https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=J92J2F8LA8554
Bitterroot Star Ads
Kearns and Sons

Daily Archives: 5:09 pm

Sales/Auctions Hamilton VFW Ladies Auxiliary Yard sale. Friday and Saturday, May 25th and 26th. 9AM to 3PM. 282 Grundy Lane, Hamilton, Mt. 36th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY FLEA MARKET, May 26-28. St. Regis, 1-90 Exit #33. Montana’s largest, nearly 200 vendors. Call 406-649-1304 for info. VENDOR OPPORTUNITY for Arts, Crafts and Home Based Businesses. Western Heritage…

Fred Thomas, the sequel

  Traveling on “93” I saw a political sign proclaiming Fred Thomas would “get Montana back on the right path.” I have since found it difficult to sleep. Two reasons. The 1997 legislative session passed Sen. Fred Thomas’s SB 390, the “deregulation bill.” Fred Thomas was handpicked by Montana Power to carry SB 390 for…

Beware of Thomas

  Fred Thomas, the former state senator from Stevensville, is campaigning to be the nominee for state senator for District 45, against four-term Republican state representative Gary MacLaren of Victor in the June 5th primary. Fred Thomas was the new Senate Majority Leader in the 1997 session of the legislature. That year a secret plan…

Opposed to Thomas

  After seeing Fred Thomas’ campaign signs for over seven weeks now, with the road to nowhere, I am reminded of the line from Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Well, fortunately, many of us remember the road Thomas led…

Support for MacLaren

  It’s hard to miss all the political signs that once again are muddying up the valley and one that I find particularly objectionable is that of Fred Thomas who is running for senator in district 45. Fred Thomas states that he wants to put us back on the right track… would that be the…

Support for MacLaren

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000181 EndHTML:0000005397 StartFragment:0000002934 EndFragment:0000005361 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/bitterrootstar/Desktop/Opinion5-23-12.doc   One of the main issues today is the protection of private property rights. Over the last eight years I have had the privilege to serve in the Legislature with and have come to know well, Gary MacLaren. As a Chairman of the House Local Government Committee, he has…

Support for Trautwein

I believe Paige Allen Trautwein is the best qualified candidate for the position of Clerk of District Court for Ravalli County. She has all the qualities, education, working knowledge, and experience necessary to run every facet of the office. I hired Paige 11 years ago and have found her to have a very good work…

Support for Trautwein

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000181 EndHTML:0000005810 StartFragment:0000002935 EndFragment:0000005774 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/bitterrootstar/Desktop/Opinion5-23-12.doc   I am writing in regards to the upcoming election and the open seat for the Clerk of the District Court. I have been working in the District Court’s office for over seven years. I truly wish that this were an appointed position instead of an elected one as…

Support for Ballance

  It is typical for political candidates seeking office to expound about what they are going to do. In Montana House District 89, Nancy Ballance can accurately point to what she has already achieved. Her past professional accomplishments includes over 40 years in information technology, executive management leading multi-million dollar international projects In 2005 she…

Re: Montana’s failure to reduce the wolf population

By Keith Kubista, President, Montana Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife The unfortunate truth is that the Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s “balanced approach” (the current wolf season tentative proposal) would yield nothing other than predictable results. Peer reviewed scientific literature on wolf management very clearly states that in order to reduce wolf populations, it takes…