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 By John Warner    Opinion    October 21, 2016 

Experience, record show Sandefur best for Supreme Court

Editor, For over 18 years I had the privilege of serving the citizens of Havre, first as city attorney and then as the 12th Judicial District judge for Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties. I met Dirk Sandefur when he was a beat cop in Havre. I found...

 By Jim Rice    Opinion    October 21, 2016 

Juras right ability, temperment to serve on high court

Editor, I have known Kristen Juras for a long time. Born and raised in Montana, Juras practiced law for many years and has a broad range of legal experience. She taught extensively at the (University of Montana) law school, has a keen intellect, and...

 By Arnold Hokanson    Opinion    October 20, 2016

If Clinton is working for the poor, why is she backed by financial giants?

Editor, I feel compelled to write this letter to point out a few facts and perhaps raise a question or two. I have done a fair amount of business with Wells Fargo in recent years, the Wells Fargo Bank in Big Sandy, the Wells Fargo Investors Offices...

 By Linda Chamberlin    Opinion    October 20, 2016

Zinke more than suitable to represent Montana

Editor, I recently came across a Letter to the Editor claiming that Ryan Zinke is not suitable to serve in Congress. As a 25-year Montanan who has personally seen Zinke at work, I would like to argue just the opposite and here’s why: Ryan Zinke sta...

 By Mark Peterson    Opinion    October 18, 2016

County asks for levy to replace existing tax

Editor, The Hill County commissioners have put a 10 mill levy on the ballot. This levy is to be used on infrastructure and technology updates in the county. The county foresees many upgrade needs to the courthouse, detention center and the annex in...

 Opinion    October 18, 2016

Learn about stuttering and its treatment

Editor, Oct. 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Did you know that 70 million people worldwide stutter — more than the population of France? For nearly 70 years, the Stuttering Foundation has offered free information about stuttering and...

 Opinion    October 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Zinke has failed our trust

Editor, Congressman Ryan Zinke we appreciate your military service. Largely because of that service, we Montanans hired you to represent us in Washington. We certainly believe in giving a vet a shot. We had hoped that a spirit of patriotism would hav...

 Opinion    October 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Impressed with Romano

Editor, As the mother of two children who thrived in Montana public schools, I know how important education is to our children’s future. In my work with teachers and public employees, I’ve been fortunate to know many of the people running for... Full story

 Opinion    October 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Bachmeier impresses Havreite

Editor I also am impressed with Jacob Bachmeier. He is a student at Montana State University-Northern but he has a plan on how he can finish school and still represent us. He is polite, intelligent and refreshing. He is a bright spot in this dismal...

 Opinion    October 17, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Oppose efforts to take control of federal land

Editor, Parents across Montana applaud the recent Western Attorneys General report regarding transferring ownership of our public lands to state or private entities. The report found that there is no legal means to “transfer” our federal public...

 Opinion    October 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for helping stop domestic violence

Editor, Thank you for your support of the Third Annual Family Violence Stops Here Walk for Awareness: FiveHeads, Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods, Northern Montana Healthcare, Havre Police Department, Culligan, Havre Daily News, The wonderful...

 By John Snider and Carol Ortman    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Leter to the Editor: Bachmeier bright spot in sad campaign season

Editor, The election season is a sad affair. We would be tempted to give up on it altogether if it were not for one bright spot — and that is Democrat Jacob Bachmeier who is running for House District 28. Mr. Bachmeier is an energetic, optimistic...

 By Sister Johnelle Howanach    Opinion    October 12, 2016

Vote yes on medical research initiative I-181

I’m a Great Falls resident and member of the Congregation of Humility of Mary. Years ago, I became foster mother to 5­—year—old Lissie, a child born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. FASD effects brain development in utero resulting in...

 Opinion    October 6, 2016

Letter to the Editor - No-brainer - vote against I-177

Editor, The initiative I-177 banning trapping on public land is just a start on what is to come. This initiative is backed by anti-hunting/fishing groups of individuals who in the end want all hunting, trapping and fishing banned. Should a bill...

 Opinion    October 6, 2016

Letter to the Editor - More should join UM in no-emission vehicles

Editor, On Sept. 30, the University of Montana has recently become the very first university in the nation to incorporate battery-powered buses into their transportation system, and it was a huge step toward their goal of becoming carbon neutral by...

 Opinion    October 6, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Vote for Juneau for U.S. House

Editor My vote for Montana’s only U.S. representative stands firmly with Denise Juneau. I believe that government’s primary responsibility is to protect the common — the public’s domain and rights. Included in the common are public land,...

 Opinion    October 6, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Hess' experience makes her the best choice

Editor, When we go to the polls, how well do we really know those who are candidates for office? Do we know them or do we just know about them? Have we checked their positions on various issues? Better yet, do they have a voting record we can look... Full story

 Opinion    October 5, 2016

Letter to the Editor - Laurel is doing it right

Editor, As a kid, growing up in Laurel, Montana, I remember driving by the CHS Refinery. Often the smoke would blanket the highway and it would be difficult for one to see cleary. Not to mention the smell was horrid. The refinery was responsible for...

 Opinion    September 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Vote for new tribal council at Rocky Boy

Editor, I would hope that the people vote wisely for once in their lives and vote for those who are not currently in office. I also hope they do not vote for anyone else who was in the Rocky Boy tribal council previously. We do not need the same old... Full story

 Opinion    September 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: What to look for in a candidate

Editor As A. Martin wrote, “If we would know the political and moral condition of a state, we must ask what rank women are in it, their influence embrues the whole of life.” When voting, I look for sanity, sound thinking, sincerity, and...

 Opinion    September 29, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on I-182

Editor, My name is Jerrica Friedt, and I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was 17 years old. Now I am 26 and a mother of two, and I rely on medical cannabis to alleviate my symptoms and to help me make it through each day with this... Full story

 Opinion    September 27, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Stopping trapping on public land a no-brainer

Editor, This letter is addressing I-177. Please consider voting for this Initiative. I feel the concerns I’m sharing with you are extremely important to the reputation of our great state of Montana.  Trapping with the use of steel–jaw leg hold...

 Opinion    September 23, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Austin's annexation attitude ironic

Dear Editor, I find it somewhat ironic that Kyle Austin calls the City of Havre greedy when he wants to start a business with city water and sewer but does not want to pay city taxes. Who might be the greedy one here? Perhaps he does not realize that... Full story

 Opinion    September 21, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Initiative-177 Trap-Free Public Lands: Time to put trapping in the past

Editor, My lifetime as a Montanan leaves me a special perspective on fur trapping and the role it played in the history of Montana and our nation. As a young person in the 1930s and 1940s, I knew a few of the remaining mountain men who traveled the...

 Opinion    September 19, 2016

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to share the good news and the good deeds that transpired this summer by Van Orsdel United Methodist Church’s SOS Committee (Save Our Souls). VOUMC SOS Committee kicked off a third summer with their Back Pack Program. The...


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