Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

September 06, 2018 at 10:22 am

Bad Actors LawThe Bad Actors Law is a Montana mining law that was passed because there was a pattern of irresponsible behavior by some Montana mining company chief officers. This pattern often resulted in major pollution and bankruptcy fili...

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Hecla issue ‘double talk’ from DEQ just doesn’t make sense

September 05, 2018 at 1:24 pm

I respect the importance Department of Environmental Quality has in ensuring protection of Montana’s environment. We acknowledge Director Livers’ support for Hecla when he accurately stated, “DEQ recognizes that Hecla’s track record of mine...

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Open pocketbooks for hospital

August 23, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Attention citizens of Mineral County:I am writing today to remind everyone of the importance of Mineral Community Hospital.Please open your hearts and pocketbooks and donate to your hospital. They perform all kinds of services and also emer...

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Truth about mining ‘Bad Actor’ law

August 08, 2018 at 9:18 am

When critics of the Mining Bad Actors Law attacks Montana’s enforcement of a state law that protects taxpayers from shouldering the clean-up bill for mining companies, it’s clearly time to impose an old-fashioned smell test. In weaving toge...

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President’s words at European Summit ‘horrifying’

July 25, 2018 at 11:01 am

[Editor’s note: This letter was edited for content.]I am horrified by the President’s words at the European Summit and his subsequent meeting with Putin. This is a man who sees himself as the center of the universe; anyone who disagrees wit...

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Plains from ‘critical eye of a stranger’

July 25, 2018 at 11:01 am

An Open Letter to the Town Council:As I was driving into Plains the other day, I decided to look at the town through the critical eye of a stranger. I was pleasantly made aware that that expect for a both ends and a very small spot in the c...

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Letter to Editor

June 06, 2018 at 10:57 am

Legislature needs to fix game warden fundingUnlike most government agencies, which are funded by tax dollars, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is funded almost entirely by a combination of hunter and angler license sales and feder...

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Letter to Editor

May 30, 2018 at 11:12 am

Do people really know?Do the people of Plains really understand the so called final draft of the nuisance and junk vehicle ordinance?By passing the legalese, this is my own simplified version.1: By reason of lack of maintenance and or being...

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Letter to Editor

May 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Hopping madAs someone that has been a strong advocate for the mines in Northwest Montana to start, the latest move by our own state government to obstruct their development has me hopping mad! Doesn’t our state want to see an area that freq...

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Letter to Editor

May 15, 2018 at 9:57 am

Bike RodeoIf you were a kid in Hot Springs what would you not want to do without: A BIKE.How many of us can remember our time prior to owning a car. For most of us, a bike was our way to be independent from the family, a freedom to choose w...

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