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 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

Click your heels 3 times

It’s always good to get home, even if there’s still snow on the ground. For the last few weeks, Barb and I were cruising through Europe on a riverboat. It was such a grand trip that I didn’t...

 

If APR threatens us, you may be next

Dear Editor, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking for the public’s help in determining what it should analyze as it considers proposed changes to several grazing leases. American Prairie Reserve (APR) controls private properties tied to...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    April 11, 2018

About face to my Facebook

As the years roll by, I continue to quit things that aren’t good for me. Last year it was cigarettes. After more than 30 years of being a smoker, I finally cut nicotine out of my life completely and haven’t indulged in the substance since. Being...

 

'APR bullies going after another greedy land grab'

Dear Editor, Well, well, well, here we go again! The APR bullies are going for another greedy land grab. Their goal is to now take over thousands of BLM acres so their huge bison herd can’t roam freely within a fenced boundary that will keep the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 11, 2018

New dad all over again

Normally when you are a “veteran,” it means that you have experience with a particular career or event and you should know what you are doing. On Friday, March 30, Susan and I welcomed our second...

 

Being one with the water

Rivers run through me. I was born and raised in a city that sits on a bend of the Ohio. I fished the Wabash when I was a kid, and watched my father help pull a net full of catfish from the Embarras...

 

Join me at BLM Scoping meeting April 11

Dear Editor, In reading the Phillips County News, you can read all about the American Prairie Reserve (APR) wanting to have the Bison (Buffalo) graze on BLM lands for 12 months of the year. Cattle can only graze on BLM from April 1 to November 30....

 

Looking forward to mud

I knew it was bad when folks around here quit saying we could use the moisture. Following last year’s wicked drought, I swore I’d never again complain about too much rain or snow. There was a time...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 28, 2018

I dream of gyros

I could probably talk about food about four hours a day. I definitely have my favorite local spots in town. When I call any where in town to order lunch or dinner, I have found that many who answer...

 

I hope they find their special place

When I arrived in Montana I knew nary a soul here. It didn’t matter. I was searching for adventure, not familiarity. I reveled in the wild country and open spaces, the vastness of it all. Nearly 48...

 

Out of thin air

News does travel fast in a small town. Sometimes that news is definitely fake. As of Monday, March 13, I have had no intentions of quitting my job here at the PCN or mov-ing, or anything like that. But twice last week and once the week before...

 

Old dog, no new tricks

My wife and I live with a pack of dogs -- one a pup, one in his prime, one a few years past his prime, and an old girl whose expiration date is long past due. As much as I love dogs I never expected...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 14, 2018

Can't wait for Spring

This has been a brutal winter and I am glad I have experienced it with you. Going around town last week, I have talked to quite a few people who have told me that this was the roughest winter Montana...

 

Join me in praying for this nation

Dear Editor, We are all aware of the horror and grief that we are seeing because of the mass shootings across the nation. We cannot listen to the news without being subjected to a barrage of “what happened, “what was not done, “what should be...

 

T.S. Eliot was wrong

In a clear indication that climate change is upon us, April is no longer the cruelest month. T.S. Eliot was wrong. It’s March. By April I’ll be fishing open water again. The snow will melt, and...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 7, 2018

Will I ever lift again?

I was supposed to start my New Year’s Resolution today. Of course, at the time I am writing this, it is the first day of March. I wasn’t in a good spot to start working out again on the first of...

 

Tipping my hat to the PC Fair Board

Dear Editor, A Tip of the hat and a high five to the Phillips County Fair Board for their choice to headline the night Show. I can't think of three other entertainers I would rather see. They are all very good musicians in their own right. Again,...

 

Hoping this time is different following Florida school Shooting

Dear Editor, Watching the protests regarding the slaughter at the Florida school. Saw a kindergartener with a sign asking "PROTECT ME." Pretty tough having 5-year-olds to have to ask our country to protect him. Hopefully, the campaign started by the...

 

Laws don't change behavior; Prayers can change the world

Dear Editor, February 15th, 2018 I cried today. I cried for all the victims of the Florida school shooting and for their families and loved ones. I cried for the staff at that school and for the whole community. I cried for Nikolas Cruz. I prayed...

 

I'm a gun guy, always have been

I’m a gun guy. Always have been. It’s how I was raised. We even had a couple of military weapons in the house when I was a kid – a Civil War era Tower musket, and an Arisaka rifle Dad brought...

 

The Flu or Zoo season?

I have been getting a kick out of how much PJ enjoys animals. The little guy has been sick for about a week now and that has been really sad to see. We went to the clinic twice last week, because when your three-year-old has thrown up a couple of...

 

Facts to chew on during ''Through with Chew Week'

Dear editor, February 18-24 is “Through with Chew Week.” “Through with Chew Week” is a public awareness campaign designed to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among young people by calling attention to the use of smokeless tobacco and...

 

Hold my beer as I head down hill

I can finally watch the Olympics in peace. There was a time, however, when I saw the winter games as a challenge. My first winter in Montana was 1976. I was living in Cooke City, didn’t have much...

 

That was nasty

I am snobbish about my coffee. My love for the dark, heart pounding drink started when I was young and Starbucks was not yet a household name. In those days, I had no idea how to make a cup of...

 

A cure for those old Winter Blues

I’m trying to embrace winter. Relish it. Greet each frosty morning with a smile. It’s difficult. At 20 below I don’t even want to go outside, let alone frolic in the snow. I went ice fishing las...

 

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