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Play Nice

Play Nice
ShareThis “put the nice in Big Timber” campaign is ridiculous and rude. The nice has been alive and well for generations in Big Timber. It is how we who came from elsewhere decided to relocate here. Big Timber’s niceness is legendary. Or should I say was legendary. I think the precise moment the nice left Big Timber is when $50,000 of the taxpayers money was, shall we...

Dornix Head Scratcher

Dornix Head Scratcher
ShareMany of our readers regularly attend City Council meetings.  At times they have noted that the actual events at the meetings and the reports in the Big Timber Pioneer don’t square up.  That is typical of  media coverage, which is mostly influenced by space, cost and philosophy.  It is one of the reasons we started this website.  We want to provide our readers with more in...

Agreement Concerns

Agreement Concerns
ShareOur Concerns Monday, November 21st at 7PM the City Council will hold a public meeting to consider and vote on the “licensing agreement” with the Friends of Dornix Park.  Many of us were asked to make a special effort to be at the previous meeting.  We now know there wasn’t much need to be there.  But at this next meeting, many of us will be more informed and have important...

Non-Partisan?

Non-Partisan?
ShareSome candidates for City Council call themselves ‘non-partisan.’  However, nearly all elections are partisan. Anyone who says they aren’t just doesn’t know contemporary politics or the definition of “partisan” (One who takes the side of or strongly supports a side, a party or another person).  Sadly, candidates who say they are non-partisan usually mean “I know...

Tree City?

Tree City?
Share  SPECIAL NOTE: The Dornix Park License Agreement will be on the agenda at the next Big Timber City Council Meeting November 7, 7pm at the SGCHS Cafeteria. Monday evening October 24th 2011 at the Dugout, the Big Timber City Council opened the door for more DNRC rules, more Arbor Day rules and celebrations, more matching funds, and more control over the property of its...

The Delphi Technique

The Delphi Technique
ShareIn the next few months many of us will be going to public meetings.  The issues will be far ranging and the attendees will be equally diverse.  One group that often attends meetings has learned a technique practiced by the Bolsheviks and honed to a science by Noam Chomsky and other radical progressives.  Some of you might have seen it in action.  All of us need to recognize it. ...

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