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Letter to the editor

A vote for the continued support for 6-Mill Levy (LR-128, SB-85) would again help keep our most precious natural resources, our children, from looking for lower educational costs out of state. Some would like you to believe that 6-Mill is a new tax...

 

Make America. . .compassionate again?

What does compassion have to do with civic engagement? This is not an idle question, but—seeing as I am a political candidate for the first time in my life—it is one that came home to me with particular force recently. The scene was a cocktail...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    October 5, 2018

Community journalism matters because communities matter

“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.” It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of ribbons being cut at bakeries, and donations...

 

This is not fake news

Nicole Haffely of Hillsboro will be inducted into a bowling hall of fame later this year. We know this because she was featured in a front-page feature story in the Hillsboro Banner. In Mayville, the Riverwood Addition development site is nearly...

 

Letter to the editor

The Ekalaka Board of Trustees recently authorized the purchase of a new activity bus and high school bleachers. Both decisions were based upon the professional opinion of many stakeholders with respect to safety and operational efficiency. The Bus...

 

Letter to the editor

I-185 will save lives As a retired ICU physician, I know the end-stage consequences of tobacco use: heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, dementia, COPD, emphysema, and cancers – not just lung cancer, but also throat, stomach, pancreatic,...

 

Letter to the editor

It is a well-known fact that secondhand smoke is dangerous. The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act protects our residents from the harmful effects of the toxins in secondhand smoke by banning the use of cigarettes and combustible tobacco in public indoor...

 
 By Vicki Fix    Opinion    July 20, 2018

Mayor's notes

It has been almost six months since I assumed office as your mayor. I started the year by taking a city government course online through MSU in Bozeman and, recently, went to a budgeting workshop in...

 
 By Mary Stange    Opinion    July 20, 2018

Letter to the editor

Last week, outgoing Senator Eric Moore offered in these pages “a factual perspective” on “the future of mining and Medicaid in Montana.” The picture he painted was grim, indeed: Unless the Republican-led legislature rushed in to quickly inter...

 
 By Eric Moore    Opinion    July 13, 2018

Letter to the editor

As usual, the Billings Gazette editorial board demonstrated its left wing bias and reluctance to ascertain the facts in its opinion piece opposing the opportunity for Montana voters to have a say in the fiscal future of their state. Montana...

 

Shaking up Shakespeare

"They have been at a great feast of languages and stol'n the scraps." So says the page to his illiterate friend, watching the writing-men at work. In "Love's Labour's Lost," the scholars are quickly...

 

Letter to the editor

Hello, my name is Jaelee Strangford and I am a local student here at CCHS. Earlier in the year, I got a letter informing me that I had been nominated by my former band teacher, Mr. Brad Wick, to go on a European Band Tour with Voyageurs...

 

Letter to the editor

A short while ago, I sent a letter to our Mayor, Mrs. Fix, stating my concerns about the Town of Ekalaka’s proposal to remove pavement from Mormon Avenue and replace it with gravel. To date, I have received no response from her. At the same time,...

 

Montana Energy Summit

America is in the midst of an energy revolution and Montana is well positioned to be a major player. That was the overwhelming consensus among Montana’s and the country’s energy thought leaders...

 
 By Bill Walker    Opinion    June 1, 2018

Alzada residents vie for county commissioner

As a lifetime resident of Carter County, I have a lot invested in the welfare of our county. I graduated from Carter County High School in 1969. I married my wife, Janet Dodd, whom is also a lifetime resident of Carter County, in 1972. We ranched in...

 
 By Mike Watkins    Opinion    June 1, 2018

Alzada residents vie for county commissioner

My family and I have operated a full-time outfitting business in southern Carter County since 1993 and have resided in Alzada since 1999. Our two youngest children went to school in Alzada prior to graduating from the Hulett school system, and I am...

 

Letter to the editor

To Whom It May Concern: I, along with many of you, learned last week of the horrible events in Casper, WY when officer Jacob Carlson was shot five times in the line of duty. Did you know that he has thus far received over 100 units of blood and...

 
 By Pat Strickland    Opinion    May 11, 2018

Letter to the editor

In regards to the town’s proposal to remove and discard the pavement on Mormon Avenue, the replacement of water and sewer mains, and the resurfacing of the street with gravel, I am totally against the idea. I have a number of concerns in regard to...

 
 By Pat Kalstrom    Opinion    March 30, 2018

Letter to the editor

To whom it may concern: There was a theft in Ekalaka! All that was taken was material and an heirloom quilt top that we know of. The quilt top was made by my mother. It is embroidered and hand quilted. The design is flowers. It’s not completed as...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Opinion    March 2, 2018

Letter to the editor

Someone close to me told me recently that my last two stories in the Eagle were hurtful to the descendants of those that I wrote about. If I have hurt anyone by my stories, the last two, or the ones before that, I sincerely apologize. I especially...

 

Letter to the editor

To the Editor: Through With Chew Week is February 18-24! We’ve known for over fifty years that tobacco is killing us – millions of people have quit using, and there are more ex-users in America than there are tobacco addicts. Cigarettes, chewing...

 

Next legislature must stand up for Montana

Montanans are now seeing the real-life consequences of budget decisions made by the Republican legislators who make up the majority of our state legislature. Over the next year, 28 property...

 

Letter to the editor

To the editor, In regard to Gov. Bullock's mandate for net neutrality in Montana, I would like to give an example of what net neutrality does. If I were to go to a dealership, to buy a new pickup, and told the salesperson "I want one with A/C,...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I just want to extend a personal invitation to you and the community to join Powder River Carter County Farm Bureau (PRCCFB) for our valentine family dinner and jam session. It will be a fun filled evening for all, with door prizes for...

 

Letter to the editor

Editor, Small businesses can use all the help they can get, most especially representatives in Washington who stand up for them and represent their interests. Montana’s small businesses are lucky that they have such champions in Senator Tester &...

 

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