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Daily Archives: 7:44 pm

Dust abatement program available

The Board of County Commissioners for Ravalli County has again approved a Dust Abatement Program for county residents living on county roadways, and for those on privately-operated roadways that occur within public easements. The Dust Abatement Program, part of the county’s Gravel Road Management Program that was adopted in 2005, provides for a partnership between…

Local printing businesses merge

It’s a deal. Brian and Michelle Mendenall, owners of Allegra in Hamilton, have purchased Meyer Signs. The merger brings all services under one roof at the Allegra facility located at 1151 N. First Street, Suite C, Hamilton. “It’s a win-win situation for customers of both businesses,” said Mendenall. “Our enhanced capabilities will help us serve…

‘Bitterroot to Bakken’ bus now running

R’n’R Stagelines, Inc., the Bitterroot company that formed to provide transportation for workers from Western Montana to the Bakken oilfields of North Dakota, is now in service. Areas surrounding Missoula, Butte, Helena and Bozeman will be hubs for service. As requests are received from other cities, routes may be extended. Good jobs with decent paychecks…

Common sense shows science is wrong

Dear Editor, The April 22 edition of the Ravalli Republic had an editorial praising the FWP for increasing the numbers of Mountain Lions that can be killed. They wrote that “It is good to see the FWP following the science instead of reacting to anecdotal assertions that wolves are the sole cause of declining elk…

Honoring Father Ravalli

Dear Editor, I am pleased to have this opportunity to acknowledge and honor the life and work of Father Antonio Ravalli, whose 200th birthday will be celebrated this month. Father Ravalli was an extraordinary individual. If he were alive today, the term overachiever might be used to describe his talents and accomplishments. Certainly his skills…

Disappointed with Obama

Dear Editor, As an American, I admit I was proud that I lived in the only country on the planet that could elect a minority to the highest office in the world. This is due to our system of government and the fairness and tolerance of the American people and is a real testament for…

Coming soon: new tax system

Dear Editor, Just imagine what the (google the Fairtax and click on the FAQs page) Fairtax system will do for you and our country. Tax dodgers, illegals, drug dealers and others that now do not pay their fair share (but do now pay sales and hidden tax), but legal or illegally draw on the system…

Support for Connell

Dear Editor, As Chairman of the Montana House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee, I strongly endorse and urge the voters of Ravalli County to re-elect Representative Pat Connell, HD 87, who represents the southern Bitterroot Valley. I watched Pat bring dedication, enthusiasm, and professional experience to the committee when it was most needed. He was…

Support for Presswood

Dear Editor, The majority of people do not know what the Clerk of District Court even does, yet they will be voting for a new person to take over the responsibility of running that office. The best person to run that office is Maureen Draper Presswood. I fully support her as a candidate and ask…

What’s good for cows is good for sage-grouse

Dear Editor, I grew up in Forsyth and have ranched there for 15 years. As a young boy driving through the snow, I could practically see a sage-grouse under every sage bush; there were thousands of them for every quarter mile. Today the sage-grouse is a Candidate Species for Endangered Species Act protection. The Sage-Grouse…