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Guest Opinion: THREE kinds of persons

After reading last week's guest opinion in BVD Viewpoints I felt compelled to share some of my own viewpoints along with a few facts...the first opini...

 

Op-Ed: We will stand together in defense of Montana workers

Montana is built on hard work. The working women and men of this state - the linemen, miners, laborers, boilermakers, law enforcement officers, and te...

 

Letter: Straightening things out

Dear readers of the BVD, Please allow me to straighten things out, if I can. First of all, I appreciated Tammy Jordan’s response to my letter of shock over the VOTE WISELY ad. Actually, I mostly agr...

 

Letter: What we know for sure

I have learned a lot over the past few months. If you watch Fox news; Democrat run cities are experiencing riots by supposed protesters for racial justice. ABC, NBC, and CNN portray this as...

 

Letter: Decades too late

The article written by K. F. Plumlee would have been great had it been written in the 1950’s. Today’s Democratic Party is not the same philosophically as in those earlier years. Today’s agenda...

 

Guest Opinion: Two kinds of persons under the Constitution

The preamble to our US Constitution reads: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure...

 

Letter: 'Displays' versus 'Monuments'

The work of the 2019 legislative session has come full circle on two bills vetted in the Senate State Administration Veterans' Affairs Committee...

 

Letter: Mail-in voting process explained by County elections office

The Lewis and Clark County elections is hearing from people who are concerned about the security of the upcoming election. It can be hard to get... Full story

 

Letter: Supports Gianforte

Dear Editor, I am writing in support of Greg Gianforte for Governor. I believe Greg understands the dire economic position our state is in, and has a game plan for recovery. Before the plandemic (not...

 

Letter: Addressing shocked response to 'Vote Wisely' ad

I want to address Liz Cain's letter with a dose of reality. Just because you don’t agree with the ad in question, and just because you personally find it offensive, does not make it wrong and you...

 

Letter: Shocked by ad

When I read the ad VOTE WISELY in the August 27th BVD, and in another one since, I was shocked. Then I was angry, and then I was sad. How can decent,...

 

Letter: Appreciate the carvings

We want to thank Connie Guegold so much for the beautiful eagle sculpture that was placed on our tree stump. What an awesome surprise we had seeing it, and we are enjoying it so much. As we walk down...

 

Op-Ed: Governor Bullock Has Spoken

Governor Bullock has issued another edict. This time, it's taking away your right to choose how you vote in the November general election. While I... Full story

 

Letter: Systemic Racism

Watching Fox I saw what I thought was violence and property destruction in Portland, Chicago, New York City, Minneapolis: Democratic controlled...

 

Op-Ed: American Under Seige

America is under siege. We are threatened by an enemy that is undermining the very foundations of our Constitution and the American values that have created, in the words of Ronald Reagan, the...

 

Op-Ed: In November, Keep Your Eye on the Forest

I have known Bob Brown for years, and I even ran for Lieutenant Governor with him when he ran for Governor in 2004.  He is a good guy who is fun to sit and visit with.  But he has one failing,...

 

Op-Ed: Economy Wilts While Governor Sits on $1 Billion Covid 19 Fund

Montana's economy has wilted and withered since the so-called pandemic arrived in early March.  Our "wannabe president/wannabe senator/lame duck... Full story

 

Op-Ed: Support the Badger-Two Medicine Cultural Heritage Act

Badger-Two Medicine: From Birch Creek and Family Peak in the south, to Lubec Ridge and Elk Calf Mountain in the north, the headwaters of Badger Creek...

 

Op-Ed: Congress considers legislation that would support local news organizations

In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the...

 

Letter: Who really are the racists

Racism: the belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. 2....

 

Op-Ed: We Must Reignite Montana's Economy

Our state, and our country, has never faced a challenge like the one we are confronted with today. COVID-19, and the ensuing shutdown sent shockwaves...

 

Op-Ed: Sheriff's on Masks and personal responsibility

Sheriffs take an oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Montana. We will uphold our oath, protect public safety and respond to...

 

Letter: Congrats on new look, keeping BVD alive

Dear Roger and Erin, We just received our first copy of the BVD in its new format. Congratulations on the new look; the broadsheet takes it "uptown"...

 

Letter: Congratulations on AED grant

To: Kate and Tommy Applegate, Helmville MT Congratulations with the success of obtaining AEDs for the Helmville Community through a grant received...

 

Op-ed: Enforce the rule of law by supporting law enforcement

Editor's note: This op-ed from the American Legion went out three weeks ago, but we were unaware of it until this week. Nevertheless, it's a subject...

 

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