Monthly archive

October, 2014

  • To the Editor, The expansion of Medicaid is an issue of clear demarcation between the candidates for Senate District 29 with Elli Elliott supporting expansion and David Howard opposing it. Because of Howard’s oppos i t ion and votes , 70,000 low income Montanans are denied health care coverage. They fall through the eligibility cracks and,...
  • To the Editor, Energy Corporation of America (ECA) says the company wants to bring “a little bit of the Bakken” to our community. To some this means an economic boom; to others it means uncertainty at best and water and air contamination, traffic and uncont rol led growth at the worst. ECA’s track record is troubling. In just the...
  • To the Editor, Susan “Elli” Elliott is the best choice for Montana Senate District 29. The district includes Carbon, Stillwater, and part of Sweet Grass counties. She has been sponsoring ‘meet and greets’ around the area, visiting senior centers, and going door-todoor for several months now. She listens. She cares. Her...
  • To The Editor, The Red Lodge City Council members have commi t ted to joining Police Chief Steve Hibler for a Ride-A-Long on an evening at his convenience. I was the lucky member who was with him Friday night Sept. 28. It was Home Coming weekend so we started at the High School football field. It was truly a dark and stormy night. As we stood on...
  • To the Editor, In Montana, we do things right! We have one of the best election systems in the country. We value open, accessible, and legitimate elections. Legislative Referendum 126 is a step backwards. LR 126 aims to eliminate Election Day registration. Voting is a fundamental right, and American democracy depends on it. If LR 126 passes, that...
  • To the Editor, I am writing, first of all, to correct the headline in your September 25, 2014 pape r r eading “Landowners’ zoning petition rejected.” The petition was not rejected, no action was taken as the petition was invalid on its face. In other words the zoning requested could not be done, so no action could be taken. The...
  • To the Editor, I want to go on record as endorsing Seth Berglee for the House Representative position for HD #58, Carbon County. Seth has youth and stamina to his advantage. He supports l imi t e d Go v e rnment ; responsible spending; gun rights, pro-life issues. He understands business; and he has a vision to help create jobs for our state. He...
  • To the Editor, The family of Kurt N. Brenne wishes to thank the Red Lodge community (and beyond) for your support and sympathy. Simply put...dad loved Red Lodge, the community and its natural beauty. Many thanks, also to the wonderful healthcare community at Beartooth Billings Clinic and Billings Clinic. We wish to send Additional heartfelt grat i...
  • A math teacher from Bi l l ings i s pr epar ing to shake up the U.S. Senate race and become the first Montanan woman senator since Jeanette Rankin, almost 100 years ago. Amanda Curtis (D) will do battle with Congressman Steve Daines (R) this Nov. 4 election believing that the voters will see a “crystal clear” difference between them....
  • Red Lodge Mayor Ed Willaims has written to Stefan Streeter, District Administrator Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT) requesting the approval to create  a temporary Detour Route to remove traffic from the construction zone on Brewery Hill (Highway 78). Specifically, the City requests approval of the following route: ➢ Highway 78 onto...