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Vote Yes For School Levy In May

Dear Editor, Glasgow School District II trustees have determined that a special levy is necessary for school operations. As a former Superintendent of Glasgow Schools for twenty-seven years, I've...

 

Free Roaming Bison

Dear Editor, There has recently been a lot of press about bison being designated a free roaming animal in Montana. As a retired cattle rancher, I would like to raise a few thoughts that have not been...

 

Trump's Trade Reality

Dear Editor, Economists at the American Farm Bureau estimated that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would have provided American producers over $4 billion annually in increased sales, but Trump...

 

Door-To-Door Sales

Just remembering employment opportunities of the past. Do you remember having a sales person representing Watkins or Stanley products coming to your door? Apparently they sold well-liked products as many of those products can still be found in...

 

Figures Of Yesteryear

Around Christmas time 1921, when Mary Jane and her little daughter of Glasgow were visiting Mary Jane’s parents in Malta, the two came down with the measles. The little girl had black dots over her entire body. Mary Jane wanted a bath for at least...

 

Looking For Information

Dear Editor, I am looking for information on the following people, two sleds who came off Golden Valley Road 5 miles southwest of Opheim on Jan. 28. Sheriff's office is aware of fence damage to run...

 

MTFWP's Wild Bison Decision Is Wrong For MT

Dear Editor, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) Director Martha Williams recently issued the department's decision on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that moves wild bison restoration...

 

Keeping History Alive

Dear Editor, During the 2019 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock, legislators, and Montanans across the Treasure State worked tirelessly to keep history alive in a variety of ways. Senate Bill 338, also...

 

Re-creation or Wreckreation?

Dear Editor, Many wilderness advocates, scientists, and public land managers have long recognized the threat that excessive recreational use poses for Wilderness. Howard Zahniser, the Wilderness...

 

Service Stations Of The Past

Can you name, or even remember, all of the service (gas) stations that existed just on 1st and 2nd Ave. So., in Glasgow? It takes very little effort for me to name, or at least remember locations of these stations. I am thinking of the stations just...

 

School Funding and the District

Dear Glasgow School District Community Member, School funding formulas are complex and confusing. To simplify things, our district receives direct state aid payment equivalent to about 44 percent of...

 

Glasgow Leaves Warm Feeling

Dear Editor, Dear City of Glasgow Police Department Attn: Chief of Police On the cold and snowy sub-zero Monday of Jan. 13, I had an appointment with the Motor Vehicle Department to renew my driver's...

 

Lawmakers Protecting The Public

Dear Editor, Senator Daines seeks to create better public banking. Postal Banking would help Montanans gain better access to banking services. Federal law requires one post office per zip code, but...

 

2019: Monumental Year for Montana Ranchers

Dear Editor, We've reached a pivotal moment for Montana farmers and ranchers, as three critical trade deals are finalized and implemented. The benefits here are enormous, and I strongly believe...

 

Glasgow Shoebox Packers Make A Difference

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Glasgow residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Glasgow and...

 

Diplomacy Is Needed With Iran Not War

Dear Editor, America is a powerful country. We have the strongest military, but it's not the source of our true strength. The true measure of the power we possess is not enhanced nor embraced when we...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall Of Fame Moving Forward

Dear Editor, Recently one of our members submitted a letter expressing his opinions about the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. We disagree with his characterizations of the past few years of challenges...

 

Taking In A Show

Do you remember the days when there were ushers at the Survant Theater? This was a position that deserved uniforms. Please feel free to correct me, but I vaguely remember the color of these uniforms as gold and burgundy. Did the Roxy and Orpheum...

 

Working for Montana

Dear Editor, As your U.S. Senator, it's been my top priority to bring Montana commonsense to Congress, and in spite of the partisan politics that exist in Washington D.C., I've been working across...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

Dear Editor, My Fellow Montanans, I feel compelled to bring to your attention an issue that should concern you. The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) Board of Directors wasted nearly $1 million in ta...

 

Legislative Week In Montana

Dear Editor, This week, members of the Montana Legislature will head back to Helena to participate in "Legislative Week." This is an opportunity for our state lawmakers to continue to engage each...

 

Together We Can Stop Human Trafficking in Montana

Dear Editor, January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Recently we have seen too many missing youths in Montana who may be human trafficking victims. Learning what we can do to stop this crime...

 

Butchers and Meat Cutters Of The Past

I was flipping through a three-ring binder filled with newspaper clippings from the past, when the title of one of the clippings caught my eye, “Remember when???.” This was a clipping taken from the Glasgow Courier and covered memories of some...

 

Winter Transportation

Driving to town Sunday morning on our ice glazed roads made me think of days before four-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles, like the days of using horses and the methods used for that type of transportation. My mind went to...

 

Federal Land Grazers Are Losing Their Vested Water Rights

Dear Editor, Ranchers running livestock on federally managed lands are facing a major taking of which few appear to be aware. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed thousands of water rights...

 

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