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 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    June 13, 2018 

A fondness for snakes

While out walking the dogs last week at the lake I encountered a trio of young folks shore fishing and asked if they were having any luck. “We only caught a couple of hammer handles,” one of the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    June 13, 2018 

Get that bird!

If I was a bird hunter, I would already have the perfect dog. My three-year-old Cocker Spaniel Bruce has always hated birds. At times he can be seen or heard barking at grackles that nest in a tree...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    June 13, 2018 

So much for that beard

That didn’t last long. It was only three weeks ago that I was bragging about my yeard (a beard grown for a year) and now, here I am, my face smooth as a baby’s butt (but not as fresh smelling.) The response from people has come in three:...

 

Putting it off

The deadline to apply for an antelope tag is only a couple of days away. I always wait until the very last minute. It brings me luck. Or at least I tell myself it does. My wife says I simply put...

 

On American Prairie

Dear Editor, I recently read an American Prairie Reserve (APR) article titled, 'Freese Scale for Grassland Biodiversity, Background Summary'. This strange document was designed to justify the program proposed by APR. They rate 10 'ecological...

 

A letter in support of APR

Dear Editor, I was a range management specialist for the Malta Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field office for over 30 years. After retiring in 2007, I was hired by the American Prairie Reserve (APR). As such, I’ve had considerable professional...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 30, 2018

My Great failure, Part II

Back to my quest for Taco Bell fries. So, my first attempt at eating Taco Bell in Billings was mired in what I call “bell lust,” where I lost sight of the mission to eat Taco Bell’s French fry a...

 

Stoneberg says 'BLM bias showing'

Dear Editor, I was very disturbed by the interview Glasgow Courier publisher AJ Etherington had with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District Manager Mark Albers as reported in the Glasgow Courier and Phillips County News. Mr. Albers, "clarified...

 

Finding a fish to fry

I saw on the news this morning that folks in Helena are upset with how the city responded to the recent flooding there. People are fed up with the high water and want someone to remedy the problem. I...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 23, 2018

My great failure Part 1

Several months ago I found out that Taco Bell was going to serve french fries. As many locals know, the closest Taco Bell from Malta is 200 miles away. I have loved Taco Bell since I was in utero....

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    May 23, 2018

A yeard in the life

How is it that I have been growing my beard for a year, but did not have a Happy Yeard Party? (A yeard is a one-year-old beard.) If you have seen me out and about, you will have noticed that I look like a Duck Dynasty meets ZZ Top marsh-up...

 

Thinking of Mom this Mother's Day

My mother didn’t hunt or fish, but she encouraged me in my outdoor pursuits nonetheless. When I bought a canoe with money from my paper route she helped me put a roof rack on our Chevy Nova so we...

 

Applauding letters to the editor about APR

Dear Editor, This is my approval of Jack D. Jones letter to the editor on May 2, 2018, on his objection to the change of livestock to domestic hybrid bison on public lands. I don't have knowledge of the laws, but I do concur with his disapproval of...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    May 9, 2018

A little under the weather

A few nights ago I fell asleep to the sound of rain on the roof. At least I think I did. It’s become such a rare occurrence that I can’t be sure. Maybe it was a dream. I remember rain hammering...

 

Fight the land grab; write to the BLM

Dear Editor, The extreme environmentalists came with many different names but they all have one plan in sight and that is to make an International Park, extending from the Canadian Grass Land Park, which is just across the boarder at Frenchmen...

 

Loving the baby photos in birth announcements

Dear Editor, The sweet photos besides the write-ups of newborns are such a joy and delight to view! A baby brings so many blessings, so many stories and so many joys; my parenting experience proves it. There are so many things to be thankful for,...

 

I am human after all

Well. It happened. It was a couple of months ago but it happened. I did something that my mother and father did to my brothers and me when I was younger but what I did was so much worse. Around the sixth month of Susan’s pregnancy, we came up with...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Three P.C. golfers qualify for state

The Malta Golf team participated in the 2018 Class B Division I Divisional meet in Glasgow on Monday, May 7. Malta's Grayson Waters and Chloe Hunter qualified for the 2018 State B Meet in Shepherd at...

 

Lengthy letter objecting to 'change class of livestock,' APR requests

Dear Editor, This letter is to file my total objection to “change class of livestock from cattle to domestic hybrid bison on public lands”. BLM by moving forward is in clear violation of: 1. Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 43, USC...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Just when I think I'm out... they pull me back in

I thought I was immune, but apparently, I still need help. I no longer paid much attention to those lists of The Prettiest Mountain Towns in America, or The Safest Places to find your Post-apocalypse...

 

Time for property owners to unite and let voices be heard

Dear Editor, I am encouraging everyone to thoroughly read the American Prairie Reserve (APR) website as well as its “sister” organization, the Friends of the American Serengeti (FoAS) website, an independent, tax-privileged organization in German...

 

Click your heels 3 times

I finally came back down to Earth this week. For the past four months, I’ve been walking on a couple feet of packed snow. Not everywhere, but certainly everywhere in my yard. Unless I wanted to...

 

I'm no spring chicken

CHANGE A game of catch almost ended in a hospital visit for me. I am kidding but I was in pain for a day or two afterwards. Getting older at the ripe age of thirty is tougher than I thought. I remember when I was younger working at a Walgreen’s...

 

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...

 

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