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Elk Hunters Be Engaged, Be Heard

Dear Editor, I watched and listened in awe during my first year of hunting elk as a large bull screamed, nose flared, while he herded his cows from his bugling challenger. That was in 1979 and a lot...

 

Combatting Addiction Must Remain Top Priority

Dear Editor, Two and a half years ago, Attorney General Tim Fox and I stood on the steps of the state capitol with other lawmakers announcing a major long-term initiative to address the impacts of...

 

We Must Invest In Rural Public Schools

Dear Editor, As I travel around Montana I often speak with teachers, professors, and students concerned about the cost and ability to access quality education. Rural communities know that a public...

 

Why the US-Japan Trade Deal Matters for Montana's Farmers and Ranchers

Dear Editor, As United States Senator from Montana, and as a rancher from Miles City serving as the president of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, we took a major step forward last week for...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

Recycling and Saving

Many of you will remember saving bread sacks. Oh, not only the sacks, but if the family didn’t eat the crusts, you dried them to use at a later date for dressing, or maybe bread pudding, just to mention a few. I remember many that washed and saved...

 

Agriculture and Conservation Work Best Together

Dear Editor, It's no coincidence Montana's two largest industries are agriculture and outdoor recreation. These two economies are the lifeblood of many small towns. The Montana way of life is as much...

 

APR Shifts Strategy, Not Direction, With Repackage of Public Relations Campaign

Dear Editor, The American Prairie Reserve (APR) is probably the most abhorrent organization to ever hit the scene in central Montana. They stormed into Montana with a stated goal to create a wildlife...

 

Congress Should Approve USMCA Trade Agreement

Dear Editor, As a state senator from a small Montana border town, I understand the need for strong economies both north and south of the international border. Approval of the new trilateral trade...

 

Good Samaritan

Dear Editor, I never expected to be amongst those who write the rah-rah letters to the editor extolling the benefits of living where there are such caring people as we have here in the Middle of Nowhe...

 

Acknowledging Local Fire Volunteers

Dear Editor, As we recognize Fire Prevention Week from Oct 6-12, I wanted to acknowledge our local volunteers. "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape" is one of the themes on the NFPA.org website and I have to...

 

Remembering Your History

Do you remember your history? In reading an old history book I found this quote. Since history has a habit of repeating itself I decided to share. “In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an...

 

Middle of Nowhere – A Night With George Strait

The following is an essay about the first All-School Reunion held in Glasgow. I did not graduate from Glasgow High, leaving my senior year for Havre. My gracious classmates, Rhonda Ronass and Karen...

 

Bring the Birds Back

Dear Editor, In the late 19th century, bird populations in the United States declined drastically. That was obvious. William T. Hornaday, director of the New York Zoological Park, tried to quantify...

 

Archery Elk Permit Process Takes Millions From Breaks Communities

Dear Editor, With small Montana communities, especially in the eastern part of the state, struggling to sustain themselves, we don't need the state government to make their struggle harder....

 

Safeguarding Children Against Hunger

Dear Editor, What could be more important than how we care for our children? Pragmatists recognize that how we treat our children today in their dependency will shape how they treat us tomorrow in...

 

USFWS Reviews Sage Grouse Status in 2020

Dear Editor, It doesn't seem possible that 2020 is just around the corner. "What is the problem with that?," you might ask. Well just when you thought the sage grouse would follow the spotted owl...

 

Dome On The Range

Do you remember the plans to have a “Dome on the Range”? This suggestion came about after the Glasgow Air Force base was abandoned. As some of you remember, this was a major blow to our area. Many suggestions and investors came up with varied...

 

What You Need To Know About Interventions

Dear Editor, Dealing with loved ones can be difficult sometimes and that only gets harder when they have a problem with drugs and alcohol. A big part of dealing with a loved one's addiction is...

 

Red Flags

Dear Editor, The President has frequently repeated the NRA talking point that more extensive background checks on gun sales would not have prevented the recent rash of mass murders. Maybe so. It's har...

 

Pass It On

Dear Editor, Arlie Gordon, on Aug. 20, put this article on Facebook and ask [sic] that people pass it on. "I may upset a few of you by posting this. We can handle it one of two ways. Discuss it like...

 

Montana's Bully-Free Montana Act in Action

Dear Editor, Montana's children are off to a new school year and the excitement of learning. Children need and deserve to learn in a safe environment. When children are bullied in schools, they feel...

 

Raising Taxes On Tobacco Products

Dear Editor, Whether or not you use tobacco, you are paying for it. Every year, each household in Montana spends $791 in taxes due to smoking. What's more, Montanans spend a total of $440 million...

 

Climate Change and Global Warming

Dear Editor, Climate change and global warming are important issues for Montanans. Coming changes will broadly impact our economic sectors and put inevitable strain on state resources. Challenges...

 

Helping Out MYCA Cadets

Dear Editor, Every week after I talk to my daughter Alexandria, who is currently at the Montana Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) in Dillon, Mont., I post to let family and friends from near and far know...

 

Tick Tock. It's Time to Stop Rx Sticker Shock

Dear Editor, As United States Senators representing the Big Sky state and Hawkeye country, older Montanans and Iowans keep a watchful eye on spending. Like millions of Americans across the country,...

 

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