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 By Aaron Olson    Opinion    September 20, 2017 

New Hope with Narconon

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug epidemic has been consistently growing over the past couple of years with opiate addiction and...

 

Trump May Get It Done

I was most pleasantly surprised the other week when Donald Trump struck a deal raising the debt ceiling in return for Harvey disaster relief. It was a rare feeling, what with the hurricanes, the beating of war drums, and the countless other...

 

Coping

Not long ago, I heard of a friend who had to be placed in a nursing home because he has Alzheimer’s and it was no longer possible for the family to care for him at home. How difficult this decision had to be for his family. And how heartbreaking...

 

Nation Revokes Emmy Jokes

On Sept. 17, America watched the Hollywood elite pat themselves on the back for their brave, selfless and virtuous work being celebrated at the 69th annual Emmys broadcast. Let me rephrase, no one watched the 69th Emmys. It was the lowest-rated...

 

Philosophy of Life

The Philosophy of Life...Don’t have one? Everyone has a philosophy. For example, the one that says, “That’s yours but I will take it.” That’s going on all over the world. Most likely you have encountered that; I certainly have. It happened...

 

Manage Forest Fires, Or They Will Manage Us

Montana’s crisis isn’t too much water or hurricanes – it’s fire. It’s smoke filling Big Sky Country and filling our lungs, communities being evacuated, structures lost and tons of fuels just lying on the forest floor waiting for a spark to...

 

Letters to the Editor

Just want to say how much I enjoy Elizabeth Shipstead’s column [“Rural Sisterhood,” Hi-Line Farm & Ranch]. While she obviously tries to think positively, we all know the ag life can be a challenge, to say the least....

 

Letters to the Editor

I have concern over the fact that a group from Helena is looking into getting Amtrak to stop the northern Empire Builder route along the Hi-Line and diverting the train on a southern route through the state to get more “tourists” to Helena. I...

 

Letters to the Editor

I’m writing because I can’t sit silent while radical Republicans in DC rip away the safety net supporting working people. As a caregiver, I care for the sick and elderly, helping them live day to day. Because of my low wages and changing hours,...

 

State Budget Cuts Make No Sense

So I am usually kind of proud of how we as a state have to keep a balanced budget, and cannot over spend our capability pay. It is a fruitful endeavor for sure when applied with the logic and foresight of a well-crafted budget. What I do not...

 

Bits & Pieces

On Labor Day this year, we attended the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Lauckner Farm. There were 120 people who signed the guestbook. Those who were there exchanged memories of the Lauckner family from over the years. It may have even be...

 

Letter to the Editor

Hats off to Dan Miller and crew for the amazing work they have done on the Glasgow cemetery this spring and summer. Trimming and disposing of some trees and the removal of overgrown bushes has revealed gravestones that haven’t seen the light of...

 

Before Plastic Sacks

Remember before Ziplock (and other brands) of storage bags? I still have a hard time throwing away a bread bag. I come from a generation that never threw anything away, as you might need it later. Plastic bread bags were a classic example. These...

 

What Will It Take?

I’m not particularly shocked at where we are in September. Seems like Congress checked out for the summer, and the world kind of chuckled like a teenager getting the house while his parents leave town. Just to recap some of the things that...

 

In It for the Long Run:

What would we do without the fire department? Do we know they are all volunteers? Sure, we’ve heard the words “Volunteer Fire Department” over and over, but do we stop to think about all that entails? I have a unique perspective as my husband...

 

Judging Political Etiquette

I have been asked “How can a sitting judge set up an exploratory committee to consider running for the U.S. Senate?” I think the question is asked because, to my knowledge, it has never been done before in Montana. When I started considering a...

 
 By Ted Jamba    Opinion    August 30, 2017

Letter to the Editor

Charlottesville: I enjoyed [Tess Fahlgren's] OpEd in the Aug 23rd edition “Talking to Kids about Race” very much. Keep up the good work! -Ted Jamba, Glasgow...

 

Letter to the Editor

Valley View: There were several interesting letters to the editor last week regarding the upcoming vote on supporting Valley View. While we agree that some assistance in funding the home is needed, we feel the committee is taking the easy way out....

 

Day to Day Kindnesses

Every once in a while, something happens that not only surprises you but brings you back to the realization of how blessed you are. It has become increasingly difficult over the past several years for me to take a shower because I’ve had to step...

 

Bailing Out Valley View

Should the taxpayers support Valley View Home financially, or no? There have been some passionate and definitive statements regarding the topic. I was employed at Valley View Home for 27 years. I can assure you that this “fool” has first-hand...

 

Moving From Farm to Town

It was 1936 when Mama made a very wise decision, moving lock, stock and barrel from our farm north 50 miles to the county seat, Malta, Mont. Mama related to me years later that during the winter of ‘35-36, our well ran dry and in the harsh winter,...

 

Handwriting and School Supplies

School has started for some, or is about to start for others. I have noticed lists of school supplies showing up in various stores, as well as in our Courier. If you have taken a few minutes to glance over these lists, you are probably amazed at...

 

Valley View Home - Letter to the Editor

My 39 years of medical practice has given me unique insights into Valley View Nursing Home. This facility has provided excellent care and support for countless residents and has directly or indirectly touched the lives of nearly all who live in...

 

Valley View Home - Letter to the Editor

I’m voting No. I see signs all over Glasgow saying, “Vote Yes." We all agree that we need to keep Valley View Home, which is a private non-governmental institution. I’m voting no because of all the proverbial “elephants in the room.”...

 

Valley View Home - Letter to the Editor

In response to the recent jabs and cheap shots that are being lobbed through the BS Buzz and the Glasgow Courier at the Valley View board members as well as the whisperings that are circulating about, some of you fools need to take a civics...

 

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