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 By Michael Burns    Opinion    January 17, 2018 

Trump on 'Farm Country'

President Trump affirmed to applause, "Farmers always lead the way," at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention meeting this last week in Nashville, Tenn. The American dream is soaring back to life, he continued. It is a dream...

 
 By James Shipman    Opinion    January 17, 2018 

County Filings, Open Positions

Government may seem like a dirty word around here. And with so much turmoil in today's politics, it can seem like it is too much to keep up with. Even if you have given up on our national government, don't forget about your state and local elections....

 

Without My Faith, I Wouldn't Be Here Now

It’s soon going to be eight years since I was diagnosed with cancer. I went through major surgery and six months of chemotherapy. Not quite five years later, I was told my cancer had returned and mestastasized to my bones. I then began a regimen...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 17, 2018 

Remembering, Forgetting

To my readers, I have no real excuse for not sending an article for your weekly reading, except, I had a hard time REMEMBERING which day it was. Like so many, my family got to battle that cold bug that seemed to make the rounds during the holidays....

 

The Hugest Showman

It is not strange to think of Trump’s actions as that of a ratings junky. He brags about crowds, ratings, favor with celebrities and politicians and the like, but he really is tone deaf to modern America. Whether he is making broad ethnic...

 

Hope for Spring: A Story of Parenthood, Cultural Differences

They arrived in the winter, bundled in snowsuits which hid beneath layers of rejection and abandonment. The thick walls that lay before us were massive and seemed at the time, impenetrable. She was 15 months, and he was just over 3. They were sleep...

 

A Lawyerly Letter

The new year is upon us, and in the grand tradition of ordering our lives by summaries and data, I resolved to write about 2017 in the Valley County Attorney’s Office to shed light on some of the work we accomplished and some of the changes that...

 

Remembering

The pages of the calendar have turned and now it’s a new year. It’s hard to believe that it’s the year 2018. I remember being in World History class as a sophomore in high school, studying a historical time line. A discussion began concerning...

 

State's Rights Hypocrisy

I can comically recall the issues Republicans rail on and on about every day. The deficit is a national security issue, lower taxes, less regulations, more local input in government, less environmental conservation, no federal land grabs or federal...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter in response to the decision that was reached by the City Council. They denied Cindy [Ramsbacher] a pet rescue permit. I really don't understand this decision. We have had a cat rescue in Glasgow for some time, so why give...

 
 By Daryl Toews    Opinion    January 3, 2018

Letter to the Editor

I would like to thank the Long Term Care Task Force for coming to Lustre to share their concerns and possible solutions. I would like to support this effort. There are two concerns that were not addressed with clarity: 1). Will the election of new... Full story

 

Invasive Weed Strategies

Narrow-leaf hawksbeard, a new invasive weed in northeastern Montana has become an increasing problem for area farmers and ranchers. Though technically a winter annual the weed has the ability to germinate whenever conditions are favorable, and can ha...

 

Republican Hopefuls

The year to come is an election year and as such it is a great year for politicians, pundits, campaign strategists and politically oriented columnists like yours truly. The rest of you, on the other hand, will be forced to suffer through campaign...

 

Trump's Gift

After nearly a year in office, Donald Trump has finally achieved his first legislative victory. Just three days before Christmas, President Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law. He describes it as a “big, beautiful Christmas gift” to...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    December 27, 2017

Counting on Debt

As a young high school American government teacher, I compared our system to an automobile that was useful if it could start, speed up, slow down and stop. When the people thought government needed to be more active, they elected liberal Democrats...

 

Alcohol and Teens

Alcohol affects drivers in a way that changes their judgement, depth perception, and the vital motor skills required to drive safely. An impaired driver may think they are behaving normally, when in reality they are not, which can lead to serious...

 

Daines Recognizes Glasgow for Block of Bucks

Note: During proceedings of the U.S. Congress on Dec. 21, Montana Senator Steve Daines recognized Glasgow and those who participated in this year’s Block of Bucks to Congress and President Trump as “Montanan of the Week.” The statement he made... Full story

 

Gianforte on Taxes

Santa came early for hardworking Montanans. Republicans have kept their promise to the American people and delivered tax reform that will let you keep more of what you earn. In just a couple of months, you’ll see more of your hard-earned money in...

 

Countrywide Resolutions

I wont say that 2017 was the worse year on record. There was no bubonic plague, no World War III, and no Holocaust, so that should stand for something. This in spite of threats of isolationism, Twitter battles that could launch nuclear weapons, and...

 

Private Property Rights

I was dismayed to recently read that when a California resident who bought a ranch, that had previously been farmed, attempted to return it to grain crops; he was visited by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bureaucrat who ordered him to...

 

Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays are right around the corner and with them come the holiday stressors. The commitments for time, money and emotional support can overwhelm us and strip the happy from the holidays. We are shopping, baking, wrapping and decorating, adding...

 

A Wave of Courage

A wave of courage is sweeping the nation. Men and women from all walks of life have been coming forward to combat sexual misconduct. Media figures like Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, and Harvey Weinstein have fallen from grace. Even beloved celebrities...

 

Divided We Fall

Do the Parties serve the People or Just Use Them? Do the political parties serve the people they claim to represent, or do they use the people as a tool to advance the agendas of the party power brokers? That’s kind of a chicken or the egg...

 

Quotes and Sayings

This week I decided since 2017 is drawing to a close, I would list some quotes and sayings that have stayed with me over the years. Some of them I’ve come across over time. Years ago I read this: “You are the master of the unspoken word. But...

 

Thanks for Putting Out That Fire

Thanks for Putting Out That Fire The residents of Nemont Manor wish to express their sincerest, heartfelt and grateful thanks to those who helped and assisted us during our fire emergency on Dec. 1. This goes also to those who came to the aid of... Full story

 

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