Letters to the Editor

Hikers will take the route less traveled

March 13, 2020 at 9:37 am

To the editor:Regarding the latest article on the Yaak Valley Forest Council’s attempt to have Congress change the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (“Diverging approaches taken to Pacific Northwest Trail,” Feb. 25), if you want to se...

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Changing the trail helps hikers, businesses and bears

March 13, 2020 at 9:39 am

To the editor:Montanans do not like being told what to do, especially when it comes to managing our land. Currently, the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), the legislative work of a hiking group from Washington state, cuts directly through a vu...

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Keep the Pacific Northwest Trail route as is

March 13, 2020 at 9:40 am

We are writing, as the Board of County Commissioners for Lincoln County, to share our strong opposition to the southern re-route proposed by the Yaak Valley Forest Council (YVFC). We have thoroughly researched the issues surrounding the tra...

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Rerouting the Pacific Northwest Trail would ensure the protection of the bear population

March 13, 2020 at 9:41 am

To the editors:Grizzly bears play a vital role in our ecosystem. They help regulate the number of other animals in an area. Where bears have disappeared, there is an inordinate number of deer, elk and moose that overgraze the area. This le...

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Lincoln County Justice Court judge has room for improvement

February 28, 2020 at 9:17 am

To the editor:Some months back a letter critical of Judge Jay C. Sheffield of Lincoln County Justice Court was printed. Having now observed the judge in action, I can only say that the criticism was understated. The judge is completely igno...

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Take a closer look at Gianforte’s record before deciding he is best for Montana

February 28, 2020 at 9:24 am

To the editor:I feel compelled to respond to a letter to the editor published Feb. 11 from State Rep. Steve Gunderson (D-1) wherein he offers support for U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte’s campaign for governor. There is so much to refute here, but...

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Local voices must take precedence in debate over re-routing the Pacific Northwest Trail

February 28, 2020 at 9:45 am

To the editor:The supposed groundswell of opposition that opposes the congressionally-mandated Pacific Northwest Trail can be readily identifiable to a few individuals and groups that wish to forever change the trail route and ultimately th...

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‘The Land Beyond All Roads’ paints a picture of a real outdoorsman

February 21, 2020 at 9:23 am

To the editor:On Jan. 31, you featured an excellent review of “The Land Beyond All Roads” by our own Jack DeShazer. I obtained the book not on Amazon but via Good News Christian books here in Libby. I spent an entire evening reading about a...

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Gianforte the right pick for Montana

February 11, 2020 at 9:24 am

To the editor:I have asked myself many times who the best candidate for Montana’s next governor would be and I keep coming up with one name: U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte.When asked how I came up with this answer, I can easily respond that Greg ...

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Take on the feds, not private landowners

January 28, 2020 at 9:31 am

To the editor:Really! After 50 years of the federal government cutting off access of our — the State of Montana’s — public lands by destroying or gating roads and doing all it can to eliminate logging in western Montana, now some people (an...

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