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 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...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 26, 2014

The Tin Dog

I will admit that I am not one to spend many dollars on artwork for decorating my home, but I do love all of my “old” decorations. One of my treasured wall hangings is a “tin dog.” I am sure there are many of you that will remember the old...

 By Bruce Auchly    Opinion    March 26, 2014

Maybe March Is The Month To Give Wildlife A Break

Ladies and gentlemen, we are entering crunch time. That time of the year when spring and winter play a tug of war, and depending on how it goes, deer and elk could be the losers. Members of the deer family that go into winter in good shape have the...

 By Jacques Rutten    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Hockeytown, Montana

Dear Editor: Last weekend our Lewistown hockey teams had the good fortune of spending a weekend in Glasgow and enjoying some friendly competition with your children and adults. Hockey is a brand new... Full story

 By Amber Erickson    Opinion    March 19, 2014

End Of Basketball Season: A Time For Reflection

As our local high school basketball seasons have all come to an end, I have done a lot of reflecting, as I always do. I find it very remarkable what our kids along this stretch of Eastern Montana highway have been able to accomplish. They say that... Full story

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Good Question: Where Was Pharmacy Counter?

Yes, my face is RED. As I typed up my article on Cory’s last week, I had this thought nagging at me. Just where was the pharmacy counter? Since this was not a drug store, rather a confectionary, I should have heeded that nagging thought. So, all...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Globalization Domination

It was back in the winter of 1953 or so when I caught my first glimpse of the upcoming event called globalization. It was back in the day when we had spent billions of U.S. dollars “rebuilding” Japan and Germany and were smack-dab in the middle...

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    March 19, 2014

What's In A Name? State Powers Trump Fed Powers

Naming your children is a process that sometimes takes months to decide. Names are passed on for generations, or they are chosen for their particular meaning and once in a while are used due to popularity. For Terrance Lee Brauner, his Christian... Full story

 By David Reinhardt    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Meetings, Records Open To The Public

To Concerned Citizens: Having just read The Glasgow Courier’s article on Sunshine Week (“Good Day, Sunshine” on the March 12 Opinion page), I would like to make a comment. In Valley County, and all of Montana, all meetings are open to the...

 By James D. Rector    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Glasgow Parking: Time For Some Action

Dear Editor: Does Glasgow have a parking problem? Several years ago, the City Council did away [with] most of the parking restrictions for central business district when they removed the parking meters and all the associated hassle. Generally... Full story

 By John Brenden--Montana State Senator    Opinion    March 12, 2014

'Basically No Service' From Postal Service

Montana State Sen. John C. Brenden, R-District 18, wrote this letter to U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R, and sent it to The Courier. Congressman Daines – I have been contacted by many of my Montana Senate District 18 constituents about the horrible... Full story


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