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Sen. Lang's Montana Special Session Update

Hello constituents of MT SD 17, from your State Capitol in Helena. The special session, called by the Governor, of the 65th Legislature will begin on Tuesday, November 14th. Our local papers will be printed after this letter was written. I trust we...

 

Introspections with Barbara S.

Dear editor, Trump got friendly with Putin again thru his chummy talks during the Asian trip. Trump states he believes Putin when he stated to him that the Russians did not get involved with the election. Yet the fact that OUR intelligence agencies...

 

Catch me if you can

Editor's Note: The Montana Highway Patrol Trooper in Parker's column last week was not Malta's MHP Trooper Dan Ohl. I thought grizzly bear encounters were a thing of my past. Now I’m not so sure. A...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    November 15, 2017 

Cold? It is 'smoking season'

It’s like I blinked and then all of a sudden winter happened. I found out very quickly upon moving here in 2012 that Montana Weather doesn’t play by the same rules as other states that I have...

 

Generator for KMMR

Dear Editor, After the recent Phillips County power outages it became apparent how important the local KMMR radio station was for providing immediate information: storm reports, school closures, bus routes, road reports, etc. Because of this the...

 

Barney 'nips it in the bud'

I took special care this year to make sure I had dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s. I even stopped at Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 headquarters to make sure I...

 

Respect to Lavar

One of the most outspoken characters in sports lately has been Lavar Ball, the father of Los Angeles Lakers’ point Guard Lonzo Ball. Lavar, a former college basketball player has been a pivotal figure in the basketball world for the past couple of...

 

Thoughts from Helen D.

Dear Editor, This episode was told to my husband and me by a young Montana instructor: A high school boy had stated that he intended to kill himself. The next day he was found dead! It bothered me for sometime as to why the teacher didn’t ask the...

 

Remembering a fall in the mountains

The death of an Illinois man caught my attention last week. Chase Shott, 26, died in a fall near Mystic Lake in the Beartooth Mountains. It was one of those “There, but for the grace of God goes...

 

Box Elder Bug-out

Every once in a while I run out of things to write about. When that happens, divine intervention can come through at times. This time intervention came from a flick of the finger, as I cleanly...

 

The rest of the story

Dear Editor, And now you know — the rest of the story It happened in N.E. Montana. A rancher announced to his family that the three-wheeler needed repairs and therefore should not be ridden until a mechanic diagnostic would trace the problem. Unkno...

 

A simple 'sorry' would suffice

Dear Editor, First I would like to send my best wishes to Mark Hebert and hope he gets his health issues resolved successfully and quickly, we're lucky to have him in this town. Get better soon Mark! Second I'd like to ask, are we adults or...

 

Heart stays closed, for the time being

Thank you to each of you who offered prayers, positives vibes, and advice following my column announcing I was to have open heart surgery. Knowing that a surgeon was to crack open my breastbone and... Full story

 

Terrible introduction

So, my wife left me. That sounded bad. I just meant she went on a two-day seminar to Billings. This means I was left alone with my three-year-old, which I have to admit was a little bit of a daunting...

 

It goes all too quickly

It’s all going by too quickly. I worry I’ll miss something. Since Sept. 1 I’ve been hunting more days than not. For the first two weeks of the season the weather remained hot and dry, and I only hunted the first hours of daylight. Most...

 

Taking a stand

Dear Editor, As a member of the silent majority, a person who Obama said clings to my guns and my religion, the time has come for all of us in the silent majority to make public our views. This article focuses on the NFL situation kneeling during...

 

Do tell, Mr. Downing

Can you say carpetbagger? Troy Downing, a part-time resident of the toney Yellowstone Club at Big Sky, wants to represent Montana in the U.S. Senate. The head of a California-based self-storage...

 

Open up my heart

Welp, your faithful newspaper publisher is headed to the disabled list. After over a year of walking around clutching my chest — à la L.A. junkman Fred Sanford spouting “this is the big one”...

 

My fastball is horrendous

I don’t claim to be a rocket scientist. But every once in a while, you gotta use what the good Lord gives you. As many know by now on Monday, October 2, our county and Hill County got blasted by a snowstorm. In the opening hours of that snowstorm...

 

Don't take friends for granted

Dear Editor, Suicide has to be one of the saddest words in the English language. It’s a word you are never ready to hear. Dr. Scott Hahn, a professor at Stevensville University, spoke on an episode in his life. He was en route to a speaking...

 

I could still be tempted

I hadn’t fished in three weeks and thought I hadn’t missed it. After all, it was hunting season now. But it remained very much summer. Every day hot and dry. Most were smoky. In order to avoid... Full story

 

Cutting Amtrak's long distance

The Trump Administration’s FY2018 budget proposal calls for eliminating Amtrak’s long distance passenger rail service while preserving service for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and state supported routes. Included in this proposal to eliminate... Full story

 

They don't love you

If you have a Facebook page, there is a good chance that you have been bumming me out. No, not because I am a liberal snowflake, but because people, many of which I know from here or anywhere else I... Full story

 

Who's to blame?

When natural disaster strikes, it’s nice to have someone to blame. Pity those poor folks in Florida and Texas who suffered through hurricanes and floods in recent weeks. Grasping at straws to...

 

Donnie Lynn's perspective

Thanks to the PCN for welcoming different opinions and perspectives on matters that affect all of us. This will be my first of several and I will offer my opinion based on presented facts. I watched today as senate democrats were giving questions to...

 

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