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USPS Causing Medication Delays

Dear Editor, I'm a veteran, and through the VA Health Care System in Montana I'm able to get the care I need. Ninety percent of all medications prescribed through the VA are delivered via the USPS. I...

 

This Land Is Your Land

Dear Editor, He was a boy among men, a freckled, wide-eyed 12-year-old spending his first week in elk camp. From a low-income family, he listened intently to evening conversation reclined on a folding...

 

Ag Issues

Dear Editor, Agriculture is facing very pressing issues today that will determine the viability of family-owned operations. Future Federal and state administrations, governors, senators,...

 

NVCW/S District Improvements

Dear Editor, Indecisive? Shooting from the hip? NO, ALL was planned 2 years ago. When we came into this mess, we looked at what WAS and what NEEDED to be done- "FIAT." ...Latin- "Let it be done." A...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Sugar Beets

I am sure not many grow sugar beets in this area anymore. However, “back in the day,” there used to be sugar beet dumps at many of the rail depots, as well as dumps at most every side stop, all along the Milk River Valley. I think that growing...

 

Valley County Conservation District Revises Bison Ordinance

Dear Editor, There is a well funded international movement to convert the Northern Great Plains, from Saskatchewan to Nebraska, into a nature preserve. To start the process their plan is to restore...

 

FMDH Foundation Updates On Accomplishments

Dear Community and Donors to the FMDH Foundation, Greetings from the FMDH Foundation Corner. It’s hard to believe it’s already the time of year to have our annual meeting and fill you all in on what the Foundation has accomplished in the last...

 

Stories From The Strong

The Valley CARE Coalition proudly presents stories from Valley County residents who have struggled, continue to struggle, or have found peace surrounding mental health, substance use disorders, or behavioral health. Battling this is a symbol of...

 

Butchering And Processing

No, I did not retire completely—just semi. Actually I was not aware of a change to the Courier e-mail. When my items did not get published I just assumed they had enough news with the Covid, politics, sports, etc. that they did not need any...

 

Small Rebuttal To The Rebuttal

Dear Editor, The devalue of property is still real in Glasgow. I checked with real estate agents here in Glasgow. They said that although it isn't a 100 percent guarantee that property would be...

 

Voting On CI-118

Dear Editor, Here in Montana we are granted the right to vote on ballot initiatives once they clear a number of hurdles, including having the related petition garner enough qualifying signatures. Not...

 

Paving To Start Downtown

To Glasgow Residents, The City of Glasgow’s priority work area for this year’s Annual Paving Project is the two City blocks on 2nd Ave. South between 4th Street South and 6th Street South. The City recognizes this two block stretch of street as...

 

Vote Yes To Build A Strong Community

Dear Editor, Our current world has been turned upside down and created a deep sense of uncertainty and stress. Our normal routines and patterns of activities are no longer routine, we have developed...

 

Empire Builder's Future Uncertain

Friends and Neighbors, The Empire Builder has been a life-line in northern Montana for decades, however another cloud hangs over the Passenger Service. There is effort to re-establish the Southern...

 

Know Your PSC Candidates And Choose Wisely

Dear Editor, As I wrap up my eight years on the Public Service Commission, I think back on all that I have learned. Having previously run an employment agency for 37 years, it's second nature for me...

 

Every Farmer Counts: Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

Dear Editor, Did you know that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train? My organization, the national rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc.,...

 

Explaining Chickens Resolution 3039

Dear Editor, For those unfamiliar, Resolution 3039, an initiative to allow backyard chickens, will appear on this November's ballot. The proposed initiative would allow a maximum of six hens, no...

 

In Lieu Payments

Dear Editor, I live in NE Montana near Scobey. Austin Knudsen was my representative for eight years, four as the most powerful person in the Legislature as Speaker. The western half of Daniels County...

 

Funding USPS

Dear Editor, I've had two kidney transplants and I depend on immunosuppressants to prevent my body from rejecting the new kidney. My insurance requires that I receive my medication through the USPS....

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, To Glasgow city residents: More things to ponder before voting for the chicken referendum in November. 1. The wording on the ballot does not say it will follow, to the letter, Resolution No. 3039. It just says, chickens will be allowed...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,   The recent lawsuit alleging that Montana’s mail-in elections are risky discredits Montana’s election administrators. Montanans can vote safely and securely by mail in this election and every election.  Over 70 percent of Montana...

 

Amendment to the Valley County Conservation District's Bison/Buffalo Ordinance (2014-1) - 09/11/20

In 2014 the Valley County Conservation District (VCCD) submitted to the voters of Valley County an ordinance (2014-1) that called for the protection of soil and water from wild, free roaming or domestic bison/buffalo grazing the District. It easily...

 

Montana Chamber of Commerce Opposes I-190 Initiative

The Montana Chamber of Commerce (Montana Chamber) is dedicated to ensuring the opportunity for business growth and prosperity by improving Montana’s business climate, talent pipeline, and entrepreneurship through workforce development. The Montana...

 

Addressing Fear

Dear Editor, When I was a teenager, I allowed a few words spoken in jest to affect me to the core. I was always thin and athletic, and prided myself in being different by not following the crowd on an...

 

Valuing Public Land

Dear Editor, It's not about values. I believe Senator Daines when he says he joins the majority of Montanans who value public land, protecting it for this and future generations. There are few values...

 

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