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Legislative Report

1-20-2023 I failed to mention last week, we enjoyed a visit to our appropriations subcommittee, from conservation districts across the State. Steve Wanderaas, McCone County and Dean Rogge, Garfield Co...

 

Legislative Report

1-13-23 Friday evening already, another busy week in the bag. I may have failed to mention last week, I carried 2 bills for the Department of Transportation. The first bill I presented to the Transpor...

 

Legislative Report

January 6, 2023 - Swearing in kicked off the 68th session of the Montana Legislature. First of all, an apology. When the 67th session closed I wrote my last report. I intended to report interim activi...

 

A resource for parents coming soon to Ekalaka

Our youth make up the most valuable resource this community has. As we look into the innocent eyes of a small child or the hardened gaze of a rebellious teenager, we do not just see who they are today but who they will be. They are the next generatio...

 

Cultural differences

In the mid-1970s a distinguished group of hunters decided to establish a facility that would combine a museum with a center for the historical, environmental, and cultural contribution of hunting to...

 

Letter to the editor

Anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, trauma from the past, life-changing transitions and loss can make life very difficult and sometimes seem even unbearable. Every person will face struggles and difficulties in life. For some, those st...

 

To the voters of Carter County,

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, Montana reverted to a “Right to Privacy” law which allows abortions for any reason up to viability, 24 to 28 weeks. So a child, who has its own separate DNA, its own blood, its own soul, is no...

 

Dear residents of Carter County,

Upon an interesting read of last week’s Meet the Candidate article, I feel it is important to clarify a statement made by one of the candidates about the caseload in District Court here in Carter County as compared to Justice Court. While it was...

 

Hello Fellow Carter County Residents;

I would like to introduce myself, as I am running for the Carter County Justice of the Peace position, and a well-informed vote is imperative. My name is Kamely Harkins, I am the great granddaughter of Odis and Helen (Parks) Harkins. I moved to Ekala...

 

Guest Editorial: A Candidate for Eastern Montana!

I want to be able to trust the honesty and integrity of my candidates in Montana. Toss out those candidates who don’t offer solutions, rile up the extremists on both sides, attack election integrity, and are puppets for failing views. Pick any...

 

A New Era for Montana

In the last election cycle, Montanans sent – some say unknowingly – a gathering of radical politicians, totally void of Montana principles, to the US Congress and Helena. Now this November, Gary Buchanan, whose values are solid Montana, is on...

 

Letter to the editor

Recently, I heard a pundit on TV say that Matt Rosendale would win election to Congress in the new eastern Montana district because people here are "conservative." On the whole, I'd say we are, but Matt Rosendale isn't. He's an extreme radical,...

 

Letter to the editor

Editor, The Montana Supreme Court has gone rogue. They don’t think they are accountable to anyone. They run as “non-partisan” candidates, so the voters don’t know their true political views. They don’t even run as conservative or liberal....

 

Letter to the editor

The long arm of the government – in this case the Montana state government – wants to sit in on your doctor’s appointment and tell you and your doctor what you cannot do. They want to threaten your doctor with up to 20 years in prison and a...

 

Why are we treated differently?

submitted by Montana Cattlemen’s Association The Montana Cattlemen’s Association is disappointed in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to authorize the American Prairie Reserve to use 63,065 acres of public lands in Phillips County...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Eric, I have not been writing for a long time but with new revelations that are very disturbing I couldn’t help myself, so here goes. The recent revelations of the land purchases by the Chinese are very alarming. And next to missile sites, it...

 

Letter to the editor

To the citizens of Carter County, First, let me start by saying THANK YOU to all of you in this fantastic community! Your support of my small business means the world to me. You have shown time and again how the people of this county are tough as...

 

MSGA Rejects BLM's Final Decision Regarding APR Grazing Allotments

Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) concerns and member protests were not addressed before the release of the final decision for the American Prairie Reserve Change Application for bison on seven grazing allotments. “To say we are disappointed...

 

Letter to the editor

Thank you for covering the Ernest Tooke Memorial Match Bronc Ride! It brought back a great memory of going with my father to the Tooke ranch to ride broncs. They paid him $3 a horse to buck them out to see which rodeo they would want to send them...

 

Letter to the editor

When we moved to Carter County in 2016 we came to love the feeling of community, of the way people banded together if there was a fundraiser for someone who was sick, or lending a helping hand to someone who needed it. We see the pride in ranchers...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Opinion    May 6, 2022

Is Carter County growing?

When I saw the news that a meat processing plant is being built in Belltower, I was happy, but somewhat perplexed. My first thought was, is Carter County growing? I mean growing in population, of course. Now when I ask that question several things...

 

If only they knew

(Editor’s note: Local Mary McCamish spotted this article recently in the Tri-State Livestock News and wanted to share it with Eagle readers. Mrs. McCamish also noted via a phone conversation on Monday that she strongly agreed with the writer.) Ther...

 
 By Daryl Toews    Opinion    April 1, 2022

Let's Do Nothing

The older people in our nursing homes have a problem. The State puts people on Medicaid and promises them services and then doesn't pay those who provide these services at a rate that is commensurate...

 

Letter to the editor

An Open Letter to the Montana Department of Transportation and the Citizens of Carter County: Ten white crosses visibly line the 36 miles of Highway 7 between Ekalaka and Baker. Five are between mile markers 25 and 18, and five are between mile...

 

Letter to the editor

I certainly enjoyed watching the Lady Bulldogs play basketball with the Lady Longhorns from Wibaux last week. I was particularly impressed with the actions of the player, Codi Melton. If she was in close proximity to ANY player who ended up on the...

 

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