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Every Farmer Counts: Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

Dear Editor, Did you know that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train? My organization, the national rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc.,...

 

Explaining Chickens Resolution 3039

Dear Editor, For those unfamiliar, Resolution 3039, an initiative to allow backyard chickens, will appear on this November's ballot. The proposed initiative would allow a maximum of six hens, no... Full story

 

In Lieu Payments

Dear Editor, I live in NE Montana near Scobey. Austin Knudsen was my representative for eight years, four as the most powerful person in the Legislature as Speaker. The western half of Daniels County...

 

Funding USPS

Dear Editor, I've had two kidney transplants and I depend on immunosuppressants to prevent my body from rejecting the new kidney. My insurance requires that I receive my medication through the USPS....

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, To Glasgow city residents: More things to ponder before voting for the chicken referendum in November. 1. The wording on the ballot does not say it will follow, to the letter, Resolution No. 3039. It just says, chickens will be allowed... Full story

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,   The recent lawsuit alleging that Montana’s mail-in elections are risky discredits Montana’s election administrators. Montanans can vote safely and securely by mail in this election and every election.  Over 70 percent of Montana...

 

Amendment to the Valley County Conservation District's Bison/Buffalo Ordinance (2014-1) - 09/11/20

In 2014 the Valley County Conservation District (VCCD) submitted to the voters of Valley County an ordinance (2014-1) that called for the protection of soil and water from wild, free roaming or domestic bison/buffalo grazing the District. It easily...

 

Montana Chamber of Commerce Opposes I-190 Initiative

The Montana Chamber of Commerce (Montana Chamber) is dedicated to ensuring the opportunity for business growth and prosperity by improving Montana’s business climate, talent pipeline, and entrepreneurship through workforce development. The Montana...

 

Addressing Fear

Dear Editor, When I was a teenager, I allowed a few words spoken in jest to affect me to the core. I was always thin and athletic, and prided myself in being different by not following the crowd on an...

 

Valuing Public Land

Dear Editor, It's not about values. I believe Senator Daines when he says he joins the majority of Montanans who value public land, protecting it for this and future generations. There are few values...

 

Local Conservation Key To Big Goals

Dear Editor, As Montana hunters and anglers, we know a lot about restoring wildlife and habitat through solid conservation efforts. We've been doing it for over a century and those decades of...

 

St. Marie – Fix It Or Fold It

Dear Editor, Nick Chiechi did not out of the sky raise rates! Due to the additional cost of Dry Prairie $14.25 EDU for all St. Marie water users, public hearings were held and a proposed rate...

 

MFU Supports Tester's Efforts On Right To Repair

Editor's Note: This letter was updated by the Montana Farmers Union on Aug. 27. Dear Editor, Montana Farmers Union is pleased to see Senator Jon Tester put the issue of right to repair front and...

 

Make the Right Choice – Celebrate The End of Summer With A Sober Ride

Despite daily life being different this year, one thing that hasn’t changed is our desire to enjoy the summer season with family and friends. Historically, Labor Day weekend is a popular travel time with increased traffic on the roads, and this...

 

A Message From Local Doctors

Dear Editor, To whom it may concern: Our Medical Staff, as an independent body of physicians and advanced-practice professionals (including nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and nurse anesth...

 

Glasgow School District Reopening

Dear Editor, I was encouraged to read, in the Aug. 12, 2020, edition of the Glasgow Courier, that Glasgow School District's Superintendent Sundby wanted to assure parents "that while the school will...

 

Railroad Safety

Dear Editor, There is no better place to be during the summer than Montana. Wide open spaces and long August days have been treasured more than ever this year. As summer comes to a close, though, we...

 

Solving The Montana Stockwater Rights Problem

Dear Editor, The Water Use Act (Act), passed by the Montana Legislature in 1973, mainly dealt with free flowing streams, irrigation and ground water. It did not address livestock water use. So why is...

 

Flattening The Curve On Chronic Wasting Disease

Dear Editor, It's cool this morning. There is a different feel to the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, my bird dogs are getting restless and I am listening for that first bugle of a bull elk...

 

Was Your Operation Impacted By The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Dear Editor, Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operatio...

 

Kudos to GPD

Dear Editor, Wednesday, July 29th, I witnessed two very patient officers. Officer Robert Weber and his partner that night, had a unique situation to handle and both officers handled the situation very well. I wished I knew the other officer’s...

 

Hunting Access Programs Protect Traditions

Dear Editor, Only five percent of Americans hunt, and for those of us that do, fewer return to the field every year. Even in Big Sky Country, where we pride ourselves on our strong hunting culture,...

 

Fort Belknap Water Compact Good For The Hi-Line

Dear Editor, Putting water to beneficial use in a semi-arid state like Montana is dependent on two truths. Water must be physically available, and the corresponding truth is that there must be a legal...

 

Montana Citizens Are Blessed With Public Lands

Dear Editor, A recent survey by the University of Montana revealed information about how Montanans feel about our public lands and how we use them. The phone survey of 500 registered voters was done b...

 

Personal Responsibility Required To Keep Vulnerable Citizens Safe And Montana's Economy Open

Dear Editor, Sheriffs take an oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Montana. We will uphold our oath, protect public safety and...

 

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