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Comment Archives: stories: News: Opinion

Re: “Hungry for more

New ways of growing traditionally seasonal foods locally are being developed every day.
There is no reason to fear a major change in the diet with the very best basic foods are being grown in your community. We may not have peaches year round but we can certainly have the delicious basics like lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, beef etc.

Posted by Russff on 09/14/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Hungry for more

Eating local requires living seasonally lest health concerns and nutritional deficiencies manifest. Modern society is simply not conducive to such a lifestye. Bigger changes than diet will have to be made before society becomes truly sustainable.

Posted by Jess Dafax on 09/14/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

jim snell...i am by NO MEANS DEFENDING Daines but you are a little wrong about his history...yes he was born in Cali but he was raised in Montana educated in MT(bozemen high, and Montana State) both of his parents are born and raised Montanans.

now onto the more important statement...this man is a liar and a weasel. he will tell anyone who will listen to him anything that said person wants to hear as long as it will get him elected to the Senate.

Darren...according to the US Census ...The population of Sidney,Mt was 5,191 at the 2010 census...seeing as how the 2010 was the last census and the census is what is used to figure offical population..the article is not wrong you are

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Posted by Maikeru Sōyā on 09/13/2014 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

jr2000- Interesting how you bring up Tester in 3/4 of your comment with an article about Daines. My point is to stay on subject, we could talk about Tester or the record of any politician when the article is about them. I'll give you points for attempting to steer the conversation away from Daines. Speaking of radio shows- you hear the one from a few years ago when Daines attempts to blame the sun for the planet warming up? Funny stuff, if you ask me.

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Posted by ME.EH on 09/12/2014 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

It would be a real upset if Daines showed true leadership, but he appears unable to be that person. Don't know if Curtis would, but she should be given that chance as she reflects the real Montana.

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Posted by Dave Loomis on 09/11/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

Probably a good thing if they don't debate, he'd make her look incompetent, just like she is. Funny you don't talk about Tester big money donations when he was running, and talk about afraid to debate or take questions, Tester has been in office for like 8 years and still refuses to come on Montana Radio shows where listeners can ask him questions. I was at one of his events and asked his press person why he refuses to go on any radio shows and take questions. She said "he doesn't like taking questions from kooks. I guess MR. Tester doesn't realize he got less than 50% of the vote in his last election, and had it not been for the 3rd party candidate getting so many votes, he would have lost.

And where is Tester, the so called farmer, when it comes to getting over to the Flathead Reservation and talking to the irrigators that are about to lose much of their water rights to the Tribe??? He has visited the Tribe several times, but not once has he came to talk to his fellow farmers. And Curtis would be Tester on steroids, just a lap dog for the incompetent Harry Reid, the biggest joke in Senate history.

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Posted by jr2jr2000 on 09/11/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

Your not much of an investigating reporter if you think Sidney's population is 5,192.
You whiney people from the west disgust me.
You want a socialist union tool to be a senator from Montana.
Not what the people in Eastern Montana want.

Your little boot steppin Amanda is afraid to step into Eastern Montana.
So why doesn't she accept? Cuz she's scared and knows she will look like the fool she is.

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Posted by Darren on 09/11/2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

This editorial is spot on. What a shambles our republic has become as the 1% continues to rule us.

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Posted by Quincy P. Wagstaff on 09/11/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

Unfortunately, Montana is getting what it deserves. People like Daines will always be
with us; appealing to our more selfish, parochial, ego driven interests. Daines is not the
problem, we are. WE are the ones that vote people like this into office under the
guise of "fewer regulations and less government" which is simply code for making sure the wealthy keep their stranglehold on the tax system, the economy and an increasing
denial of social services. This mentality has made economic slaves of our young people
trying to get an education via bank regulations that always puts the banks interest
first instead of the people it is supposed to serve. Our "for profit" health care system
is probably the best example of putting the people's interest behind those of the insurance companies, medical device manufacturers and drug companies. It is
difficult to understand how people living in a low income state like Montana
could ever vote against their own self interest but they usually do, every two years
in an election.

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Posted by chris buzan on 09/11/2014 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

Fear is a powerful thing, we see what it's doing to the Daines campaign right now.

I'm flummoxed, for I thought all the eggheads and in-the-knows were sure Daines would win. Well, why isn't he acting like it?

