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 By Bruce Tuvedt    Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Ag Innovations

We rely on innovation to change our lives, but we tend to think about what it means for phones or the Internet, not farmland. Just as we rely on innovation to help us meet our future needs, we should also look towards innovation to help our...

 
 By Rob Quist    Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Quist on Public Lands

Growing up in Cut Bank, one of the most important life-changing memories from my youth was my time in a Boy Scout Troop led by an incredible Scoutmaster, my Uncle Bob Anderson. We would take 100-mile trips up in the mountains and this is where I...

 

The Second Hypothesis:

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Sierra Holt’s paper, “Reinterpreting the 1882 Bison Population Collapse.” The full text was presented at the 2017 Winter Grazing Seminar in Glasgow. So epidemic was The Answer. Yet something...

 
 By Anne Millbrooke    Opinion    April 26, 2017 

EPA Commentary

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” That is a misguided effort if there ever was one. With pipelines leaking, tires burning,...

 

Tick Fever, New Dimensions

Editor’s note: The following is Part IV of Sierra Holt’s paper, “Reinterpreting the 1882 Bison Population Collapse.” The full text was presented at the 2017 Winter Grazing Seminar in Glasgow. Texas tick fever is caused by a protozoan and...

 

Easter Thoughts

While preparing Easter Sunday dinner, my thoughts drifted back to an Easter some years ago that definitely has been unforgettable. We always hosted Easter Sunday dinner because of calving season. This particular year, Easter also fell on my birthday....

 

Managing the Missouri

The Missouri River Reservoir System is the largest reservoir system in North America. Management of the system is complicated by multiple and diverse interest groups and applicable laws. Interest groups represent irrigation, flood risk, hydropower,...

 

Reflecting on Real Eggs

This is a more recent memory. Do you remember when community Easter Egg hunts featured real eggs? It does not seem like so many years ago that various organizations in communities got together an evening or so before the big Easter Egg Hunt and spent...

 
 By Lee Humbert    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor

Open Letter on Public Lands Dear Governor Bullock, There has been a lot said and written about retaining public lands in Montana. Most folks come out strongly in favor of this. I am writing you about what I think to be something wrong or unfair...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Mr. Fenton [FEMA Administrator]: I understand the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will soon be facilitating a number of listening sessions with tribal governments to solicit Indian tribes’ input in updating the agency’s tribal...

 

The Hi-Line Needs Amtrak

Of all the misguided items in the current proposed federal budget, the threat to end Amtrak’s long-distance routes, including the venerable Empire Builder line across Montana, could have the roughest immediate impact on the people, businesses and...

 

Accepting a Little Help

This week has started out with joy, laughter and thankfulness. On Sunday, our son, Joe, and his wife, Crystal, and their family hosted a famly dinner at their home. My husband and I were blessed with having all four of our children present. It was a...

 

Smartphones and Oak

Do you remember the old wooden (probably oak) telephones that hung on the wall? I vaguely remember seeing one or two of these hanging in grocery or general stores of my early days, and later at auctions (maybe auctions or items of those very fore...

 

Justices on Legal Services

As current and former Justices of the Montana Supreme Court, we write to express our deep concern with the proposal to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. These programs are cri...

 
 By Ronda Fuhrman    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Prom Problems

With only 3 days left until the Glasgow prom, my son's date, a senior student from Opheim, was informed that my son couldn't escort her this year because he is home-schooled. Apparently, GHS policy states that only students enrolled in a "public"...

 

Regarding Easter

In a few weeks it will be the days of Passover when Jesus Christ actually died and rose again exactly on the feast of First Fruit. There is a story in the Bible that tells us that Adam and Eve who had two sons, Cain and Able. Cain offered up a sacrif...

 

The First Hypothesis

Editor’s note: The following is Part III of Sierra Holt’s paper, “Reinterpreting the 1882 Bison Population Collapse.” The full text was presented at the 2017 Winter Grazing Seminar in Glasgow. Epidemic Makes the Numbers Make Sense: I...

 
 By Michael Burns    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Coincidental Incidentals

Murky waters continue to cloud as information related to simultaneous investigations in the legislature are exposed. There is an ongoing investigation regarding possible Trump collusion with the Russians to influence the election and an investigation...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Remembering Vo-Ag

Do you remember when the Glasgow High School had a Vo-Ag program and a FFA team.  Glasgow still has some of those FFA members and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of those “blue jackets” could be found in closets or trunks.  I remember...

 

Loving the Lone Star

Last week, a picture appeared on my Facebook page that brought me to tears. It’s a photo of a rancher standing near charred fence posts and burnt, twisted, and broken barbed wire as he looks across scorched and blackened grazing land. Just a very s...

 

Clash of the Zealots and the Morally Flexible

Donald Trump learned an important lesson about being a populist with a Conservative House. His Party does not actually support him or his views. Conservative evangelical style Tea Party Republicans are not necessarily prepared to go along with Trump...

 

Grading Gorsuch

Reagan-era Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died a year ago last month. The Supreme Court vacancy has not been replaced since his demise. In 2016, the Democrats had less than a majority in the Senate and lacked the prowess to confirm Obama’s re...

 

Letter to the Editor

Daylight Savings Let us not give up on Senate Bill 206, regarding Daylight Savings Time. This bill has been tabled by the Legislature. Call them at once and ask them to reconsider voting on and passing this bill. Daylight Savings Time does a lot...

 

May Your Week be Blessed

In spite of a couple rough spots the week before last, and one the week before that, it was a great one. Two weeks ago Sunday, I had a really nice visit with a friend. I’d shared with her about a doctor’s appointment I’d had. I told her a CT sc...

 

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