Monthly archive

April, 2013

  • Public schools were established early in American history. The norm in Europe in the seventeen hundreds was private and religious schools established for the wealthy and the aristocracy. Only small numbers of working class children had access to formal education. During the colonial era there was great hostility to the aristocracy and their...
  • To the Editor, I would like to offer my sincerest appreciation and congratulations to the Roberts Rockets Junior High Basketball teams. It has been an honor and privilege to see these boys work and develop into such a fine group of young men. From the first day of practice, they exhibited a willingness to improve and proved their determination on...
  • To the Editor, Let us ask our local legislators to do unto others as they do unto themselves. Both our Rep. Joanne Blyton and Sen. Jason Priest have taken advantage of the $733 per month that they as legislators have provided for themselves and that the state (namely, us taxpayers) pays for their health insurance coverage. According to a state...
  • To the Editor, My wife and I spent the Easter Weekend in Red Lodge skiing, eating in Red Lodge Restaurants, shopping in your shops and grocery stores and visiting with approximately 30 other friends from the Regina, Saskatchewan area.   We had a couple of experiences during our stay that have left us feeling disappointed about Red Lodge....
  • To the Editor On behalf of Red Lodge Youth Soccer, I would like to thank Elaine Osmun, Lark and the staff at the Fox Dog Training facility for allowing our soccer players to practice in their facility during the winter months.  As we begin our competitive spring soccer program our players have never been so ready for play as they are this...
  • To the Editor, This letter is in response to last week’s “This Is A Tragedy” Letter to the Editor.  Two Facts:  1. Planned Parenthood is the largest lobbyist and provider of abortions in our country.  2. After 40 years, abortion is still one of the most contested moral issues that continue to divide our nation....
  • To the Editor, Much has been written about the bankruptcy of Southern Montana Electric (SME). While Enron’s demise may have gathered more national media headlines, the demise of SME does not lack the drama, sordid characters, secrecy or ill begotten financial gains thrust upon unsuspecting ratepayers. Lee Freeman, SME Trustee has now...
  • To the Editor, After watching Montana Democrats pounding on desks and shrieking during proceedings at the Montana Legislature, I must agree with Steve Bullock. I wouldn’t want my kids watching this on TV news, either. This episode is not the only cause for concern I have regarding the democrat party in Montana. A website appeared on the...
  • To the News, I am writing to raise several concerns regarding the Forest Service’s intention to harvest a large portion of the forest in the Red Lodge Creek drainage south of Luther. I understand the concern for fire and am aware of the possibility for Pine Bark beetle infestation but I question the wisdom of purposely creating a similar...