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Daily Archives: 6:33 pm

Commissioners reach all-time low

  The Ravalli County Board of Commissioners reached an all time low last Friday when they fired Road and Bridge Department supervisor Ohnstad. Apparently he is being made the scapegoat to cover their gift of over $40,000 in road work to their developer friends the Sardots for their ”road to nowhere”. Actually, the commissioners have…

What woke up Commissioner Stoltz?

  In the past nine months I have attended at least 17 meetings of the Ravalli County Commissioners. These meetings have covered all sorts of topics – the Flatiron subdivision, the Ravalli County airport, the layoff of county employees, the elimination of the Juvenile Detention Center, cuts to the Health Department, wolves, etc. At these…

$133.00 lesson

  My wife and I decided we needed a new 30″ gas cooktop for our kitchen. Since it originally came from Sears, we went to our “local” Sears store looking for a replacement. Based on the information we received at the store, we could tell it would fit in the existing cutout in the counter…

Re: Abolishing the Death Penalty

  Recently a number of residents in the valley met together to discuss abolition of the death penalty in Montana. When the Montana Legislature meets again, there will be another effort to change our State’s laws to a less expensive and more compassionate policy. One of the many facts that we learned was that there…

Where’s the real concern for all life?

  Regarding Ravalli County’s wolf policy, a recent Missoulian quoted Commissioner Chilcott, “This policy should be recognized as advocacy for humans, for ungulate populations and for livestock.” Is he serious? The wolf policy, as reported in the paper, is inhumane, illegal and unnecessary. If the County Commissioners actually had concern for humans, ungulate populations and…

Thoughtless acts

  Dear Editor, I hope the person or persons who vandalized the Creamery Park just after Christmas will read this letter. They disturbed the peaceful beauty of the Christmas lights, they shattered them all over, damaged tables, and vandalized the snowmen. The Civic Club has paid to have lights replaced before and now will have…

Thanks to Rehberg

  Dear Editor, I want to personally thank Congressman Rehberg for standing up for Montana against the current Administration in Washington. Our President and his allies have nothing in common with Montana and Montana values. The latest evidence of this is President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. That project would have brought many…

A vision for positive change in America

By Hazel Smith, Stevensville   My vision for positive change in America in 2012 includes some “what ifs”: What if… we lived what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “I am not afraid of the future.” What if… we believed along with John F. Kennedy, “The hope still lives. The dream shall never die.” What…

  Wednesday, January 25   BPL preschool story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday to enjoy “Snow is Cool!” with storyteller Paula Prescott. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. All story times are free and…

Clubs and Groups   Hamilton Senior Center activities Monday – 11:45 lunch, bingo on 1st & 3rd weeks, pinochle on 2nd week, 7 p.m. Tuesday – cloggers at 3 p.m., line dancing 6-7:30 p.m., country dance lessons 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday – 11:45 lunch, bridge at 1 p.m., cloggers at 5 p.m., ‘Let’s Dance’ at 7:45…