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  • What We Bring to the Fight

    John Fahlgren, Commissioner Candidate|Oct 5, 2016

    Valley County is a large county, over 3 million acres with nearly half of that being BLM, CMR, Corps of Engineers, and State of Montana lands. The policies and plans of these agencies can have either positive or negative effects on our economy and our future. Last week I attended the “Coordination” training held at the Malta library. “Coordination” refers to the requirement that Federal agencies coordinate with local governments in developing and implementing plans and management activities. The training was primarily attended by County... Full story

  • Letter to the Editor

    John Fahlgren|Aug 31, 2016

    Fahlgren Correction Note: The Courier regrets any misrepresentations resulting from a poor quality recording and apparent miscommunication between candidate Fahlgren and reporter Dane Osen. I was surprised and disappointed that my interview was presented without the other two candidates. My understanding was all the candidates were to be asked the same questions and my assumption was all would appear in same issue so as not to allow anyone to benefit. At the least there should have been a lead-in saying this is the first of three interviews... Full story

  • Nothing is Impossible with 'Good Montana People'

    John Fahlgren, Political Opinion|Jan 27, 2016

    Last Wednesday, Jan. 20, I attended Representative Ryan Zinke’s visit at the Malta High School. The subject of the meeting was BLM’s proposed approval of the American Prairie Reserve’s application to run bison yearlong on the former Holzey Ranch in southern Phillips County. There was a big Phillips County crowd plus several Valley County ranchers and a group from Fergus County to voice their concerns. Congressman Zinke was asked to intercede to force BLM to a fairer decision. BLM has issued a proposed decision to allow APR to remove all inter...