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Daily Archives: 1:38 am

Re: Commissioner Foss

  To paraphrase the Everly Brothers: “Wake up, little Suzy, you gotta go home!” because your record as a commissioner isn’t so hot. Your arrogant support of Ravalli County Treasurer Stamey shows you are either ignorant, or worse, a con artist similar to Stamey. After all, birds of a feather tend to flock together. Because…

Commissioners deserve the blame

  Don’t blame the latest debacle on Valerie Addis-Beatty-Scott-Stamey. Blame it squarely on the tea bagger (Ravalli) County Commissioners. Once again they zigged when they should have zagged. If the Five could so callously fire the head of the road department, let’s hope they do the right thing and fire the treasurer. I’ve been in…

Thanks and support for Star

  I write this letter to publicly thank the Bitterroot Star and Michael Howell’s investigative reporting. We Bitterroot citizens have clearly reaped the rewards of independent investigative journalism with the recent revelations about the fiasco in the Treasurer’s Office. This is only one in a long and growing list of Ravalli County fiascos that are…

Thanks to the Star

  Thanks to the Bitterroot Star for great investigative reporting! If it weren’t for Michael Howell’s research, the commissioners would still be acting like they are helpless in the face of our county’s financial crisis. As it is, they are currently paying the treasurer for a nice vacation while our county business remains halted. I…

Looking toward next election

  With the chaos and unnecessary expense that extreme partisanship has created in Ravalli County, I hope this next election will bring us a number of qualified Independent candidates. Some Democratic activists believe the current mess will drive their people into office. It’s not going to happen. There was a time when Ravalli County elected…

Commissioners and irony

In a textbook example of irony, the county commissioners pulled off an about-face that has left many in Ravalli County with a severe case of whiplash. All five commissioners, and especially Foss, Burrows, and Stoltz, have beat the anti-government drum with steadfast devotion. They’ve made it crystal clear that they want to get Big Government…

Commissioners should apologize

  I attended the Ravalli County Commissioners’ meeting (1/23/2014) regarding the ongoing Treasurer’s debacle. Treasurer Stamey/Addis/Scott was glaringly absent. I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, shout out in anger, or just be dumbfounded like most of the concerned citizens who attended. What an ongoing county disaster—a bombshell impacting every resident. I don’t recall the…

Drawbridge or welcome mat

  What is your attitude towards business growth and new job opportunity? Not something you may have given much thought, however it definitely is something your state and county elected officials give thought to, as well they should, because they make decisions that affect our appearance and attitude as a place to do business. Are…

Food bank appreciates continued support

  “How are you folks doing down at the food bank?” That’s a question I and my co-workers who volunteer at Haven House Food Pantry in Hamilton get asked a lot. My typical answer is “We’re doing very well, thank you!” Of course, the correct answer is a bit more complicated. On the bright side,…