From the Editor

From the Editor
Sat, Sep 11, 2021
By Evelyn Pyburn The real issue about global warming is the conclusion that government has all the answers. Even if it is true (and it could be, it has been in the earth’s past), before we relinquish power over to government we should ask why. Why should we let government dictate how to deal with a catastrophe – any catastrophe. How often is it that government has the right answers? For an easier answer to that question, we could just look at recent headlines where, on one hand, Pre...
By Evelyn Pyburn Remember when some folks were resistant to the installation of “smart meters...
By Evelyn Pyburn I must admit that I marvel at the emergence of garage sales in our society. ...
By Evelyn Pyburn I was pretty young when I first heard the axiom that you cannot legislate mo...
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Saturday, August 21, 2021 Press Room
Dear Editor, On August 3, 2021, the Yellowstone County Commissioners faced one of its most significant votes in recent memory relating to the recreational marijuana issue as a result of I-90. Whether you were for the Board action, or against i...
Thursday, August 05, 2021 Press Room
Dear Senator Tester At the forefront of our recovery from the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is the Biden Administration’s $2 trillion-plus American jobs Plan. It’s an ambitious proposal meant to create jobs, strengthen infra...
Thursday, August 05, 2021 Press Room
The Center Square Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tried to calm lawmakers’ fears about rising inflation but also said it would probably remain elevated for months to come. Testifying before Congress, Powell said the Federal Reserve w...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) reacted to the news that Consumer Price Index inflation ran at 0.9 percent in June, and 5.4 percent over the past year. SBE Council chief economist Raymond J. Keating said, “Inf...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
From Center Square Thanks to fracking in the Marcellus shale, Pennsylvania has led a U.S. natural gas revolution since 2007. The state’s production has exploded almost 40-fold, to over 7,300 billion cubic feet, or 20% of the national total. Pe...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
By Harold Hamm, Continental Resources, From the Montana Petroleum Association America reached energy independence in 2019 and, more recently, achieved another milestone that Harold Hamm says will better align where the U.S. oil and gas industr...
Monday, July 26, 2021 Press Room
An organization called Parents Together Action is calling on Montanans to advocate to expand the Child Tax Credit into a permanent benefit. The group claims to have 2.5 million members nationwide.A marketing agency recently released information s...
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Press Room
Has Billings Mayor Bill Cole Forgotten 1000 Workers in Yellowstone County? By Alan Olson, Montana Petroleum Association It was reported recently in the Billings Gazette that Mayor Cole was enthusiastically doing the obligatory political rib...
Monday, June 21, 2021 Press Room
A Montanan, Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula has been nominated by President Biden to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The appointment has stirred concern by the Montana Petroleum Association (MPA) which points to Stone-Manning’...
Monday, June 21, 2021 Press Room
The Center Square Recent experiences in three states provide an insight into how problematic President Joe Biden’s push for renewable energy could be for electric customers nationwide, according to a new report from Power the Future....