News From the Front April 7

Dear Readers: Time is a precious commodity. Time is of the essence. Time is relative. The legislature has stated that their goal is to end by Good Friday. This means there was a lot of movement and work on bills in the past week and this pace will continue into next week. Given the shortened […]

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News From the Front, March 24

Dear Readers: One of the Conservation District Administrators called NFTF “calm,” a word that I had not thought of as pertinent to any legislative process, even the first day. The Session is swirling with much uncalmness, a word that I may have just invented because it has that squiggly red line under it as I […]

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News From the Front, March 17

Never trust a dog to watch your food. Saint Patrick The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The green grass will be here at some point in the future, but today is a fun celebration of all things green and of all things Irish.  I thought about commenting on this week’s […]

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News From the Front, February 24

Photograph used by permission of the Billings Gazette. Photographed by Casey Page.  Calving season at Castle Mountain Ranch. Thanks to the Gazette and Casey for their help. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”  Plato “You can discover more about a person in an […]

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News From the Front, May 1

Final News from the Front The last one, folks! In last week’s News From the Front, we promised you a roundup of how the funding bills shook out in the last days of the legislature. Well, here it is. Money Jeff Tiberi has passed on many pieces of wisdom over the course of this session. The […]

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News From the Front, April 24

“Have you thought of an ending?” “Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant.” “Oh, that won’t do! [Sessions]* ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?” “It will do well, if it ever came to that.” “Ah! And where will they live? That’s […]

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News From the Front, April 17

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. –Aristotle The media reports on the anger that […]

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News From the Front, April 10

Congratulations to Ann McCauley and her husband John on their new son! His name is Beck and he weighed 8’8″ at birth. This is the face he made when we asked if he wanted to work for MACD, starting next week. The Billion Word Building Researchers now say that the average number of words a […]

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