Editorial

Free lunch trumps free enterprise in America

May 23, 2019 at 10:52 am

I suppose I shouldn’t be any more surprised than most taxpaying Americans to discover that I paid more in income taxes in 2018 than the behemoth retailer Amazon.com; but then I didn’t have a net profit of $11.2 billion, either. Nor did I ge...

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A lesson from Montana: ‘Manners make things easier for everybody’

April 03, 2019 at 1:02 pm

I was thinking this morning of the shrill sounds, threats, and recriminations coming out of our nation’s capital. For some reason, perhaps because of the contrast, it reminded me of a meeting that occurred outside of Dillon, Mont., in 2007....

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Time to renew funding for invasive species program

February 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm

If zebra mussels are allowed to gain a foothold in Montana waters, it could cost Montanans hundreds of millions of dollars per year.It might seem dramatic, but it’s true — certain invasive species of mussels could do a massive amount of dam...

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A Christmas memory: Serenity and solitude at the Mike Patrick place

December 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

It was early Christmas morning, around 5 o’clock. I had woken up and looked out the window to see a clear, moonlit night. A good time for a walk, I thought. I was sixteen years old — almost, my birthday was the next day — and I rose and dre...

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Montana Aussie Adventures with Erin-Jay: Final chapter?

October 24, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Happy Hallothanksmas … I can’t believe how quickly it’s all going. It seems that every week is rolling closer and closer to the end of the year, especially with this cold weather. Last week was another busy week with plenty of fun stuff hap...

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Montana Aussie Adventures with Erin-Jay

September 27, 2018 at 9:32 am

Is it just me or have you also noticed the refreshing change in the weather, and the fall season rolling in quickly?I feel as though I have mixed feelings about it all this year, as much as I love the coming winter and of course the snow th...

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Montana Aussie Adventures with Erin-Jay

September 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

Wow, the weather is certainly getting that fall feeling about it and with that I know there are plenty of hunters ready to hit the Montana “outback” to get the tag of the season. Though I don’t have a tag myself, I can’t help but feel the ...

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Montana Aussie Adventures with Erin-Jay

September 12, 2018 at 11:30 am

Wow — September is nearly half way done and I can’t believe fair has come and gone, Halloween is up next then Thanksgiving and of course Christmas will be here before we know it. The last offical few weeks of summer have been so great to tr...

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Canadian Aussie Adventures with Erin-Jay

August 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

So this past week, I headed north with my parents up to Canada for a little holiday, which is why no one would have seen me around the county. Another country now ticked off the list, we headed to Calgary and though the Stampede was long go...

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Montana Aussie Adventures with Erin-Jay

August 08, 2018 at 9:16 am

Wow, can you believe we are over halfway through the year? School is nearly started and Christmas will be here before we know it.It really doesn’t feel as though we are scootin’ through the year so quickly, but alas we are nearly at the San...

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