If your New Year’s Resolution involved not making a New Year’s Resolution, you are probably one of the few who have actually kept your resolutions so far in 2017.
For the rest of us - those of us who want to watch our weight, read more, spend more time with the family, get more involved in our community and not believe everything we read on the internet – it is a little bit rough getting out of the starting gate.
One thing the national election did not change: as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers retire, an ever growing number grapple with the reality that people die in circumstances they would not choose. At a time when the country is divided, the election showed one issue unites us: personal choice in end-of-life care.
Welcome to a new year and a new legislative session. With our eyes toward Montana’s future, we are hopeful that the next 90 days will bring badly needed changes. We must put our state back on a path toward economic stability that creates greater opportunities for all Montanans.
This November, the people of Montana sent a strong message to Helena: we are ready for a change in the way our state is run. And with a legislative session ahead that will be largely focused on the budget this will be critical for all Montanans.
The year 2016 might be the year that psychics became extinct.
As I look at my handy Laurel Rotary 2017 calendar and prepare to pitch an old, boring 2016 non-Rotary one, I took a moment to think about what an interesting year this has been.
At this time last year, there were 18 people running for the Republican nomination for president. There was a governor or two, a senator or two, a Bush and whole bunch of others who looked or felt presidential.
Dear Fellow Americans,
As we close out this year and look toward the future, we as Montana’s elected leaders are focused on the values that reflect our true character. Therefore, we condemn attacks on our religious freedom manifesting in a group of anti-Semites. We stand firmly together to send a clear message that ignorance, hatred and threats of violence are unacceptable and have no place in the town of Whitefish, or in any other community in Montana or across this nation. We say to those few who seek to publicize anti-Semitic views that they shall find no safe haven here.