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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dr. John Lee Swanson

  August 16, 1936 – July 8, 2013 Dr. John Lee Swanson, 76, of Missoula, MT and the Bitterroot Valley, died unexpectedly in the arms of his wife Deirdre of an inoperable dissected aorta at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was active and happy, and planning golf dates and…

Verlin Howard Rees

  Hamilton – Verlin Howard Rees, 75, of Hamilton, died of natural causes on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Marcus Daly Hospice. Verlin was born Nov. 1, 1937, in Bonner to Robert and Emma Rees. He attended Bonner Grade School. He was in the National Guard at Fort Ord, CA, from 1960 to 1967. Verlin…

John Lee Adams

  Victor  -  John Lee Adams, 74, of Victor, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital of natural causes. John was born on May 28, 1939 in Kellogg, ID to Jack Cleburn and Kathryn (Davis) Adams. After high school graduation, John went on to receive some college education and then served…

Another opinion

  Recent diatribes by Van P. Keele and Marty Essen in local newspapers about global warming are merely opinions based upon their interpretation of “facts”! It is imperative to point out that there are many, many very significant factors that affect climate change. Surely, logically thinking people will concede that it is irrational to believe…

Common Core evil

    Common Core or CC is one size fits all, with no provision for students with learning difficulties and evil to the core. Its only design is to make community activists. CC is intrusive and will store all family and students’ private information to be given to Federal Government which in turn will sell…

Commissioners pro-job?

    For three years our Ravalli County has been run by a very conservative government. So how are things shaping up? Where are the jobs, based on “conservative, pro-growth” policies that our commissioners promised and proudly espouse ad nauseam? Well, I don’t know, so I’m counting on some–any–commissioner to fill us in. Speaking of…

Inalienable or unalienable

    There is a saying in science: “In God we trust, everyone else bring data” which leads one to believe that the scientific methods that brought us out of the Dark Ages are worthy of our trust. Unfortunately, politics have contaminated the process and seized upon an opportunity to further an agenda that has…

Government threatens Montanans’ privacy

We take privacy for granted. Too often we mistakenly assume that we are the only ones privy to our personal information. We assume it is within our discretion to decide who has access to the most intimate details of our personal lives –unfortunately, as the latest headlines have shown, this couldn’t be further from the…

Climate change is real and it’s here

By Van P. Keele, Hamilton   Climate change is real. We know it because we’re living it right here in the Bitterroot – earlier snowmelt, raging wildfires, record high temperatures, warm winters, low river levels. To deny human-caused climate change, and to obstruct in combating or mitigating it, is morally, religiously, economically, and environmentally wrong….

Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of DOUGLAS MAGEE GILMORE, Deceased.     Case No.: DP-13-42 Department No. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned…