The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By GENE WALBORN
Former Director, Montana Department of Revenue 

Dear Editor: Response to Chuck Denowh

 

January 19, 2022



Dear Editor,

Your paper recently published an editorial by Chuck Denowh discussing American Prairie’s recent purchase of the 73 Ranch. Some of the statements made by Mr. Denowh can lead the reader to the conclusion that American Prairie doesn’t pay taxes and doesn’t contribute to Montana’s economy. I have prepared a response to Mr. Denowh.

American Prairie does more than pay taxes. Those claiming to be property rights advocates are once again saying charitable organizations should not be allowed to own land. The recent purchase of the historic 73 Ranch in Central Montana by America...



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