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 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    January 16, 2019 

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...

 

Home for the holidays

It has been a weird holiday season for our family. But not weird in a bad way. It was almost like a mini vacation for us due to the fact that we had a few days off in consecutive weeks. Of course we...

 

Old Man Winter is quick

I used to dread winter. I don’t anymore. Like most everything else these days, it passes too quickly. I’ll admit that last winter, which stretched well into April, was a bit much, but it only...

 

CHEAT DAY !!!!

So I had a cheat day. But I did not post that to my keto support group’s page on social media. That is one way to easily get attacked. If I know one thing about the internet, it’s that people are...

 

A ruined pheasant spot

The Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge used to be one of my favorite places to hunt. It isn’t any longer. A campaign to rid the refuge of Russian olive trees has essentially ruined the pheasant...

 

No time for sickness

The Monday before last Monday was pretty intense. What I have feared would happen did. I got sick on a Monday. At the PCN, Monday is an essential day for writing news and general wrap up. My Monday mo...

 

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...

 

Another Christmas Edition in the Books & a Big Thank you

Aloha from the PCN Publisher’s Desk…AKA Santa’s Phillips County Workshop, this week. I would like to thank all the students, teachers, and administrators for all the work they put into getting Your Community Newspaper all the letters to Santa,...

 

Western Bunkhouse

I plan to build a bunkhouse at our place on the lake next summer. We’re up to 13 grandchildren and the cabin isn’t big enough to sleep everybody. While I’ve taken measurements and have decided...

 

More fat, less weight

I don’t even like talking about weight loss anymore because I always seem to jinx myself the moment I write about it. This time may be different because I am participating in a diet that I don’t...

 

'Why we should be against the crossbow during archery seasons'

Dere Editor, Most of the people I talk to about this idea are against it for several different reasons, but I think most miss the point. Some of the comments I hear is that the modern compound bow is as accurate as the modern crossbow, so what’s th...

 

A Wonderful Fall

I hunted the first 15 days of the season before I took a break, but couldn’t relax on my first day off because I felt like I was missing something. Now, at the end of November, I still feel the...

 

Bummers

Last week I talked about the things I enjoyed about our vacation to Lake Tahoe and this week I wanted to talk about the things that bummed me out about our trip. I have a problem with simply enjoying vacations. During my 22nd birthday, while I was...

 

Hide your pens when I'm around

I don’t intend to have sticky fingers…I really don’t. Yesterday, I visited the lovely ladies at the Phillips County Treasurer’s office to pay my taxes. We chatted for a few seconds and off I w...

 

Whitewater News and Opinion for November 28, 2018

Sympathy to Howard Berg and family on the loss of their brother-in-law, Roger Fowler of Shelby, Mont. Get well wishes to Shade Stiles, (formerly of Whitewater.) His folks are KayDel and Del Stiles. Th...

 

Don't blame the APR

In my travels around the county this fall it’s been hard to miss the new signs: “Save the cowboy, stop American Prairie Reserve.” Apparently there’s some concern that the non-profit group...

 

Aloha, 2018 election

That’s a wrap…and none too soon, I reckon. Another election cycle has come and gone and with it, no more hateful ads attacking each other, no more robocalls from candidates I would never have vote...

 

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...

 

Whitewater News and Opinion for November 14, 2018

The election is finally over! Our Whitewater town has been booming! We had cowboys, hunters, and a basketball tournament with several teams. First, local ranchers are shipping cattle. Recently, I hear...

 

A warning to be leery of what signs you post on your land

Dear Editor, The other evening I received a call from an American Prairie Reserve employee. He was informing me that the permission that we have always had to cross about ¼ of a mile on their land, to access the county road to a trail our cows home...

 

The dogs approve

It’s a clear case of the inmates running the asylum. I simply need to accept that. My dogs tell me I’m too controlling. Sit. Stay. Come. Fetch. I’m always directing them. Or trying to. Not that...

 

Katrina Hotel

I'm about six years late on this press release, but here it goes. I was hit with a shock wave of news when I found out that a building from my past was imploded in 2012. That building was the Grand...

 

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