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Any deployment of troops requires great consideration

By Montana Governor Steve Bullock The decision to send Montana Soldiers and Airmen anywhere – to the front lines, to a forest fire, or to protect our nation’s borders – is one of the most difficult decisions I make as Governor and as Commander in Chief of the Montana National Guard. I do not take…

Letters to the Editor

Beware of political carpetbaggers

  The case of Buckley v. Valeo was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court over 40 years ago. It allowed individuals to spend an unlimited amount of their own money on pursuing a public political office. Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot took advantage of this decision when he ran for president in the 1990’s. This…

Elk incident highlights bigger problem

  In response to your article regarding Brian Gum and his son illegally shooting bull elk along Home Acres Road (December 27, 2017): I was extremely disappointed to hear Mr. Gum excusing his actions rather than taking responsibility for them. The behavior he modeled here is simply blaming others to excuse his own inappropriate actions….

Support for Christensen

  Dr. Christensen was our family doctor and we were very happy with him. The way the trial turned out was unbelievable. My wife and I went to the trial several times and we were amazed to see what a rigged, planned, smear campaign it was. First, the judge would not allow people to testify…

Daines not a friend to Montana

  Is Steve Daines working against Montana? He voted for a bill to repeal the ACA, which according to the CBO, if passed, would have left 16 million Americans uninsured and increased premiums. Regardless of one’s thoughts about the ACA, jeopardizing the health of Americans without a replacement is cruel. He supports a Republican/Trump tax…

Support for Christensen

  Dr. Christensen was an excellent family doctor who cared more about his patients than he cared about making money. When our son was 8 years old he broke his arm. We took him to Dr. Christensen and he cleaned the wound and took x-rays. Because the arm was cut to the bone, Dr. Christensen…

Volunteers needed

  If you’ve gotten your license renewed at the Stevensville Driver Services office, you’ve likely spent more than a few moments admiring the beautiful clerk’s desk in the corner. It was an original piece in the Hamilton Courthouse many, many years ago and is not owned by the State of Montana. The Stevensville office would…

Support for Dr. Christensen

  There has been a lot said lately about Dr. Chris Christensen. I feel, however, like we mostly heard the prosecutors’ side during the trial. I think it only fair that we also hear the other side from those who did not abuse his treatment. Dr. Chris was our family doctor and we were very…

Thanks for attending menorah lighting

  Big hugs and thanks to all who attended Tuesday’s menorah lighting. The Sheriff and a Board member attended! … along with about 100 others. Rabbi Nash led about 100 people in lighting of the menorah at the Fairgrounds! This lighting commemorated a victory over tyranny in 165 BCE. For Jews of Montana, this turn-out…

What about the deficit?

  Recently I received two replies from letters I sent to Senator Daines. Both of his emails are detailed form letters praising the Senate tax bill. One word is missing from both letters: “deficit.” The alternative to “tax-and-spend Democrat” seems to be “borrow-and-spend Republican.” Whatever happened to fiscal conservatism? Paul Stanton Hamilton

Down on Daines

  Seldom seen Senator Daines is running in Montana and hiding in D.C. From his Beltway desk, like drone warfare, he remotely lobs Acts of destruction into Montana. Daines recently introduced the “Protect Public Use of Public Lands” Bill, which proposes to abolish most Montana Wilderness Study Areas protected by the late Senator Lee Metcalf’s…