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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tawney recipient of prestigious conservation award

By Michael Howell Last Saturday Land Tawney was presented with the prestigious Nick Kramis Conservation Award at the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association’s annual banquet. Tawney was presented the award by Dale Burk on behalf of RCFWA President Tony Jones, who could not attend the ceremony. Burk had guaranteed Tawney would be at the…

Plane crashes at Stevensville airport

By Michael Howell A Beechcraft Bonanza airplane crashed last Thursday at about 1 p.m. in the afternoon while taking off from the Stevensville Airport. The pilot, Michael Burks, and his wife Kiomi, of Missoula, walked away from the wreck with minor injuries. In an interview with KPAX news, the pilot said that he believed they…

Stevi council establishes Jean Thomas beautification fund

By Michael Howell Longtime Garden Club Member and park lover Jean Thomas, who recently passed away, designated the Town of Stevensville as beneficiary to her estate, noting that the funds were for “beautification of the Town of Stevensville’s parks.” According to Town Clerk Stacy Bartlett, the town has only been notified that it is a…

Fred Whiteside – a Montana historical treasure

By Bob Brown, Helena   “Fred Whiteside is one of Montana’s authentic unsung heroes.” Thus observed Great Falls Tribune reporter and columnist Frank Adams in 1980, a year after a plaque was installed in an obscure capitol hallway, the only monument in recognition of Whiteside who was perhaps Montana’s most courageous statesman. Barely 20, Fred…

Make government work again

I think I speak for most in Montana when I say I am sick and tired of politics. 2016 was an incredibly difficult campaign season to endure, and in 2017 people seem more divided than ever. With the prospect of a special election looming on the Montana horizon we are not out of the woods…

Insulting

Senator Daines’ outlandish demands that Senator Tester immediately endorse Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice is an insult to my intelligence. Isn’t Daines the same Senator who refused to give Obama’s nominee even an interview for nine months? Isn’t Daines part of the party that, before the November election, threatened to never seat a Clinton…

Alike and different

I am grateful to Joyce McConaha for responding last week in this space to my trying to understand why some people were terrified when Obama became President and how they feel about it now. I read that she was angry with him from the beginning because he disparaged this great and generous country; she mistrusted…

Republicans gutting Social Security

Generations behind me voice concerns that there will be nothing in the Social Security Retirement Trust Fund when they retire. I hope the following clarifies the problem so their displeasure is properly directed. First, there is no Retirement Trust Fund. The 1937 Social Security Act did create such a Trust with actual Trustees. Monies paid…

Parents should complain

Let me start by saying I have had many black friends over the years, I am not a racist, nor will I apologize for being white. People should be proud of who they are and where they came from, no matter what their ancestral past. But this push on our schools and colleges to make…

The retail presidency

I just saw a piece of this; truth be told I couldn’t watch any more than that. Steve Bannon, at some town hall, told the audience emphatically that if we wanted our country back we’d need to fight for it each and every day. In the few seconds I could stand to listen to him…