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Real change is difficult but worth the effort

Guest Comment By Gary Milner & Jennifer Knell, Corvallis Perhaps you too received a rebate from your health insurance company. It was required (I don’t think they did it out of the kindness of their heart) under The Affordable Care Act. Under the act, 80% of premiums must be spent “… on health care services,…

Doesn’t anybody care?

  On May 7, 2012, Senator Baucus forwarded to Mr. James Martin, EPA Regional Administrator, studies, photo documents, and data I provided, concerning birth defects and health problems consistent with fetal thyroid hormone disruption on children and multiple species of wildlife throughout Montana. Mr. Martin’s April 24 letter to Senator Baucus said there’s no problem…

Stop the insanity

Bitterroot citizens: Do you honestly believe our Commissioners are doing a competent and ethical job in governing and managing Ravalli County? I’d argue they’re not. Their incompetence, hypocrisy, political cronyism, and disenfranchisement of the majority are tearing our valley apart. We all know of their inability to manage the Road and Treasurer’s Departments by appointing…

Take responsibility for your dogs

  A letter to all you dog owners out there with your “good” big dogs that you love and you know would never hurt anyone. My tiny dog and I walk early every morning. We meet one fellow who is out with his golden retriever. The dog likes to lunge at us. The owner says…

Re: Ravalli County Airport expansion

With all the furor about cutting Title X funding and putting Forest Service lands (“USFS” – Under Suzie Foss’ Supervision), we need to focus on another issue as well: the Ravalli County Airport. A draft EA (Environmental Assessment) will be tendered to the Commissioners very soon. There will be a very short window for public…

Montana recycles

November 15th marked the 16th America Recycles Day! More than ever, recycling is something to celebrate all year in Montana. A 2004 study by Montana DEQ found that recycling generated nearly $90 million in revenue, paid over $9 million in wages and benefits, and sustained over 300 full-time jobs. At that time, recycling and composting diverted…

The magic of serendipity

  The conundrum? Sometimes, without even knowing we’re looking for something, or not, we find it. Or, better yet, it finds us! Unbeknownst, the subconscious, and even its crafty counter, the super subconscious, are extremely powerful dowsing tools. Thus, let that which I seek, seek me! So, as serendipity would have it, bam!…there it was. Throughout my…

Sales/Auctions Blu-J Estate Sales! Look for green signs! View at www.bluejayestatesales.com 363-1600 November 20-22 Ravalli County Fairgrounds Burnt Forty Collectibles – Antique and collectible store closing. Priced to sell! NOVEMBER 22, 4-7pm NOVEMBER 23, 9am-5:30pm 108 Roaring Lion, Hamilton Small, tidy sale of complete household and shop. Stevensville Booster Club Bazaar, 12/7, 10-3. Get your…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THEODORE G. ROEDER, Deceased.     Case No.: DP-13-76 Department No. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate.  All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present…

  Darby Bread Box The Darby Bread Box is collecting the following items for the month of November: turkey or chicken stuffing, pumpkin pie mix, soup broth and olives. Drop off the donated items at People’s Market and the Bitterroot Credit Union in Darby. All donations are appreciated.   Volunteer opp Habitat for Humanity of…