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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...

 
 By Jerry Kessler    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Success and Failure

The determinants of success and failure in life are complex. People who have had advantages in life are more likely to succeed, and people who have not had these advantages are more likely to fail. The seeming inevitability of this trend is...

 

Taking Care Of Montana's Cash Cow

Budget problems, budget cuts and lower than expected revenue. Such has been the news from Helena this past year. The budget cuts even hit Sidney. The Office of Public Assistance closed, ending three j...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: “America will ever be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) I have known Tanya Rost for years. In fact, her husband Shawn worked for...

 
 By Rick Norby    Opinion    April 18, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am writing to give my personal endorsement to Joel Krautter for Representative of House District 35, ahead of the June 5th Election Day. Since I’ve known Joel, I’ve been able to see Joel’s passion to make a positive difference...

 

Letter to the Editor

Ref: Candidate for Richland County Attorney, Janet Christoffersen I have been a law enforcement officer for 40 years with 37 of those years as a criminal investigator. I have served with the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation as a Narcotics...

 
 By Jordan Hall    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I admire Joel Krautter. I admire that Krautter has been able to fit in and plug into Sidney when he’s from a place that is startlingly different from here. I admire that Krautter has co...

 

Letter To The Editor

Krautter is Best Choice for Representative Dear Editor: I am writing today to give my endorsement to Joel Krautter in his campaign for Representative of House District 35. As a former Chairman of the...

 
 By Tom Halvorson    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Hearing April 19 Threatens To Terminate Irrigation From Existing Intake Weir

Despite claims to the contrary, the lawsuit against the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project is not a suit only to stop a new weir and fish bypass. It threatens to terminate irrigation from the existing Intake weir. In response to my previous...

 
 By John Mercer    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor: Radioactivity Welcomed to Montana or “Obfuscation” – to make obscure or unintelligible. Governor Steve Bullock and his party have been considered very environmentally conscious, but it seems they are forging a new direction. North...

 

Buffalo Commons by Way of Pallid Sturgeon

Because I grew up as a dry land farmer, when the Buffalo Commons was proposed in 1987, it didn’t take long for me to realize what was really going on. While on one side, it involved repopulating the Great Plains with buffalo, on the other side, it...

 

Krautter Calls For Legislation To Protect Richland County And Montana From Becoming A Dumping Ground For Other States' Radioactive Waste

On Wednesday night, March 7, I attended the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) meeting regarding the Yellowstone Disposal landfill, being proposed 4 miles southeast of Sidney and in close...

 

First Impressions Of Appellate Argument In Irrigation Project Case

The U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the appeal from the federal district court’s preliminary injunction against improvements to the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project on March 5, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Video of the arguments is...

 

Standing Up For Community Health

Community health centers, including Sidney Health Center here in Sidney, provide access to quality care to one in 10 Montanans. Community health centers are vital across rural America. That’s why, after Congress let them sit in limbo for more than...

 
 By Kai Kunda    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Change Your Impact

As a parent, there are often countless concerns and tales of when you were growing up that you would want to share with your children. However, do our children absorb those experiences that we are sharing and when is it the right time to talk about...

 

In Debt

I read a story once about a distinguished professor who gave a lecture about his sabbatical travels in Europe. During his presentation, he announced that the trip had placed him in debt. Instead of talking about the sights and expenses of his trip,...

 
 By Kai Kunda    Opinion    December 6, 2017

Change Your Impact

Community programs educating both youth and parents on underage drinking is old news to most. Communities that understand risks associated with underage drinking are constantly trying to come up with ways to combat this issue more effectively and...

 

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

I decided that this year my husband and I would celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Then it hit me that this year I will see my 69th Christmas season. I don’t feel that old, I can’t remember all my previous sixty plus holiday seasons, but I...

 

Obstacles: Opportunities for Growth?

Everybody knows that life has ups and downs. Life sometimes seems to have too much pain and misfortune. Hundreds of books have been written about the subject – dating back to Old Testament times. We still do not understand why people have to suffer...

 

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