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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...

 
 By Tony Warren    Opinion    October 10, 2018 

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...

 
 By Pearl Nickels    Opinion    October 10, 2018 

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...

 

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, This week is National Newspaper Week, and, in honor of that, I wanted to editorialize a little about why we are so passionate about Glasgow, the news and telling peoples’ stories. If you go through the archives of the Courier, you can...

 
 By Dane Taylor    Opinion    October 3, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As the longest serving Sheriff in the history of Valley County, I feel the need to put some input into the job of Sheriff/Coroner. The Sheriff/Coroner has many duties: the jail, dispatch, civil department, coroner, search and rescue and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, My name is Amy Jo Horn-Brown. I am the biological daughter of Joseph Horn Jr. who is running for the position of Sheriff in your county. My sister, Gail Horn-Hayes, and I will be coming to Glasgow at the end of this week and would like...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to thank all of the sponsors and hard-working individuals that worked to bring Heather McKay to Glasgow. I felt that her day of presentation to family, caregivers and others that have questions or concerns about...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I’m lucky enough to have many friends who are nurses. Amazing people really, who do the jobs many of us look away from. Caring for people in their worst, and sometimes most vulnerable moments. Keeping an open mind as to the situations...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, A recent opinion piece by Tom Reed of Trout Unlimited urged Montanans to support I-186. Reed claims that I-186 is “pro-mining but anti-pollution” - explaining that only environmentally responsible mines will be able operate if the...

 

The Allure of True Crime

Podcasts, downloadable audio content intended to entertain, educate or both, continue to grow in popularity. True Crime podcasts, especially, and women are a huge part of the genre’s success, both from a consumer standpoint and as providers and...

 

Bits and Pieces: Updates

It’s a little of this, a little of that week. First off, I’ll start with an update. After meeting with my oncologist, Dr. Kidd from Billings, several changes have been made. Instead of having chemotherapy by infusion, I have been put on a...

 

The Allure of Old Pens

Recently, a friend gifted us with a large wooden cheese box full of pens and pencils of prior years. My thoughts kinda went to the “with friends like this, who needs enemies” but I will have to admit it was fun to look at each of these items and...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor's Note: The following is a letter sent to the Army Corps of Engineers from Congressman Greg Gianforte. This is being reproduced here as it was alluded to in an article involving a similar letter sent by Jon Tester's office to the Corps...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Just west of our little ranch on North Willow Creek lies a town that once burst at the seams with mines and miners. Pony, Mont., boasted 5,000 people, banks, bars, schools, churches and a rail-line. Mines with romantic names like Boss Tw...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Let’s be honest. There is nothing glamourous or high-profile about the Office of Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court – nor should there ever be. While most Montanans don’t interact with the Clerk’s office, it is nevertheless an...

 

The Indefensible, New Defense of the Trade War

Wilbur Ross, defending new tariffs while appearing on CNBC Tuesday, 18 Sept., claimed Americans will not notice price increases because they will be “spread over thousands and thousands of products.” This may be true for many families and...

 

For Clerk of the Supreme Court

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Rex Rank as candidate for Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court. The office Rex seeks plays an important role in the licensure of attorneys in the State of Montana and maintaining records attendant to...

 

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