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Thanks to Burnt Fork Market

Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) appreciates the Burnt Fork Market’s support of recycling. They donated space in their parking lot for the container and graciously handled problems associated with having it there. Recycling could not have happened in Stevensville without their support. Thank you, Burnt Fork Market, for supporting recycling in the Bitterroot Valley. Another thank…

Disappointed with FS over Westside Project decision

I am disappointed by the Forest Service’s decision to continue full speed ahead on the Westside Project without taking the time to consider easy and economical compromises that would bring agreement among a broader range of stakeholders and truly embrace the tenet of collaboration supported by the Western Governors Association and governor Steve Bullock. The…

Time to grow up

I can’t believe the post antics that are pathetically being played out across the country. When Obama won twice I didn’t see the right acting like spoiled babies who are not getting their way whining and throwing huge temper tantrums. I have read crazy things the left are doing and saying that just makes me…

Safety pins

No one can know what the future will bring until it happens. However, since the election, hate crimes and bullying have increased across the country, and there is a movement to wear safety pins in obvious places on our clothing to show that we will do our best to protect the safety and well-being of…

Trump can’t do it

I did not vote for Donald Trump. Neither did I vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor did I vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. I didn’t even write in Bernie Sanders or Ron Paul as a protest. To be quite honest, I didn’t vote for President at all. That means I can make the following…

Future of Metcalf Refuge in jeopardy

The recent article (Missoulian, 11-4-16) on the proposed changes by the USFWS involving Western Montana Wildlife Refuges is both interesting and troublesome. Staff cuts at various Montana refuges could eliminate twelve positions and many educational programs would be abolished. Locally, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is going to lose Bob Danley, its excellent…

‘Big Banks’: too big to manage?

The recent fine of $185 million handed down to Wells Fargo, following an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, highlights the importance of choosing your banking partner carefully. The investigation found that, according to the consent order Wells Fargo signed, approximately 5,300 employees of Wells…

Help available for veterans

For the past thirty years, Montana has ranked in the top five states for suicides and currently has the highest suicide rate per capita. This is an ongoing and serious problem and we must all work together to stop the unacceptable losses we are experiencing. On any given day across this nation we lose an…

Clean energy market trumps ‘war on coal’

“China installed 26 gigawatts (Gw) of renewable electric generation in the last two years,” said Colleen Regan, Head of North American Environmental Markets and Cross-sector Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She was presenting at Colorado State University’s 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium. Afterwards, she confirmed that China installed 20 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels…

Transfer of National Forests un-American

There she goes again. State Senator Jennifer Fielder just returned from the annual meeting of the American Lands Council (ALC) and is proselytizing across the state to “transfer federal lands to willing states for local control.” She continually claims that current public land management is “bad” and that transferring them to the states will result…