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 By James Walling    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Editor's Notes

This week, I'm happy to include a letter from one of our staff on the subject of gay marriage. I should say a thing or two about that. Firstly, we welcome letters from anyone who wants to have their voice added to the broader discussion on virtually...

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Thankful on Fourth of July

To our community: I’m seeing a lot of posts (Facebook) about gay marriage. Lots of words being used like abomination, sinners, Christians, opinions, morality, etc. (I’m no expert, but I’m thinking a lot of those words were used during the...

 
 By Roubie Younkin    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Financial Literacy for Youth

Youth today face many challenges in terms of financial management, decision making and the use of credit, which may either lead them to or prevent them from, achieving financial success. Student loan debt, estimated at over $1 trillion is just one ex...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Bits and Pieces

Once again it seems time for a bits and pieces column. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to dye my hair. No particular reason for it other than I thought it would be fun to do. Because my hair was completely white, the light golden brown dye I chose...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Troubled Trucker

Most of my 12.438 readers know that I have been a trucker in a past life. Up until my retirement in February 2000 I had set a tire on every foot of United States Interstate save I-4 which diagonals across Florida, and assorted bypass routes. In my...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 1, 2015 

Fireworks, Rodeo and Baseball

The Fourth of July will soon be here. Do you remember how you used to celebrate this holiday? You may even remember when it wasn’t a three-day holiday. My thoughts turn to fireworks. Remember when fireworks were done on an island in Fort Peck Lake?...

 
 By David Pippin    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Let's Bring Our Families Back

I wanted to share some information on the Gregg Gianforte “Bring Our Families Back” tour that was held at the Cottonwood on June 11, 2015. Gregg and his wife Susan visited with us and we found them to be very informative. They have many ideas on...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Stop and Appreciate the Songbirds

There is something about songbirds this time of year that can catch the ear, eye and heart of even the most preoccupied person. It doesn’t matter where: mountain tops, middle of the prairie, downtown, uptown. It doesn’t matter what you call...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Death Has Occurred

This column originally ran Jan. 1, 2014. We are reprinting it due to its author's recent Second-Place honor for Best Column Writing at the 2015 Montana Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. I thought I’d better get this off my chest whi...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 24, 2015

Highways of Yesterday

Do you remember highways from previous days? Of course a lot of them, or maybe I should say all of them, no doubt started out as gravel roads and as traffic and funds allowed, roads were paved, but what I notice as I drive our present highways is...

 
 Opinion    June 17, 2015

Road Work Ahead

City workers fill potholes downtown just before 5 a.m. on Friday, June 12. Street Foreman Karl Krause assured attendees at the June 15 City Council meeting that road crews are hard at work despite... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 17, 2015

The Touch Of A Hand

This column originally ran Aug. 27, 2014. We are reprinting it due to its author's recent win for Best Column Writing at the 2015 Montana Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. In church last Sunday, I felt a very light touch on the back...

 
 By James Walling    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Courier Wins First in Column Writing, Receives Anonymous Critique

It was a good week for us here at the Courier, at least when it comes to wins and placement in the Montana Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest  Awards for 2015. Our own Sandy Laumeyer took First Place in the Column Writing category....

 
 Opinion    June 17, 2015

Reader Commentary

I live in Fort Peck, but I spend much of my time in Billings. Because of that, I didn't read last week's Courier until Sunday. I was very disappointed in the review of Krakauer's book. Although DK Holm's level of detail indicates that he actually...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Branding a New Generation

Branding of the current year calf crop has been finished by a lot of our rancher friends. Who remembers the days of a wood fire for the purpose of heating branding irons? I know that many of us have seen an occasional branding using a wood fire, but...

 
 Opinion    June 17, 2015

Thrivent Investment Management Inc. Tips

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 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Gauging the Greater Sage Grouse Listing Dilemma

The time is rapidly approaching when the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has to do something or get-off-the-pot concerning listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act...

 
 By James Walling    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Planting Potholes, Counting Calcutta, and "Plain English" Decoded

Had a great idea last week. Or rather, Facebook tipped me off to a great idea. There are a lot of potholes around the place generally and someone shared a pic of a flower that had been planted in what appeared to be one of the many road gashes here...

 
 Opinion    June 10, 2015

Reader Commentary

Virgil, Good piece on children and how they learn to speak! YES!! It all starts at home – the parents or guardians are responsible. If your kids didn’t learn it til after they started school or daycare, you can put the blame on the parents or...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Describing the Prairie

Beautiful, harsh, breathtaking, difficult, inspiring. What do these words describe? The prairie. With the arrival of spring, bright yellow sweet peas begin to open their petals to the sun, followed by bluebells covering the prairie with beauty and...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Equal Opportunity Act Explained In Plain English

The place was Kingman, Arizona, U.S.A. I was coming out of the Petro Truck Stop about five miles east of Kingman one evening when a moth dive-bombed directly into my ear. Now, Grannie always said, “You’ll go crazy if a moth flies into your...

 
 Opinion    June 10, 2015

Valley County Refuse District: Talking Trash

The Valley County Refuse District #1 is made up of eight citizens, representing two from Glasgow, one from Opheim, one from Nashua, one from Fort Peck, one from Hinsdale, one from Lustre and one county commissioner. Meetings are the third Tuesday of...

 
 By James Walling    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Breaking Bread with Mayor Becky Erickson

Glasgow Mayor Becky Erickson invited me to lunch at Sam’s Supper Club for an informal chat May 28. The setting for our meeting clued me in to the fact that I could leave my notebook at the office, as I tend to do when meeting potential subjects of...

 
 By Melissa Unger    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Artist Statement: Melissa Unger

I am a local to Glasgow, Montana and am currently a senior attending the University of Montana working toward a Major is Art Education. I plan on teaching at the Secondary level. With teaching art it...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    June 3, 2015

What's It Like Being Diagnosed with Cancer?

Last week Tom Brokaw appeared on the Dr. Oz show to talk about his cancer diagnosis. Because of prior commitments, I missed seeing it. I’m sure it was a very moving interview, as Brokaw is a master of words. As a cancer survivor since 2010, and...

 

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