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 By Steve Daines    Opinion    May 4, 2016 

Conrad Burns' Lasting Legacy

With the news of Conrad Burns’ passing late last week, Montanans lost a member of the family. From across the state prayers were offered for Phyllis and the Burns family and fond memories were shared. Conrad was a dedicated husband to Phyllis and...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 4, 2016 

A Most Embarrassing Moment

It took me 73 years and 71 days but I have finally had it! I know I have mentioned this before, but it seems to have fallen on deaf eyes, especially mine, but I don’t see a tangible solution to the growing problem. Several or more of the...

 Opinion    May 4, 2016 

Water Service for City of Glasgow

Dear Residents: As you have probably heard, city of Glasgow has been in the process of determining which courses of action to take in regards to the future source of Glasgow’s drinking water. As a public water provider, the city understands the... Full story

 By Parker Kulczyk    Opinion    May 4, 2016 

Grumbling About Millennials

Almost every day, I see a post on Facebook of someone complaining that millennials are over-privileged and want to succeed but they don’t want to work hard for it. It is one of the most ironic things. You see all of these posts, and realize all of... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 4, 2016 

Starting With Sheep

While listening to the radio one day this week, I heard a notice regarding the date the Hi-line Wool Pool would be shipping wool. Two thoughts crossed my mind. The first being that it was really early in the year to be shipping wool, and the other...

 By Chris Pippin    Opinion    May 4, 2016 

Can't We Agree to Disagree?

Looking at the bane of social media i.e. Facebook, I am bewildered on how polarized we have become. I see the posts stating so and so will leave America if Trump is elected. No they won’t. No one will. If a conservative like myself can survive...

 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    April 27, 2016

A Rebuttal

I have gone back and retread my last sewing notions column. I fail to see where I was promulgating the “Absolute Relativism” that Mr. DePuydt seems to have read into it. (He also mentions “Natural Law” being thrown out. Apparently I have grea...

 By Just a Thought    Opinion    April 27, 2016

A Little of This and That

I’ve been bitten. Bitten by the spring cleaning, gardening, yard cleaning, flower planting and painting bug. Several weeks ago, I purchased a small picnic table that has three benches. The benches are gray -- but not for long. As soon as I can,...

 By Doris Franzen    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Four Decades at the Pioneer Museum

I must have pulled a Rip Van Winkle! It is hard to realize that it has been almost 40 years since I became involved with the Pioneer Museum. It has been a wonderful experience. About 1977 or so, Irma McInerney and Gladys Silk approached me about...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Parking Meters and Police

Do you remember when the “Cops” walked their beat? That is a phrase from the past, as I am not sure just what the word “beat” meant, but I assume it would be a designated area they patrolled each day or night. That was back when the young...

 By C.K. Allen    Opinion    April 27, 2016

Why Trump is Failing

The Republican field with 17 candidates pursuing the GOP nomination was referred to as a great bench. Some we knew, many we did not. I listened to Trump’s announcement of his candidacy and he immediately got my attention after seven plus years in...

 By Stone Tihista    Opinion    April 27, 2016

DPHHS Advice to Prevent Tick Bites

As Montanans look to enjoy the great outdoors this spring and summer, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their illnesse...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 20, 2016

The How And The Why: Part II

Imam Said Shakir told the New York Times, under the headline “US Muslim Cleric Seeks Modern Middle Ground.” (A closer look at Said Shakir will show that his birth name was Ricky Mitchell and he was raised in Connecticut and Georgia.) Imam Shakir...

 By Becky Erickson    Opinion    April 20, 2016

Letter to the People of Glasgow

Letter to the People of Glasgow The Flint Michigan water crisis sprang from government officials’ decision in April 2014, to switch the city’s water source temporality and use water from the Flint River (once an industrial dump site) as a cost-cu... Full story

 By Sage Sukut    Opinion    April 20, 2016


Different for Different People: Your feminism may be different from mine, but overall, it is the fight to break down walls of gender stereotypes and to obtain equal opportunities for all. Especially for women, because, you know, oppression. NOT...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Only Today

A long time ago, I saw a greeting card that said, “You only have today. Make the most of it.” That was brought home to me late Friday when I received a call telling me my cousin, Dorothy, had died. She and I were the sisters that neither of us ha... Full story

 Opinion    April 13, 2016

A Fraction of What This State Has to Offer

The Nashua Art Club, which has been fundraising all year long, took the long-awaited trip to Missoula this past weekend. We took off from the school Thursday morning toward Helena, for our scheduled tour of the internationally acclaimed Archie Bray...

 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Quit Mixing Christianity With Secular Law

In response to a post on social media from my sister (she’s such a catalyst), I’ve just finished posting a photo of myself online. In it, I am holding a small sign saying,” The Bible says: “All are created in the image of God,” and “You...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Remember to Vote

Remember politics from years past? I do try to stay clear of any mention of politics or religion in my articles, but I cannot believe how much I have learned about our election process in just this last year. Do I not remember correctly (that is a...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Muslims: The How And The Why, Part One

I just read a book loaned to me by Howard about how the Islamic people will be in command of the world as we know it by the turn of the next century. Want to hear about it? If not, just turn the channel to another station. But as usual, I digress. I...

 By Parker Kulczyk    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Why Young People Shouldn't Be Clamoring For Free Tuition

Let's say Bernie Sanders gets elected. He completes his free college plan. Everyone gets their degrees. What happens next? The same thing that has been happening for years. Young people graduate from college and they don’t find a good job. Or they...

 By Sage Sukut    Opinion    April 13, 2016

The 'F' Word

A feminist is: “A person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” You may have heard this particular phrase in Beyonce’s song “Flawless,” but it was originally spoken by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    April 6, 2016

More Government Waste

Just when I didn’t think it could get any worse, here comes this story in the Washington Free Beacon about the National Institute of Health spending $400,000 texting Latino men, telling them they’re too fat and that they need to exercise more....

 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Real Tax Relief for all Montanans

You sent me to Washington with a long list of Montana priorities. After about a year in the House, I’m happy to say we’ve accomplished a lot. My bill, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, passed the House with bipartisan support and was the first... Full story

 By Steve Daines    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Montana Energy Jobs Under Assault

Made-in-Montana energy means good Montana jobs that on average pay two to three times more than the state average. Montana’s ability to create more good-paying energy jobs is immense – in fact, our state leads the nation in coal deposits. We are... Full story


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