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Daily Archives: 2:45 pm

Our rights first

  Should we sacrifice our Constitutional Rights at the altar of Foreign Policy? This election year has brought to the forefront a policy of appeasement and apology that puts foreign interests ahead of the American people’s interests and calls it progress. Claiming good trade relations are more important than our own citizens’ rights to individual…

Fires mismanaged

For many weeks now, we have been suffering from the effects of wildfires on our health, our livestock, and our homes. Small fires, that because of long standing policy, have been allowed to burn into our wilderness areas as long as they didn’t affect structures. We now see that what we allow to happen to…

Support for Romney

Montana will probably vote for Mitt Romney as President, but without having Denny Rehberg in the Senate to remove Harry Reed as Senate boss, Romney would have to act in the mode of a compromising politician anytime he wanted to get something through Congress. Having to buy off the Liberals would take the edge off…

Do the math

  Mitt Romney has challenged us with one of those brain-teaser math problems, which I’ve never been much good at. But in the spirit of bi-partisanship, I’ll give it a try: • Romney claims that because 47% of the American public receives financial assistance from the government, they will therefore vote for Obama. • If…

Hutterites don’t help local economy

  When we moved to this area in 2008 we were happy to see the modest farmers’ market in Stevensville. Though we grow our own expansive gardens, it was reassuring to know we could buy local produce should one, or more, crops fail. As a small business owner, I favor open and competitive markets. But…

Thanks for help during evacuation

  I would like to publicly thank the staff at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds for allowing me to keep my sheep and llamas there during the Sawtooth Fire evacuation. I would also like to thank “anonymous” who donated hay for the animals who were evacuated. What a blessing that was. I would not have been…

Support for Smith and Valk

  The election this year presents us with a very critical choice: we can continue down the path of “coordination” and other far right concepts of this present board of extreme Republicans, or we can vote in two specific candidates, a Democrat and an Independent, to provide a better political balance and reasonable policies. Also,…

Misappropriation and misrepresentation

By Dr. Patrice Promack, Hamilton The definition of misappropriation is “to appropriate for a wrong or dishonest use.” This is exactly what happened recently at the meeting that had been advertised as a “Natural Resource Policy Meeting.” Nowhere in the local newspapers’ description (Community Events sections) was it mentioned that there would be a clear…

  Call for local producers The Bounty of the Bitterroot show will be held Saturday, November 10 at the First Interstate Building at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. This is a showcase for locally and regionally produced items of all kinds, including food, arts and crafts and more, and will be heavily publicized. A portion of…