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Let's keep it civil

I am not in the habit of writing to the paper. However, this week’s letter by Tim Adams upset me to no end. This vile and vicious attack on our current House Representative and the Chair of the Missoula Republican Party was not only full of lies...

 
 By Ron Cox    Opinion    October 1, 2020 

I like Tom Browder

I like Tom. He has roots in our neighborhood, worked in our woods in his younger days and had a successful business career. Not only is he a full time resident of our community, he is a full time participant in our community. As a lifelong Montanan...

 
 By Rose Dumont    Opinion    October 1, 2020 

Re-Elect Mike Hopkins for House District 92

As a resident of House District 92, I am pleased to be able to endorse our Representative Mike Hopkins for re-election. As our Representative, Mike has authored and passed legislation that has created jobs in our community and throughout the State,...

 

Black for MT Supreme Court, Marks for District Court, Bennett for Secretary of State

One of the most important votes you will cast this year is for Montana Supreme Court. Most people ignore judicial contests, so your vote will carry extra weight. Mike Black is by far the superior candidate. Black, a fourth generation Montanan, was...

 
 By Bruce Rieman    Opinion    October 1, 2020 

Browder will represent all of us

It’s no secret that there is a diversity of opinion in our community. Politics has become something of a contentious, even nasty business nationally. Sometimes tensions can be high even within the State, counties and local communities. Some politic...

 

Proven results for House District 92

As an elected official, you just have to get used to the fact that people will lie about you. Like it or not, its just a part of the way campaign seasons work currently. But I feel like lying about people’s families for political gain is a line in...

 
 By Kathy Koors    Opinion    October 1, 2020 

Browder has the right stuff to represent us effectively

I’ve lived in the Swan Valley for 40 years. I’ve worked locally, for Rustics, the Forest Service, DNRC and Swan Ecosystem Center. Currently I work with Living With Wildlife Foundation, helping to educate visitors to our public lands about...

 
 By David Passieri    Opinion    October 1, 2020 

Stand united and reclaim America

Our mission should always be to preserve the nobility of Americas character, One Nation Under God. A place where anybody’s dream can come true. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights was the fulfillment of 1,000+...

 

Juanita Vero is the authentic Montanan

Have you ever met a person that seems to shine - because they listen, smile, reflect and then actually respond directly to you? Have you been believing respect, being heard and part of the process in driving together toward a better way to reach and...

 

House District 92 deserves better

Since ballots will soon be in the mail, I have some concerns about our local elected representative, Mike Hopkins.  If you’re not familiar, Mike moved here from California where his mommy was busy suing Danville, California for two years over his...

 

Tranel will stand up for families and small businesses

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...

 

Here we go again...

When does PUBLIC LAND cease to belong to the public? Many years ago various entities decided that the general public was not entitled to use public land. What to do? They convinced the US government to turn some 70,000 acres of public land into a...

 

Vero will allow Missoula County to continue to thrive

As a County Commissioner, Juanita Vero continues to provide us with the dynamic and successful leadership necessary to lead Missoula County through these particularly challenging times. Her long-successful ranching business in the Greenough area has...

 

Graybill for State Attorney General, Morigeau for State Auditor

Raph Graybill is one of the most talented lawyers I have met. A fifth generation Montanan he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Bullock. He has work experience as both an attorney and a police officer. He has practiced before the US...

 

Bennett will fight for transparency and right to vote

As a native Montanan, brought up by union workers and raising my son in a state that has consistently ranked one of the proudest nationwide, I ask you to look closer at a race you may not have considered important: Montana's Secretary of State. In...

 

Bennett best choice for Secretary of State

Bryce Bennett is the person we need to elect for Secretary Of State. Bryce has done a lot of admirable, bipartisan work to protect our privacy, keep dark money out of our elections, protect access to public lands and extend and maintain health care...

 

Bennett will restore services, work for free, fair elections

I am proud to endorse Bryce Bennett for the Office of Secretary of State (SOS). Bryce has worked diligently and effectively as the Representative for Montana House District 91 for the past four years. I look forward to seeing his energy and...

 

What we know for sure

I have learned a lot over the past few months. If you watch Fox news; Democrat run cities are experiencing riots by supposed protesters for racial justice. ABC, NBC and CNN portray this as “largely peaceful” patriots protesting racism while...

 

BCSA supports local economy and recreation

Over fifteen years ago, folks from Seeley Lake and Ovando sat at the conference table at Pyramid Mountain Lumber with three goals: support local timber jobs and healthy forests, increase recreational use in the Lolo National Forest, and permanently...

 

We're behind the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act

Horse packers and mountain bikers spend less time together than we should - it sometimes seems like we’re in the woods in search of different things. But the truth is that we’re all drawn to the backcountry for the same reasons: to enjoy...

 

Browder best fit for Seeley-Swan

I would like to recommend you vote Tom Browder for House District 92. Residents of Seeley-Swan need an active, engaged and local community member to represent them in Montana’s State Legislature. We all know Seeley-Swan has many needs, including...

 

Stop the destruction, justice will come

Ninety-nine percent of law enforcement men and women are good, honorable, brave and even heroes that put their lives on the line every day when they go out to protect and rescue the citizens of America. And yet we have liberal, left-wing Democrats...

 

Honesty and integrity needed when using taxpayer dollars

The work of the 2019 legislative session has come full circle on two bills vetted in the Senate State Administration Veterans’ Affairs Committee which I chaired. One was SB275 (Senator Olzewski-R) and HB524 (Representative Weatherwax-D) that...

 

Join with me in voting for Greg Gianforte

I am writing in support of Greg Gianforte for Governor. I believe Greg understands the dire economic position our state is in and has a game plan for recovery. Before the plandemic (not a typo), Montana ranked 49th in the nation in household income,...

 

Bryce Bennett - The best person for Secretary of State

As an active member of a local elections advisory committee, I have seen how much work goes into keeping our elections accessible, secure and accurate. I have seen how important it is to have strong leadership in the Secretary of State’s office...

 

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