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Category Archives: Letters

Thanks for supporting Land and Water Conservation Fund

Thank you to Senator Daines for being a strong champion for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Senator Daines has pressed Appropriations Committees in both the House, when he was Montana’s Representative, and also in the Senate, for the most robust funding solution possible. Recently he offered an amendment, adopted in the Senate Appropriations Committee,…

Thanks for talking

Thank you to the three people who have recently responded to my Letters to the Editor! I don’t always completely understand their responses, but perhaps they don’t completely understand what I am trying to say either. That is why civil conversation is so important. Personal responses are not really appropriate here, so I will mention…

Far right history

I’ll have to admit that I learned a lot about history that I never knew existed from reading the harangue presented by Dee Gibney in the 07/15/15 edition of the Bitterroot Star. That the confederate battle flag has nothing to do with racism was certainly a revelation… I guess the fact that the Ku Klux…

Thanks from Garden Club

Thanks to the collaboration between the Club and St. Mary’s Mission/Museum staff, the Stevensville Garden Club’s “Standard Flower Show”, celebrating 75 years in the Bitterroot Valley, was quite a success. There were three educational displays: herbs, woodpeckers and bison, with another table displaying many Stevensville Garden Club albums and memorabilia from 1939 until present. The…

Recycle responsibly

Many of you are undoubtedly glad to have a collection site in Stevi for recyclables. Ravalli County Recycling has contracted with the Town of Stevensville to provide this service. The collection dumpster is not a garbage can! The signs clearly state which products go where. You are asked to remove all caps/lids and rinse food…

Praise for Stevi mayor

At the Thursday, July 9th meeting of Stevensville Town Council, Mayor Gene Mim Mack disclosed that the Stevensville Bike Camp Committee had accepted a generous offer to locate the Bike Camp at the Stevensville Hotel. Even though the Mayor stated the improvements necessary would cost several thousand dollars, he and his wife were willing to…

Let’s recycle right in Stevensville

Residents of Stevensville, come on over to the newly opened recycling drop-off next to the Burnt Fork Market! Already, aluminum cans and #1 plastic bottles are coming in fast. So is corrugated cardboard. Remember to remove bottle caps and lids; they are trash, not recyclable. And flatten everything that you can, but especially cardboard, milk…

Response to Fahnestock-Thomas

I’m referencing “One Solution to Societal Problems.” Dylann Roof acted alone, just because he hated doesn’t mean everyone hates. What about the Muslim that slit the throat of a white woman, is that not racism, yet no one calls it that, especially our government, which is strangely silent on that subject. You don’t know your…

Zinke’s forest reform common sense solution

In this age of suburban sprawl, it is refreshing to see that Montana is different than the rest of the country: the last best place. As a certified forester myself, I have seen the devastating effect of decades of bad forest policy coming from Congress. Often, what Washington touches quickly becomes a bureaucratic mess, and…

Heartbroken over theft

It will be four years July 19th that my mom passed away from cancer. I know this is silly but one of the things I received of my mom’s was her plastic solar hummingbirds. I would often sit on my front step and watch them change colors and think of my mom. She had them…