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Hospital holds informational meeting on Obamacare

By Michael Howell Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, has already begun to slowly unfold across the country. It has weathered a 16-day federal government shutdown involving Republican demands that the implementation be suspended. It has also been slowed down due to technical difficulties related to the program’s federally sponsored…

Local health care providers give medical aid to Tanzanians

  By Jean Schurman For the third time in five years, Tim and Mary Nielsen of Florence made the trip to Tanzania in east Africa earlier this year.  They were part of a group that gave medical aid to the rural areas around Arusha, a city of approximately 1,290,000. Nielsen said that although the metropolitan…

Foss wants County to join American Lands Council

  By Michael Howell Last week Commissioner Suzy Foss presented a proposal to her fellow commissioners to join the American Lands Council, an organization based in Utah, that is dedicated to gaining local control of federal lands. Utah State Representative Ken Ivory is listed as the contact person on the organization’s website. Over a dozen…

Mitchell Slough portage route request sent to Conservation District

  At a meeting last Thursday the Ravalli County Commissioners informed members of the Bitterroot River Protection Association (BRPA) that the group’s request for portage routes on Mitchell Slough north of Bell Crossing would have to be submitted to the Bitterroot Conservation District for processing. Commissioner Greg Chilcott said that the law gives jurisdiction to…

Elk harvest slightly ahead of last season in our area

  By Vivaca Crowser, MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks At the close of the first week of hunting season in west-central Montana, elk harvest is slightly ahead of last year, due mostly to hunter success in the East Fork of the Bitterroot, while deer harvest lags behind. Hunters checked 220 elk in the season’s first…

In response to Commissioner Burrows’ concerns

 Star Editorial Commissioner Jeff Burrows has asked the Bitterroot Star for some clarification concerning last week’s editorial dealing with the politicization of the county workforce and the blatant cronyism involved. He believes he was unjustly smeared by the broad brush approach that lumped him with Commissioners Foss and Stoltz under the banner of “new breed”…

How shall we get there?

  There is a group of our fellow Montanans who are missing out on some basic privileges. I’m not sure if people understand or are aware of what is going on in this state. We have recently lost over 90% of our city-to-city bus service. Many Montanans who don’t drive cannot get to our major…

Time to shut down Daines

  Montana US Representative Steve Daines, and other Congressional Republicans, need to stop their brinkmanship and extortion tactics—simply get out of the way—and let our economy grow and prosper. The most recent example of Republicans’ deliberate sabotage and hostage-taking of Americans and our economy occurred with the government shutdown and near cataclysmic default. This was…

Can’t ignore the big lies

  A person is “fair minded” if they allow friends to tell little lies and still be friends. However, should they be “fair minded” when a president very likely knows better, yet still tells big whoppers? Cases and points are: 1. Obamacare will save you and the government money, 2. You can keep your health…

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 RE THE ESTATE OF DELMAR E. MORRIS, Deceased. Case No.: DP-13-73 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed…