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Category Archives: Letters

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…

Our 2018 wildfire season 

  What’s this? January and rain, rain, rain. Dogs and cats mousing bare spots in the field. Few mice in the house, until trapped. Kind of normal for late February into March. So off I go to National Weather Service, scroll down to Climatic Outlook, under Forecasts, where there are simple maps suggesting above average…

Trump hurting, not helping, solar industry

  I own a small business that sells solar power and pumping systems. With great dismay I note that President Trump has put a 30% tariff on imported solar modules. This is the result of two ‘American’ companies (one headquartered in Germany and one in China) claiming that cheaper imports have hurt their bottom line….

Tester in trouble

  I, for one, care deeply about what I see Tester NOT doing for me as my Senator. He was one of 18 Democrat Senators who voted against re-opening the government – all in an effort to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants and the only Red-State Democrat who voted to keep the government shut down….

Montana’s Report Card

  Montana’s public education ranks 38th among the states with an overall grade of C-. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) tracks what state policies have succeeded or failed and annually issues a State Educational Report Card, including the following: • State Academic Standards (how students that meet state standards also meet National Assessment of…

Response to McCreary

  This is my response to Sue McCreary. She wants to know where I was in July, August, and September. I was mowing my lawn, hiking and biking, and also breathing smoke. I didn’t complain because I knew the firefighters and other officials were doing their very best to control the Lolo Peak fire while…

Inaccurate reporting should be corrected

  There has been some conversation about prosecutorial vindictiveness in Ravalli County in your paper and in the courts. Anyone who has been awake during the last several years knows that it is alive and well, whether or not it reaches the “legal” level. What happened to Christ would probably not even meet the “legal”…