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New Study Confirms the Economic Value Physical Therapy Brings to Patients and the U.S. Health Care System

A guest editorial By Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT, MSCI The only pain management clinic in Billings announced this week that as of January 2024, it would close. The closure of St. Vincent’s Pain Management Center puts a significant strain on our...

 

Trauma Culture Rooted in My Family - The Unwritten Rules

Legacy is a platform, created through the Powder River County Youth Issues Coalition for exploring an individual's experience with mental wellness, especially trauma. Our hope is that a better...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Billy, I read your recent article about the EMS and traffic in this area. I have written to the Department of Transportation twice and they said they were going to analyze the situation. It is tragic that 5 young people have had to die on...

 

Letters To The Editor

Editor, “Transforming our World; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, sounds progressive, doesn't it? That's the stated goal for a UN agenda presently being promoted and implemented around the globe, that would change our way of life as...

 

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, With Montana being #3 in the union with deaths by suicide, and the fact farmers and ranchers are 2 to 1 more likely to commit suicide than other professions, suicide is a subject that needs to be addressed. Our neighboring states of...

 

Letters To The Editor

As many of you know, my mother Ellen Gilger was placed in the care of the Powder River Manor in June of 2021 for end of life care. There were problems! I filed a complaint to DPHHS, and my allegations were validated. The inspection survey is a public...

 

Letters To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Day brings back a lot of memories of the older vets I knew when I was a young child. It seemed like they were old men. However, in years many of them may not have been 60 years old. These vets had seen service in...

 

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To the editor: Our elected representatives take an oath to uphold our Constitution. Should we not then rate them according to how closely they keep that oath? If your spouse only kept the marriage oath 70% of the time, would that be acceptable? Matt...

 

Letters To The Editor

Editor, You had an article about horses for the Boer War. One of the horses shipped by train to Miles City from Washington was supposed to be with that band of horses, but he jumped the corral and ended up in the Cossitt Family. Here’s a true...

 

A Call To Action

Guest Editorial submitted by Pat Phillippi, Powder River County Treasurer Once again, the State of Montana is pushing more costs down to the local, county level. The County Treasurer’s offices across the state have always had a partnership with...

 

Letters To The Editor

As some of you know, this is my second summer at the Powder River Chamber’s Visitors Center. A couple of days ago, a fellow stopped in, lip curled in a sneer, and announced that “Broadus is sure a funky little town.” Broadus is my town, so I...

 

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Billy, What is a sealed bid process? There are typically 5 steps in sealed bidding: Prepare the invitation for bid. The government (in this case School Board) must describe their requirements clearly, accurately and completely. Publicize the...

 

Letters To The Editor

(Ed: The following was emailed to the PR Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber and Examiner wanted to share Carlos’ email with the community.) I would like to send the town of Broadus a Big Thank you. It’s a beautiful thing what you are doing for...

 

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Letter to the Editor: I am introducing myself as a candidate for the Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Board of Trustee position for District #2. I recognize that the demand for faster and more reliable technology has never been greater. The need...

 

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Billy: Thanks so much for astutely capturing for all posterity the momentous picture of Broadus’ endearing tradition of the Broadus Hawk warriors being escorted by the city garbage truck onto the next victory! Sometimes Cass leads; sometimes Cass...

 

Letters To The Editor

Letter to editor: Today I did something that turned out to be much easier than I ever expected! And I’m urging all of you to do it too. I called our congressmen and gave them my input on the upcoming Build Back Better bill (BBB - It’s as simple...

 

Letters to the Editor

My young warrior, Wrestling is not for the faint of heart, but for those that accept the challenge, the rewards are so great. In practice a wrestler is conditioned to the point of total exhaustion knowing that is what is necessary to be able to...

 

Letters to the Editor

Editor, As we approach the end of 2020 you may be thinking about donating to one of Montana’s charities. Your donation helps these organizations provide critical services and this year many need your help. In addition to helping charities, your don...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I did not realize that Joe Biden has so many Relatives. Fritz Rehbein, Rozet, WY Dear Editor, This letter continues honoring our veterans. Between Korea and Vietnam War years there were people who served in the military and were well...

 

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Dear Editor; November 11th is Veteran’s Day. This is the 75th year after the end of WWII. As a very small child I remember being held and hugged by lots of veterans, WWI neighbors and many returning vets from WWII. While I was too young to...

 

Letters To The Editor

Ed: We print Letters to the Editor as written. Dear Editor, This is to let our veterans know that I am forever grateful to them for all they gave; that I have the freedom to write this article, the freedom to vote (next Tues.), the freedom to live...

 

Letters To The Editor

O’Donnell a No Show at PSC Meetings Being elected to represent the interest of the people of District 2 before the Montana Public Service Commission is a serious job. Tony O’Donnell, the incumbent representative, prefers to “phone it in...

 

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To the Editor, The other day, I saw an ad from Senator Daines’ campaign that falsely claimed Governor Bullock doesn’t support the Second Amendment. We all know Governor Bullock, and I think we can agree that’s just not true. Governor Bullock is...

 

Letters To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much change in 2020. As a candidate for Range Telephone Board of Trustees in District II, I have been unable to make myself and my ideas known to the voting membership in a one on one setting....

 

Letters to the Editor

Something Is Rotten on the PSC There’s a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet that goes, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. This has come to refer to corruption from the top down in a political body. And so goes the Montana Public...

 

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