The scenes on local television stations in Billings about Black Friday have once again disappointed and discouraged me. We're the richest country in the world, and yet our poverty rate is higher than most countries in Europe. We continue to have the most expensive health care, yet perhaps th…
I recently heard a sermon by the Rev. Ken Crouch of Billings that began with a description of the “Big Bang,” which created not only our Earth, but our solar system with its planets and moons.
The news in the last week or so of failures in this country's space effort got my attention, and I started thinking of the heady days of our Apollo launchings for the moon.
I awoke to the Jan. 15 Gazette story from AP about a 12-year old boy in Roswell, N.M., who got hold of a shotgun and seriously wounded two other students before a brave teacher talked him into putting the gun down.
The Gazette's Aug. 22 story in the State and Local section about Rep. Steve Daines' return from a two-week trip to Israel (paid for by a U.S.-organization supporting Israel) was a painful reminder of what I witnessed time and again in my 26 years in the foreign service.
Casey Olsen and his students are emphasizing by doing what "education" is all about (July 22 "Big project for 'small museum, small town' ". All it takes is engaged interest and enthusiasm on the part of Mr. Olsen and his students, informed direction of the project, and the realization on the…
Montana's Public Service Commission has been in the news frequently. It is an important commission, whose work touches all our lives. We would like to thank those members of the PSC who are working together, across political lines, on behalf of all Montanans. This bipartisanship is especiall…
Regarding the June 25 op-ed piece by A.J. Otjen ("Let's agree to reduce waste in the U.S."), I congratulate the author on two things.
Dave Grimland makes a point as he speaks about the Muslim world.
Dave Grimland is not a Muslim, nor does he claim to be an expert on Islam.