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, March 10

“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” Marie Curie The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: If you like to read about great people, pick up a book about Marie Curie’s life. She was a remarkable woman and one of my heros. Her words certainly put an interesting perspective […]

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News From the Front, March 3

“Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.” David Zucker, of the 1980 movie AIRPLANE! fame. The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: We are halfway through the Session, and the Airplane! movie is so stupid that it was funny to me when I saw it in 1980. […]

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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, February 17

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” According to the internet, “Marcus Aurelius, or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121 AD – 180 AD), was the Roman emperor from 161-180 AD. He is considered the last of the Five Good Emperors. Incredibly enough, he was […]

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News From the Front 2/3/2017

“A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” Winston Churchill   The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: Total number of Introduced Bills – 615 Total number of Introduced and Unintroduced […]

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News From the Front, January 27

“It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” Calvin Coolidge The week according to Jeff… Dear Readers: Total number of Introduced Bills – 508 Total number of Introduced and Unintroduced Bills – 2558 Those numbers are as of Thursday. That’s a load of bills. You and I could not […]

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News From the Front, January 20

Conservation Districts are all about the future. MACD Board Member Dean Rogge holds SWCDM Associate Director Ann McCauley’s son Beck. I think I know what Beck was doing.   The week according to Jeff “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”  ― Seneca, […]

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News From the Front, January 13

Thomas Francis Meagher* still guards the Capitol under the same moon he saw in the 1860’s.  He was, perhaps, Montana’s ultimate celebrity. See the last page of NFTF for details. The week according to Jeff “I’m not nearly as afraid of Friday the 13th as I am of the people who are afraid of Friday […]

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