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October, 2014

  • Marian E. Abbott of Fromberg passed away peacefully on Oct. 4, surrounded by h e r f ami l y a n d friends at Billings Clinic ICU.   Funeral services will be held Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Clarks Fork Valley Baptist Church, Bridger.   Ar r ang ement s are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.   For the full obituary and to send...
  • To the Editor, Although oil and gas companies would have you believe otherwise, the regulations they must follow while drilling do not protect landowners and their water supplies from contamination. They don’t even come close. The Energy Corporation of America has plans to “bring something like the Bakken” to the Beartooths. They...
  • To the Editor, I love this country! That a few hundred million imperfect people can govern themselves on this planet in pursuit of happiness and with liberty and justice for all is an amazing feat and a tribute to the rule of law. At a snail's pace we identify the injustices that we perpetrate and, inch by inch and lawsuit by lawsuit and...
  • To the Editor, A nationally acclaimed pistol shooting champ and firearms instructor; a combat veteran; an honor student and science major - Seth Berglee, smart, poised, articulate and modest, is prepared to take on the issues facing Montana in the coming years. His belief that Montanans are best at solving Montana problems came through in the...
  • To the Editor, In the past, it has not been a practice of mine to support a political candidate through the press. In this race for public office I feel compelled to speak up for Mitzi Vorachek. I became aquainted with Mitzi over 15 years ago when she and her husband, Jim, first moved to Red Lodge. They joined the church my wife and I attended and...
  • To the Editor, And a special thanks to our hardworking candidates. I especially want to thank Seth Berglee for offering his experience to Carbon County. Thank you for your Service. In his almost 30 years, Seth has had more experience than most of us in a lifetime, and congratulations, Seth, for winning the Billings Top Shot Tournament. I have...
  • To the Editor, I am not usually a person who endorses candidates publicly (I am somewhat allergic to campaign signs and ads), but in this upcoming election I feel very strongly that Mitzi Vorachek, candidate for House seat H58, best represents the hopes of our community. Mitzi has a proven record of helping others make their own lives better....
  • To the Editor, Montana like the United States as a whole, has many things to be thankful for. We live in a blessed state, in a blessed country. But like the nation, Montana is under constant threat of losing the very foundation that makes this a great state. Montana is fortunate to have an economy that is based on agriculture and natural resources...
  • To the Editor, I have attended the candidate forums in Red Lodge and Joliet. I have come away from both forums with the same conclusion. Josh McQuillan is the best candidate for Carbon County Sheriff. He: • Clearly articulates a vision and set of values for building on the solid foundation of the present department. • Understands the...
  • To the Editor, Medicaid expansion failed in the last Montana legislature for good reasons, and those reasons have not changed except to be even more obvious in light of many failures of the “Affordable Health Care Act”. Yes, Obama’s policies are on the ballot, even here in Montana. And I question claims of Obamacare and Medicaid...