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Category Archives: Letters

Wildly untrue

  Commissioners, I affirm you for scheduling another public comment meeting regarding the commission’s letter supporting Senator Daines’ bill S-2206. Good on you for that (though the threat of a law suit may have motivated you). By now, you’ve witnessed a sizeable portion of your constituency who don’t approve of sweeping away our state’s five…

What ‘legacy’?

  Re: Stealing our Montana Legacy by Harold Johns I wonder if Mr. Johns went to the event he spoke about. Several of his statements are missing the point from Bundy’s perspective. I went and I know a close friend of their family. My friend grew up with Ryan Bundy and followed the history of…

Help me with this

  A couple days ago I read that the Arizona state prison system allows each female prisoner one pack of twelve ultra-thin menstrual pads per month for $3.20; any more cost a lot more. I also just read that more than one man in the White House is more concerned about the “shattered lives” of…

Thanks to Senator Daines

  I want to publicly and sincerely thank Senator Steve Daines for addressing Wilderness Study Areas in Montana that are not recommended for wilderness designation. The Protect Public Use of Public Land Act (text found here – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2206/text) is honoring the desires of the 65th Montana Legislature though the passage of our HJ9, which requested…

Fight’s over for Tester

  Read Tester’s staff-written letter last week.  He said he’s working with the President? When? Records show he’s voted against him more than 80% of the time. He’s working on 10 bills? He’s only been part of eight bills in eight years. Come on, there is so much spin on that commentary, your stomach gets…

Capitalism and natural resources: finding a balance

  Back in 1898, near the headwaters of the Missouri River in what is now Glacier National Park, my great grandfather found and drilled the first oil wells in Montana. He also found the school teacher in Altyn (who was 33 years younger) and on their windy mining claims on Swiftcurrent Creek, they raised 17…

Trump logic

  With Trump’s obsession to build a wall, he has a golden opportunity here in the United States to get the undocumented Mexicans to pay for it. Just take all of the millions of dollars they pay in taxes to the IRS to help pay for it. To authenticate their nationality, they will need to…

Wildfires 2018

  Thank you Bob Williams for your excellent letter in the Bitterroot Star (Jan. 31, 2018), “Our 2018 Wildfire Season.” The heavy wet snowfall in the mountains and abundant spring rains will spell an abundant growth of grasses that will become fire tinder along with the growth in the forests. Since cattle and sheep grazing…

Stealing our Montana legacy

  Cliven Bundy was invited to come to Paradise, Montana to speak about his problems with the federal government. According to Bundy, he is being persecuted for not paying for use of public lands. A brief list of his “problems” is enlightening to say the least. He does not recognize powers of the federal government…

Multiple use

  ‘Multiple use’ as pertaining to public lands is a term used incorrectly by almost everyone, including people representing conservation organizations. Multiple use by statute, is stated as “a sustained yield of outdoor recreation, range, timber, watershed, wildlife and fish,” with no use being above another. You don’t “release” land such as a wilderness study…