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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...

 
 By Parker Heinlein    Opinion    March 20, 2019 

A new dose of reality

I’m losing my grip on reality. A few weeks into the recent cold spell I turned to the tube for solace. I needed a fix of Street Outlaws, Alaskan Bush People, and Beachfront Bargain Hunt to take my...

 

Wearing out its welcome

I was surprised to read Frances Kim’s guest editorial in which she wrote about feeling excluded from the Bozeman outdoor community. Kim wrote that, “the outdoors are inherently exclusionary.” I...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Heavy hand, heavier heart

If you have seen me moping around Phillips County lately, it’s because the whispers you have heard or seen are true; we are moving sometime in the near future. Though it will be a new beginning for...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 6, 2019

Reminds me of my childhood

It’s interesting being a parent at times. I enjoy watching my boys play together. Now that Lincoln is starting to get around by crawling or assisted walking we get to see the boys interact more and...

 

Snowed in and feeling fine

We were snowbound, and the middle of nowhere was an hour away. I was just fine with it. Barb and I met our friend Mike last week at our cabin on Fort Peck Lake for a few days of ice fishing. Actually...

 

What does sustainable ranching mean?

Have you noticed that 'sustainability' is the latest buzz word related to ranching? Ever wonder what they are talking about? I have attended several workshops and read many articles in an attempt to determine what they mean by 'sustainable...

 

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,...

 

MHSA asks parents, fans to 'cool it'

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Montana, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high...

 

Could use some heat

I thought I had evolved. After nearly half a century living in a northern clime, I finally reached the point where I looked forward to winter. At least that’s what I told people. Summer’s heat...

 

I should stick to sports

Disclaimer: I am cheesy and definitely not always correct, so take these next words with a grain of salt. I mean well, even if it doesn’t translate well. For most of my life, Valentine’s Day has...

 

If you play for a PC School, you're PC

So, it’s come to my attention that some members of the community are upset that athletes who play on Phillips County high school sports teams, but who don’t live in Phillips County, are featured...

 

Coyote Derbies

There’s a growing divide in Montana. And while it’s not yet political, it’s going to be, and it mimics the split our country faces. Coyote derbies pit urban sentiments against rural traditions....

 

Frozen meltdown

It was a cold day in the United States last Wednesday, January 30. People were freaking out because temperatures reached -50 below in different Midwestern states. Luckily for me, I know plenty of peop...

 

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...

 

Malta falls to Rocky Boy

The Malta Mustangs couldn’t avoid getting swept by Rocky Boy and Roundup as the team averaged 37 points in their two games last week. Malta fared better in their second meeting with the Rocky Boy...

 

If it were based on Science

Among the many bills to be considered during this legislative session is one that would require decisions related to fish and game be based solely on facts and science. HB 161, sponsored by Brad...

 

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...

 

My new favorite hobby

I get into some weird hobbies sometimes. Roasting my own coffee beans is one of those weird things that I enjoy to do nowadays. I am not the only one. Most people just drink coffee no matter the...

 

She's not going anywhere

Things have gotten a bit quieter around my house. It took a while, however, before I noticed. Living with four dogs is no simple undertaking. They’re loud. They bark to go out. They bark to come...

 

Oh, the memories

I am not too fond of moving. And by moving, I mean moving my personal belonging from one building to another. As many of you know, we switched offices a week or so ago. I knew the day would be coming...

 

The move is official

Apologies for the inappropriately placed opinion column and the disarray that is our new office, two doors down from the last spot, grand opening pending. It is my opinion that things get done in Malt...

 

Only eight more months

It’s time for a change. Of clothes. Of behavior. Of diet. Since the first of September I’ve been hunting more days than not. Now the season is over and there are eight long months to navigate...

 

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