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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Star Editorial – Time for Foss and Stoltz to step down

With a very serious crisis facing all of us that recently led to our county treasurer being placed on administrative leave, it may seem petty and trivial for the Bitterroot Star to be wagging its finger at the county commission as they usher Treasurer Valerie Stamey out the door, and saying “Yes, and why don’t…

Circus is in town!

  Come one, come all to the most dysfunctional show of all. What’s it cost to attend such a show of this caliber? Well, if you don’t live and pay taxes in Ravalli County, it’s free. Where else can people be hired with zero experience. All you need is enthusiasm! Where else can you see…

Truth in reporting

  Valerie Stamey, Ravalli County Chief Nuisance and Tea Party Exemplar Nonpareil, complained in her recent diatribe that the media et al are orchestrating her character assassination. Not so, Ms. Stamey. It was a suicide. Colleen Miller Stevensville

Apologies for leaving

  To the people of Ravalli County, my apologies for having to leave my term as your County Treasurer early. Sometimes, as was this case, family has to take priority over everything in life. My husband’s health condition demanded changes from both of us. I sincerely wish I had been able to complete my term…

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…