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 Opinion    January 5, 2017

Hill County's Sober and Safe a success

This past holiday season, Hill County DUI Task Force and Hi-Line Tavern Association teamed up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to always plan a sober ride before...

 
 Opinion    December 27, 2016

Integrity shines in Christmas season

With all of the recent issues in the local and national news regarding racial tensions that have made the papers over the past few months, I wanted to share a story of integrity. My grandson Terrell was in Herberger’s recently. On his way out he...

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2016

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 22, 2016

A letter to Rep. Ryan Zinke Dear Congressman Ryan Zinke, I am a 60 year old Vietnam Era, U.S. Army Veteran. I believe that my oath to protect and defend the United States and our Constitution did not expire with my discharge in 1980. That is why I am...

 
 Opinion    December 20, 2016

One special child

There are many lenses to witness the magic of Christmas, but the most powerful ones focus on the Christ child. Jesus entered the world as a helpless infant, born into a soon-to-be-refugee family, who would live in the shadow of danger his entire...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2016

Thanks from the Red Cross

Editor: American Red Cross of Montana gives thanks this holiday season to the people who bring help and hope to thousands of people across our state every year — our volunteers, our financial donors and those who donate precious blood. Here in Big...

 
 Opinion    December 13, 2016

IRMAA Medicare Premium unwelcome surprise

Editor, Have you heard of the IRMAA Premium? Most people haven’t but if you are a middle-income or even low-income person and withdraw a substantial amount from a retirement account or experience a one-time windfall income which brings your income...

 
 Opinion    December 13, 2016

Daines needs to look to future on public lands

Editor, Sen. Steve Daines submitted a letter to President-elect Trump on Dec. 9 where he outlined actions that the incoming president should take to grow our national economy. After reviewing Sen. Daines’ recommendations, it is apparent that he...

 
 Opinion    December 8, 2016

Oil and gas board should approve notification

Editor, I live on our family ranch 12 miles south of Big Timber on the Boulder River. In 2008 the state of Montana leased the river bed, only 420 ft. north of our home for oil and gas development. Under current law, we would not have received any...

 
 Opinion    December 6, 2016

Thank you on Goldhahn fundraiser

Editor, A huge thank-you to all of the people who helped with and/or supported the fundraiser for Lauryn Goldhahn Nov. 20. For those of you who planned, organized, set-up, cooked, served, donated items, purchased items, shared lunch with us,...

 
 Opinion    December 6, 2016

Join us for Worldwide Candle Lighting

Editor, To all bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, and those who support them: The North Central Montana Compassionate Friends, along with the National Compassionate Friends, is participating in the 20th annual World Wide Candle lighting in...

 
 Opinion    November 30, 2016

Thanks for Cat/Griz food drive donations

Editor, On behalf of Wipfli LLP, we would like to say thank you for all that you did to make our Cat/Griz food drive a tremendous success. The outpouring of public support was phenomenal. In a short period of time, we were able to raise 1,278.8...

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2016

Equal Voice would fix electoral college criticism

The 2016 presidential election surprised many — some are disappointed, some are jubilant. Electoral College criticism is the new national sentiment. However, the Founding Fathers were not terribly amiss. So why did Hillary win a majority of...

 
 Opinion    November 15, 2016

Officer response on feral cat lacking

Editor, I just wanted to let the public know how the police department handles abandoned animals. Our neighbor moved out of town this summer and her cat was left behind. The cat has been trying to find food and shelter for the entire summer and now...

 
 Opinion    November 11, 2016

Help honor veterans by volunteering to drive

Friday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in...

 
 Opinion    November 10, 2016

Hats off to dancing stars, and remember to put up a light for veterans

Editor, Hats off to those who organized and participated in the Dancing with the Havre Stars, Havre style! It was an enjoyable evening. And don’t forget to put on a green light honoring our United States of America veterans — yesterday, today...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Jacob Bachmeier is the best candidate for HD 28

Editor, Last week, I received a political mailer that caught my eye. On the front, a stock photo of a 20-something sitting in a dark basement, holding a videogame controller, sullen face illuminated only by a television. On the back, a grotesquely di...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Indian Caucus endorses Democratic candidates

Editor, The Montana American Indian Caucus proudly endorses the following Native American Democratic candidates running for the Montana Legislature. Running for the state Senate, Frank Smith and Carolyn Pease-Lopez. Running for the House Of...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Your destiny is never in your comfort zone

Editor, Step out and do something for yourself and our people. American Indian reservations contribute just under one billion dollars per year to the economy of the state of Montana. I want to keep a large portion of that money home on the...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Vote for Hess in HD 28

Editor, It was noted the other day in a letter to the editor that Stephanie Hess is a nice person, but we should vote for someone else. It seems to me that we would want people of good character in public office. Someone who refuses to campaign...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Hess votes to not help people

Editor, State Rep. Stephanie Hess, a Havre Republican who is a member of the House Human Services Committee, voted in the last legislative session to kill Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to 70,000...

 
 Opinion    November 4, 2016

Vote yes on I-181 for patient care research

Editor Montana scientists need a stable, reliable, funding source to develop leading Centers of Excellence that move basic research to patient care. That’s why on Nov. 8, we must vote Yes on I- 181, a bond initiative to fund biomedical research in...

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Vote Bachmeier for HD 28

Editor, This election the voters in HD 28 have a chance to really make a difference and that is by voting for Jacob D. Bachmeier. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with which party he represents, but the ideals he represents and the vision that he...

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Hess is who I want representing me

Editor, When I first met Stephanie Hess, she was running a group home for disabled adults. She was good at her job as evidenced by the affection her clients had for her. She was shy and quiet. At the time, I would not have imagined that 15 years...

 
 Opinion    November 3, 2016

Thank you Havre, for Red Ribbon Week success

Editor, Hello Havre! Red Ribbon Week 2016 was a huge success thanks to you! We should be genuinely proud of our community for its efforts to promote a Drug-Free neighborhood. McGruff was quite impressed and had a blast visiting you all at school....

 
 Opinion    November 2, 2016

Vote no to I-182

Editor, Proponents of I-182 are trying very hard to make you believe that their initiative is a responsible and accountable solution to the medical marijuana debacle that Montana had to endure since 2004.  I-182 is neither responsible nor...

 

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