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 By Eunice Robinson    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Things my mother taught me

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside...I just finished cleaning.” 2. My mother taught me RELIGION "You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” 3. My mother taught me...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Barely presentable

I don’t know if it’s the months of social distancing or simply old age, but I’m barely presentable in public these days. My wife keeps telling me to zip up my pants. Not that I’m embarrassed t...

 
 By Eldora Henry    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Dodson News for August 5, 2020

We have been experiencing some very hot weather and the weather map looks like it is to continue for at least another week. We did have a little rain last Thursday that cooled it for a very short...

 
 By Lori Taylor    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Phillips County Museum News for August 5, 2020

Does the name “Beavertown” sound familiar? It was one of the booming “h” towns of yesteryear. Located near Beaver Creek (from which, it presumably, was named) it was the nearest town for homesteaders on the Saco divide and the ranches located...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    August 5, 2020 

Whitewater News & Opinion for August 5, 2020

Am I the only one who is tired of dirty politics? It is hard to believe that it is August. Happy birthday to all August birthdays, including my son, Mitchell Moore. A late happy birthday to July...

 

This is the end?

I grow attached to my boats. I still have the Grumman canoe I bought with paper route money when I was 14, but many others have come and gone. The pretty wooden drift boat in which I learned to row...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    July 29, 2020

Farewell, Facebook, at least until Nov. 4

I paused my Facebook account because I am tired of the hatred and fake news that is posted there. You can call me “triggered” but I argue I am less inclined to be such without this branch of social media …or any social media, for that matter...

 
 By Alex Ward    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Four months after first outbreak, nursing homes remain Covid-19 hotbeds

The national coronavirus death toll in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities is shocking and the stories are gut wrenching. More than 56,000 nursing home residents in the U.S. have died – some alone and afraid without a family member by...

 

almost life as normal

I’ve spent the past few months as I usually do – fishing and gardening and mowing grass. The tomatoes are coming on, as is the corn. The fish have been biting, and twice I’ve impaled myself...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    July 22, 2020

Since you're minding yours, I'll mind mine

E-gads! What an outcry from the people who refuse to wear masks. I hear ya, the choice is yours…but not really. Last week, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a mask mandate for certain counties in the state where there are four or more...

 

Montana Viewpoint for July 15, 2020

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up and be counted--in the 2020 Census. Or, more accurately, go online and be counted. Or mail in the census form. Or chat with a census...

 

Stormy Heinlein

I’m concerned. The weather forecast is calling for strong storms this afternoon. Lately, even the slightest chance of inclement weather has produced some scary meteorological events. I used to...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Feel free to mind your business

Yesterday I heard a jackass bleat. “Baaaahhh… Baaaahhhh.” As I sat in my Jeep with Goose the News Hound riding shotgun, the line behind me started to grow and folks lined up for free COVID-19 virus testing at the Milk River Pavilion last...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    July 15, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for July 15, 2020

Sympathy to families who lost people due to gun violence in many places. Pat (Ivanovich) Donich who is Sally Austin’s sister, was in Whitewater. She bought dinner at North 40 for Sally A., Dallas,...

 

Idaho is also fighting the Feds over water rights

You may recall that I wrote an article a few weeks ago that exposed the attempt by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) to illegally give our ranchers' vested stockwater rights to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Well, we are not...

 

Montana peace officers commit to shared values

As a nation, state and society we are living in unprecedented times. As peace officer leaders in the State of Montana, we feel it is our obligation to speak about the unnecessary injuries and deaths, suffered by any persons, at the hands of law...

 

An island of our own making

A lot of folks up here in north-central Montana seem to think we live on an island, that the threat posed by the pandemic doesn’t concern us. Although I don’t share those thoughts, my wife and I...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 8, 2020

We kept it simple for the 4th

Hopefully, everyone had a good Independence Day. Even as a kid, we didn’t make a huge deal of the 4th of July, but one thing was sure; there would be barbeque or grilled meat. Our kids aren’t too...

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    July 8, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for July 8, 2020

Sympathy to all who have been affected by the C 19 virus. Be aware of it. It's July so happy birthday to all birthdays including my daughter Teresa of Swift Current, Canada, and Gayle Young of Saco....

 
 By Helen Austin    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Whitewater News & Opinion for July 1, 2020

Sympathy to the family of Barbara (McMullen) Mavencamp, a Whitewater High School graduate. Get well to Jeannie Green, also “glad you are better” to Tana Oyler. She is our Mail carrier and travels...

 

Call me 'Mr. Green Jeans'

I’m not a very fashionable guy. Since leaving the newspaper in Bozeman 14 years ago I’ve pretty much worn the same clothes every day. In particular, the same pants. A good friend who used to work...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Phillips County has made me proud

I originally started writing about social media bickering, but I instead thought that maybe I would share a little of what has been on my mind. Take it or leave it. I don’t expect people to have...

 

Sage Grouse ruling highlights need to improve public land management

In a recent U.S. District Court ruling by Judge Brian Morris, the American public heard loud and clear that the federal administration broke the law when it offered leases on public lands in criti-cal sage grouse habitat. This court decision speaks...

 
 By Dean Ridings    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Separating Fact from Fiction

Fake news. Those two words have likely created more confusion and distrust of the news media than any other. While it is easy to understand why those of us who work in the news media despise the term,...

 

A night in the clink due to dad

It’s not just on Father’s Day that I think of Dad. Quite often lately I think I see him before realizing it’s just the reflection of me in a mirror. I hope the stories I tell my daughters...

 

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