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Sugar Beets and Beet Dump

My mind was wandering to past years. You can’t be involved in agriculture without remembering the past and having faith in the future. Thinking of this year’s harvest issues brought to mind all of the sugar beets that used to be planted up and...

 

Coffee Conveniences

As I enjoy my morning coffee I remember days before any of our new automatic coffee conveniences. Do you remember when you made your coffee using the stove? Okay, I am remembering filling the old enamel coffee pot with water and adding the coffee gro...

 

Courier's Scavenger Hunt

Dear Editor, Congratulations on another successful year in covering the news and activities of my hometown through the Glasgow Courier! I have been a faithful reader of the Courier for decades. My...

 

All Because Of You

Dear Valley County, With your donations to Energy Share last year, you helped 2,885 Montana families who were facing energy emergencies. Causes of these emergencies included unexpected expenses,...

 

Supporting a Community-Led Effort to Boost Eastern Montana Tourism, Business

Dear Editor, As the folks responsible for promoting the vibrant, charming towns and stunning landscapes across our state, we know that Montana's strong economy is driven in part by a thriving tourism...

 

The City in the Middle of Somewhere Special

Dear Editor, Glasgow was recognized as "The City in the Middle of Nowhere". (The Washington Post Feb. 21 2018). Thanks to a special couple, it should have been titled "The City in the Middle of...

 

AmeriCorps Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Dear Editor, Happy 25th Anniversary AmeriCorps! Each year, over 75,000 people serve in AmeriCorps across the US. Since 1994, national service has improved lives and landscapes, while transforming...

 

Brick Streets

This is a topic that many of us have little knowledge of, however I am remembering days of brick streets. I do not know [if] I have seen brick streets in Montana, however I do have bricks that were made in Havre, so bricks were available. I did...

 

Growers Groups Send Letter to Ag. Secretary

The Honorable Sonny Perdue U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., 20250 Oct. 16, 2019 Dear Secretary Perdue: As you know, many farmers in the Northern Tier states are currenty suffering serious crop damage...

 

Representatives Push Ag. Sec. on Crop Losses

Montana's Congressman and both Senators wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to push for Ag. relief for losses due to the eradic weather patterns during harvest this year. For the context and story see page 5A. The Honorable Sonny Perdue...

 

Make the Census Count for Montana

Dear Editor, One of the most important civic duties Montanans will participate in next year is filling out and responding to the 2020 U.S. Census. At just nine questions long, the questionnaire might...

 

Seeding Rural Resilience Act

Dear Editor, I know firsthand that farming and ranching has never been easy. My wife Sharla and I still run our family farm outside of Big Sandy on the same land my grandparents homesteaded more than...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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