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Sage Grouse situation problematic for Montana

By Pat Connell, State Representative HD87, Member, Sage Grouse Council Driven by a federal court ordered effort forced by Jon Marble’s Western Watershed Project (WWP) lawsuit, Montana is currently attempting to push back against a pending ESA listing of the Sage Grouse. This entire mess is effectively a poisoned dagger pointed at Montanans and the…

Speaking up about treasurer’s incompetence

  At age 85 I had hoped my days of criticizing local government were over but it has become so bad, so ludicrous, so self-serving, so stupid, and so blatantly corrupt I, a life-long Republican with nary a trace of a Democrat vote in my blood stream, can no longer resist. Good business and yes,…

Time for Sleeping Child Hot Springs to be public

  How many of us would like to leave a lasting legacy for all Montanans such as Senator Lee Metcalf did, or any number of other people whose good works in the past now benefit all of us? Here is an opportunity to explore creating such a legacy. Sleeping Child Hot Springs, just south of…

Rage over lack of compromise in Congress justified

  The recent political rage to criticize the U.S. Congress for lack of accomplishment and unwillingness to compromise is deserved. In both the House and Senate, the negative actions of more than a few members have brought public derision upon all of them and the institution as well. America has many problems: unemployment, education, environment,…

Bad decision promotes forest fires

  I would like to clarify first that I am part Indian but not even a little part drunk! Many of us believe that the denial of the 3 Saddle Vegetation Project has created a dangerous situation. If and when a wildfire comes roaring out of Welcome Creek Wilderness or Rock Creek, there will not…