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 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

Huge Small Moments

There are small moments in a person’s life that are huge. Other small moments turn into victories. As I stepped out of the church pew at the end of the service, one of my grandsons looked up at me and said, “Grandma, I’m going to light a... Full story

 By Matt Rosendale    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

The Check Is In The Mail

The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that the Federal Government has decided to try and balance the budget by reducing payments to counties which contain Federal Lands. See “Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill” by Tom Lutey....

 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

FWP Deals With Fort Peck Tribes, Not Public

A month or so ago Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) gathered up over 100 Yellowstone Park bison that had spent the last 5 years in quarantine on Ted Turner’s Green Ranch (for a percent of the calf crop) and hauled them to the sovereign nation...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 17, 2014 

High Oil Prices Cured With High Prices

There’s a saying in the commodity pits in Chicago that goes something like this: “The cure for high prices is high prices.” The price of a barrel (44 gallons) of “Texas Tea” these days is hovering around the $67 bll mark and declining. Why...

 By Northeast Montana Veterans Fund    Opinion    December 10, 2014

NE Montana Veterans Memorial: An Update

During this holiday season, the Board of Directors of the Northeast Montana Veterans Fund, Inc. extends our appreciation to everyone who has supported the Memorial. We are coming closer to our goal, thanks to the combined efforts of our patron... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 10, 2014

Christmas: What Matters Is We're Together

1967. Christmas. It was going to be a great Christmas because my brother had returned safe and sound from a year's tour of duty in Vietnam and had reached the end of his two years of service in the U.S. Army. He'd been discharged early in November....

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    December 10, 2014

If You're Not Here Legally, Get Out

With a president whose credibility and ability has been questioned by nearly 60 percent of the population and a Congress that's in the dumper with an 18 percent for and 82 percent against approval rating, I believe it's time to take a closer look at...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 10, 2014

The Cold Truth About Cough Season

This is definitely the season of coughs and colds. Do you remember when the standard treatment for a chest cold was getting your chest rubbed well with Vick’s Vapor Rub, or Mentholatum. I think that “Mom’s” personal preference dictated which...

 By Valley County Fair Commission    Opinion    December 3, 2014

A Word From The County Fair Commission

Creating desired results in challenging times was the opening for the 89th Rocky Mountain Fair Convention held Nov. 13-15. At present there are 111 fairs in this association and 168 service members. For those of you who are not familiar, this is one... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 3, 2014

Mr. Max Cousins

Not long ago, I read of a high school science teacher and how he has inspired a love for science in his students. The article reminded me of my science teacher when I was a freshman. His name was Max Cousins. Of course, he was Mr. Cousins to the...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 3, 2014

You Know You're A Redneck At A Mock Wedding If...

Do you remember “mock weddings?” There was recently an invitation in The Courier inviting friends and relatives to attend a mock wedding and 50th anniversary celebration. It was hard for me to believe the number of people who had not heard the...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 26, 2014

What's Old Is New Again!

I've heard comments from many that remember the huge Christmas tree that stood at an intersection of 2nd Avenue South. As I remember, it was located in the intersection of the street where Markle's... Full story

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 26, 2014

Yellow Snow In The Wild West

I had to remove the alternator from the Versatile tractor last week in near cold weather (9 below one day and 3 below the next.) The tractor was outside and no windbreak in sight. It took six and a half hours in two days to perform a task that...

 By M. Jeff Hagener    Opinion    November 26, 2014

Montana's Thanksgiving Bounty

This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks – for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our soldiers overseas – consider adding another blessing: for living in a state so rich in wildlife. This...

 By Jim Elliott    Opinion    November 26, 2014

Democratic Demolition Derby

Democrats have had big losses across America this past election, and they are once again puzzled and confused because they believe that “people are voting against their own self interests.” Is it possible that Democrats themselves are not very...

 By Monty Billing    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Why Did The Bison Cross The Road?

This was written based off comments that have been expressed at meetings across the state. Fish, Wildlife, and Parks put wild and free roaming bison on a refuge, but there was nothing to keep them there. The refuge was rugged and had undesirable... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 19, 2014

So Much To Do

This seems to be another week for a this and that column. For the past several months we've been attending Nashua volleyball games and the JAM basketball games as our granddaughter plays volleyball and we have two grandsons playing basketball. The...

 By Donna Dascher    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Article On Deputy Campaign Complaints Misleading

Dear Editor: The article on the deputy campaign complaints on Wednesday, Nov. 5 was misleading. De minimis – adj. (dee-minnie-miss) Latin for “of minimum importance.” It is not “application de minimis, it is “de minimis.” The meaning is...

 By Steve Bullock--Montana Governor    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Gov. Bullock Outlines His Proposed Montana Budget

This was released by Gov. Bullock's office. Governor Steve Bullock released his budget proposal for the 2017 biennium. The proposal aims to build on and maintain the state’s fiscal strength, while making common sense investments that will allow...

 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    November 19, 2014

Brenden's District The Largest Bordering Canada

Hello, this is Sen. John Brenden sending a letter to the folks in my Sen. District #17. Since the last election, my senate district has increased to include Chinook and everything north in Blaine County and everything north of Highway 2 in Havre,...

 By Sierra Dawn Stoneberg-Holt    Opinion    November 12, 2014

The Depressing Bison Meeting

There have been two more state bison meetings since last I wrote. One was July 14 and 15 in Billings to propose testable alternatives for an Environmental Impact Statement, and one was Oct. 9 in Great Falls to develop those alternatives. There was a... Full story

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 12, 2014

And The Wheels Keep On Turning

After being confined in a closed space for the first nine months of our lives, when we finally find the exit our first action involve movement of arms and legs a-flailing wildly as the doctor slaps our bottom. Our first wobbling steps into mobile...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Rounding Up The Cattle

Ranchers are busy rounding up their cattle and getting the calves ready for market. Roundup can take from a few days to several weeks. One of the most impressive sights is when the cattle are being gathered up and moved to corrals on the Wittmayer...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Toy Trains: All Aboard!

I know that the Thanksgiving turkey has not even been prepared yet, but we are forced to think of Christmas every time we go into a store or pick up papers or magazines. Thinking of Christmas makes me remember when every young child wanted to find a...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    November 5, 2014

My Opponent is Fat, Ugly & Smelly

In a nation filled with acronyms, I have just coined a new one familiar to all of us. It is EYT. We all suffer from it every two to four years and it leaves most of us with headaches, self-doubt, voters angst and a myriad other side effects,... Full story


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