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Solving The Montana Stockwater Rights Problem

Dear Editor, The Water Use Act (Act), passed by the Montana Legislature in 1973, mainly dealt with free flowing streams, irrigation and ground water. It did not address livestock water use. So why is...

 

Flattening The Curve On Chronic Wasting Disease

Dear Editor, It's cool this morning. There is a different feel to the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, my bird dogs are getting restless and I am listening for that first bugle of a bull elk...

 

Was Your Operation Impacted By The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Dear Editor, Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operatio...

 

Kudos to GPD

Dear Editor, Wednesday, July 29th, I witnessed two very patient officers. Officer Robert Weber and his partner that night, had a unique situation to handle and both officers handled the situation very well. I wished I knew the other officer’s...

 

Hunting Access Programs Protect Traditions

Dear Editor, Only five percent of Americans hunt, and for those of us that do, fewer return to the field every year. Even in Big Sky Country, where we pride ourselves on our strong hunting culture,...

 

Fort Belknap Water Compact Good For The Hi-Line

Dear Editor, Putting water to beneficial use in a semi-arid state like Montana is dependent on two truths. Water must be physically available, and the corresponding truth is that there must be a legal...

 

Montana Citizens Are Blessed With Public Lands

Dear Editor, A recent survey by the University of Montana revealed information about how Montanans feel about our public lands and how we use them. The phone survey of 500 registered voters was done b...

 

Personal Responsibility Required To Keep Vulnerable Citizens Safe And Montana's Economy Open

Dear Editor, Sheriffs take an oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Montana. We will uphold our oath, protect public safety and...

 

Glasgow Schools Update On Plans For Fall

To Glasgow Students, Staff, Parents and Community, I hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing summer! We at the Glasgow School District wanted to provide an update to our students, parents, staff,...

 

Shopping Local

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Downtown Businesses for "Alive at Five" on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It is a great way to promote our Glasgow businesses. I looked forward to spending some...

 

MSGA Taking The Lead On Critical Issues

Dear Editor, As the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) leadership came out of our June Board of Directors meeting, I was reminded of how critical it is to have a state organization working on...

 

Peace Officers In Montana

Dear Editor, As a nation, state and society we are living in unprecedented times. As peace officer leaders in the State of Montana, we feel it is our obligation to speak about the unnecessary...

 

We Are Not Alone

Dear Editor, You may recall that I wrote an article a few weeks ago that exposed the attempt by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) to illegally give our ranchers' vested stockwater...

 

Wear Masks When Social Distancing Is Not Possible

Dear Editor, We, the undersigned, are as concerned about the rising number of COVID cases and public health as we are with the economic health of the businesses we represent. As we watch many states...

 

Montanans Must All Work Together To Fight COVID-19

Dear Editor, COVID-19 remains a matter of great concern for Montana medical and public health communities. As of mid-June, Montana's COVID-19 case rates are the lowest in the continental U.S.; yet...

 

Just One Last Thought

In honor of our mom, Sandy, we, her children, wanted to write one last “Just a Thought” column for her that spanned nearly a full decade. It seemed fitting since all we ever hear from the community is how much they enjoyed and missed her...

 

Plan for a Sober Ride:

The Valley County Sheriff’s Office and the Glasgow Police Department wants everyone to enjoy the Fourth of July celebrations and our country’s independence which brings many things to mind – family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too...

 

Montana Lodging Facilities Navigate The New Normal

Dear Editor, While the country works to safely reopen the economy and businesses navigate how to operate in a new normal, the lodging industry in Montana is going above and beyond to assure travelers...

 

PPP Saved The American Dream

Dear Editor, Less than three months ago, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, establishing a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The mission: to keep people on payroll, keep...

 

Sage Grouse Ruling Highlights Need To Improve Public Land Management

Dear Editor, In a recent U.S. District Court ruling by Judge Brian Morris, the American public heard loud and clear that the federal administration broke the law when it offered leases on public...

 

Glasgow Has Wonderful People

Dear Editor, To the wonderful people of Glasgow, Montana, My 20-year-old daughter boarded an Amtrak train at 1 a.m. on May 28, in Rochester, N.Y., heading to Seattle, where she would board a plane to...

 

Better Days Ahead

Dear Editor, We are at a good place in history, and we are at that good place because we are facing adversity together. It is sad to think that many had to die to spur us to action, but good times...

 

Tribute To My Fallen Brothers

Dear Editor, In the past year and a half, my two only brothers have died. Harold Zavalney succumbed to a struggle with cancer (December 2018) and George Zavalney with complications from a stroke (Apri...

 

COVID-19 Wake Up Call

Dear Editor, The COVID-19 viral pandemic seems to have caught our population unprepared. Global Free Trade leaves us susceptible to another viral pandemic--foot and mouth disease (FMD). Fresh and...

 

The Theft Of Our Vested Water Rights On BLM Administered Lands

Dear Editor, Water rights in Montana have been the topic of much discussion and rulings, both legislatively and judicially, over the past 40 plus years. To say this has resulted in a totally confused...

 

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