The weakness in the Constitution is it requires us to have a federal government, a Senate, Congress and president.
Ironically Democrats and Republicans finally agree on something. Both sides have nominated a candidate for president incompetent to serve.
Domestic-raised elk, mining of all sorts, coal-burning, trapping, horses slaughtered for meat; look, somebody figured out a way to make a living in Montana. Quick, outlaw it.
Sounds self-destructive to me.
We have three things to tell the people in Montana.
1. The $2 million dollars wasted on the silly cement pond in Lewistown, which can only be used four to six weeks out of the year would have paid for 60 full sized year-round pools built to be used in the Montana weather. We tried to tell these people they could be built for less than $25,000 plus land, set up as non-profits with membership to pay expenses. It would have been so simple and so much more effective.
We are an organization working with the County to rescue and place dogs and cats that have been picked up outside the city limits and would otherwise be euthanized within three days. People don’t realize animals in the country are not allowed to be placed and held in the City animal shelter. The County has no such facility, and we are hoping to assist them with finding homes for these animals or reunite them with their owners.
Most voters are unaware that in 2015, Congressman Ryan Zinke voted to rescind Country of Origin labeling of retail beef. This action resulted in a surge of beef imports, contributing to a crash in the cattle market. Prices for feeder calves this fall are 42 percent lower than last year. This amounts to an average of $600 less per calf for the 1.2 million feeder calves Montana ranchers sell annually.
We need to keep Lewistown moving forward - we need to vote for the existing commission-manager form of government.
We have an effective and confident city manager, our current city commissioners are attentive to their duties and dedicated to Lewistown, and our city employees perform their jobs efficiently and conscientiously. Our community is showing vibrant growth, so we need our government to continue to perform smoothly. We do not need the confusion and disruption that a change to a different form of government would entail.
Dear Editor, Ecclesiastes says that there is nothing new under the sun. “Surenuff,” we’re still having coal and cow problems 43 years later. Montana’s economy is going to take a terrible hit this year. The Colstrip Generating Station has been closed by Governor Bullock, and the calf income has dropped from $2.50 or so a pound down to $1.30 or so. Using the “Montana Agricultural Statistics” – State Series 1867-1991, there are 1,466,000 beef cows that have calved in Montana (1991).