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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,...

 

Sept. is Suicide Prevention Month

Dear Editor, "We need to talk about suicide," teachers said choking back tears, or letting them flow, as they interviewed recently for Montana's Teacher of the Year award. They shared with us on the...

 

Many Options When Grocery Shopping

Do you remember when shopping for groceries was much easier? I don’t remember that we were label conscious at all, unless we were shopping for salt or sugar-free diets. Present day shopping requires much more effort. Do I want to buy household vine...

 

Deadline Approaching for New Infrastructure Grant Program to Support Local Governments, Schools

Dear Editor, Homeowners know that when a leaky roof is spotted, it's important to act quickly to find and fix the leak. If left unattended, that slow drip overhead can turn into a ceiling that...

 

Fixing Montana's Rural Healthcare Crisis

Dear Editor, Montana is Big Sky Country. Rangelands, forests, and farmers' fields spread between our towns and cities. Rural life is at the core of our identity as a state and as a people. Yet, as...

 

A Letter to President Trump from Senator Tester

The following is an open letter sent to President Donald J. Trump from Montana Senator Jon Tester on Aug. 20, 2019, inviting the President to meet with grain producers who have expressed concern over the President’s recent comments minimizing the...

 

Correction

In our “Dr. Al Olszewski Campaigns in Glasgow” story that was published on Aug. 14 issue, we incorrectly credited the Missoula Current for indicating Olszewski has received endorsements and donations from the right wing of the state Republican...

 

The Pharmaceutical Industry

Dear Editor, Don't be fooled by the current Washington, D.C., rhetoric about "reforming" the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently Senator Chuck Grassley has been promoting his bill which would place...

 

Rural Montana Landowners Riled by Matelich Ad

Dear Editor, If you happened to have perused the ad taken out by George and Susan Matelich in the Big Timber Pioneer (7-25-19), you got a first-hand tutorial on the scurrilous nature of the American...

 

Heading Back to School

School has started and that may trigger some old school day memories for some of you. Some of you will recall heading off to a country school, having the same teacher that you had for the last couple of years (and not because you were repeating...

 

Crossing Railroad Tracks

Do you remember driving to Opheim and crossing railroad tracks on that highway, or how about driving the current Billingsley Road and crossing railroad tracks? There may have been many more such rail crossings, but those are the ones I am familiar...

 

Mud Pies and Mothers At Home

Whenever Dorri and I visit on the phone, we can’t help but reminisce about our childhood days in Malta, Mont. Life was simple yet joy filled – in the Depression Days. There was an abundance of cottonwood trees to be climbed – oh what fun for...

 

Old Roads and Our Roots

Do you drive the highways between Glasgow, Nashua, Malta or Opheim and remember them as they used to be? If you are looking at your surroundings you can often pick out remains of the old road beds. I remember driving on gravel for half of the trip...

 

Remembering

Dear Editor, I graduated high school with Mike & Maryann (Burns) O'Connor, the class of 1964. As we planned to gather for our 50th class reunion in May, 2014, Maryann suggested that we release...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Remembering The Northeast Montana Fair

The NE MT Fair will be in full swing when this Courier edition comes out. The “behind the scenes” activity and work will be forgotten for another year. We all recognize the work that goes into preparing exhibits and getting them to the fair, but...

 

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