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In Support of I-185

Dear Editor, I-185 will address problems: Mental Health. Drug Abuse. The State of Montana has a real need for more mental health providers/therapists. At times Montana has citizens that need help- be that in times of flood, or drought, or cancer, or...

 

Who is Better Qualified to be Sheriff?

Dear Editor, It is my understanding that a sheriff needs more skills in management than in law enforcement. According to Dan Taylor, who was a sheriff here for many, many years, a good sheriff has to be able to manage the jail, dispatch, civil...

 

Do These Elections Matter?

Dear Editor, Having been a volunteer, low-level party officer, campaign worker and financial contributor through numerous campaigns for at least 30 years, I am usually vocal and enthusiastic regarding election season. However, when considering... Full story

 

Horn Public Forum

Dear Editor, I attended the public forum held by Joe Horn’s biological daughters, Amy Horn-Brown and Gail Horn-Hayes, at the Elks on Oct. 6. I did not attend as a representative of the Courier, nor am I writing this as a representative of the...

 

Voting is Important

Voting is Important Dear Editor, A few people in Valley County may not understand that the only remaining polling place to vote Nov. 6, is in Glasgow at the Civic Center. All other polling places have been closed. If you cannot get to Glasgow on...

 
 By Kim Shipp    Opinion    October 24, 2018

Scottie XC, More than a Team

Dear Editor, During the past couple years I have had the opportunity to attend many cross country meets. I love attending Scottie sporting events and cheering for ALL Scottie athletes. Cross country is a sport I never thought of attending nor did I...

 

Vote Ruth Dowell

Dear Editor, To my friends, neighbors and former neighbors in this awesome community of Glasgow, Montana. I would like to solicit your vote for my friend, Ruth Dowell, for the position of Valley County Clerk and Recorder/Superintendent of Schools. As...

 

We Support Joe Horn for Valley County Sheriff

Dear Editor, The Sheriff election is probably the most important issue on the voting ballot this year for Valley County. Back in 2002, Glenn Meier ran for Sheriff. At that time, he said one of the biggest assets was the knowledge of the county roads...

 

Before You Vote for Sheriff

Dear Editor, If you were unable to go to the public forum put on by Joe Horn’s biological daughters, you can see what went on at the meeting by going to YouTube and type in “Horn Public Forum.” It was very informative. If you have young...

 

Rosendale Out of Touch with Eastern Montana

Dear Editor, Matt Rosendale has lived in eastern Montana for nearly two decades but over that time he still remains out of touch with eastern Montanans. During Rosendale’s 2014 campaign for the House of Representatives, he called for the transfer...

 

Support Ruth Dowell

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter on behalf of Ruth Dowell as she is currently running for the position of Valley County Clerk and Recorder. Ruth is familiar with our community and our county as she has lived here in the past and has family ties...

 

Vote Yes on I-185

To the Editor, I am writing this letter to urge Valley County voters to vote “YES” on Initiative 185. With the increased revenue generated by I-185, Montana’s children, seniors, chronically ill and disabled persons will all benefit. The...

 

Life is Full of Lessons to Learn

Last Saturday, Ellie, our seven-year-old granddaughter, watched me as I started crocheting a set of potholders. Seeing how intensely she was watching me, I asked her if she wanted to learn how to crochet. With a big smile, she enthusiastically shook...

 
 By Mike Lang    Opinion    October 17, 2018

Vote No on I-186

While in Helena at the legislature, I work to pass legislation that encourages good paying jobs and a clean environment. I know that you do not have to choose one over the other. I-186 is proposing to jeopardize those good paying jobs, and possibly...

 

In Support of Tom Boyer

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Tom Boyer as the write-in candidate for Valley County Sheriff/Coroner. During the next four years the Valley County Sheriff’s Office will face many challenges. The Sheriff will have to be a...

 
 By Mark Wicks    Opinion    October 10, 2018

Vote Judge Yvonne Laird

Dear Editor, I am giving Judge Yvonne Laird my unwavering endorsement in her bid to be retained as district judge. I have known Judge Laird and her family since I was eight years old. We grew up together, and she has been a big sister to me my...

 

Opheim Public School Gymnasium Update

Dear Editor, Most of you are aware that our school gym is currently closed for student and public use. I would like to dispel some of the rumors that might be circulating regarding the roof damage. First, the roof and ceiling are not collapsing. A...

 

In Support of Ruth Dowell

Dear Editor, I am writing this in support of Ruth Dowell for the office of County Clerk & Recorder. I have known Ruth since she was a child. I have watched her grow and handle the problems and challenges she has been dealt in life. I have been...

 

To ALL the Valley County Residents

Dear Editor, I am a resident of Nemont Manor. Moving to Nemont Manor was a tough decision for me, personally. I have come to realize in my first year of living here it was the BEST decision. When it was first announced that the full-pay tenants had...

 

Tom Boyer Earned My Vote

Dear Editor, Needless to say, I was shocked, when I entered my home and realized the other entrance door had been broken into and the safe in my office had been stolen. After assessing the situation, I went into town and reported the crime to the...

 

50 Years Goes By Fast

When I woke up Friday of last week, it was to the realization it really had been 50 years since my husband and I had gotten married. “Fifty years,” I thought. "How could it be? Wasn’t it just a few days ago we’d stood in the church my...

 

Telling Our Story

I attended the Two Rivers Economic Growth’s annual meeting last week. The guest speaker was Hal Stearns, noted Montana historian, who really has encyclopedic knowledge of our state. His presentation, “Montana Towns: Then, Now, and Tomorrow,...

 

Being Served First

Do you remember the days when men were always served first at the dinner table? Of course, this was at a time when you served big meals at a large kitchen or dining room table. I do remember my Grandmother telling us on many occasions to let the men...

 

A Thank You to Our Readers

As the nation celebrates National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7 through 13, I want to thank you, the reader, for making the Glasgow Courier a part of your week. For those who pick up the Courier at any one of our dealers, who stop in the Courier to purchase...

 
 By Mike Cooney    Opinion    October 3, 2018

When Our Rural Communities Thrive, Montana Thrives

Montana’s rural communities have always been the backbone of our economy, driving economic growth through a foundation of hard work and a strong tradition of agriculture. In Montana, when our rural communities are thriving, our entire state...

 

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