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 By Pam Ost--AEMT Glasgow Head Start    Opinion    March 25, 2015 

Save Part Of Irle School For Head Start

Dear Editor: The strategic plan of the Glasgow School District identifies one of the principal strengths of the district as the collaborative relationships with community and organizations. Head Start is indeed one of those many and important... Full story

 
 By Rev. Susan Watterson    Opinion    March 25, 2015 

An Important Bible Discussion

Dear Editor: I would like to respond to Joann Beard's article from the Feb. 25 Courier. This is an important discussion. As I said in my earlier “letter to the editor” it is always important to read the Bible within its historical context and to...

 
 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    March 25, 2015 

Tough Talk About Medicaid Expansion

This week at the Legislature will be the hard discussions on Medicaid expansion. Here are some interesting facts to ponder. Montana has a little over 1 million folks. There are 128,000 people on Medicaid, 145,000 on food stamps, on either side of...

 
 Opinion    March 18, 2015

WRC Addressing Bakken Problems

The Bakken Oil boom is the largest oil boom that Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana has ever experienced. The Bakken spreads across nearly 200,000 square miles (Shaw, Sawicki, 2012). The oil boom’s high wages attract people from all over the... Full story

 
 By Edwin Bender    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Let The Sun Shine On Open Government

This column from executive director Edwin Bender of the National Institute on Money in State Politics was released as part of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 18, 2015

If The Shoe Fits, Repair It

Shoe repair shops? Not many of us remember when it was common to have a shoe repair shop located on one of the main streets of your community. I have been told there were a total of four located in Glasgow. I am going out on the limb to say I am...

 
 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Opheim Students Pay A Visit

Transmittal (halftime) has come and gone, and now today (March 16) is the 54th day of the session. The House bills are coming over in droves to the Senate. The BIG discussions will be the Medicaid expansion or various plans, and the budget. The...

 
 By David Reinhardt    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Please Help With The Tires

Old tires and landfills are a poor combination. Tires that are mixed into the landfill site act just like balloons coming up through the debris, so, the landfill attempts to keep them separate. Because of the space issues in the landfill, grinding... Full story

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 11, 2015

In Search Of: The Talc Mine

Once again I am searching for information. I have had several readers ask me about a talc mine located in the North Country, which I assume could be anywhere from Baylor to the Canadian Border, maybe from Richland to Thoeny. This is an unknown to...

 
 By Cindy Webber    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Don't Give Big Oil A Free Ride

The oil and gas industry is a boom and bust venture. Companies get in as quickly as possible, extract as much of the resource as possible, make millions of dollars, and then get out just as quickly, leaving behind a mess of abandoned wells, frack...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Do Simple, Happy Things

Many times I've heard someone say "All I want is to be happy." When a person is asked about what would make them happy, you'll hear, "Winning the lottery," "Being able to buy a new car," "Getting a bigger house." And the list goes on and on. Well,... Full story

 
 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    March 4, 2015

First Half Better Than 2013 For Legislature, But...

It is halftime at the Legislature, and they call it transmittal. The Legislature has a few days off until the 5th of March. This is when all the general bills have to be passed from one house to the other in order to be heard in their respective...

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 4, 2015

'Outlaw Country': Another How-To Reality Show?

It's called “Outlaw Country.” It's filmed in and around Independence, Missouri, in an area that includes a town called Buckner. The main characters are the “Outlaws,” the Monk brothers who each have long records and have been in the slammer...

 
 By Jennifer Birkoski    Opinion    March 4, 2015

My Addiction Got The Best Of Me, And I'm Sorry

People of Valley County, When I was charged with felony drug distribution, I believed I was the victim. After all, I was a mother trying to support my family and hold my family together the best I could at the time. Through it all, my addiction got...

 
 By Ashley Roness    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Fight Dark Money

Dear Editor: Dark money is a huge issue in politics today. It causes corruption throughout our government. It needs to be stopped, now. When shadowy outside groups use this route to influence Montana elections, they are taking away the public’s...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Measles & Vaccinations

I have been rather interested in the various political stands regarding a measles vaccination. It made me remember how parents in earlier days used to intentionally expose their young children to the measles, mumps and chickenpox. I think the theory...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Enough With The F Bombs

Since I don't have access to cable television, and refuse to pay $60 a month or more for a satellite dish, I decided to sign up for a company that offers a person the ability to choose not only movies but television programs to watch on their... Full story

 
 By Georgie Kulczyk    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Another Former Employee Reflects On Valley View

Things aren't all rainbows and butterflies at Valley View Home (VVH), despite what the current administration would want the community to believe. I started working at VVH in 1987. I was 16 years old. I continued to work there for 27 years. During th...

 
 By Joann Beard    Opinion    February 25, 2015

The Other Side Of God, The Justice Side Of God

I read with interest, Virgil Vaupel's column on gay marriage and the media, in the Jan. 14, 2015, Glasgow Courier, and then the response by Susan Watterson, and Bonnie Davidson, two weeks later. As Bonnie said, she urges people to send in a letter...

 
 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    February 25, 2015

'Capital Crud' & More

Hello again from Helena. This is the last week before transmittal, (when all general bills going from one House to the other must be acted upon) and then we will be halfway through the session. The Legislature will have a few days off before we...

 
 By Mike Lang--Montana State Representative    Opinion    February 25, 2015

Halftime For Legislature

Hello to the Hi-Line from your Capitol in Helena. The 64th Montana Legislature is at the halfway point. The easy work has been done and the hard decisions are before us. The House and Senate leadership are working together and await the Executive...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Life's Not Fair If You Let It Be That Way

I will get a check on Friday for $400," a young man told his mother, "and I won't get to keep one penny of it because my car insurance is $400. It just isn't fair." My answer would be, "There's a lot in life people think isn't fair. But there's a... Full story

 
 By Lenora Kelly    Opinion    February 18, 2015

It Seems Glasgow Has Become Way Too Money Hungry

Dear Editor: I used to think that Glasgow was a pretty nice city, but lately I’m beginning to question that statement. Now it seems the city has become way too money hungry. My water and sewer bill has way more than doubled since 10 years ago when...

 
 By Ron Stoneberg    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Sage Grouse Saga Continues

The sage grouse ‘listing’ saga continues unabated in Montana. To date the many working groups, advisory boards, committees, etc. have spent hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars on this issue. Why? Because the US Fish and Wildlife Se...

 
 By David L. Pippin    Opinion    February 18, 2015

Water Trial In Malta Should Be Well Attended

Hello Valley County, As we have a very unusual winter taking place this year, I take this time to write a letter regarding a matter of great concern to me and many others in Valley County. In a day when many of our rights are being redefined and...

 

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