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 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

Pot Problems

Opinions are like shoes. Everyone has got them. Not all of them fit and each person has an acquired taste and comfort zone. When it comes to marijuana and legalization, there's no difference. You'll find a whole array of opinions, from the adamant ag... Full story

 
 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

It's Going To Get Fast & Furious

Hello to everyone in my massive BIG Senate district that goes from the North Dakota border to north of Hingham. I have 285 miles of the 545 miles of the U.S./Canadian border, and it equates to 52 percent of the border. We are now at the start of the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

Victory

Victory. It doesn't always have to be a huge one. In the case of people working to overcome serious health issues, the little victories can be and often are the sweetest. For almost five months, I was unable to turn over on my left side in bed at...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

Building Montana: The Opportunity Is Here

As many as 2,000 temporary high-paying blue-collar jobs will be created in Montana if the U.S. government approves the much publicized Keystone XL pipeline. More than twice as many similar private-sector construction jobs, however, will result from...

 
 By Shirley Ball    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Ethanol Is Not A Dirty Word

I recently heard radio advertisements promoting “no ethanol in our gas.” I wonder if the sponsors of the advertisements understand the implications of that message? I realize that not everyone understands the nuances of that message, so I would l... Full story

 
 Opinion    January 14, 2015

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Gloom Of Night

The Glasgow Courier shares the views expressed in this column with other publications in Stevenson-Hicks Newspapers. As predicted, the closure of scores of mail processing plants and rural post offices has waged a heavy toll on postal customers....

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Gay Marriage & The Media

One of Montana's major daily newspapers scored yet another hit with the gay and lesbian community with another article about gay marriage in Montana. What is that now? The fourth or fifth time since Montana made gay marriage legal that that...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Tech Talk

I am sure that many of us senior citizens received “new tech” gifts or have needed to purchase a new cell phone, new appliance or even a new vehicle. The sad part of these purchases is that they do not come with a training session. We all have...

 
 By Matt Rosendale    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Majority Leader Rosendale Reviews Opening Week

The 64th Legislature began last week with the formal ceremonies and swearing in that surround each new legislature. It is always a treat to see all of the families and children sitting in the galleries and walking in the halls. Many will endure...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Little Jimmy Dickens

The music world has lost a true legend with the passing of Little Jimmy Dickens. No one promoted the Grand Ole Opry and country music any more than the diminutive Dickens. During the early 1960s, the KRNT Theatre in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted a... Full story

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 7, 2015

He's A Magic Man

How many of you remember Howell and Ellen Davies? When I first became acquainted with them, they lived in the North Country and worked for the Ruffcorn Ranch. I remember the first time I was at their home – you got your drink of water from a...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Illegal Immigrants With Legal Driver's Licenses

Does anyone see the hypocrisy in that headline? Is it oxymoronically incorrect? Wouldn't that be sorta like giving a convicted burglar a set of burglar tools upon his release from the joint? Or an arsonist a box of matches? Or how about issuing a...

 
 By Dr. Chip Halverson    Opinion    December 31, 2014

Dr. Halverson Makes House Call To His Roots

During my recent trip home to Glasgow in mid-November, I realized my visit was too short but nevertheless full of activities and fun. As a result, I wanted to send a note and say Glasgow was such a... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 31, 2014

New Year Remembering Old Friends

In just a few days another year comes to an end. Somehow the years seem to pass much more quickly than they used to. Before I know it, I’m looking at a new year beginning before I’m finished with the old one. Each year fills our lives with...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 31, 2014

Remember Old New Years?

2014 comes to an end and 2015 rolls in. How many of us will stay up until midnight to bring in the new year? I am going to go out on a limb and guess that many of you that read this column may decide that the New Year will make it in, with or...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    December 31, 2014

A Year At The Courier: Ready To Ring In The New

Movie stars, drug deals and Santa. As I get ready to look through all the top stories in the last year at the Glasgow Courier, I can’t help but think what an interesting year it’s been. I moved to Glasgow and officially spent a year working here...

 
 By Janet Bailey    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Here's To The Power Rangers

In Opheim, we have had more than our share of fog in the last several months. In the summer it is OK as it usually means that we will get moisture in 90 days, so we put up with it. In the winter,... Full story

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Christmas Shopping?

Christmas shopping? Do you remember when a Schafer or Parker fountain pen and ever sharp pencil were a sure gift for someone in your life? This was way before ball point pens. You needed a bottle of ink to fill this pen. Put the pen in the ink...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Land Bill Agreement A Talking Point In Montana

News releases sent out cited the Montana Lands Bill Agreement as historic. The announcement came Dec. 3 and caused some confusion as it was included in the National Defense Authorization Act. Sen. Jon Tester, Sen. John Walsh and U.S. Rep. Steve...

 
 By Sen. Jon Tester    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Paying The Border Patrol

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., last week released the following statement after the president signed the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act into law. Tester, along with Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., introduced and successfully pushed the bipartisan legisl...

 
 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

 

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