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 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

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Fearbola Hits Home

It's the hot topic on every social media outlet, on the television, on radio and all over the nation's news business. Rising panic on Ebola in the United States. I learned in the last few weeks that this panic is so great, that you could lose...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    November 5, 2014

Voting Not What It Used To Be

Election time brings to mind my early years of voting. I do not remember how, when, or where I registered to vote, but I do remember that we had a very community-minded lady in our area who was always on top of getting the young people, or those new...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 29, 2014

That Halloween Smell

Halloween – a time for costumes, ghosts, goblins and monsters. It's always so fun to see the children dressed up as their favorite character. For me, Halloween brings back the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and the Friday night... Full story

 
 By Lu Nelsen    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Rural In The Digital Age

The internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural communities, accessing the internet isn’t as easy as...

 
 By Josh Gundermann    Opinion    October 29, 2014

I Apologize to the Glentana Community

Dear Editor: I've been raised here in Valley County for the most part of my life and I have always been drawn back to this part of the country. I have made a family here. I would like to think of myself as an honorable man, as has been taught to me...

 
 By David L. Pippin    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Pippin: All I Ask Is that People Verify The Facts

Dear Valley County Voters: There has been a great deal of articles with ambiguous information and questions regarding a variety of issues that relate to budgets and the administration of Valley County. These statements could be misconstrued and lead...

 
 By Ron Garwood    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Stop The Introduction Of Free-Roaming Bison In Valley County

Dear Editor, We as concerned citizens need to vote for ordinance 32014-1 to help stop the introduction of free roaming bison in Valley County. We feel that bison not fenced in could cause safety concerns to our residents, resources and our private...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Trick Or Treat For The Troops

For the third year, Eastern Montana Glasgow Head Start will trick or treat for a cause. A group of Head Start kids will go out into the community to collect items for the troops on Halloween in hopes to make a soldier's day a little bit brighter.... Full story

 
 By Steve Sukut    Opinion    October 22, 2014

For A Few Years, Please Don't Shoot Anterless Whitetail Deer

Dear Editor: I'm addressing this letter to big game hunters, both resident and those from out of the area. I'm writing this to ask you to please don't shoot the antlerless whitetail deer in the area between Hinsdale and Nashua, for 5 miles on each... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Fighting Cancer Again

I am writing this column from Billings, where I am undergoing five radiation treatments. The drug I was taking to keep my breast cancer at bay failed. I was told by two oncologists that some active cancer cells developed a resistance to the drug,...

 
 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Valley County Part Of Disaster Declaration

As flood waters receded in late August, Valley County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Rick Seiler started working on figuring how much damage existed. Those numbers began to rise in Valley County, along with those in nearby Musselshell,...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 22, 2014

Hitting The Road

Have you traveled in your home area lately and thought about the original location of the highway or road you were traveling on? The highway between Nashua and Glasgow, for instance. I remember that highway as being one of my first highway driving...

 
 By Stephen Larsen    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Sage Grouse Conservation In Big Sky Country

Much of rural and small town Montana depends on the economic impact of recreation and tourism. Camping, hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, guiding and other activities in 11 Western states, including Montana, brought in $623 million in direct... Full story

 
 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Hodgepodge And Other 'Impertinent' Stuff

Last week I ran away from home. I left 1,500 bales of hay in the fields waiting for Donna to pick them up. I cleaned out my fridge of all stuff that would perish in my absence. I packed eight shirts, eight pair of socks, eight pair of shorts, four...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 15, 2014

What Day Was That?

Do you remember the original date of Columbus Day? I did ask several of my acquaintances on Monday if they remembered the date, but ended up checking it out on the Internet. I was right, it used to be celebrated on Oct. 12 for many, many years. Now...

 

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