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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...

 
 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    January 22, 2020 

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...

 

Ready to Quit Smoking? 'Quit, Don't Switch' to E-Cigarettes

Along with hitting the gym more often and starting a diet, quitting smoking tops many New Year’s resolution lists. There are currently more than 146,000 smokers in Montana and about 50 percent of them tried to quit last year. New ads from...

 

Living At Nemont Manor

Dear Editor, I am a resident of Nemont Manor and would like to express my gratitude and appreciation of the staff of same. I moved in about a year and a half ago to the Middle of Nowhere and was...

 

Getting Ready for Christmas

I am sure that I am not the only one not ready for Christmas Eve and Christmas. A lot of those undone things are associated with childhood memories of past Christmas seasons. Things that come to my mind that I haven’t done in several years, that...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, At a gubernatorial campaign fundraiser, Congressman Gianforte pledged to cut taxes 30% over his first two years. The promise of “huge tax cuts” is attractive, but “voter beware”: Tasty bait often hides painful hooks. State govern...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, Trade is good for small businesses and the U.S. Small Business Administration has programs to help you grow in international markets. Recently, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan reached two agreements to rebalance...

 

Remember When It Was Important

Remember those wonderful days when answering the telephone was important? You could almost count on it being family, friend, acquaintance or a bona fide business call. I am sure that I will not be the only Senior Citizen that looks forward to...

 

Thankful To Those Who Served

Dear Editor, The holiday season is upon us. Montana families across our state are giving thanks and enjoying quality time with their families and loved ones. As we gather around the dining table this...

 

Working Together to Stop the Feral Swine Threat

Dear Editor, Farming and hunting are two of the defining qualities of Montana. For decades, hunters and landowners have worked together to maintain our public wildlife, our working agricultural...

 

Daines & Gianforte Must Take Immediate Action on CSKT Compact

Dear Editor, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Water Compact took over a decade to negotiate with water users on and off the CSKT nation. The CSKT will protect the rights of water user...

 

The Public Takes A Back Seat To Politics On the PSC

Dear Editor, The Public Service Commission has always been a somewhat surly bunch. The PSC's devoted staff has often had to deal with varying degrees of political game-playing, deception, threats and...

 

Recovering America's Wildlife Act Good For Montanans

Dear Editor, Montanans from all walks of life have a deep connection to our state's fish and wildlife. Those of us lucky enough to live here and visitors from all over the world enjoy unmatched huntin...

 

Expressing and Giving Thanks

As I grow older and “Remember” things of the past, I have thought a lot about neighbors and friends of the past. People that have left me with fond memories. I am sure that I may have expressed a THANKS to those special people of my past, but...

 

Courtroom Fight For Public Access and Montana Values Was Worth It

Dear Editor, The fight for public access and private property rights is a personal one for me. It started with the Stenson family, who ranch near Wibaux. Nearly one year ago, Governor Bullock asked me...

 

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