From the Editor

From the Editor
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
by Evelyn Pyburn I can remember thinking, as a student, learning about the issue of public information and thinking that so obvious is its benefit, that in no way would any reasonable person ever oppose it. But then, that was a time when I also believed that most adults were reasonable. It was a time too, when I concluded that our freedom would always be secure, because who wouldn’t want freedom? This is why you don’t put youngsters in charge of things — we are really quite ignorant ab...
By Evelyn Pyburn “It’s such a great expression of freedom,” said Sen. Steve Daines about the ...
By Evelyn Pyburn No. No. No. In passing—while talking about engaging a private company to ...
By Evelyn Pyburn One thing about aging – events can become more meaningful and gain greater p...
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Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Press Room
Nine Republicans and one Democrat made the American Legislative Exchange Council’s list of 2021’s 10 best governors in a new report on economic freedom.  Montana Governor Greg Gianforte made it into the second tier of Four-star ...
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 Press Room
Dear Editor, In the February 22, 2022, Commissioner meeting, Commissioner Pitman raised a stack of papers and reports which he claimed showed they had been working on MetraPark management since 2010 contradicting Commissioner Jones and his pre...
Friday, February 25, 2022 Press Room
Watch for changes in RMDs By Michael Vondra If you’re a certain age, you’ll need to withdraw money from some of your retirement accounts each year. But in 2022, the amount you must take out may be changing more than in other years – and tha...
Friday, February 25, 2022 Press Room
From Northern Ag Network Recently, the effort regarding the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado has generated national attention and has started a conversation between Montana producers recalling our state’s own reintroduction over two decade...
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 Press Room
Existing OVG/Metra Booking Contract a Bad Deal for Taxpayers By Mark Morse Can we agree a booking agreement should mean additional shows at MetraPark? The current contract between Yellowstone County (YCM) and Oak View Group (OVG), signed Ju...
Friday, December 24, 2021 Press Room
By William Patrick, The Center Square Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is asking a federal court in Lafayette to halt a Biden administration plan to apply climate change “social cost” damages when regulating certain industries. Presid...
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Behany Blankley
By Bethany Blankey, The Center Square New Hampshire is the freest state in the U.S. compared to the rest of the country, while New York is the least free, according to the CATO Institute’s latest “Freedom in the 50 States” report. The ...
Friday, November 19, 2021 Press Room
Dear Editor, At the November 9, 2021 Commissioner’s meeting, we learned Commissioners Jones & Pitman are still trying to control the narrative on the privatization of MetraPark. Commissioner Jones opened the floor to public comment stating...
Monday, October 25, 2021 Press Room
Financial Moves for Women Business Owners By Michael Vondra If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers – but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future. ...
Friday, September 24, 2021 Press Room
The number of Texas families pulling their children out of public schools and pursuing home-schooling in one week this month is five times greater than the same time period last year, the Texas Homeschool Coalition reports. “We are literally i...