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To Mr. Sargent and Class

Dear Editor, The Malta Dirt Daubers recently spent many, many hours creating fall decorations for our oak barrels. Perhaps you have noticed our hay bale Minions, pumpkin people, pumpkin floral arrangements and scare crows located throughout down...

 

Report your car vs. dear, or else

Der Editor, Last Friday my grandson and his girlfriend had made plans to drive up to Loring to see gramma Dixie. Lo and behold about two miles north of Malta, a deer jumped out of the ditch and wreaked havoc on their car. Brentton called his dad who...

 

Save the Cowboy

The following statement is an observation that my wife, Julie, and I made at the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge located in North Eastern Montana. We put it on Facebook and it received over 400 shares. It is information on a topic that needs to be...

 

Is that even fair?

Dear Editor, Note to Malta house or lot owners: The City of Malta charges water, sewer, and or garbage, even if the house is vacant and even if there is no house or building on the lot! Is that fair? I don not think so. Do you? Also, the county can...

 

RSA receives NAWCA grant

Dear editor, The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance thanks President Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the other members of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) for their approval of the most recent slate of North American Wetl...

 

Not happy with PCMS treatment

I helped bring the Phillips County Motorsports to Malta starting in 2002 and remained actively involved with the organization until 2017. During those 15 years, some of my positions included Director and President until my departure. I am writing...

 

Spray weeds the right way

Dear editor, We all would like to do our part to help prevent cancer, right? So here is a proposal for all of us: neighbors, school personnel, city crew. If you plan to spray poison on your weeds, how about protecting all of us humans (including...

 

Largest construction in county by preservation organization

Dear editor, Traveling down highway 191, 6.5 miles past the DY junction you can see the large dirt spoil piles on the right-hand side of the road. On the left-hand side is a utility box. The power and phone to this utility box were trenched 6.5...

 

Dog owners called out after droppings left in the cemetery

Dear editor, Please, out of respect for our deceased family members, please keep your dogs on a leash, or better yet, no dogs should be allowed in the cemetery at all! Your dogs are pooping on someone’s family grave. How disrespectful! Disgusting!...

 

Thank you for speaking up about APR

Dear Editor, Congratulations too Brenda for taking the time to explain the intentions of the American Prairie reserve (APR). If the American Serengeti succeeds, Eastern Montana, as we know it, will be gone — so will the towns, schools, and...

 

Courage in a small package

Dear editor, The wolf shot near Glasgow was not officially acting like a wild wolf. FWP says that being near buildings, livestock, or domestic dogs is behavior more typical of a habituated or food conditioned animal, a released captive wolf, or a...

 

Please slow down with the social media well wishes

I've been discussing this issue on social media lately with many of you and, tonight after reading about one incident in particular, I decided to write this letter. When a loved one of mine passes away, please DO NOT write about it on Facebook,...

 

Thanksgiving Day mistaken identity

Dear Editor, This happened half a lifetime ago. I had just moved into a 8x27’ trailer. I was not there long until I had a phone put in. I was blessed with a phone number that was easily confused and quite often I would get calls for other people...

 

Where is the beef...from?

Dear Editor, Where’s the beef…from? No one wants to be misled, but it is happening every day at your meat counter. “Product of USA” is now gracing your beef and pork labels, even though your beef and pork are quite possibly not from an...

 

Flu Vaccines for the Elderly Population Living in Rural Areas

Living in a rural area can be a godsend when it comes to living a simplistic life. However, when it comes to your health and wellness living in a rural area such as Malta, Montana can be difficult. Most rural areas have a limited number of medical...

 

Open a Montana Medical Savings Account before Dec. 31 and save $

Dear Editor, Have you had any medical expenses so far this year that weren’t covered by your health insur-ance policy, a flexible spending account (FSA) or your Federal Health Care Savings Account (HSA)? If so, you can still open a Montana Medical...

 

Addressing letter about APR

Dear Editor, In last week’s PCN Troy Blunt explained recent actions taken against his family by the American Prairie Reserve. According to Troy’s letter APR, in order to protect their private property rights, has denied access to approximately ...

 

What happened to appreciation?

Dear Editor, Whatever happened to the feeling of sincere appreciation that was deeply felt within us? It seems that for some time people, the feelings of appreciation is short-lived and gone in seconds. I will give you an example of the appreciation...

 

Malta American Legion Celebrates 100th

Dear Editor, Malta Post 57 of the American Legion will, be participating in the 100th Birthday of the organization by holding a display next spring on Memorial Day. Malta was the site of the HUGE 1st Convention on June 30th and July 1st 1919, and...

 

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...

 

'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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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