Laurel — Organizers of the Rocky Boy powwow did a great job of combining entertainment with an excellent lesson in Native history. All parts of the powwow turned out to be popular with locals and the many thousands of visitors that came to the area.
Dart — Ann Coulter, the tart-tongued right-winger who makes lots of money by saying outrageous things, has added a new item to her list of hate-filled comments. She has attacked Dr. Kent Brantley, the Christian missionary who got ebola when he was in African treating ebola patients. She said he was guilty of "Christian narcissism" and traveled to Africa when he should have been helping people in America. “Can’t anyone serve Christ in America any more?” she sarcastically asked. Brantley did God’s work by helping the poor and sick in Africa. He served humanity and risked his life doing so. He followed in the footsteps of the founder of his religion. He deserves uniform praise.
Laurel — Relay for Life starts tonight. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, but it is also a time of mourning for those who have died of cancer and a celebration of those who have successfully fought back. Some of the ceremonies in the all-night event are very emotional and educational. Teams will be walking around the Havre High School track all night. Join them if you can. If you can’t just stop buy, feel the vibes. It’s quite uplifting.
Laurel — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is planning a proposal that may end the tension between the state agency and the parks board that oversees operations at Beaver Creek Park. The agency would pay an easement to Beaver Creek Park and in return, the park would not charge people to fish. FWP has a reasonable policy that it doesn’t stock fish in water where people have to pay to fish. The reason, of course, is that Montanans have already paid for the right to fish through their taxes and licenses. The details of FWP’s plan have not been released, but it sounds encouraging.