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 By Jerry Kessler    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

"The Long Goodbye – Part 2"

Many of you may not remember who “Dr Dirt” was. I am an Internal Medicine physician who has worked in this area since 1986. I took a sabbatical from medicine for several years. I have been back in medicine for over six years, doing what I was alw...

 

Letter To The Editor

Dear Sidney Community, On behalf of Richland Opportunities, Inc. I would like to personally thank the many people in our community that helped make the 1st Annual ROI Prom a huge success. There were many staff that put in a lot of hours of their own...

 

Letter To The Editor

The E-rase your E-waste Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2019 Spring E-rase your E-waste events in Sidney and Fairview. The official tallies are now in and, altogether,...

 

Guest Opinion: Productive Legislative Session Adjourns

The legislature has finished its work after 87 days. The session was filled with many long days at the Capitol but we saw many legislative breakthroughs that will benefit our district and all of Montana. The driving force behind these victories was...

 

Letter to the Editor: Legislature Enters Final Month

The past two weeks have been some of the biggest weeks in the House during the session. Contentious bills we took up in the House included Representative Buttrey’s Medicaid Reform and Integrity...

 

Letter To The Editor: Legislative Bill HB 710

I will never forget the day I learned the cost of my husband’s new medication: $9,000 per month, totaling $108,000 per year. Panic set in as we wondered how we would pay. We researched alternatives. There weren’t any, even though the drug has...

 

Wild Horses Are Valuable But Unused Fire-Prevention Resources

This Letter to the Editor is in response to a news-article in the April 3rd edition of The Roundup titled "Farm Bureau Members Attend Advisory Meetings, Meet With Congressional Offices In D.C." Wild horses stand ready to reduce the incidence of...

 

Why I'm Supporting Representative Buttrey's Medicaid Reform and Integrity Act

The 2015 Montana legislature passed the Medicaid Expansion program in Montana, providing healthcare coverage to low income and disabled individuals. Importantly this act included work/training programs, premiums, as well as a 4 year expiration...

 

Catch and Keep Or Let Them Swim Away

It’s often said that Montana is like a small town with long streets. Montanans may be separated by hundreds of miles but it’s amazing how many mutual friends you find you have after talking with someone for five minutes in this giant small town....

 

Opinion: Trade Wars

I am a third-generation farmer and rancher in Montana. My family has a long history of working the land and raising cattle. I understand full well the negative impact low commodity prices have on agriculture and the communities that rely on...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: The E-rase your E-waste committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2018 E-rase your E-waste event in Sidney this fall. The official results are now in for our fall event held Sept. 7-8 in Sidney where MonDak...

 

Protecting Montana From Attacks On Our Health Care

“I am a cancer survivor, as is my 22 year old son. It is frightening to think that both of us may be uninsurable in the future if this trend continues.” That is a portion of the letter I recently received from a Montanan named Karen. Karen wrote...

 

Guest Opinion

We’ve been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is. But the reckless attacks have continued,...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Summary Judgment In Irrigation Case Cause For Celebration With Caution

Federal district court judge Brian Morris issued his summary judgment ruling in the lawsuit that threatened to end irrigation in the lower Yellowstone valley. The ruling is cause for joy and celebration with caution. The ruling is a solid win for our...

 
 By John Mercer    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Deciding on our HD35 Representative

Elections bring out some very interesting advertising by candidates. I’m concerned about a term called, ‘campaign conservative,’ meaning someone is a conservative but only until after the election. As that relates to our area, we have our...

 
 By June Buckle    Opinion    May 30, 2018

To The Editor

Most voters requesting absentee ballots have noticed that in this primary election the Public Service Commission in District 1 is up for election in June. Travis Kavulla, our current Public Service Commissioner for District 1, is at the end of his...

 
 By Tom Martin    Opinion    May 30, 2018

To The Editor

Randy Pinocci is the top choice to be our Public Service Commissioner in District 1. This district represents 19 counties, from Cascade county north to the Canadian border then east to North Dakota. Randy Pinocci is the only candidate with...

 

Letter To The Editor

Janet Christoffersen will be a strong county attorney for Richland County. Eastern Montana will always be home to me. I was raised in Sheridan County, Montana, and resided there for more than thirty years. Because of that, I have personally known Jan...

 

Krautter Will Bring Proven Leadership To Helena

What do you look for in a leader? Experience, intelligence and commitment. These are all qualities Joel Krautter possesses. Joel has extensive experience in leadership that makes him the best person to represent us in Helena. Currently, Joel serves...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, One thing that is disappointing to me is when candidates campaign one way and then vote the opposite once they are elected. In Eastern Montana candidates like to campaign like a conservative Republican because they can't get elected if...

 
 By Keitz Ochs    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Montana Public Service Commission District #1 will lose a valuable asset this year due to term limits. Travis Kavulla, Vice Chairman, (Rep) will be replaced after the November 2018 General election. Commissioners' on the PSC normally do not get a lot...

 

Letter to the Editor

I support Joel Krautter for House District 35 Representative. Joel is one of my associates, a shareholder in my firm and a friend. He is the best candidate for HD 35. But who is Joel? He’s a compassionate, diligent, hardworking lawyer. He’s...

 
 By Matt Rosendale    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Matt Rosendale: Montana Deserves a U.S. Senator Who Means Business

Like many Montana ranchers, I know the importance of having good neighbors. When harvest time rolls around and neighbors are shorthanded, we help load up the wheat or the sugar beets in the field and get them to market. When a prairie fire rips...

 
 By Janet Sergent    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: The June 5 Republican primary election will give Richland County voters the opportunity to decide what kind of new leadership we want in the next Representative we send to Helena. These are a few key leadership qualities I believe our...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Janet Christoffersen is the right choice for the next Richland County Attorney. She has the ability to work with people and for the people. Janet has always been approachable, honest and hard working without any hidden agendas. While I...

 

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