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Whitewater News & Opinion for December 23, 2020

“Get Well” to Richard Dunbar (Whitewater) and all who are sick anywhere. “Happy Retirement” from the hospital to Bonnie McMullen of Whitewater and all who are retired. “Hello” to Taylor He...

 

Now, I'm okay with being "That Guy"

It took a while, but I’ve finally turned into that guy. My friends and I used to poke fun at older dudes who no longer hunted big game, didn’t care if they bagged a limit of birds, and were as...

 

On Facing a Blue Christmas

Undoubtedly, this Christmas is like no other for each one of us. Looking back on such a nasty year, it is hard to imagine the injustice of not being able to or facing the decision of whether to spend it with our loved ones. As a person who cherishes...

 

Dot's first season was encouraging

It’s been a little more than a year ago now that my dog Ruth died of a brain tumor. She wasn’t yet three years old, and had already turned into a wonderful bird dog. She had a good nose, was...

 

Squat til ya ....

Sometimes you can parallel life to lifting weights. Of course, when everyone is watching you just beat your old one rep max, you naturally want to add more weight. Despite the happenings around the...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for December 9, 2020

Sympathy to all who are victims of the C-19 virus, or have lost loved ones to the virus. Several families traveled over Thanksgiving holiday. Ashley Green and children, went to Spearfish, South Dakota...

 

This is Montana after all

The snow that fell during a blizzard early last month has pretty much disappeared across most of the state. Except here. The streets in town are still icy and a covering of settled, hard snow blankets...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for December 2, 2020

Sympathy to families of Dorothy Johnson (former Whitewater math teacher) and also Dr. Veseth (PC dentist for many years). “Happy Retirement,” and “Goodbye and God Bless” to Lynn and Eunice...

 

One last time for the PCN

So, here it is. With both sadness and excitement, I sit in the PCN office on Saturday morning penning what is likely my last column for this newspaper. After nearly seven years as the publisher of the Phillips County News, I am setting sail for...

 

That one had me concerned...

 I don’t pay much attention to all those television ads for medications aimed at my generation. Still in relatively good health, I’ve yet to begin taking pills that will improve my memory, help...

 

It passes too quickly

It always passes too quickly. When I parked my truck at dawn on the opening morning of bird season I was surprised to see a sage grouse sitting on a rise, silhouetted against the lightening sky. I...

 

FEDERAL GRAZING DISTRICT WATER RIGHTS

The Congressional Desert Land Act of 1877 severed the non-navigable surface water and the ground water from the western federal lands and gave them to the states. This resulted in a split estate of the western public lands. The Act of 1890 declared...

 

Better careful than sorry

Eight months ago Barb and I cut short our vacation and raced home to take shelter. It was a scary time. So much about the pandemic was unknown. We kept to ourselves, wore masks when necessary, and...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for November 18, 2020

11-11. This is election day, November 3, 2020, and maybe by tomorrow we will know who the president and other candidates are in their offices. More on the election next week. Happy birthday to all...

 

Work to unite for the mental health of our county

Dear editor, To the People of Phillips County: Sometimes we need to work to unite for the mental health of our county and country and following this election is one of those times. We propose that everyone take the time to enjoy, sing, or share a...

 

Checking them off the list

Every angler is looking for an edge, a technique or perhaps a secret lure sold on late-night television that fish simply can’t resist. I’m still looking, but apparently I’ll have to check drones...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for November 4, 2020

10-28. Sympathy to David Lightfoot and family on the loss of his sister who resided at the Hi-Line Retirement Center. David lived at the Whitewater Youth ranch and now he is driving the Whitewater...

 

Ballot measure on restricting local gun laws

Dear Editor, This has come up time and time again that this would take away their right to restrict gun sales to undesirables, If you can call them that. All of the points mentioned in the front page article by Alex Miller in last week's paper, are...

 

Sorry if you disagree...but not really

I have heard the grumblings about the PCN office being closed to the public (for the most part) and about the “No Mask, No Entry” signs I have posted on the front door. I am sorry if you are upset. I am not sorry for the decision. A popular...

 

It was just last month

It seems only yesterday I was diving off the dock to cool off in the lake. It was just last month. Now I’m digging through my drawers looking for long underwear, regretting not putting the...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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