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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Montana is where airborne warfare got started….fighting fires. The Airborne Battle Memorial at Fort Benning, Georgia, where I attended Infantry Officers Basic Training, doesn’t mention that the founder of U.S. Airborne forces and his...

 

Don't let eastern Montana's ag lands become a corporate polluter's dumping grounds

Liz Barbour Hammond I’m a ranch manager in Carter County. Open, “Big Sky” country and expansive grasslands surround my life here. Years ago I stood in my new home and overlooked the plains stretched out before me, baby in arms, feeling overw...

 

The Winter of 1964 & 1965

Beings I was born in 1934 I had a real good memory of the winter of 1964 and 1965. I bought a place of my own in 1965 over between Ekalaka and Baker on Lame Jones Creek (4000 Deeded, 1640 Leased). I paid $15 per acre for the deeded. The summers of...

 
 By Emmett LaBree    Opinion    March 1, 2024

My recollection of the winter of '48 & '49

I was born in 1934 and had a real good memory of that time frame. Our fall of ‘48 wasn’t as bad as it was in the Dakotas and Nebraska. We lived 32 miles south of Ismay, MT. Ismay was a big shipping point for horses, cattle and sheep on the Mil...

 

Some of the better horse breeders in the area during my time

John Scott came from Texas in ‘48 or ‘49 with some well bred ranch horses. Good feet, flat bone, cinched up big, could travel over the rough country and really could get down and turn a cow. Desentio, Eddy 40, Sugar Bars bred. Top horses if you cou...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor and Fellow Constituents, Montana’s election process belongs to the people. We want to facilitate open and fair discussions during our primaries. The National Republican Senate Committee-Chairman Daines- does not need to choose the A...

 

Montana's public lands should be run by Montanans, not D.C.

As a fifth-generation Montanan, I have fond memories with my Grandpa Daines of learning how to fish and hunt north of Big Timber, and my goal is to pass these traditions on to my own children and grandchildren. There is no better way to experience...

 

Legislative Report

1-13-24 Representative Schillinger Reports, Happy New Year! We’re getting some good old fashioned January weather! My last report, was at the end of April as the end of the 68th Montana Legislature d...

 

Protecting our nation and honoring those who've already done so

by Sens. Ken Bogner, John Fuller, Russ Tempel, and Barry Usher For years, Montana has had one of the highest rates of military participation and veterans per capita in the nation. The 2023 Legislature took many steps to both help our men and women...

 

Letter to the editor

Last year after a visit my daughter was returning home, in Wyoming she realized she had not left a set of my keys. Along the way she stopped to mail them back. The package arrived – the package had been opened – keys removed – replaced with a numbe...

 

GUEST COLUMN: Hunting

submitted by Anthony Gunderson The days were getting shorter, and the weather began to get colder. Winter? Yes, but something else, something I look forward to every year, hunting season. I can still remember being twelve and living in Rapid City, th...

 

Letter to the editor

The most important global issue of the day is that of the middle east conflict. The barbaric evil of Hamas was in full display October 7th. The reports are undeniable; “The IDF told CNN that women, children, toddlers and elderly were brutally b...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Tomorrow November 11th, is Veterans Day, and yesterday November 9th, I had the honor of helping put on the Veterans Appreciation Program at the School. There were quite a few Veterans, several who had been adopted by each class and...

 

Talking actual property tax numbers

Montana collects $2.1 billion in property tax, with allocations as follows: 56% to schools, 28% to counties, 11% to cities/towns, and 5% to special districts. The 6 statewide university mills stay at the state, while the 95 statewide school mills...

 

Letter to the editor

To the voters of Ekalaka and surrounding area in regard to the coming vote on the school’s housing bond: The school is already fleecing the taxpayers in town and in the county. The school has already purchased property and housing, removing said p...

 

Letter to the editor

October 4, 2023 Mr. Eric Lovec RE: BLM wells for CO2 Carbon sequestration project Dear Eric Just a comment on the BLM meeting to be held October 12; I doubt if any objections will stop the eventual plan, however this is an ill advised idea based...

 

Let's Focus on Property Tax Solutions Not Political Soundbites

Montana is facing a growing housing crisis, driven by an influx of out-of-state home buyers and telecommuters. This is pushing up prices, making it difficult for Montanans to find affordable housing, and increasing residential property taxes. A...

 

Protecting Montanans from government surveillance

We scored a big win for Montanans’ privacy and against invasive surveillance technology during this year’s legislative session. My Senate Bill 397 severely restricts government’s use of facial recog...

 

Letter to the editor

Aug. 27, 2023 I just returned from the Days of ‘85 Rodeo and I watched the movie “Feek’s Vision.” This was an exciting day and brought my mind back to another even more exciting day!! Our country school hadn’t started and my dad said that I could go...

 

Fighting for MT Public Schools

submitted by Senator Shannon O’Brien SD 46 406-274-3805 [email protected] Every parent remembers the day we took our child to their first day of school. It pulls at your heartstrings. Fortunately, in Montana, we knew our children were in g...

 

Letter to the editor

The leadership team at DMHA is honored and humbled to recognize our nurses the month of May for their personal dedication, commitment, courage, and unwavering compassion. The American Nurses Association encourages a month of celebration and...

 

Legislative Report

4-29-23 By the time most of you read this, I hope to be home on a tractor or sprayer! Fortunately, Brett and Boomer are putting seeds in the ground while we wrap up business in the 68th Legislative...

 

Legislative Report

Where to start? It’s a rush to the end. Day 79 is in the books. It’s that point in the session when the can can’t be kicked down the road much longer. Typically there may be several bills that are s...

 

Legislative Report

I hope everyone had a Blessed Easter. Friday after a morning floor session, Appropriations Committee, and informal appropriations get together, we were out for Easter break! After a quick change of...

 
 By Ken Bogner    Opinion    April 14, 2023

Financial relief is on the way

One of my top priorities this legislative session has been to provide financial relief to Montana taxpayers as families throughout our state are struggling with inflation and the high cost of living....

 

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