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Let’s preserve the good thing we have

By Ronald Wandler, Stevensville A lot of input has been circulated about the Three Mile sub district petition action taken by BRID. A whole lot of input about who owns what, being private, being owned by BRID, cost of operation etc… But many of you have forgotten or are not aware how the Three Mile…

Time for new paradigm for forest management

By Michael Hoyt and Mel Holloway, Hamilton It is fire season in the west, and the proponents of commercial logging are at it again. Claims that logging can prevent wildfires are filling the air. Assertions that “when we used to log in National Forests, there were hardly any wildfires” appear almost daily in newspaper editorials,…

Figuring out BRID proposal for Three Mile system

By SL Coulter, Corvallis In recent weeks, drama, anger and contention regarding the Three Mile Gravity Flow System has come into my realm of awareness so I began doing some research. After getting to know several of the people at BRID, poring over all of the opinion letters written in local newspapers by both sides…

Time to free Barry Beach

By Bob Brown and Jim Elliott “It [is] more a duty [of an Attorney General] to save an innocent than to convict a guilty man.” We know we do not live in a perfect world where only the guilty are convicted and the wrongly accused go free, but prosecutors can sometimes seem more interested in…

Comprehensive planning is best option

By Jim Rokosch, President, Bitterrooters for Planning; Carlotta Grandstaff, Communications Director; Board of Directors: Kelsey Milner, Doug Soehren, Sarah Roubik, Kathie Roubik, Marilyn Saunders, Bill Nelson, Russ Lawrence, Skip Kowalski, Bill LaCroix, Stewart Brandborg, Larry Campbell Bitterrooters for Planning is a 501-c-3 qualified, Montana non-profit, dedicated to advocating for comprehensive land-use policies, a county-wide Growth…

Hospital committed to serving community

By Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board of Directors: Don Lodmell, PhD, Board Chairman; Bill Bean, Board Vice Chairman; Tom Anderson, Barbara Ackerman, Susannah Benjamin, Frederick Ilgenfritz. MD, Allen W. Jones, MD, Brian Kelleher, MD, John Ormiston, James Owings, CPA This year marks 84 years of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital caring for our community. For the…

Parking plan for new Bitterroot College site

By Victoria Clark, Director, Bitterroot College, University of Montana The Bitterroot College University of Montana would like to thank N.J. Gilmore for the concerns she expressed in her “Where’s the parking?” letter to the editor (July 15, 2015) regarding parking once the College moves to its new location at the Hamilton School District’s Westview building….

Stevi bicycle camp partners with hotel

By Kathleen Meyer, Chair, Stevensville Bicycle Camp Committee The Stevensville Bicycle Camp Committee has accepted an offer it couldn’t refuse. The invitation came as a tentative idea three months ago, but has now solidified. The Bicycle Camp and the Stevensville Hotel, the latter owned by Mayor Gene Mim Mack and Robbie Springs, will merge in…

Concerns over Stevensville bike camp proposal

By Clayton D. Floyd Jr. Stevensville Regarding the June 25th meeting of Stevensville Town Council and its portrayal in the July 1st Bitterroot Star. The meeting really focused on one agenda item – placement of an overnight bike camp in Lewis and Clark Park. As was reported there were 436 signatures on an unofficial petition,…

More questions than answers for REC member

By Suzanna McDougal, Hamilton I attended my first Ravalli Electric Co-op REC annual meeting in June. The Corvallis Gym held many members. I came with questions. At one point the members were asked if anyone had a question. Of the couple hundred folks that were there, no one responded. I believe that was because there…