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 By Roger Dey    Viewpoints    November 26, 2020 

Editorial: Uncomfortable realities

Last week the BVD published a story regarding COVID-19 cases in Lincoln, based on information provided by Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance President Aaron... Full story

 

Letter: Thanks for story, LVA

Thank you to the Blackfoot Valley Dispatch for publishing the Nov. 12 article, "Ovando Residents Donate to Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance." We have...

 

Opinion: Educate new state residents on Montana Values

Montana conservatives had an historic night on Election Day. After taking out a slew of Republicans in the primary – some voting with democrats...

 

Commentary: Conserving grizzly bears takes self-responsibility

Randy Newberg doesn't carry a sidearm. Clocking some 100 days every year exploring the unbound-and often bear-laden-pockets of the American...

 

Commentary: Flattening the curve on Chronic Wasting Disease

It's cool this morning. There is a different feel to the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, my bird dogs are getting restless and I am...

 

Guest Editorial: The Social Media Machine

In the recently released Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma," Tristan Harris, President and Co-Founder of The Center for Humane Technology was...

 

Op-Ed: Justice Amy Coney Barrett will Protect Montana's Way of Life

Earlier this year, I joined two Montana families at the United States Supreme Court. I went to hear the oral arguments for a landmark case very...

 

Op-Ed: Montana Election Administrators Are Committed to Safe and Secure Elections

We serve voters by ensuring their qualifications are valid, their information is accurate, and that they have equitable, unobstructed access to... Full story

 

Op-Ed: We Support Public Health

We support Lewis and Clark Public Health, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and all the health providers working so hard during this pandemic. They need our support and they...

 

Letter: Questions Regarding New Proposed Speed Limits

I must admit, I was very glad to see the Montana Department of Transportation conducting speed studies on Highway 200 on the east side of town where...

 

Guest Column: I'm not fighting breast cancer battle alone; no one should

The drive from Big Sandy to Great Falls is awfully familiar to our family. Jon drives those 70-some miles twice a week as he travels between our farm and the Senate. Often we drive together—for...

 

Youth Dynamics supports families

A year and a half ago, the push for Youth Dynamics to bring services to our community began. You may recall an article that was written in the BVD...

 

Op-Ed: Democrats ain't what they used to be

Should folks who traditionally think of themselves as Democrats consider whether the party still holds to their basic values? I have. At age 77, I remember growing up how Democrats supported moral...

 

Guest Editorial: A Vote For Newspapers Is A Vote For Democracy

Newspapers face another big election.  It's about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper...

 

Op-Ed: CI-118 and the missing discussion of cannabis production's environmental ramifications

Here in Montana we are granted the right to vote on ballot initiatives once they clear a number of hurdles, including having the related petition...

 

Letter: Thanks to the BVD

Thanks to the BVD for supporting its community and businesses. Our small town newspaper is one of the foundations of our community and I am thankful...

 

Letter: Thanks for Clarifying

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you. I had several of you in the community reach out via phone, text, and email to thank me for my original...

 

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

 

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