From the Editor

From the Editor
Wed, Nov 09, 2022
By Evelyn Pyburn Some many years ago, a school board in the area had been meeting, since forever, in closed sessions with no media ever covering them. The first time a reporter showed up they were shocked – shocked that what they did, said and decided was something the public should know about. It took them awhile, but they got used to it. It’s been decades ago now, when I attended my first meeting of the MetraPark Advisory Board and found that there, too, was very strong resistance to...
By Evelyn Pyburn One of the first experiences of having launched a new business, 40 years ago...
by Evelyn Pyburn I can remember thinking, as a student, learning about the issue of public in...
By Evelyn Pyburn “It’s such a great expression of freedom,” said Sen. Steve Daines about the ...
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Wednesday, November 09, 2022 Press Room
By Roger Koopman They called him Reinhart, but he would one day change his name to Ralph to sound more American than German.  Huddled with his parents and three siblings in steerage class, he arrived at Ellis Island at the age of one.&nbs...
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 Press Room
Dear Editor, During a legislative session, there are over a thousand bills, amendments and motions a single legislator will vote on over a course of 4 months. It’s our job to accurately represent you, the people of Montana with each vote. Howe...
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Press Room
By Brad Molnar In 1992 Marc Raciciot was the underdog against Dorothy Bradley in the general election to be Montana’s new governor. Instead of carpet bombing each other with mindless 30 second commercials they agreed to a debate in each of Mon...
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 ...