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Letter to the editor

In the Fall of 2020, The Ekalaka Bible Church was approved to become a sponsoring organization for Carter County High School's “School-to-Work Program.” For many years now the Carter County High School has offered a School-to-Work program for...

 

Letter to the editor

On April 23, 2021, I wrote a letter to the editor regarding the Town Benches. Since then I received phone calls from two ladies who are willing to help me paint benches. I also received a phone call from a lady who wishes to pay for the cost of the...

 

Legislative update

“Sine Die!”, declared Representative Brad Tschida, with that the 67th session of the Montana Legislature ended at about five P.M. Thursday, April 29th. Lots of hugs, handshakes and goodbyes...

 

A letter from Dahl Memorial on visitation

Dear Residents and Families: At DMHA, the health and safety of our residents is of utmost importance. Following up to date recommendations, we are changing our visitation policy, to allow for family visits, however, please do not visit if you are...

 

Legislative update

This past week didn’t start until Tuesday, caused by the controversies noted in last week's report, ie. Virus, judges, etc.. Nonetheless, it turned out to be a productive week, with the Governor...

 

PSC supports broadband expansion in Montana

HELENA, Montana — The Montana Public Service Commission has long recognized that access to a high-speed, reliable broadband network is crucial to Montana’s societal and economic health. The experience of the Covid-19 pandemic has echoed this...

 

Letter to the editor

I almost wrote this letter last year, but thought I would be patient. Today is not a patient-type of day, I guess. Everybody should know that Luther & I have taken care of the Main St. benches for about 10 years now. We have paid for most of the...

 

Legislative update

We started off the week by rejecting a Senate amendment by Dan Salomon, that would have neutered HB112, banning guys from competing against girls in scholastic sports. This bill is headed for...

 

Legislative update

The legislature ended Easter week on Thursday afternoon, so we scurried home for a quick and appreciated couple of days at home. I got to enjoy a little wheat and pea planting, Easter Sunday services...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I wanted to take a minute and explain why I have decided to run for another term on the Ekalaka Public Schools School Board. Let me start by saying how thankful I am for the support and votes for the last nine years while I have been ser...

 

Legislative update

Monday, March 22nd House Bill 2, the main budget bill for the coming biennium, was presented out of Appropriations on the Floor for the body as-a-whole to consider. The chairs of the five...

 

Letter to the editor

When did it begin? No one knows but from early spring, summer, and fall of 2020 I had this “hacky cough,” light chills, and tired, worn out feeling. After pleading, during this time, from my wife Phyllis and daughter Arlene and feeling worse I...

 

Legislative update

Fifty- five legislative days of the 67th Montana Legislature are now in the history books. As a result of unprecedented amounts of Federal $ and Executive orders, this Legislature and Governor, is fac...

 

Is Ekalaka on the map?

submitted by EPEDC Ekalaka is a welcoming community that is the gateway into Montana. What attractions does Ekalaka have to lure visitors to its rural community? In Ekalaka Montana lies a unique Dinosaur Museum, the Carter County Museum (CCM). This...

 

Legislative update

This is a bit of a catch- up issue since I was loafing during the transmittal break. We were in session March 1 & 2, before a 5-day break. I enjoyed getting home and was also able to meet with a good...

 

Legislative update

Working day 45 is fast approaching and the pace is picking up. It appears likely transmittal break will begin after session on Tuesday the 2nd. We will have the opportunity to dash home for a short...

 

Legislative update

Monday of week 7 got rolling on the Floor with approval of a bill to eliminate restrictions on nuclear energy facility development. There are some very promising new technologies developing that...

 

Legislative update

Welcome to week 6 from the 67th session of the Montana House of Representatives. One of the highlights of the week to be sure was Governor Gianforte’s long awaited lifting of the statewide mask...

 

Letter to the editor

Thomas Jefferson said, “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Unfortunately, the Federal...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, As a lifelong resident and tax payer in Carter County I found the information from the staff of Dahl Memorial and the County Commissioners very informative. I have always found the staff at the hospital very competent and am very...

 

Take the bull by the horns, legislature: Pass Country of Origin Labeling in Montana

Consumers have the right to know the origin of their beef purchases, and ranchers have the right to a fair and competitive market. This is a reasonable expectation. However, since 2015 Congress specifically exempted beef and pork from labeling laws....

 

Families in agriculture are adaptive, we all need them to continue

I originally wrote this for my hometown newspaper, in which I try to avoid politics to some length. With this below I thought that it all needs to be said straightforwardly, and politics unfortunately is interwoven deeply into the matter at hand,...

 

Legislative update

Hello from Helena, Week three is just about in the bag. Many are headed home, but Carol and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our son Brett, daughter-in-law Haley and our grandchildren: Bryn,...

 

Outfitter bill would forever change Montana hunting

Do you hunt with out of state family and friends? Do you hunt private lands without an outfitter or guide? Have you been applying for a Missouri River Breaks or Elkhorns bull tag for every single year? If so, you better pay attention. SB 143,...

 

Letter to the editor

In response to the opinion letter published in the Ekalaka Eagle on January 22, 2021 signed by Ryan Tooke, CEO of Dahl Memorial Hospital; Dale Diede, PA; Carla Dowdy PA; Alexandra Loudermilk, NP; and Darryl Espeland, DO, the Board of Carter County Co...

 

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