City should support city businesses

From The Editor’s Desk
Thursday, May 21, 2020

I think the City of Laurel should try to reach Laurel residents when it advertises vacancies on boards and commissions. But, as it has elected to advertise in a paper geographically on the far east of the county, and way to the right of center, it’s doubtful too many folks who actually live here will see that there are openings.

I don’t have anything against the other paper, but it has a narrow readership and doesn’t cover our issues or news. Most of the Outlook’s staff lives in Laurel and many of us make a point of giving business to our local merchants, volunteering with our local charities and supporting our schools and local organizations. We think our city should operate with that mindset as well.

As we have done in the past, The Outlook will publish a list of vacancies because that information is valuable to our readers.

There are openings on these City of Laurel boards and commissions: Airport Authority, Cemetery Commission (three positions) City-County Planning Board (two positions), Library Baord, Park Board and Tree Board (three positions). Please note that some of these positions require specific qualifications and letters of interest are due by June 9. Send to Mayor Tom Nelson at P.O. Box 10, Laurel MT 59044. For more information, contact the council secretary at 628-8456, ext. 3.

Congratulations to the Classes of 2020. This issue of the Outlook is obviously devoted to them. While the year certainly turned out differently than anyone expected, think of the great stories this years’ grads will able to tell their kids. The Covid Classes came through and while many of the usual milestones had to be altered to maintain social distancing, students, teachers and staff rolled with the punches and kept things as normal as possible. Whatever path they choose, we wish the graduates all the best in the future.

Don’t forget to vote!

Please honor the living and the dead responsibly this Memorial Day. Put flowers and flags on gravesites, but keep you distance from others and watch the services on Facebook at the Friends of the Yellowstone National Cemetery site. See p. 1 for more information.

The Laurel Outlook


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