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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bitterroot Quilter’s Guild

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Hamilton resident Jeanne Doyle was the featured quilter at the Bitterroot Quilter’s show over the weekend. The event featured quilters from throughout the valley displaying enough quilts and art pieces to fill up the First Interstate Building at the Fairgrounds. Doyle began quilting about 20 years ago. She and her husband moved to the valley…

Local group joins lawsuit against Monsanto

By Michael Howell – A local non-profit group, Sustainable Living Systems (SLS), has joined 83 other small farmers, seed businesses and organic agriculture organizations from around the country in a lawsuit challenging Monsanto Company’s patents on transgenic (GMO) seeds. The case, known as Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OGATA) v. Monsanto was originally filed…

Documenting wolf activity in the Bitterroot

By Michael Howell – The Board of Ravalli County Commissioners has issued an announcement that it is seeking the public’s assistance in gathering information in written form describing in detail any encounters citizens may have had with wolves in Ravalli County. The announcement states that incidents occurring over the past several months of encounters between…

RMEF moves to protect appellate rights in wolf decision

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy will decide whether Congress acted within Constitutional bounds when it delisted wolves in parts of the West. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has filed notice of its intent to appeal any decision that adversely affects states’ rights to manage fully recovered wolf populations. Molloy is expected to hear arguments soon…

Meeting scheduled on Burnt Fork Road project

The Ravalli County Road & Bridge Department will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. to provide information and project schedules and address any questions concerning the improvement project on Middle Burnt Fork Road. After several years of development, and great patience and anticipation by area residents and adjacent property owners,…

Someday

Someday, one day, any day that comes along I’ll promise to finish that task, providing nothing goes wrong. I made that promise a long time past It didn’t get done because time passed so fast. So many things needed to be done every day Finish all without delay; barely enough time to play. Soon I’ll…

Commissioners’ real agenda

Dear Editor, On June 9, our commissioners wasted half an hour of taxpayers’ time and money giving a regrettably inadequate presentation on “coordination”, their far-right scheme to use truncated, Civil War-era interpretations of the Constitution to nullify federal laws and actions they don’t like. They have already contracted with a Texas-based industry-front-group—American Stewards of Liberty…

The Flat Iron show

Dear Editor, The Flat Iron show is back in town. 450 acres, 389 houses, plus condos for another 162 residents, plus 4 commercial developments. These are “plans,” one can only imagine the final results, given the extreme transparency these “ol’ boys” operate with. Notice it makes no difference what you tell people, as long as…

What’s not behind animal rights agenda

by Kathleen Stachowski, Other Nations, Lolo Animal rights (AR) supporters were recently demonized in a guest column by Theresa Manzella of Willing Servants Christian horse rescue group. Willing Servants has done much good for many individual horses and their humans since it formed in response to a horse abuse case. But it’s apparent now that…

This doc practices what she preaches

Dr. Amy Wood, the runner.

Many people go for a run or a bike ride after work to get in shape or stay in shape. They make the trip to the gym a part of their daily routine. For Dr. Amy Wood, the bike rides, runs and even swimming amounts to almost another job. There are nights when she doesn’t…