Articles written by Duane Mitchell

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  • Richland County Commissioner Mitchell Pens Letter To Senator Tester

    Duane Mitchell|Dec 1, 2021

    Honorable Senator Jon Tester, Thank you for all your keeping the interests of the citizens of Montana first and foremost in all your decisions while serving as a Senator from Montana. Currently All Montanans are facing a critical situation because of the threatening mandate from our Federal Government. As one of the Richland County Commissioners I am on the Board of Eastern Montana Community Mental Health, which serves seventeen counties in eastern Montana. I also serve on the Board of Foundation for Community Care and know some of the...

  • Oil And Gas Operations Can Fuel Montana's Economic Recovery

    Duane Mitchell - Loren Young - Shane Gorder|Aug 11, 2021

    Aug. 3 - It is no secret that Montana is full of natural resources. Access to an abundance of fossil fuels and renewable resources makes our state one of the nation’s largest energy suppliers, and our communities have long benefitted from the revenue generated by statewide oil and natural gas operations — especially in Richland County. As Richland County Commissioners, we are well-versed in oil and gas operations and understand just how critical oil and gas tax revenue is for local and state budgets. We are at the heart of Montana’s oil and g...

  • Principal Executive Officer's Determination and Declaration of Emergency

    Duane Mitchell|Mar 18, 2020

    I, Duane Mitchell, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Richland County, Montana, the principal executive officer of Richland County, Montana, hereby: Issue a local emergency proclamation; and Determine there is an emergency. Nature of the Emergency. The nature of the emergency is: the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from air contamination, infestations, or outbreak of disease. Area Threatened. The area...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Duane Mitchell|Apr 25, 2018

    Dear Editor: “America will ever be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) I have known Tanya Rost for years. In fact, her husband Shawn worked for Mitchell’s Oilfield Service in Baker back in the 90’s. I know Tanya is a hard working dedicated Christian wife, mom and a woman or integrity she will stand for what is correct. A real lady of character and principals. When Tanya said she was going to seek the state House of Representative seat distric...

  • Letter To The Editor

    Duane Mitchell|May 4, 2016

    I just heard the Governor for our great state of Montana say he tried to get an “Infrastructure Bill” passed during the last legislative session. He said it was due to “partisan politics” that it didn’t happen. I have been trying to get the truth out about this so-called “Infrastructure Bill”. This is what I’ve discovered: Senate Bill #416 was introduced by Senator John Brenden from Scobey. When you read SB 416, the first line says, “an act providing funding and authorization for Capitol and infrastructure projects state wide.” If you ask...