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Category Archives: Letters

Chronic Wasting Disease

  I have read with keen interest the articles that have appeared in both the Ravalli Republic and the Missoulian and would like to inform the public on how they can educate themselves on this subject. (BSE) Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy is an unusually slow virus-like agent that is a protein called a “prion” (pronounced pree-on)….

Suspicious of Jones’ tax plan

  I am grateful to Republicans who successfully held the line against raising taxes during the special session. My gratitude notwithstanding, property tax increases are a strong possibility as costs are deferred to bloated local government such as school districts. Furthermore, I am alarmed after researching Republican Senator Llew Jones, the “key architect of the…

Daines should support Wilderness Study Areas

Recently Senator Daines stated he was looking at legislation to eliminate most of the areas in Senator Metcalf’s 1977 Montana Wilderness Study Act. This Act has provided great protection for over 500,000 acres of incredible National Forest wildland in western Montana, including the Blue Joint and Sapphires in the Bitterroot Valley. I have had the…

Betrayal

  We’re being betrayed. The main purpose of the tax bill is to slash corporate taxes from 35% to 20%. Bottom line is that for every $60,000 in profits, corporations get to hide an extra $9000 in off shore accounts. Meanwhile, a hard working Montana family making $60,000 keeps a paltry $1,182 more. Why should…

Thanks to law enforcement 

  As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I believe we should all pause to thank those who keep our communities safe, even when it involves the risk of their own lives and safety. So, I thank the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Department, the Montana Highway Patrol, all the County’s Police and Fire Departments, EMS staff, and the snow…

Big questions

  Two letters, two opinions: 1) the right of our citizens to be safe and secure in their lives and 2) the right to own a weapon of war like the AR-15, AK-47 and even a M16A1, the latter three weapons capable of rates of fire in excess of 300 rounds/min. Thus, the questions to…

More water for elephants

  Recent reports indicate that President Trump and his Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have decided to put a hold on reversing the ban of importing elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. This decision is pending further review because of numerous protests from worldwide animal rights groups and even some conservative politicians in the United…

Thanks to American Legion Post 134

  The world we live in is often depressing and confusing. So, when someone does something, or acts in a way that is encouraging or uplifting, it deserves to be noticed. Recently we had a lady in our church who needed her woodshed repaired we decided to take on this project. A new woodshed was…

Open Letter to Bitterroot Public Library Board of Directors

  First, I want to make it clear that neither I, Dixie Stark, nor Literacy Bitterroot, aka Literacy Volunteers of America- Bitterroot, authored or signed the letter to the Bitterroot Public Library (BPL) recently discussed in the newspaper. I did not even see this letter until after it had been delivered to the library. The…

Learn tools to reduce local forest fire impacts

  Learn about the current state of the timber industry in Western Montana. Learn also about tools available to help reduce forest fire risks here in the Bitterroot Valley. Learn from Gordy Sanders, a good guy who also happens to be a broadbased authority, and Resource Manager for Pyramid Lumber, Inc., in Seeley, Montana. Come…