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 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    April 23, 2014 

Judge Misjudged on Bison

I was disappointed to hear that Judge McKeon had denied the plaintiff’s contention that quarantined Yellowstone Park bison transferred to the Indian Reservations should not be classified as “wild.” I obtained a copy of his decision in an... Full story

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    April 23, 2014 

People Do Amazing Things

Sometimes in the news business we got so caught up in seeking out the bad news. Look at any of your major news stations and it’s full of tragedy, boats sinking, buses catching fire and maybe your occasional sex or drug crime. I believe that...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 23, 2014 

Cars Are Disposable; Memories Of Family Cars Are Not

While visiting with my daughter, the conversation turned to cars she and I remembered over the years when she, her sister and brothers were growing up. We laughed as I said I recalled a nephew telling me that my husband and I bought disposable cars....

 By Champ Edmunds    Opinion    April 23, 2014 

Champ Edmunds Says Hello

U.S. Senate candidate Champ Edmunds recently visited The Courier office and dropped off this column. I am Champ Edmunds and I am the conservative choice for the U.S. Senate. There is a battle going on for our country’s future and it’s not between...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 23, 2014 

A Bonnet With All The Frills Upon It

The celebration of Easter is behind us. Easter has its own significance for most of it and we recognize it as a religious holiday. Do you remember when Easter was the time to begin your spring wardrobe? For a lot of the female gender, it meant...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Bridge To Somewhere

The bridge spanning Beaver Creek on the Milk River Road west of Hinsdale was built in 1915 and has been re-planked a few times over the years, but not much else has been done to it in the past 99... Full story

 Opinion    April 16, 2014

Canceled: Lewistown Bison Discussion

State wildlife officials canceled a planned discussion that was to take place in Lewistown on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16, on a bison conservation and management plan for Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks had invited a diverse...

 By Rick Ripley--Montana State Senator    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Bison Would Trample Us

A Montana district court recently ruled that Montana laws dealing with the wild or domestic status of bison are “ambiguous.” Those laws certainly are complicated, and for good reason. The Montana legislature has purposely given joint...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 16, 2014

The Promise Of Easter

Easter is almost upon us. As I read of several different ways to dye Easter eggs, my mind drifted back to Easter when I was growing up. Children were up just as early on Easter Sunday as they were on Christmas morning because they just knew that the...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 16, 2014

Toilet Paper Getting Wiped Out?

This is for those gracious readers who noticed I did not have an article in last week’s issue. I honestly tried. I was out of town, took my laptop with me, had to call my son to figure out how to access the motel internet, thought I sent my...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Helping A Cow Give Birth

A few days ago, a friend of mine was talking about how their calving season was going. Instantly, some of my experiences when our cows started calving came to mind. One of the most memorable was the very first time my husband asked me to help him wit...

 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Proposed BLM Land Exchange A Good Deal

Montana outdoor enthusiasts have it pretty good.  With over 32 million acres of state and federal land open to all sorts of recreational opportunities, we truly are an outdoors mecca. Most of that public property has ample access, but some is...

 By Sarah Corbally    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Child Abuse Through The Eyes Of A Child

Looking out the window, and cautiously waiting for the moment when his father gets home, the fear begins to set in. Many reoccurring questions start to develop in his head; “What will he do this time? Was it my fault? Will it hurt?” Fear and...

 By Pam Hurr    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Erin's Hope Project

Dear Editor: Erin’s Hope Project is a non-profit organization started in March of 2011, in memory of our daughter, Erin. She passed away in March 2010, due to a brain tumor. The love and support we received was amazing, and we always knew that we...

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    April 9, 2014

The Trouble With Substances

What’s your drug of choice? It's a saying that some of us might not really put a lot of thought into. When I think about all the different vices we all have, from chocolate to fishing, there’s plenty of ways to blow off steam and deal with... Full story

 By David Irving    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Tear Down That Wall

Dear Editor: On March 31 at a special School Board meeting, the Board unanimously passed my motion to approve the remodeling plans for the Glasgow High School. The motion to approve the design was... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Take Me Home, Country Roads

On a warm, lazy, summer’s day, I decided to go for a drive. I wasn’t headed anywhere in particular, just somewhere. Turning off the highway, I slowly drove along a country road. No houses were in sight. The air was filled with the sounds of a...

 By Steven Page    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Detention Center Paying Off For County?

Dear Editor: Commissioner Pippin’s report that the Valley County Detention Center had become profitable at a recent public meeting was further expanded on by Commissioner Reinhardt in last week’s Courier. I am not in a position to debate the...

 By Harold Johnson    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Initiative 169 Itself Is A Trap

Dear Editor: Initiative 169, which animal rights activists have proposed to ban trapping on public lands in Montana, is a mistake that Montanans can prevent from happening. Right now, activists who don’t understand Montana’s hunting, fishing and...

 By Gilbert and Marilyn Desonia    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Chub And The Tub

Dear Editor: In your March 5 paper’s Yesterday’s Courier Memories column it was said that 25 years ago, Thursday, March 2, 1989, a Nashua group entertaining at Valley View Home included Chub Desonia on the “tuba.” I enjoyed a good laugh as...

 By Travis Kavulla    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Have A Say On Your Power Bill

Want to make your voice heard on a deal which, if approved, will affect your power bill for a generation to come? The Public Service Commission is holding 19 public meetings throughout the State of Montana to take public comment on NorthWestern...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 2, 2014

OMG, It's Technology!

If you are of an age where you remember stuff I have written about, you may also be entering the age of being technology challenged. As hard as I try, I find there are way too many things beyond me. I struggle with “texting” and refuse to buy a p...

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Change And Growth On The Way?

Last week close to two dozen individuals showed up to see what speaker Karn Vanni, from BEST (Building Economic Strength Together) and RDI (Rural Dynamics, Inc.), had to say about rural economics. Attendees ranged from individuals looking to improve...

 By Dave Reinhardt--Valley County Commissioner    Opinion    March 26, 2014

Detention Center Paying Off For County

Dear Editor, As we approach the third anniversary of Valley County’s Detention Center, I would like to share some numbers with our taxpayers, since we are still getting opinions that we should not have built. The center cost $3.7 million. If... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 26, 2014

A Love Of Books

Recently I read a line that spoke of a child who reads as they are growing up becomes an adult who thinks. Last week, while in Arizona visiting family, I walked into a used book store. No sooner had I crossed the threshhod than I stopped and took a...


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