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 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

Enough With The F Bombs

Since I don't have access to cable television, and refuse to pay $60 a month or more for a satellite dish, I decided to sign up for a company that offers a person the ability to choose not only movies but television programs to watch on their... Full story

 By Georgie Kulczyk    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

Another Former Employee Reflects On Valley View

Things aren't all rainbows and butterflies at Valley View Home (VVH), despite what the current administration would want the community to believe. I started working at VVH in 1987. I was 16 years old. I continued to work there for 27 years. During th...

 By Joann Beard    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

The Other Side Of God, The Justice Side Of God

I read with interest, Virgil Vaupel's column on gay marriage and the media, in the Jan. 14, 2015, Glasgow Courier, and then the response by Susan Watterson, and Bonnie Davidson, two weeks later. As Bonnie said, she urges people to send in a letter...

 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

'Capital Crud' & More

Hello again from Helena. This is the last week before transmittal, (when all general bills going from one House to the other must be acted upon) and then we will be halfway through the session. The Legislature will have a few days off before we...

 By Mike Lang--Montana State Representative    Opinion    February 25, 2015 

Halftime For Legislature

Hello to the Hi-Line from your Capitol in Helena. The 64th Montana Legislature is at the halfway point. The easy work has been done and the hard decisions are before us. The House and Senate leadership are working together and await the Executive...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Life's Not Fair If You Let It Be That Way

I will get a check on Friday for $400," a young man told his mother, "and I won't get to keep one penny of it because my car insurance is $400. It just isn't fair." My answer would be, "There's a lot in life people think isn't fair. But there's a... Full story

 By Lenora Kelly    Opinion    February 18, 2015

It Seems Glasgow Has Become Way Too Money Hungry

Dear Editor: I used to think that Glasgow was a pretty nice city, but lately I’m beginning to question that statement. Now it seems the city has become way too money hungry. My water and sewer bill has way more than doubled since 10 years ago when...

 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Sage Grouse Saga Continues

The sage grouse ‘listing’ saga continues unabated in Montana. To date the many working groups, advisory boards, committees, etc. have spent hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars on this issue. Why? Because the US Fish and Wildlife Se...

 By David L. Pippin    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Water Trial In Malta Should Be Well Attended

Hello Valley County, As we have a very unusual winter taking place this year, I take this time to write a letter regarding a matter of great concern to me and many others in Valley County. In a day when many of our rights are being redefined and...

 By Austin Knudsen    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Knudsen Proposes Infrastructure Bill

Greetings from Helena. The 64th Montana Legislature is in full swing, it now being the fifth week of the session. As Speaker of the House, I have been very busy managing and administering the Montana House of Representatives by assigning bills to...

 By Thomas Klotz    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Klotz Reflects On His Valley View Days

I read with great interest in The Glasgow Courier the article on, “Big Changes at Valley View Home” and with the statement “Over two decades with only small changes led to bigger change taking place locally.” Having worked there as the... Full story

 By Mary Ann Riddick    Opinion    February 11, 2015

One Man, One Woman In Garden Of Holy Matrimony

My heartfelt desire is for people to know the truth. “Jesus told him, 'I am the Way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) “So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Hinsdale, Saco, Whitewater Should Merge Sports

Three schools in our area are in a battle over whether or not to merge their sports programs. This scenario is being played out all over the West. Shrinking school enrollments is not a problem for Montana alone, folks. It's happening to rural...

 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Bill Killed That Was Against Fishing Derbies

Hello again from the Capitol in Helena. Last week we passed SB 188 by Sen. Chas Vincent, R-Libby, out of the Senate, a bill that would limit the insurance liability on property caused by range and forest fires. Examples were given how some awards...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 11, 2015

Love That Dirty Water

This past Sunday was such a delightful day. I had the opportunity to be on the north side of Glasgow in the early afternoon to enjoy the water running down the streets. Can you remember all of the fun that can be had playing in water like that? You...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    February 4, 2015

City With A View

Some days my mind is just so filled with the present that I forget about the past. However, today I spent some time looking at the painting of Glasgow, 1914, that is located in the lobby of the... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 4, 2015

My Grandparents, The Immigrants

For quite a long time now immigration has been a hot topic in our nation. There are so many facets to this it is extremely difficult to address all of them. In reading article after article concerning immigration, I was reminded of all four of my...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    February 4, 2015

Freedom Of Speech...Unless

As I sit here reading through the amendments to the U.S. Constitution one thing jumps out at me in the First Amendment. Here's how it reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;...

 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    February 4, 2015

Getting Back In The Game In Helena

Hello again from the capital. Now that the Super Bowl is over (much to the dismay of the Seahawk fans), we can get back to business here in Helena. My SB 88 passed the Senate 48-0, and that is the bill that gives the conservation districts the same a...

 By Chuck Denowh    Opinion    February 4, 2015

FWP And Problematic Wildlife

The last few decades in Montana have seen a remarkable recovery in wildlife populations. For example, Montana’s elk population was down to almost 20,000 animals in 1940. By 1970 it had increased somewhat to 55,000. But after that we’ve seen...

 By Rev. Susan Watterson    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Concerned About The Gay Marriage Column

I am writing in response to Virgil Vaupel's article “Gay Marriage and the Media,” which was posted in the January 14, 2015, Glasgow Courier. I am concerned about Mr. Vaupel's article because it is important for people among us who are gay or... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Use Your Voice: Living In A Facebook World

If you don’t think Facebook has changed the world, take a look at the letter to the editor section. What used to be one of the more popular sections of the paper is now nearly non-existent. Of course we still have our columns and guest opinions in...

 By John Lacey    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Tribes Should Vote Against Marijuana Legalization

According to an article in last week's Glasgow Courier, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Council legalized medical marijuana, and tribal members will vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana in October. These decisions are reporte...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 28, 2015

The Goodness Of Our Youth Far Outweighs The Bad

Last Saturday I attended the basketball games at the Nashua School. When the school band started playing the national anthem, three elementary students – I'm guessing third or fourth grade – began singing the words. How wonderful, I thought,...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 28, 2015

Did They Really Do That?

Do you remember your parents or grandparents keeping a diary or journal of each day’s activities as well as what the weather was for that particular day? Some people may still do that, but I am willing to bet that it is a small minority. I am not...


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