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Choices in conflict

I found the letter to the Pathfinder titled “Vote like life depends on it” interesting and I thank the Pathfinder for printing the varied views of the community. I do have several concerns about the view expressed. First, the author’s view is...

 

Experience matters

If you got a mailer attacking my opponent, for the record that is not from me, and I disavow it. I do not do attack mailers, never have and never will. The interest earned off the current principle of the Coal Tax Trust Fund currently funds over 15 d...

 

Fielder exposes Missoulan's flip-flop

On Sunday, Oct. 11, the Missoulian endorsed me with the big bold headline: “Fielder is who PSC needs now”. Among other things, the well-reasoned endorsement acknowledged my “willingness to stand up to powerful interests.” Indeed, I have...

 

Vote for Monica Tranel

As former wildland firefighters, we learned what’s required to take on complex and difficult, tasks. We learned that when the going gets tough, there’s no substitute for hard work, experience and clear thinking. We know that excellent leaders...

 

My Plan to Clean Up the Corruption and Incompetence of the Secretary of State's Office

Over the last four years, our Secretary of State’s office has become plagued with incompetence and corruption under the leadership of Corey Stapleton and Christi Jacobsen. Under their mismanagement we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of taxpayer...

 

Community members make communities stronger  

My wife and I moved to Seeley Lake in 2019 from the Flathead Valley, seeking to simplify and reconnect with nature and a smaller community. We quickly met many residents who made us feel welcome and provided great examples of community love and...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 15, 2020

Give Browder a chance

Mike Hopkins is asking to be re-elected to the Montana Legislature as the representative from the Seeley-Swan -Potomac-Bonner-Clinton area. Here’s a fact to consider in your decision to vote or NOT VOTE for him. Seeley residents have been...

 

O'Brien brings people together

When you campaign across our beautiful state, as we both have had the opportunity to do, you learn a thing or two about what it means to be a Montanan. You learn that while there are unique issues in each of our 56 counties, we all share many of the...

 

What my ballot will look like - Part two

Here is how I am voting: Last week’s letter dealt with Propositions, Judges and the Public Service Commission. You can view it here: http://kvs.org/vote/ballot-part1.pdf MT House Rep, HD 92: TOM BROWDER is a native Montanan, who lives in the...

 

Please protect my future - vote for climate proponents

The summer before I turned 17 was the worst fire season in Montana history. The Rice Ridge fire outside of Seeley Lake grew 60,000 acres in a single day, filling the beautiful Blackfoot Valley, where I’ve lived my entire life, with smoke and...

 

Browder best choice for House District 92

I’m writing this letter in support of Tom Browder, as he is a man of character and diligence. I met Tom about three years ago as a volunteer on his Parks and Recreation committee, which he led and continues to lead at this time. I continue to...

 
 By Gary Wolfe    Opinion    October 15, 2020

I support Kathleen Williams

Recently, I have received a couple of misleading mailers from the Montana Republican State Central Committee attacking Kathleen Williams and claiming she “wants to take away your Second Amendment rights.” Don’t believe the Republican and NRA...

 

Democracy one - Republicans zero

Around the United States for the last several years, Republicans have pushed legislation and regulations to make voter registration and voting more difficult. As we all know, and Republicans like Trump and a few others have publicly admitted, they do...

 
 By Tom Beers    Opinion    October 15, 2020

Missoulian editorial lacks integrity

I’m not sure I’ve ever read a more disingenuous or out of touch endorsement for a political office than the Missoulian’s recent endorsement of Jennifer Fielder for Public Service Commissioner. They contend she has a “unique capacity to unite...

 

We all deserve better from the PSC

In two recent decisions, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that the Public Service Commission (PSC) broke the law when it imposed harsh contract terms on renewable energy developers who sought to sell power to the state’s largest regulated utility....

 
 By Lee Boman    Opinion    October 15, 2020

Monica Tanel better choice than Jennifer Fielder

I have had brief but memorial conversations with Jennifer Fielder. It was apparent from those conversations that Jennifer Fielder has no desire or ability to work with others that may not agree with her. Most concerning to me was how hostile...

 

Bennett has my support

I am a retired teacher in Missoula and Bryce Bennett has my support for Montana Secretary of State. Bryce is a fifth generation Montanan with a solid history of public service as State Senator. Bryce attended Montana public schools and is enthusiasti...

 

Endorsing Monica Tranel for Public Service Commission

The outcome of every electoral race this November will affect Montana’s air, water, climate and economic opportunities. Montana Conservation Voters, a statewide non-partisan organization, believes we all can help protect our public lands, our...

 
 By Kathy Koors    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Tranel has my vote

I am a long time resident of the Swan Valley. I am voting for Monica Tranel because she knows her stuff! Take a moment to learn about her, she is the right person for this job. In addition to two decades of experience working directly with the...

 
 By Don Larson    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Treat NRA grades with skepticism

With all the “grades” being issued by the National Rifle Association (NRA) for Montana political candidates I’d like to offer some perspective on this highly partisan organization. I am 74 years old and have hunted for nearly 60 years in...

 

Vote like life depends on it

With numerous important voting issues, none is more critical than life. God’s Commandment states: “You shall not kill,” meaning to not kill unjustly.  Even though science concurs with the Church that an individual human being exists at concept...

 

What my ballot will look like - Part One

By next week, your ballots will have arrived in the mail. For whatever it’s worth, here is how I am voting. You can view a sample of my ballot at http://kvs.org/vote/ballot2020.pdf I will start out with the parts that baffle many people....

 

Who will represent all of us?

When I looked out the window this morning, the fog was partially concealing our valley. As the sun rose, the fog lifted and I was staring in awe at the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows that greet us most mornings in the fall when you live in this...

 
 By Erin Riley    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Browder is a vote for honor, kindness and hard work

As a resident of East Missoula, I am writing to put my support behind Tom Browder for House District 92.  I haven’t known Tom for a very long time but what I have seen is an honest, knowledgeable, generous, dedicated and helpful person. I was...

 

Local candidate Tom Browder generates excitement

With the vitriol and enmity permeating politics on the national level it is easy to become jaded and disengage. It often seems that we are relegated to choosing the least onerous candidate. It is difficult to get enthused. Fortunately, for a change,...

 

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