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May is Mental Health Month: Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body?

Dear Editor, Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical...

 
 By Caleb Olfert    Opinion    May 16, 2018 

Hi-Line Ingenuity Saving the Tax Payer

Dear Editor, Hi-Line Ingenuity - is what comes to mind when I see an organization such as the sheriff’s office implement the plan that they have in vehicle purchasing. More than once, driving along one of our county’s highways, have I looked up...

 
 By A.J. Etherington    Opinion    May 16, 2018 

Supporting the Thin Blue Line on Peace Officer Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 15, was National Peace Officer Memorial Day, and last week in Bozeman two officers, Trooper David DeLaittre and Deputy Mason Moore, were honored for the sacrifice they paid to this state. I will say from what little experience I have,...

 
 By Jennifer Fuller    Opinion    May 16, 2018 

Responsibly Celebrate Graduation

Graduation season is upon us and is a time for celebrating. It is the culmination of years of schooling, sports, hard work and the starting point of our teen’s adult life. As parents, we hope that the skills, values and morals we have taught our...

 

On the Glasgow School District Levy Failure

I have two young children who will be future students in the Glasgow school system. My hopes for them have always been to be taught by teachers who care about them, who will be their mentors, who will guide them towards being productive citizens of...

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Opinion    May 16, 2018 

Community Support for Special Olympics

Our community deserves a participation medal. The Torch Run for Special Olympics was held in Glasgow on Thursday. You may have heard sirens, and if you hit any stretch of Highway 2 between 8 and 9 a.m., there’s a good chance you saw a parade with a...

 
 By Dax Schiffer    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Consider How We Can Appreciate Tourists This Summer

Dear Editor, May 6-12, 2018, marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established National Travel and Tourism Week. This is a week to reflect on the contributions and accomplishments of the travel community and celebrate...

 
 By Chris Merker    Opinion    May 9, 2018

BLM Should Analyze Public Benefits of APR Proposal

Dear Editor, The Bureau of Land Management is currently looking to analyze a proposal from the American Prairie Reserve (APR). The agency has asked for a list of substantive issues to consider as part of their analysis of impacts of the Reserve’s...

 
 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    May 9, 2018

The BLM's Bias is Showing

I was very disturbed by the interview editor Etherington had with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District Manager Mark Albers as reported in the April 25, 2018 Glasgow Courier. Mr. Albers, “clarified that nothing in the scoping period would...

 
 By Mary Frieze    Opinion    May 9, 2018

In Support of APR

Dear Editor, Today I searched online to find out who are the 10 largest landowners in Montana. I found who they are, and I also found that altogether they own a total of 2,326,056 acres. Then, I did a search to learn what public access these 10...

 
 By Vernon Buerkle    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Sheriff's Response to Claims Made in the Courier

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to Valley County Sheriff Candidate Joe Horn’s statement that the Valley County Sheriff’s offfice is wasting taxpayer money by purchasing new vehicles. Valley County has established a fleet rate through one...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Yesterday's News Brings Back Old Times

Do you remember getting the Current Events paper when you were in school? I was reading the Courier Archives of 92 years ago and noticed a paragraph concerning a dance at the Cherry Creek Schoolhouse. Part of the proceeds from the dance was to be...

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Opinion    May 9, 2018

A Spectator Sport?

I was irritated following the divisional golf meet held in Glasgow May 7. Unless your child is or has been involved with high school golf, you may not be aware that spectators are not allowed on the course. The Montana High School Association...

 
 By Sheila Hogan    Opinion    May 2, 2018

A Healthier Montana Means a Healthier Workforce

Dear Editor, We can’t have a competitive workforce without a healthy workforce. And a healthy workforce depends on the individual health of each of its citizens. Until recently, too many of our fellow Montanans lived each day knowing that access...

 
 By Mary Hughes    Opinion    May 2, 2018

On Curing the Stigma

Dear Community, The Valley Care Coalition would like to bring to light and raise discussion and awareness about mental health stigma. Have you ever wondered where stigma comes from? That’s a complicated question? It’s almost like asking where do...

 
 By Megan Haddix    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Unshelved at GCCL: Library Options and Happenings

Things are busier than ever at the Glasgow City-County Library; this is also the time of year when the library staff are finalizing plans for the summer reading program (SRP). This year’s musical themed SRP starts on Monday, June 18, and ends on... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am encouraging everyone to thoroughly read the American Prairie Reserve (APR) website as well as its sister organization, the Friends of the American Serengeti (FoAS) website, an independent, tax-privileged organization in Germany... Full story

 

Get Out and Vote

So, it is not everyday I get to start a column with such a cliche, but in this case I believe the title is cliche for a reason. The votes coming up are important and meaningful and need to be decided on by as much of Valley County as possible.... Full story

 

Unexpected History

It was a pleasantly warm day which found my mother, Lena, her father, George, and me, a 14-year-old girl, walking on the outskirts of the little town of Malta, Mont. I was completely unconscious of the bit of history which I would observe this day wh...

 

Hard Work and Dedication Really Pays-Off

I had the opportunity this past weekend to view the GHS Middle School play Into the Woods. What a magnificent group of students, who put on a show four times (including the Golden Ticket Show) during the weekend and was able to memorize every word...

 

Doo Wop Attire

I attended the Doo-Wop Dance at Prairie Ridge on April 20. This was an outstanding two hours of entertainment. The performers and staff of Prairie Ridge are to be commended. Great Job. And on to memories. When I decided to mark my calendar and take... Full story

 
 By Ron Garwood    Opinion    April 18, 2018

APR's Request to BLM

Dear Editor, My name is Ron Garwood, I am a 17 year supervisor of the Valley County Conservation District from Nashua. I am also a member of the FWP’s CAC from region 6. I have been hunting since 1957 on private CMR (Fort Peck Game Range) state lan...

 

Thank You

Dear Editor, A couple weeks ago, I had a letter to the editor published in your local newspaper. It said that I was doing a state report on Montana and asked for information. Soon I started to get mail from the wonderful people in Montana. Thank you...

 
 By Jacobs    Opinion    April 18, 2018

Modification of APR Grazing Permits

Dear Editor, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking for the public’s help in determining what it should analyze as it considers proposed changes to several grazing leases. American Prairie Reserve (APR) controls private properties tied to...

 

Kerosene Lamps

Not many of us remember using kerosene lamps as our evening light. To my knowledge, my family always had electricity, but the very young only remember specific things. It was always a real treat to me, even in my early teen years, to get to spend...

 

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