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Greg Strandberg on 09/11/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Daines ducks debates

daines is and was a professional liar , 5th generation montanan , born , raised and educated in California, back the vets. voted 7 times against, twice for, one was for repeal of one of the against votes, how much has he received from lobbyists and special interests ? between 3 and 6 million since jan 1st

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Posted by Jim Snell on 09/11/2014 at 4:26 AM

Re: “Morally exposed

Why must everyone who ascribes to religion believe that they have to tell everyone else how to act. What happened to live and let live, or forgiveness or just mind your own business. Stay home if this bugs you. If you want to embarrass the participants later on, take pictures.

Posted by ruedog on 09/10/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “A place to hide

While we're saying thanks to wilderness pioneers and champions both dead and living, let's not forget the many federal employees in the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Forest Service, and Fish & Wildlife Service who keep wilderness in their hearts and honor the inviolability of the Wilderness Act. For every one fed who sells out wilderness for political gain or lack of backbone (e.g., allowing Idaho to kill wolves in the Frank Church-River of No Return wilderness), there are those who never make the news defending the National Wilderness Preservation System--calling out expedient political moves and compromises that diminish wilderness, along with conscientious land managers who consult the Wilderness Act or agency experts before they make management decisions. They are unsung wilderness champions.

"There are more than 109 million acres of federally designated wilderness in America, and every acre is a sanctuary worth defending." AMEN to that!!!

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Posted by Other Nations on 09/04/2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “A place to hide

CJ Rolphe : You're 210% correct about traps and trapping. Congress should, if it had any guts, outlaw the barbaric practice nationally. But in the interim, to permit it on public lands (Yours, mine, and everyone else's !) is an idea whose time expired 60 or 70 years ago. One's right to swing his fist stops short of someone else's face.

Mathew Koehler : Let's not forget the late Bill Worf, FS R-1 Recreation and Lands Staff Director for years in the 70s and 80s, or Gloria Flora and Tom Kovalicky, former Forest Supervisors on the Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce NFs, respectively.

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Posted by alf on 09/04/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “A place to hide

Jimmy, you are so right about the wilderness being an absolute necessity in our world today. That we must have some place to feel free of our daily restraints of civilization. There is a point you have forgotten however, that prevents us from truly enjoying the wilderness today and that is fear. No it's not fear of the animals that we share the wilderness with. They are there (for now) and we are careful (some of us) to respect their homes and leave them alone. No our fears are man made, for the wilderness is not free of man's encroachment and abuse and if we decide to hike into that area of the wilderness (and we don't know where it is) we will surely end up in harms way.
You see Jimmy, we want to venture into the wilderness for the pure joy of the freedom to hike, horseback, walk our dogs, take pictures, watch the birds or just mellow out somewhere in the back country...but our FEAR of the HUNDREDS of TRAPS set all over the wilderness prevents our venturing anywhere near PUBLIC lands today! We fear for ourselves, our children, our animals! We fear that the continued destruction of OUR (yours and mine) wild animals for sport and money through legal slaughter will eliminate ours (and yours) greatest wilderness asset...the animals! Until the day comes that TRAPPING ON PUBLIC LANDS is eliminated....we have NO WHERE TO GO...PERIOD!!!

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 09/04/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “A place to hide

A few years ago the Missoula Indy did a feature on Bitterroot Valley resident Stewart Brandborg who not only was one of the very key players fighting the battle for the Wilderness Act during the 1950s and 1960s, but also continues to fight and advocate for Wilderness today, at 89 years young.

Here's a link to that Missoula Indy feature:…

Also, earlier this week the Missoulian did a feature on "Wilderness Pioneer" Brandborg:…

If any living person in the world deserves a huge "THANK YOU" for America's 110 million acre Wilderness preservation system, it's Montanan Stewart Brandborg. Thanks Brandy!!

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Posted by Matthew Koehler on 09/04/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Speak freely

that $200/bottle scotch courtesy of the lawyers and lobbyists, of course !

Posted by alf on 09/02/2014 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Speak freely

Skifast, when Baucus first went to D.C., he was pretty liberal, but the longer he was there, the more compromised by the corporate and other establishment interests he became, until when he was appointed by obummer to "negotiate" with grassley (R-Iowa) and come up with a "compromise" on Obamacare, he'd completely caved in. One of the first things he said was that a single payer system "isn't on the table". And it went down hill from there !

I wouldn't be at all surprised if he and grassley didn't sit in one of their inner-sanctum offices with their feet up on the desk drinking $200 dollar a bottle single malt scotch and giggling, while the insurance company lobbyists and lawyers sat in an outer office and wrote the law.

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Posted by alf on 09/02/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Leave it right here

A true nazi with a heart of gold. "just doing my job"

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Posted by marko on 08/31/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Leave it right here

A true nazi with a heart of gold

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Posted by marko on 08/31/2014 at 6:27 PM

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