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Monthly Archives: January 2017

County won’t abandon Hughes Creek Road, orders gate removed

By Michael Howell On Wednesday, January 25, after a few hours of discussion, the Ravalli County Commissioners denied a petition to abandon the upper reaches of Hughes Creek Road and ordered the landowners to take down the gate that has blocked the road for the last 40 years. Although a Viewers Report recommended accepting the…

County considers amicus brief in Forest Travel Plan lawsuit

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners wanted to register an official objection to the Bitterroot National Forest’s Travel Plan that was adopted in May of 2016. They felt that the final plan violated a number of aims and goals in its Natural Resource Policy which was adopted midway in the long and drawn out…

Corvallis wins ‘Battle of the Root’

The Corvallis Blue Devils brought home the coveted Battle of the Root title and trophy after an afternoon of wrestling at the Hamilton Middle School. The event is in its third year and features only local teams vying for the title of the best of the valley. The trophy, a root burl that has been…

Corvallis girls on a roll

The Corvallis Blue Devils are on a roll. After losing to Butte Central two weeks ago, they have defeated Dillon who was in second place in the Southwest A, and two tough Class B schools, Florence and Anaconda. With a balanced attack that can move the ball quickly, the Blue Devils also have a balanced…

Florence adapting to new dynamic

With only three weeks until tournament, the Florence Falcons have to adjust to a new line up, one without spark plug Marcus Zeiler. The speedy junior suffered a season-ending injury two weeks ago. But the good news is, just as Zeiler went out, Tyce Pederson came back. Pederson is also pretty speedy, and was out…

We still say don’t rush land swap decision

Star Editorial   Officials from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks contacted us recently to express concerns about our recent editorial addressing the proposed land swap at the Stevensville bridge involving the Fort Owen Ranch, the Town of Stevensville and FWP. Their concerns were based on two specific remarks which they considered to…

No need for collaboration group

I am concerned that the collaboration group proposed by the Ravalli County Commissioners is misguided, and will result in many good people spending a great deal of time, to no good purpose. Further, I expect that the County itself will spend far too much time and resources on this effort, with little or no ultimate…

Ominous

Apparently there is a new name, “alternative facts,” for the claims about the birth defects on vertebrate animals that the government agencies have been stating since 1996. Independent wildlife biologists and veterinarians reported documented facts in peer-reviewed studies regarding those adverse health issues on wild and domestic animals and newborn children including underbite, overbite, reproductive…

Buy Wall Bonds

Much concern is being made recently about the building of President Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, and how it will be paid for. President Trump has assured us that the wall will be paid for by Mexico. I have thought of a way that the wall could financed without using any American taxpayer money….

Repealing ACA disaster for vets

I’m a veteran. Senator Daines does not represent me on health care. His support for repealing the Affordable Care Act will be disastrous for Montana veterans. Since passage of the ACA, uninsured veterans have declined to less than 10%. Repealing the Act will force veterans who currently have coverage with ACA to attempt meeting their…