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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...

 

Mayor's notes

Dear Town of Ekalaka & Residents of Carter County, I was sitting here pondering what to say as we begin 2021. The first word that came to my mind about our community is resilient. I have lived in Ekalaka for over 50 years, and it always touches me...

 

Letter to the editor

This letter comes from the need for us to speak the truth about the issues surrounding public health in Carter County and the impact this has on our community. Historically, Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association has been synonymous with public...

 

Legislative update

Hello from Helena and welcome to what I plan on being a weekly update on our legislative activity. This week will actually cover the 1st two weeks beginning on January 4th with swearing in of all 100...

 

Letter to the editor

To my Ekalaka friends: Since leaving Ekalaka last February, so much has happened, I hardly know where to start. First, I would like to give thanks to all who helped my family make this move go as smoothly as it did. Whether it was helping clear out...

 

Merry Christmas & Happy & Prosperous New Year

Dear Friends, Neighbors & Clients, I do a very poor job of sending cards, so will pen this letter in summary of the past year. We at Mills Auction Service set out on a new venue in January to do four shows and then follow up with an auction for...

 

Montana needs an Indigenous People's Day

“Destiny is the scape-goat which we make responsible for all our crimes and follies; a necessity which we set down invincible when we have no wish to strive against it.” Alexander Belfour (1767-1829), Scottish novelist. In 1296 English invaded...

 

From the desk of Jim Phalen

Returned for another opinion from Tobin’s desk. Thanks for some review from the previous week and especially for Bible verses as well as those Catholic ideas. Quite something that those Catholic ideas were followed in the Eagle with the election...

 

Letter to the editor

There’s a time for everything. I have been wanting to write this letter for a long time. Listening to the Vice President Debate the other night that Socialist that’s running for Vice President with Joe Biden made the time right for this letter....

 

Letter to the editor

In response to Walt Anderson’s Letter to the Editor in The Ekalaka Eagle, dated October 23, 2020, I could have proudly co-signed that letter. I believe Walt, Sr. and Morine Anderson, whom I remember fondly, would have been proud of their son...

 

Letter to the editor

As we approach the election I have a question I would you all to think about and answer to YOURSELF. Whether you consider yourself to be a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or an Independent. Why are you? Is it because one or more of your parents we...

 

Letter to the editor

Editor, As I was walking out of the senate chambers one day in my first session the Governor was walking by. As he shook my hand his comment to me was “Steve—that is a good name.” That might be one of the few times I agreed with him in the...

 

Letter to the editor

We don’t have to look very hard to know how the Cooney administration would work. For the past 16 years, Democrats have controlled the Governor’s office, and what do we have to show for it? As a small business owner, and a member of the Montana...

 

Letter to the editor

Paragraph #1 After reading the second lengthy letter to the Eagle by Friar Tobin, I thought I should submit a brief reply. While i appreciate his thorough writing about Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, I would like to share a...

 

From the desk of Fr. Tobin

October, 2020 - I have been inspired to write a piece on Mary the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God. It is one topic Protestants don’t like to talk about. But Catholics love to talk about it. When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, she cried...

 

Rosendale fights for Montana values

With just one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is critical that we elect someone who will fight for the Montana values of faith, family, and freedom. After examining the records of the two candidates running, I know that Matt Rosendale...

 

Letter to the editor

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. I could die if my medication does not come in the...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in support of Greg Gianforte for Governor. I believe Greg understands the dire economic position our state is in, and has a game plan for recovery. Before the plandemic (not a typo), Montana ranked 49th in the nation in...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, If you are like me, you are concerned about some of the things that are happening in America. There is rioting, people burning down buildings, shooting innocent people and shooting law enforcement, among other things. To top it off, we...

 

Letter to the editor

I have been reading with interest the news articles about the disruption of the US Postal Service over the last week. I rely on the USPS to deliver several of my life-saving medications. The latest attempts by Postmaster General DeJoy and the Trump...

 

Letter to the editor

Today I read two articles from the online magazine “The Conversation” on boredom. The pandemic of 2020 has certainly made the emotion of boredom a much greater possibility. I contend that my childhood in Carter County allowed me to adapt to any...

 

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