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 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 11, 2022 

Watching Trains

Remember watching the trains traveling along the railroad track and always ending with a red caboose?I think that the caboose was used to house the crew or part of the crew anyway. I think this may have been a safety requirement but like so many... Full story

 

Everyone Can Help Protect Children from Vehicular Heatstroke

Dear Editor, Since 1998, more than 900 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle – an average of 38 deaths per year. Every one of these deaths could...

 

Why Matt Rosendale is NOT Fit To Be Montana's Representative & The Facts That Voters Need To Know

PAID POLITICAL CONTENT Dear Editor, Rosendale has a long history of saying one thing and doing the opposite. He has told Montanan's how much he values and supports protecting Public Lands, supports...

 

Comments On The BLM'S EA For The APR Changes

Dear Editor, There is a saying in northeastern Montana that a couple of good rains make every rancher a good grass manager. The converse is that a couple of years of severe drought show who the good...

 

Bison Restoration Guided by Science, Laws and Partnerships

Dear Editor, After four years of analysis and public input, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued their proposed decision on American Prairie's application to restore bison across 63,000 acres...

 

CI-121 Misleading, Bad For Montana

Dear Editor, Know the consequences before signing the petition to put CI-121 on the November ballot. At face value, CI-121 and freezing your residential property taxes may sound like a good idea. But...

 

Stock Corrals

Have you noticed that you very seldom see stock corrals along the side of railway depots as you are traveling along the highways? Remember the days when most all livestock was shipped via rail car for their journey to feedlots? Almost all small...

 

VC Commissioners Protest Letter To BLM On APR Decision

The following letter written by the Valley County Commissioners was sent to Field Manager Tom Darrington at the Bureau of Land Management Malta Office on April 13. Tom Darrington, Field Manager Bureau of Land Management Malta Field Office 50 I South...

 

Easter

Remember when Easter meant new Easter bonnets and gloves and probably even a new outfit for spring? Of course, hats were always part of our Church attire, but that was before the casual church going attire. I am not sure that I remember when the...

 

What Happens In The Brain Of A Nicotine User?

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a four-part series regarding nicotine use and stress. The first part was printed in the April 13, 2022, edition of the Glasgow Courier. When a smoker puffs on a cigarette, nicotine is carried into the lungs via...

 

First JUULs, Now Puff Bars: More Persistent than Ever

JUUL vape products made headlines in 2019 as sales of sweet and fruity flavors were cancelled in the U.S., but the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey reports that Puff Bar has overtaken the e-cigarette giant. Puff Bars and competitors like FLUM... Full story

 

CI-121

Dear Editor, Constitutional Initiative 121 or CI-121 is a proposed initiative petition currently circulating to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot this November. If asked, decline to...

 

Product of the USA Label Controversy

Dear Editor, In March of 2020 the USDA made a statement that the present definition of the Product in USA label was confusing consumers. The admission came in response to a petition filed by the...

 

Stockwater Rights Vs. The WWF's Plans

Dear Editor, Unfortunately, the stars are lining up for the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) grandiose plan to rewild the Northern Great Plains. Their pilot project in northeastern Montana, being...

 

The Battle For The Soul Of Central Montana Is On

Dear Editor, In the next few weeks, it is believed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be releasing its Record of Decision (ROD) on the American Prairie Reserve's (APR) application for...

 

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

Dear Editor, For over a century, passenger rail has been part of Montana's heritage, culture, and economy. It's currently a lifeline for Hi-Line communities. And, without a doubt, it is part of...

 

Retaining Rural VA Care

Dear Editor, As the son of a United States Marine, I know the sacrifices that our Montana veterans have made and the dedication they have to our great state and our great nation. Montana veterans risk...

 

Owners: Make your Vacation Rental Smoke Free

Dear Editor, It's no secret that Montana is seeing an uptick in tourism, and more Valley County residents are offering vacation rentals through services like Airbnb and Vrbo. To be the best host, be...

 

Regulations Stand In The Way Of Attainable Housing

Dear Editor, We are five of the youngest lawmakers in the Montana Legislature. At 20, 21, 24, 29, and 31 years old, we are in various stages of renting and home ownership, and all of us are concerned...

 

Sen. Jon Tester: Setting The Record Straight On VA Facility Proposals

Dear Editor, From a young age, I learned that Montanans are no strangers to service or sacrifice. It was in the spring of 1969, when my grade school bus driver-a World War II veteran and devoted...

 

Clean Indoor Air Act

Dear Editor, Let's resolve to keep our air clean in 2022! Doing so will help all of us stay healthy. Do your part by observing Montana's Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits the use of all smoking...

 

Fixing Amtrak

Dear Editor, Since its formation in 2020, the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) has been successful in touting its mission to re-establish rail passenger service through southern Montana....

 

Soroptimist Changing Names

Dear Editor, The local women's group known as Soroptimist will be changing in name only. In May of 2021, we received notice the the guidelines of Soroptimist International of the America (SIA) would...

 

Guest opinion: Doing nothing in a crisis makes things worse

Originally ran in the Billings Gazette Feb. 25, 2022 Reprinted with permission from the author by DARYL TOEWS The older people in our nursing homes have a problem. The state puts people on Medicaid...

 

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." - Coretta Scott King

I am so happy to be back at the Glasgow Courier and have the ability to tell stories of amazing people doing great things for their community. When I first moved to Glasgow, almost seven years ago with a two-week old, I will admit, I did not give...

 

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