Editorial

Forests in bad shape - an update from Senator Fielder

September 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

As Montana’s study of federal lands kicked off this summer, we began by surveying counties across the state to identify significant problems and concerns associated with federal land management. We have heard from quite a few resource speci...

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Time is money - a garden column by Green Thumb

September 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Time is money - at least harvesting at the right time saves you money, as vegetables from the garden taste so much better, and you’re not even tempted to buy them at the store! Continuing on with the timely discussion of harvesting... Pep...

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The Montana Privacy Act - an update from Rep. Schwaderer

September 18, 2013 at 9:24 am

Subhead: State Legislature needs to lead in new era of privacy concerns. By Representative Nicholas R. Schwaderer In an era of government surveillance, Montana stands out as a state that respects privacy and is dubious of the federal gove...

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Keep public lands open: an update from Senator Fielder

September 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

One of my major goals is to find balanced solutions that allow Montanans to use and enjoy our state’s abundant natural resources while ensuring reasonable steps are taken to maintain a healthy environment. Whether we are hunting, hiking, fi...

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An update from Rep. Ingraham

September 04, 2013 at 8:12 am

On December 18, 2001, Public Law 111-13, by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, was enacted. Public Law 111-13 designated September 11th of each year as “Patriot Day.” Congress requests that the observance of September 11th be...

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Green Thumb: A Gardening Column

September 04, 2013 at 8:13 am

Time is money - at least harvesting at the right time saves you money, as vegetables from the garden taste so much better, and you’re not even tempted to buy them at the store! Continuing on with the timely discussion of harvesting... Pep...

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Speaking of freedom - an update from Senator Fielder

September 04, 2013 at 8:11 am

Speaking of freedom, Montana received a rare visit from Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last week. He appeared by invitation of the Federalist Society, a national organization that is “committed to the principles that the state exists ...

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Dan Drewry's Fair Column

September 04, 2013 at 7:20 am

The 2013 Sanders County fair started, at least for me, on Thursday. We were all in the Valley Press office having our weekly staff meeting, and I was trolling Justyna and Colin about fair week. They get to run around the fairgrounds taking ...

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An update from Rep. Schwaderer

August 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Timber management in Mineral and Sanders Counties can see a revenue benefit to local services, as well as the economic boost of increased work and wages. The local revenue is known as “county payments”, which are traditionally 25 percent of...

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Keith's Column: Storylines to look for this fall sports season

August 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

This week the halls of the three Mineral County Schools will fill with students and teachers as the 2013-2014 school year begins. Along with the beginning of school comes the beginning of fall sports and this year is set to be an exciting o...

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