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I-186 jeopardize good paying jobs, I'll be voting no

While in Helena at the legislature, I work to pass legislation that encourages good paying jobs and a clean environment. I know that you do not have to choose one over the other. I-186 is proposing to jeopardize those good paying jobs, and possibly... Full story

 

A social person

My wife tells me I’m a very social person. I nod and smile, all the while thinking, “What are you talking about?” The truth is I spend most of my time in the company of dogs. There are many days...

 

Hazel's battle with cancer

Dear Editor, Reflecting back, her life was indeed amazing. Upon her husband’s retirement, Hazel telephoned me and informed me that they were en route to Oregon. Their only son resided close to Portland, Ore., and he had located a suitable home for...

 

Help heal by listening, prayer

Dear Editor, On Sunday, September 30, my wife, daughter, and I took part in the Suicide Prevention Walk in Malta. We were greatly encouraged to see the large number of people and young people who were there. At the gathering at the VFW after the...

 

Montana Viewpoint

Ballot initiative 185, or I-185, has become quite the hot-button issue this campaign season. I-185 raises the taxes levied on all tobacco products, including raising the cigarette tax to $3.70 per pack, and raising the moist snuff tax to the greater...

 

Where's the compassion?

Dear Editor, The United States of America has become a nation of gross negligence and an empty way of thinking. It is also lacking respect, and compassion for all its citizens. It seems that its love for one another has waxed cold. Harry Carpenter,...

 

The most politicized bird

Well, there’s always next year. Maybe. Sage grouse season has come and gone and I saw nary a bird. It certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying. I hunted upland birds 23 days last month, much of the...

 

Rough takeoff

I like coffee. No, I love coffee! I enjoy it very strong, black, and fresh. Every. Single. Morning. But not this morning because I'm sick. And it hasn't been very fun. I have my Keurig set to warm up...

 

Chores vs. pigskin and hunts

My wife doesn’t like fall. She calls it the saddest time of year. I think it’s actually the end of summer that makes Barb blue. Years ago, I felt the same way, but that probably had more to do...

 

That was nasty

It's not Halloween yet, but I have got a horror story for you! Well, it's not that bad, I'm being a little dramatic. The other night, Susan and I were tuning into Big Brother on CBS in our room,...

 

Still undefeated

I almost hit a deer this morning. It’s a regular thing. Like me, they’re usually on the move at first light. They seldom catch me by surprise because I expect them to be on the road, but...

 

In support of VAWA reauthorization

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox recently issued a press release in which he talked of a letter he sent to congressional leaders and chairs of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, urging the lawmakers to vote to reauthorize the Violence Against...

 

Camouflage fashion

Among the many hats I wore during my years at the Chronicle was that of fashion editor. Other than being in charge of the annual swimsuit issue, all it really meant was that any fashion-related mail...

 

Late night cravings

It's hard being addicted to food. Being a premature child, I was pretty skinny until the age of seven. I think I know how that all changed; my late Godmother. When I was about six or seven, it was bec...

 

Suicide Prevention Month

The month of September is National Suicide Prevention Month and several local organizations are combining forces again this year for the second annual Suicide Prevention Walk to be held in Malta on Sunday, September 30 (see more about the event in th...

 

We're all going to pay if I-185 passes

The corporations bankrolling Initiative 185 want you to believe that only tobacco corporations will pay if their initiative passes. That’s simply not true. I-185 will create a huge, new permanent appropriation in the state budget without providing... Full story

 

Yipping all the way

Bird season opened last weekend and I was hesitant to take Jem hunting. Now 12 years old and limping like Chester on Gunsmoke, the old springer looked like a dog that should be retired from the field.... Full story

 

Those who coach, coach

There’s an adage that proclaims, “those that can, do; those that can’t, teach.” I claim poppycock. With the start of fall just around the corner, a new season of school sports is upon us and with it, the complaining from parents not happy...

 

'Would they know the difference between a Brahman bull and a bison?'

Dear Editor, I have often wondered whether the supporters of the American Prairie Reserve who live outside of Montana and outside of the U.S. would know the difference between a Brahman bull and a bison if they saw them on the grasslands....

 

I'm a big fan of FWP

I’m often misunderstood. It’s no one’s fault but my own. Many of my columns are written with tongue firmly embedded in cheek. I can be a bit cynical and have even been known to exhibit a sarcast...

 

Beef flavored yogurt...wretch!

Talk about a lousy lunch. Although I generally eat my lunch of yogurt, trail mix, beef sticks and cheese together, it’s not every day that I combine it all into one concoction. Friday, dear readers, was that day. With Saco Fun Days, The Milk River... Full story

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    August 29, 2018

Sin City Survivor

Things got so hot in Las Vegas during my recent trip to the City of Sin that I thought Satan himself was following me, breathing down my neck. An average temperature of 110 during my 7-day stint in the desert meant that even though I ate like a...

 

The perfect bird dog?

I’m going to upgrade my printer. Get me one of them newfangled ones that prints guns. But I’m not much interested in printing out one of those ugly little single shot pistols that have been...

 

I was on time, Granddaddy

So, yes, my last grandparent passed away a few weeks ago. Upon hearing that, the most common-sense thing to do was go to the funeral. That was not the most economical choice for us because honestly,...

 

Whitewater News and Opinion for August 15, 2018

Whitewater NEWS 8-8. Sympathy to all who lost someone or lost their homes in fires. There have been terrible fires in California, Montana and many other places across the US. Be careful and a big...

 

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