When I read the Billings Gazette’s editorial about former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who will be the featured speaker at the Yellowstone County Republicans’ Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner next month, I almost sympathized with him.
One of my favorite songs as we celebrate Valentine’s Day is the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love,” with its lyrics: “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done … Nothing you can make that can’t be made … love is all you need.”
Let’s show our love and stop the devastating cuts to essential public services in Montana. Short term, consider emergency supplemental appropriation. Find the money. Stop the bleeding. Save lives. Continue Reading →
I might be singing a different tune by late March, but it sure feels good right now to be experiencing a bit of real winter weather.
After living in Montana for four decades, I still can’t quite get used to the regular, rapid disappearance of huge quantities of snow. The first big snowfall I saw in Montana was in Missoula in the mid-1970s. Continue Reading →
The Winter Olympics are here, and I’d like to congratulate our three Montana athletes who will compete and represent our state and nation, as well as many other athletes with Montana connections who will be competing. The Olympics represents a unique opportunity for all nations to come together.
A resident of Bearcreek who sued the city of Red Lodge and its former police chief over what she said was an illegal drug raid has dropped her suit and accepted an offer of $25,000 from the defendants.
Tiffany McKinney, then 25, filed the lawsuit in February 2016, saying she had been wrongfully arrested and injured during a drug raid that targeted a separate house on the property she lived on in Bearcreek. Continue Reading →
MISSOULA — Five Democratic candidates vying for the party’s nomination and the chance to challenge freshman Rep. Greg Gianforte this November took turns on the podium Thursday night, introducing themselves to a packed house at the University of Montana. Continue Reading →
In a cost-cutting move, the state Department of Revenue has discontinued an online service that allowed Montanans to file individual income taxes for free.
Instead, the state is now directing taxpayers to the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of tax software companies that partner with the IRS to enable many taxpayers — many, but not all — to e-file their tax returns for free. Continue Reading →
Football is over. Baseball hasn’t started. Basketball is in full swish and pucks slide effortlessly across frozen water and spilled blood. It’s a transition time of the year when sports fans flip through the TV channels searching: searching for something. More is needed than sitcom reruns and dreary news headlines. Something important is missing in life. Continue Reading →
In their responses to a lawsuit filed against them by the former prosecutor for the city of Red Lodge, two sisters have filed counterclaims, saying that Joel Todd abused the legal system in an attempt to stifle legitimate public criticism.
Todd filed his suit last month, accusing Diane Dimich, a member of the Red Lodge City Council, and her sister, Mary Cameron, the coordinator of the Carbon County DUI Task Force, of conspiracy, libel, slander and interference with a prospective business relationship. Continue Reading →