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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...

 
 By Tim Adams    Opinion    September 24, 2020 

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...

 

Guilt or guilty

Guilt and feeling guilty are extremely common. Guilt describes a condition or state of being, while feeling guilty describes, well, a feeling. Why do we experience the two and is it important to ask...

 

A productive year for restoration throughout the Blackfoot River watershed

As we head into fall, it’s a time of reflection on this past year and all that was accomplished on numerous projects with our strong group of partners. As spring arrived, we had many questions as to how our field season would unfold with COVID...

 

Three lessons I learned from Wayne Cahoon

My wife and I moved to Seeley Lake in August of 1993. Wayne and his wife Sandee were among the first people we met here in Seeley Lake. In fact, during our first Sunday worship service at Mission Bible Fellowship, back when service was still held...

 

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...

 
 By Chris Henry    Opinion    September 24, 2020 

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...

 
 By Thomas Orr    Opinion    September 24, 2020 

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...

 

Where will your journey end?

To examine the Messiah’s journey is always a good check and to see the suffering of the One “Who created all things in the heavens and that are in the earth – all have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16. Let’s go to...

 

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...

 

Montana's Small Businesses cannot afford Medicare for All or the Public Option

As we debate how to improve our country’s healthcare system, we must consider how any proposal would affect small businesses and the millions of Americans they employ. As a small business owner, I know that a new government-controlled health...

 

Stop wasting taxpayer dollars - Vote Bennett for honesty and integrity

A recent Billings Gazette editorial, “Stapleton Shows Why He Is Unfit for Any Office” is right on target. What it doesn’t say is: his second in command is just as incompetent. Christi Jacobsen has been Corey Stapleton’s Deputy Secretary of...

 

Can't afford another Democrat in the Senate

The crime and rioting in the Democratic controlled cities is wide spread.  In many cases the publicly elected officials are supporting this destruction.  Many business owners are seeing their life’s work destroyed in one night.  The mayors in...

 

Consolidation an answer to high cost government

It is time to fully examine the idea of combining Missoula with the county to streamline our governments. Communities such as Butte - Silverbow have done this successfully and dramatically reduced government costs by increasing efficiency. There is o...

 

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