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 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    January 13, 2021 

Maiden flight of Dick Edgington's homebuilt plane back on hold

Another glitch has halted the runup to the maiden flight of Dick Edgington's homebuilt RagWing4 single engine plane. Many locals recall the plane that Edgington, a longtime resident of Chinook, built...

 

Christmas is good news------ Hello God, it's me, Mara

It’s amazing, Lord, when one finds an interesting article to share! The following is by Ruth C. Ikerman, entitled: Do what You Don’t Have To DO. “A friend who thoroughly enjoys each new Christmas season once told me in a moment of fellowship th...

 

Correction

In last week’s paper there was an error in the article “Gradually Joy will Replace Grief at Sweet Home.” Janet Olson did not die from Covid, although she did pass during the same time as Covid was in the building. I should have used the word...

 

2021 will bring hope, healing & prosperity to Montana

Fellow Montanans, I’d like to extend my warmest Christmas and holiday wishes to you and your loved ones. The holiday season is an annual reminder of the importance of two key institutions that bind our state together and define our Montana way of...

 

Letters to the Editor: Thom MacLean & Samantha French

Dear BCJ readers, In October, Blaine County Museum lost our board chairman, Stuart “Scott” MacKenzie. Since his passing, we have received many notes of condolence, and the museum board asked me to share the following message sent to us by former...

 

Caring & Compassionate: Betty Billmayer and Jana Hauer Make Blaine County a Better Place

We are now into our third installment of recognizing individuals in the community that give so much of themselves to help make our communities a great place to live. We have set our focus on those...

 

Don Richman and Jack Siemens Deserve a Pat on the Back for their Dedication to Community

Last week we began a Holiday series meant to highlight individuals in our communities. In this week's chapter of our Holiday Season homage to Blaine County residents that 'give' or 'do' for those...

 

Letter to the Editor: Pamela V Cutler, M.D.

COVID Wave Demands New Thinking This year has been different in so many ways, however one way it will remain the same is that flu season is coming. Montana physicians and the Montana Medical Association see this flu season likely to place an...

 

The Holiday Season is a Great Time to Appreciate the Likes of Daniel Dahl and Randy Perez

The Holiday Season is a special time of year, filled with joy and hope and accentuated by the thrill of giving and helping others. Traditionally the start of the Holiday Season starts Thanksgiving...

 

Thanksgiving 2020: More Than Ever It's Time To Be Thankful

This year, with each approaching Holiday I have taken the approach to better understand the history of the day. In doing so I have shared my findings with our readers so that we may have a better...

 

Poems By Dorothy M. Johnson

JUST FOUR WALLS Just four walls protect me From the cold wintery winds. Just four walls shade me From the blistering sun; Just four walls keep me dry From cold, wet rain and snow. No matter what kind of weather, No matter the size of our shelter, Be...

 

Hello God, it's me, Mara ---- Don't Rush Me

Relaxing day with bit of snow, MORE SNOW is on the way. So, we’ll just wait, putter a bit; shovel another day. Twould be such fun if girlfriends came, but they’d have to fight ice! However, they moved out of town; memory of them is nice. We...

 

Letter to the Editor: Kelsie W. Harwood

November 6, 2020 Blaine County Citizens: Below is a letter I sent to Blaine County employees, the Blaine County Health Board, and the Chinook Police Department. I was asked by members of the Health Board to share it as a Letter to the Editor. While...

 

Letters To The Editor

I have lived in Chinook for over 39 years. I’ve always appreciated Chinook as a wonderful small town where everyone was entitled to their own opinion and to be secure in their own property. My husband and I have been Democrats for over 40 years....

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I read Mr. Jergeson’s recent letter to the editor with interest. His history lesson on the Montana Power story here in Montana was interesting, but what baffles me is how that relates to President Trump and the management of Covid-19...

 

October, Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, ‘Twas exciting to discover, after reading various excerpts from GODS’S CALENDAR, written by William A Quayle, some very interesting opinions and viewpoints about the month October – so fascinating, just had to share, therefore,...

 

Letters to the Editor

During six years of my service in the Montana Senate and all eight years of my service on the Montana Public Service Commission, I had a ring-side seat with four major bankruptcies that had huge impacts on Montana residents, and I helped Montana avoi...

 

Separated by a common language...

When an alumni magazine arrived a few weeks ago an advertisement titled "Winter is Coming" caught my attention (see photo). The ad was promoting sales for a combination "beanie and scarf set" with...

 

Letters to the Editor

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 a typo), Montana ranked 49th in the nation in...

 

Joy Box: Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, the way ‘things’ are going on right now with ‘Sheltering In’, etc. a friend suggested a ‘Joy Box. ‘A joy box? What is a Joy Box?’ “Oh, everyone should have one,” our friend exclaimed. “They are SO easy to make, an...

 

Letter to the Editor

Blaine County has a long history of fair and non-partisan administration of our elections. Over the years that I appeared on the ballot, I had occasion to work with the chief election officer, our Clerk and Recorder, on how our elections were...

 

Are We Blind? - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, now and then friends share with us things that are special to them. One gal shared that a long while ago, Pastor ‘Phil’ [name changed] was telling them that: “Listening is not hearing. Touching is not feeling. Looking is not...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Opinion    July 29, 2020

The Roaring 20's was a boom to the future of Blaine County

In my 10 plus years of writing articles for the Blaine County Journal News~Opinion I have covered a wide range of subject matter. From high school sports to school functions. Agriculture, public...

 

Guest Column: Russ Tempel

I trust everyone had a fun safe 4th of July, our Independence Day. This past month or two has been a real test of the fabric of our nation and the loss of very valuable pieces of history is devastating. Now protesting is one thing but looting and...

 

Guest Column: Greg Jergeson

Putting water to beneficial use in a semi-arid state like Montana is dependent on two truths. Water must be physically available, and the corresponding truth is that there must be a legal right to use that available water supply. As the recent...

 

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