| November 1, 2023 2:00 AM
It’s hard to believe with all that goes on this time of year, getting gardens buttoned up, winterizing our homes and cars and digging out our winter coats that there is an important local election coming up next week, Tuesday, Nov. 7.
You have already received your ballots in the mail and I just want to encourage you to vote for the three candidates that have all grown up here in Columbia Falls, Kathy Shaffer Price, Kelly Hamilton King and John Piper. You can drop off your ballot at City Hall in Columbia Falls, (up to and including day of election) 7 a.m.-8 p.m., 130 6th Street West, or mail it for 60 cents (one week before) or drop off at Kalispell Election office 290-B North Main Street.
During a recent candidate forum at our local bowling alley, the fourth candidate on the ballot espoused how in favor he was for high density subdivision developments and to build east of the river. When you’ve grown up in our (Gateway to Glacier) wonderful community you realize that adding several hundreds of bodies to our schools, our inadequate infrastructure (sewer/water) or our already burdened traffic concerns, you must serve your local government to make decisions based on what’s best for our community.
I appreciate the years the fourth candidate has served but it’s time for all of us to be active and involved in the direction our community is moving, please vote your ballot for the above-mentioned candidates. Every single vote counts.