mike as friendly with a sense of humor, not shrill and hysterical. I can only assume that somebody else wrote the letter and Mike signed it without...

 
 By Ben Dawson    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Vote for the working class - Vote Bridges

For us it’s simple. Lee embodies the American spirit and what hard work and determination can accomplish over a life well lived. A woman of the trades, Lee is a proud retiree of SMART Local 103 and has had a long and proud career as a sheet metal...

 

The 6-Mill levy is slam dunk

If you want to support our Montana students, here is an important decision and vote which only comes around every 10 years! When voting in November, you will have a choice to support the renewal of the 6-mill levy for Montana’s higher education...

 

Bridges will fight for veterans

As a retired veteran with 42 years of service, I can appreciate the commitment of those legislators who genuinely recognize the sacrifice and dedication of the men and women that faithfully served our country during times of war...and peace. Service...

 

I want to continue to work for you

Montana is the greatest state in the greatest nation in the world. It’s why three generations of my family have called Montana their home and it’s why I still farm the same dirt that my grandparents homesteaded more than 100 years ago. Farming...

 
 By Dee Brown SD2    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

I-185 beginning of the sin tax

I-185 is being touted as a health measure. Raising the price of a pack of cigarettes by $2 will encourage more people to quit smoking and pay for Medicaid expansion they say. Hospitals are promoting I-185 for more than a health reason. It is guarante...

 
 By Erin Tate    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

US Bank's Simple Loans aren't so simple

US Bank sells “Simple Loans” with 70-88 percent interest in Montana. People take these loans to buy snow tires, cover a mortgage payment or pay medical bills. Montana law caps predatory payday loans at 36 percent interest. But federally-insured b...

 

Community journalism matters because communities matter

"Everything in this newspaper is important to someone." It's become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of...

 

Mike Hopkins is the best choice for HD92

I served with Mike Hopkins in the Montana Legislature in 2017 on the Appropriations Committee and on the Legislative Finance Committee through the present date. Mike’s budget experience, his excellent work ethic and his service to his constituents...

 

A simple summary of the sewer situation

SEELEY LAKE - I investigated our Sewer situation. Here’s a simple summary: The county is not issuing septic permits where nitrate levels are elevated, so businesses and residents have turned on each other instead of building consensus. The Sewer...

 

Moving forward with fire - An updated plan for Missoula County

On May 24, 2018, the Missoula Board of County Commissioners approved an updated version of the 2005 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The update was a collaborative effort of Missoula County Office of Emergency Management, Frenchtown Rural F...

 

Bring your vote home - Vote for Bridges

I am writing to urge my friends and neighbors to vote for Lee Bridges for House District 92. Lee actually lives in our District and has for 35 years. She actively supports her communities, serving on both the East Missoula Community Council and...

 

McDermott sets high standard for rural law enforcement

“Zone 5” is the designation the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office uses to describe the Seeley-Swan-Blackfoot area of the county. Since 2015, this zone has benefited greatly due to the emphasis placed on rural law enforcement by the current Misso...

 

Democrats must come back to real issues

In the last couple of weeks, we have all seen the videos of Liberal protesters screaming and throwing bottles at cars outside of the Supreme Court chambers and the Capitol. Senators home addresses and phone numbers being released and followed up with...

 

This is what my ballot will look like

For whatever it’s worth, this is how I will vote when the mail ballots arrive in a couple of days: Jon Tester for the U.S. Senate. Jon is a dirt farmer and a real Montanan. His opponent is a real estate developer from back east, who moved here rece...

 

Bridges IS HD92

Lee Bridges is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. She is honest and straightforward. She tells it like it is and most important, she listens to people. She appreciates the challenge of winning over a vote, she relishes talking to people...

 
 By Rita Wolfe    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Montana sportsmen can count on Bridges

As a firearms owner and active big game hunter for many years, the right to bear firearms is important to me. I first met Lee Bridges when she started campaigning for House District 92 and I have visited with her on a few occasions since then....

 

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