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 By Alex Miller    Opinion    October 28, 2020 

Ballot measure would restrict local government gun laws

So, here’s the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally incompeten...

 
 By Addie Slanger    Opinion    October 28, 2020 

Measures would legalize marijuana in Montana

Marijuana is back on the ballot — the third time in the last five election cycles — but this year Montanans will decide for the first time whether to follow other states like Colorado and Washington in legalizing use for all adults. The issue com...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    October 28, 2020 

It's not about the snow

On Monday morning, It just sat in my car for ten minutes. I had started my car 15 minutes before I starting my first snow of winter sulk. It’s not even that I hate the snow or winter. I honestly enj...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for October 21, 2020

Be sure to vote. I voted by absentee ballot and I will be glad when the election is over. Congratulations to the Penguin/North Country Mavericks team for winning games against the Circle Wildcats!...

 

Pass that old Winchester down

My 13-year-old grandson Isaac shot his first pheasant last week. He was using the shotgun I’d given him last year. A Model 1200 Winchester pump, it had been a Christmas present to me from my father...

 

Considering a change

I’ve never used electronic collars on my dogs. A whistle always sufficed. But as I begin training what may well be my last bird dog, I’m considering a change. All my friends use electronic collars...

 

First rodeo for the Bibbs

A couple of weeks ago, my family experienced their first rodeo together. I was delivering papers to one of the local gas stations and saw a flyer in the window for a rough stock rodeo. I knew right th...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for October 14, 2020

10-7. Sympathy to all who are victims of the COVID-19 virus. Sympathy to George Taylor, of Whitewater, on the loss of his father, George Taylor Sr. Get well soon to Guy Simanton of Whitewater, also....

 

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Dear Editor. If you get a chance, you should tour the County dump station that's south of Saco. This is about the most wanton disregard of the regulations that the county would like to have observed at these dump sites. Like different sites, we have...

 

Around Town for October 7, 2020

Question: Who do you think of when you think of legendary characters from Phillips County, past or present?...

 

What about this hunting season

I wonder what this hunting season will bring. The weather and number of critters, however, aren’t foremost in my mind. The number of hunters is. If the summer months are any indication, there will...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for September 30, 2020

Are you registered to vote? I, like many people around the country, vote by absentee ballot. Congratulations to the Whitewater Penguins-North Country Mavericks teams in volleyball and cross country....

 

The Rake Force: A New Hope

It’s not often that I weigh in on public policy. Years ago I suggested that folks who didn’t farm or ranch should live in town, limiting sprawl and taking advantage of existing infrastructure. Tha...

 

Auntie K starts chasing you, and then Apologizes And Various Other Things

The number one question I’ve been asked since starting at the PCN has been whether or not we would bring back the “People on the Street” feature, made famous by the legendary Anti Mary Ann Dooner, and later, the infamous John Degal. Honestly,...

 

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dear Editor, I’ve had two kidney transplants, and I depend on immunosuppressants to prevent my body from rejecting the new kidney. My insurance requires that I receive my medication through the USPS. I could die if my medication does not come in th...

 

The circle of life continues

Yesterday was bittersweet. We said goodbye to a grand old dog and welcomed a new puppy into our lives. The pup’s arrival was expected, but Jem’s demise, although certainly no surprise, sure wasn...

 

I am starting to sweat

My anxiety is going up. Not for the reason that you would believe. In fact, writing about this may not be a great idea, but here we go. I’m starting to sweat. I’m uneasy because in a couple of...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for September 23, 2020

Recent forest fires and hurricanes really show the effects of global warming. Be aware. Whitewater School is in full swing and a big salute to all teachers, students, and staff for coping with the...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sympathy to victims of fires in California, Oregon, Montana and everywhere else. Again, happy birthday to all September birthdays. Last week, Jeanie G., Patty Y., and I attended volleyball games at...

 

Only 33.7-percent of PC Census in

Dear neighbors, As a longtime advocate for economic development in Phillips County, there is a pressing topic that I would like to visit about with you, one which is often out of sight and out of mind compared to other priorities: the 2020 Census. I...

 

I have been waiting

The sun had yet to crest the Larb Hills when I let Ace out of the truck. He hit the ground running , and like he always does, raced 50 yards down the road before turning back to join me for the hunt....

 

Let's talk seasoning

I can’t think of anything else to talk about, so let’s talk seasoning. The earliest memory of seasoning meat was when I saw my parents seasoning chicken quarters that they would oven roast. They w...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for September 9, 2020

Sympathy to victims of hurricanes, riots and that Corona 19 virus. Get well to all sick with the virus, especially those in Phillips County and in Montana. Three grandchildren of Monica Taylor's visit...

 

He still wags his tail

My dog Jem turned 14 this week. He’s the last of my dogs that became acquainted with my father, who passed away nearly 14 years ago. Now the old dog is starting to act like the old man at the end....

 

People need entertainment

It has been a weird year for everyone. I typically roll with the punches, so wearing a mask doesn’t affect me. I just try to be fun with it and hope that it keeps someone safe. Whatever. Not a big...

 

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