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 By Tony Warren    Opinion    December 5, 2018 

Opheim Gym Roof Update

Dear Editor, This letter is to update the public regarding the Opheim Public School gymnasium roof. First, both CTA Architects and Engineers from Billings and Southland Construction from Scobey have...

 

What Do You Do When You Miss Santa?

I think it’s great the Glasgow Chamber puts together a Christmas Stroll in order to get families together and kick off the holiday season. I have had the pleasure of attending two Christmas Strolls since moving to Glasgow and enjoyed the hayrides p...

 

A Christmas Confession

A Christmas Confession – I really do not care for the holiday, or the extended celebration of consumerism. For years I’ve tried to follow my own rule of allowing only two Christmas-related activities prior to Thanksgiving: making travel...

 

Millennials Are Killing, Again

One important story got lost last month in the incessant election coverage. Millennials, those prolific killers of all things Boomers love, are at it again. This time they are killing American cheese, preferring “fancier” cheeses, such as...

 

Fun Cousin Times Are Wonderful Memories

Some weeks ago I mentioned a friend that has shared old memorabilia with me. I sincerely hope this person did not take offense from my “who needs enemies” remark. I love to have readers and friends share thoughts and memories with me, and I will...

 
 By Bill Geer    Opinion    November 28, 2018

Managing CWD Will Take Cooperation From All Montanans

Montana hunters have been afield pursuing deer, elk and other big game, just as we have done for decades. But new this year is the knowledge that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is present in our state’s mule deer and white-tailed deer. Last...

 

Teen Stress and Substance Abuse: A Two-Part Series

You remember the feeling: Standing up in front of the class, palms sweating, trying to remember the words you had so carefully memorized the night before; waiting on the edge of the dance floor; the test you absolutely didn’t study for; the first d...

 

Teen Stress and Substance Abuse: A Two-Part Series

All parents wish they could protect their children from experiencing pain or stress. A teenager today will be faced with new challenges and stessors continually. The national Child Traumatic Stress Network reports that 4 out of 10 adolescents have...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Now that the elections are over for a time, we need to be thankful for all that we have this Thanksgiving season and the Christmas season ahead. We are a very generous community in responding to the many fundraisers throughout the year... Full story

 

Throwback Jerseys

Throwback jerseys. Alternative sweaters. Old school sweaters. The NHL recently announced the list of teams who will be rocking some uniforms inspired by those of “old time hockey, eh?” and I am here for it. Paying homage to days gone by, Orginal...

 

Trade War Likely to Continue

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) two-day summit ended without a communique, reflecting the ongoing tensions between the United States and China. Vice President Mike Pence said, the U.S., “will not change course until China changes...

 

Teen Stress and Substance Abuse: A Two-Part Series

All parents wish they could protect their children from experiencing pain or stress. A teenager today will be faced with new challenges and stessors continually. The national Child Traumatic Stress Network reports that 4 out of 10 adolescents have...

 

Thank You Candidates For Taking High Ground

Dear Editor, We should be so proud of all of the Valley County candidates who ran in the last election. In a political atmosphere that is so often based on negativity, their positive approach was...

 

Praise for Glasgow School Youth

Dear Editor, Originally, I wanted to send this note to Superintendent Connors. Then I thought maybe the Board should also get a copy. Really though, the parents and community of Glasgow should hear...

 

Thanksgiving Thoughts

While doing some shopping recently, I noticed empty shelves in stores. They were empty because all Halloween merchandise had been removed. And it was slowly being replaced not with Thanksgiving items, but instead everything connected with Christmas....

 
 By Hod Coburn    Opinion    November 7, 2018

Tax Bill Keeps Going Up

Dear Editor, I received my property tax bill the other day. Needless to say, it wasn't less than that of a year ago, which gave me pause to think. I went back through my records to the tax year...

 

In Agreement on Poll Results and Campaigning

Dear Editor, I agree 100 percent with Sandy Laumeyer's article in the last addition of the Courier. I agree that the reporting of poll results before all polls are closed is wrong. A time frame for...

 

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor Overnight?

Remember all of the different flavors of chewing gum that were available to us in our teen years? Remember the old song, “Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bed post overnight? If your mother says don’t chew it, do you swallow it in...

 

Let's Save Lives with I-185

Dear Editor, Montana's Medicaid expansion has been helping those stuck in healthcare limbo. For several years now, our Medicaid expansion program has supported those who make too much to qualify for...

 

Disbelief in Public Knowledge

Dear Editor, The Oct. 17 Courier really took me by surprise! Why would the Sheriff's Dept. or DOJ release so much evidence in a pending case? Because it is public knowledge! I am still a firm...

 

Manhattan Coach Praises GHS X-Country

Dear friends in Glasgow, As I headed home from the state cross country meet last weekend, I thought about your kids. This was the most emotional state cross country meet I have ever been a part of....

 
 By Bob Magart    Opinion    October 31, 2018

Bread Pudding at Johnie's Cafe

Dear Editor, I got a great kick out of the back page "Bread Pudding Season," by Gwen Cornwell. I don't know Cornwell, but Cornwell writing about Bread Pudding, I knew it would be good. Well, the...

 

I Support Joe Horn

Dear Editor, As a former Valley County Sheriff, rancher and 3rd generation Valley County resident I'm greatly concerned with the direction our Sheriff's Office is going. That is why I am supporting...

 

Working With President Trump and Delivering Results for Montana

Dear Voters, Montana is special. That's why my wife, Susan, and I raised our four kids here. It's why we started a business here in our home – one that created hundreds of high-paying, Montana jobs....

 

Be an Informed Voter

A rule in internet chat rooms is that two topics you are asked not to discuss are politics and religion. It is easy to understand that rule. Those two topics can cause violent reactions. Everyone has their own opinions and ideas about politics and...

 

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