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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In 2019 State Senator Steven Hinebaugh voted NO on Hanna’s Act HB 21, which provided for a specialist with the Department of Justice to coordinate efforts between local, state, Federal, and tribal authorities in missing persons cases,...

 

To the Residents of Richland County

On behalf of the Office of Sheriff and my staff, I want to express our appreciation for your continued support during these trying times. We are seeing changes across the nation affecting the relationship between law enforcement and the public. Our...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear neighbors, It’s summer in Richland County. Like you, my days are filled with sunburns, hard work, and spending time outside with loved ones. However, as your local librarian, there is one pressing topic that I would like to visit about with...

 

Letter To The Editor

I find it ironic and disheartening that Senator Daines, a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, voted for the 2017 tax bill, which primarily benefited our richest people and our largest corporations and is projected to add $2 trillion to our national...

 

COVID From My Perspective

As an EMT, and a reasonably intelligent person, when I learned about COVID-19, my initial thoughts were: “We just don’t know enough about this virus, so I should proceed with caution, not fear, to protect myself, my family and others that I come...

 

Guest Opinion: Would We Defend Our Courthouse From Riots And Firebombing?

We should tolerate firebombing federal courthouses in Portland no more than we would tolerate firebombing the law and justice center in Sidney. Both house our courtrooms. We bring our cases to both places. Remember the irrigation case? It would have...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: As we celebrate our country’s freedoms, the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, cause me to consider how our health plays a dominant role in those desires. Healthcare is being threatened by the lawsuit that would...

 

Letter To The Editor

Voters have an experienced choice for Governor with Mike Cooney who was elected to the Montana State House and Senate, and the offices of Sec. of State and Lieutenant Governor. Mike Cooney has also served as an administrator in the MT Dept. of Labor...

 

Letter to the Editor

I’d like to thank the folks of Richland County for their support in my campaign for House District 35. We had many people reach out with offers to help campaign, and to host yard signs, and many others with prayers and well wishes. I’ve spoken...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Matt Rosendale is the real deal I have known Matt Rosendale for many years and have been involved with him in multiple settings. Through it all Matt has remained steadfast and true, never taking his eye off the goal or being distracted...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Setting the Record Straight There have been many outright lies made about Joel Krautter in his re-election. If you look at the letters against Joel, you’ll notice the majority is from out-of-town and the few that are local are from...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Let Environment Council Hear From You On Radioactive Waste For six years citizens have worked with the Department of Environmental Quality to write rules setting safeguards for disposal of oilfield radioactive waste called TENORM....

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am saddened to see politics in Richland County more vicious than I have ever seen it. Based on recent letters to the editor, petty personal attacks cast a cloud on real issues that need to be addressed. We need discussion on how...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing to recommend a couple of men who were great Legislators and would now like to serve Montana in a different capacity. One of these men is Senator Scott Sales. Scott is the only person in Montana history who was picked by his...

 

Letters to the Editor:

The Rest Of The Story Dear Editor:  I am saddened when an elected leader of the majority party in the Montana State Legislature becomes involved in a personal attack on an incumbent Legislator, of their party, in a district 500+ miles away, for...

 

Letters to the Editor

Richland County Needs Joel’s Representation In Helena Dear Editor, Montanans are facing trying times, and COVID-19 isn’t giving our eastern communities a pass. Whether you’re an employer struggling to pencil out the coming months, or an...

 
 By Jordan Hall    Opinion    April 15, 2020

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: In the 2020 primary season for HD35 there seems to be much misinformation circulating. Joel Krautter has claimed in his various letters, Facebook posts, and mailings that his vote for...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Last week, Brad Tschida, a legislator from Missoula wrote a letter to the editor criticizing me. There is a reason why Tschida is attacking me: I disagree with Tschida on many issues. While I normally ignore baseless attacks, because...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I have served in the Montana House of Representatives for the past seven years in your neighboring house district. I know both of your Republican candidates for HD #35 very well. The voters of Richland County are fortunate to have such...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter To The Editor In response to Brad Tschida’s editorial comments on House Representative Joel Krautter’s voting record, I as a Montana’ taxpayer and voter the past 44 years, did some research. SB 338, collection of bed/hotel taxes,...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Several weeks ago, before the letters to the editor by Representative Joel Krautter, Julie Millam of Helena and Glenda Edgeworth of Stevensville, I had been asked for my opinion about the allegation that Representative Joel Krautter’s...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: During the last legislative session, I had the distinct pleasure to represent Montana’s farmers and ranchers and advocate on issues of importance to the agriculture community. Now a proud Sidney resident, I am supporting Joel...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am a Democrat and I know a Republican when I see one. Joel is a Republican friend of mine, as are many other Republicans in this community. The smear campaign that the Ler camp is attempting is less than graceful. - Cara...

 
 By Brad Tschida    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, I am the current Republican Majority Leader in the Montana House. Early in the 2019 Legislative Session, I noticed Freshman Rep. Joel Krautter voting for bills that were contrary to established Republican Platform positions. I visited wi...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, ‘Krautter is a Prolife Ally’ When considering support of a candidate, our first concern is whether or not that person is pro-life. Through talking with Representative Joel Krautter and reviewing his voting record, we have found him t...

 

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