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 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 28, 2017 

Cream From Milk

I know that there are still a lot of us around that remember the old cream separator. Many people started with the crank separator and later progressed on to the luxury of an electric one. In my mind the process of separating the cream from the...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 28, 2017 


She is 17 years old. And she has an attitude. She also thinks she is entitled to have some of everything we eat, whether it is part of our meal or our snacks. She is a cat and her name is Rosie. Because of health issues, her owner had to move to an a...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    June 28, 2017 

Open Letter to the USDA

Editor's note: U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced at press time that farmers and ranchers in six Montana counties will have access to drought assistance through U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster relief programs. The following is an open letter...

 By Dick Brown    Opinion    June 28, 2017 

Don't Let the Senate Close the Door on Montana

Senate Republicans have crafted a plan that will unhinge our nation’s health care system and leave Montana families and the people who care for them scrambling to pick up the pieces. To make matters worse, they’ll vote on the bill next week...

 By Austin Knudsen    Opinion    June 28, 2017 

Tester and Dark Money

In April, Senator Jon Tester joined an unsuccessful partisan effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. To justify his actions, Tester said at the time, “With Judge Gorsuch on the bench, I am deeply concerned that...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 21, 2017

The Really Dry Years

O.K. readers, I lied a little bit. I have been fortunate enough to not have a second elbow surgery immediately, so will try to come up with a few memories. I have heard on the radio that our weather conditions are being recorded as the driest since...

 By James Walling    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Kulczyk, Heavey, Valle Win Honors

The Courier brought home six awards from the annual Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest in Lewistown this weekend, including three firsts: Sports Editor Georgie Kulczyk won first place for Best Headline Writing and second place...


Thankful for Every Drop

We all know how fickle Mother Nature can be. I don’t think there’s one month I haven’t seen weather that is unusual. Take this month -- June -- for example. Normally we have a pretty decent growing season. But one year, the growing season was...

 By Josie Braaten    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Can the Catcalls

I’ve been running ever since it became glaringly obvious, at a very early age, that I was basically physically incapable of playing any sport requiring hand-eye coordination, and I love it. I find it to be wonderfully exhilarating, while...

 By Michael Burns    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Millions of Ottos

From a safe distance we were able to witness the distilled truth of how barbarous, fiendish and merciless the world can be. No parent should live to bury their young, and fortunately, for most of us, the closest clash of reality with this ever happen...

 By Jon Tester    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Tester Talks Trains, Budget

Every year over one hundred thousand people ride the Empire Builder, many stop in Glasgow. Those people frequent the small businesses, spending their hard-earned money and sustaining good-paying jobs for Glasgow and the surrounding areas.  For 88...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Sing Along with Sunday Services

I found myself thinking about Sunday church services the other day. Many changes have come about since my Sunday school days. My Sunday school experiences was not related to one church. Growing up in a small community, plus several moves during my...

 By Mike Lang    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Lang Details 65th Session

The 65th Montana legislature ended in late April by balancing a $10.3 billion-dollar- budget for the biennium of 2018 and 2019. My first session was in 2013, and we had about $550 million of general fund cash on hand. However, because spending was...


Thank You, Glasgow

Two years ago this week, we embarked on our new adventure to Glasgow from Grand Forks, N.D. With a two-week old baby girl in tow, and a caravan consisting of a U-Haul and three vehicles stocked full with most of our belongings, we started the long...


FPST, Hope for Rain, Lucky Clovers

Sunday was a delightful day for me. Our son, Carl, and his family treated me to the Sunday matinee of Arsenic and Old Lace at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre and dinner afterwards at the Gateway. The people who worked so hard to bring live theatre to...

 By Janice Shanks    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Praise for Potter

If you're not a "local" from the Nashua community, and you've visited the Nashua cemetery for whatever reason, you may wonder or perhaps have even commented that it's a pretty lonely-looking place to be buried. No, it's not surrounded by beautiful... Full story

 By Connie Sharp    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Opposing the American Health Care Act

Many people do not know that most Montanans living with disabilities are veterans. As a caregiver, I've seen firsthand the difference the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion has made in our community when seniors and people with disabilities... Full story

 By Owen Childers    Opinion    June 7, 2017

We've Been Blessed

wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Sure we have some people that we wish would bless other communities and counties with their presence; and yes we have some individuals who like to inform God and the UN of everything that goes on that they don't a... Full story

 By Michael Burns    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Pittsburgh Not Paris

No matter what side of the aisle you come from, an open, honest and curious mind has most likely confronted the ideas of climate change. When it is described on the news as a revelational end times dilemma by Al Gore and other pundits it deserves a f...

 By Josie Bratten    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Dwelling on To-Dos

I’ve always been a rather anxious person. As a kid, my parents learned the hard way that I needed to be told the exact schedule for all family trips, or else I’d be a sobbing, cranky mess in the back of our periwinkle blue van. In high school, I...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Pangs of Homesickness

Moving from the wooded hills of southeast Iowa to the prairie of northeastern Montana was quite a change for me. What I missed the most was the sparsity of trees. Going down the hill of Highway 438 to join U.S. Highway 2 in October of 1968, I was...


Coal Won't Be Coming Back

I had to laugh at the site of Gianforte and Daines on horseback touring a coal mine near Colstrip. It is laughable because the Montana way of life, the outdoors or agriculture, and coal are not the best of bedfellows. The other issue with Greg...

 By Michael Burns    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Wrestling with Gianforte

It’s time to clear the air. Protocol was broken; there are rules for suplexing journalists. It must be done within the bounds of self-defense and even then it must be done using strict caution and measured judgement. Last week, on the eve of the...

 By Josie Bratten    Opinion    May 31, 2017

The Words We Sing

I first heard the song Hometown Girl, by Josh Turner, on hour 12.5 of my 14 hour drive back to college after spring break. I was inching my way through the boondocks of southern Minnesota in a freak spring snowstorm, trying not to die, and...

 By Chris Pippin    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Falling on Black Days

It’s been one week and one day. My initial shock hearing that Chris Cornell died quickly moved to terror the next day when I heard it, he had committed suicide. Suicide? My stomach reeled. Chris Cornell’s band, Soundgarden, had been a favorite...


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