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Broad Coalition Supports Gustafson & Rice For Supreme Court

Absentee ballots will soon be mailed out for November’s election. Two of the most important elections on the ballot are for Montana’s Supreme Court. We, as a group of Montana attorneys, former and current elected officials, and concerned...

 

Letter To The Editor

Justice Ingrid Gustafson is the right choice to remain on the Montana Supreme Court. She is fair, impartial, and an independent jurist. She upholds the rule of law and the independence of the Montana judiciary. She has tremendous experience as a judg...

 

Letter To The Editor

The Montana Supreme Court has gone rogue. They don’t think they are accountable to anyone. They run as “non-partisan” candidates, so the voters don’t know their true political views. They don’t even run as conservative or liberal. Except...

 

Guest Opinion

It has been an honor and a privilege to represent Senate District 18, which includes Wibaux, Dawson, and Richland Counties in their entirety. Senate districts in Eastern Montana are going to change. As you know, in Montana we redistrict every ten...

 

Letter To The Editor

During the 2021 Legislature, we set a budget to adequately fund state government operations. It turns out that the State Treasury received a lot more tax revenue that we projected. In almost every area, tax receipts have exceeded our expectations. Th...

 
 By Dan Eakin    Opinion    August 17, 2022

Letter To The Editor

Justice Ingrid Gustafson is the right choice to remain on the Montana Supreme Court. She is a fair, impartial, and independent jurist, and she upholds the rule of law and the independence of the Montana judiciary. She has tremendous experience as a...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Guest Opinion: Locking Out All People From Half The Land & Water Forever

President Biden is pursuing a “Half Earth” policy to permanently lock up half of the earth’s land and water against any human use by 2050. Its name “50 x 50” means 50% by 2050. In 2019 the Center for American Progress published an...

 
 By Randy Pinocci    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Guest Editorial

With my re-election as Public Service Commissioner representing eastern Montana, I deeply appreciate the confidence placed in me by my constituents (67% vote; thank you!) and want to dedicate my election to a great grassroots supporter: Lonny...

 
 By Jacklyn Damm    Opinion    June 8, 2022

Celebrate Healthy Homes Month With Smokefree Air!

Each June, National Healthy Homes Month raises awareness on housing-related health hazards and the steps to take for safe, healthy homes. This year’s theme is “A Healthy Home at Any Age” to highlight the importance of a safe living space for ev...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, This election cycle, a native eastern Montanan is running for county attorney. Richland County’s current county attorney chose not to run for re-election, and whether she knew it or not at the time, hiring Layne Johnson as deputy...

 
 By Shane Kyhl    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Shane Kyhl Statement to Richland County Voters

My name is Shane Kyhl, and I am running as a constitutional sheriff a conservative Republican. I received my criminal Justice degree in 2010, and I specialize in leadership and management I’m a hands-on manager. I believe in America, the constituti...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Guest Opinion: Paving County Roads And Reducing Taxes

During this primary election season, a promise has been made to pave the county roads (not by any current county commissioner). Along with that are promises to reduce spending and taxes. Do these promises add up? Richland County has about 70 miles...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Richland County, My name is Daniel Guzynski and I currently serve as the head of the Prosecution Services Bureau at the Montana Attorney General’s Office. I am the chief prosecutor for the State of Montana. I currently manage 13...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Guest Opinion: Defending Richland Co. In The State Capital

In this primary election season, critics say we need to stop local government representatives such as the mayor of Sidney and the county commissioners from “running to Helena.” Would this serve the people or neglect our interests? Let’s...

 

A Retort to Mr. Mark Berrymans article of Jan. 31 in the Sidney Herald.

A Retort to Mr. Mark Berrymans article of Jan. 31 in the Sidney Herald. Upon reading the Sidney Herald article titled “Jawort V Hall trial to be moved to Great Falls”, I felt compelled to reply to such a distorted and slanted article that is...

 

Letter to the Editor

Jan. 31 - I write this letter to the readers of The Roundup newspaper, in attempt to clear up misinformation published in another publication, because I’m sure it will see the light of day in view of The Roundup’s longstanding history of...

 

Sidney Mayor Sends Letter To Senator Tester

Dear Senator Tester, While we may not have mountains on this side of the Continental Divide, eastern Montana is home to expansive plains and extensive history. Our area is also rich in natural resources, including an abundance of oil and gas...

 

Richland County Commissioner Mitchell Pens Letter To Senator Tester

Honorable Senator Jon Tester, Thank you for all your keeping the interests of the citizens of Montana first and foremost in all your decisions while serving as a Senator from Montana. Currently All Montanans are facing a critical situation...

 

Washington Policies Will Hurt Montana's Communities

The past two years have dealt a blow to oil and gas production everywhere, including right here in Montana. Production levels declined significantly as the nation went into “COVID lockdown”, devastating oil and gas operators and the many Montana...

 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Creates Montana Jobs, Lowers Costs

As a farmer, I know firsthand that good things take time. Every year, I plant my fields with crops like wheat, barley, peas, and saffron, and in July, August, and September, I harvest those crops and reap what I’ve sown. Writing laws is much the...

 

Community Responsibility

Over the past 43 years I have served our community and now in a more limited way continue to do so by choosing to be vaccinated against COVID and by wearing a mask in public places. With only 40% of Richland County vaccinated, there is still a risk...

 

Letter To The Editor

Imagine the success of a Republican legislature that passed the first-of-its-kind bill against mandatory vaccinations in the United States, regularly touted jealously throughout all 50 states as the epitome of personal freedom, passed on a hail-Mary...

 

Guest Opinion: APR's Proposal To BLM Would Set Terrible Precedent

An important deadline approaches for Montanans fighting to stop the American Prairie Reserve from decimating the agricultural economy of eastern Montana. The Bureau of Land Management will take public...

 

Bragging On Our Community

Fellowship Food Bank gives away food six days a week. This constitutes thousands of pounds of food to hundreds of hungry Richland County residents. Our greatest need (usually) is frozen beef and non-perishable food items. However, we made the...

 
 By Jordan Hall    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Letter To The Editor

In 2018, Medicaid Expansion was on the ballot and Richland County voters against funding the welfare program by 67%, an overwhelming majority. In 2019, former Rep. Joel Krautter crossed party lines to...

 

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