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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...

 

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....

 

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