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Category Archives: Letters

How about the facts?

Both letters recently placed in the Star state that BRID owns the Three Mile pipeline and thus BRID is responsible for it. Please show me the documentation proving this. I’ve paid thirty years on this pipeline and will own it free and clear in 2016. I have the tax receipts to prove this. Ownership by…

Protecting special places essential

“In order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, does not occupy and modify all areas within the United States and its possessions, leaving no lands designated for preservation and protection in their natural condition, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to secure for…

Support for Forest Travel Plan

The Bitterroot National Forest recently released the draft decision on the forest travel plan. The proposal has already met with opposition from some forest users, but overall the proposal is the result of careful balancing of a wide variety of objectives. The Bitterroot NF must first protect wildlife, watersheds, and other forest resources to provide…

Skate Park ‘Dream Team’

May this letter serve as an introduction to more than the idea of fund raising for a dream, but rather as a unique perspective from my view regarding the two hours that I enjoyed with a fine group of young people and their supervisors. The flyer read, “Rent a skater – have a task for…

Attention, Three Mile irrigators

Some people may have come to you to sign Bitterroot Irrigation District (BRID) petition and told you that I have signed the petition. That is a lie. I have not and will not ever sign BRID’s petition for a sub-district in the Three Mile Area. I have many reasons as to why I will not…

Stop the BRID scam

I am writing this letter in response to the BRID commissioners’ outrageous statements as to the fact that the Three Mile Gravity System being a private water system. You would think that a person in the position of being a water district commissioner would (should) know the requirements for being designated a private system. If…

Letter to Valerie Stamey, with compassion

It might have appeared as a win-win-win option. Powers that be assured you that both jobs could be accomplished. Manage the Office of Treasurer of Ravali County, also follow the obvious trail along possible criminal wrongdoings by the Democrat Treasurer. You maybe scratched your head and said such as: “But I don’t even know the…

Thanks for expanding health care access

Montanans love to talk about how special our state is. For those from some place other than Montana, you may think that we mean our beautiful mountains, the vast golden prairies, and incredible blue sky that never seems to end. And you would be right – we do mean that. But what really makes Montana…

Support for Travel Plan

It’s a long, long way from Hamilton to Atlanta, Georgia–some 2200 miles. Yet there’s even more than 2200 miles of motorized routes proposed to be open in the Bitterroot National Forest (BNF) preferred Travel Plan alternative. This just released monumental document was 8-9 years in the making and received 540 comments. It’s a result of…

Mountain bikers not wrecking anything

When did recreation become ”wreck-creation”? Like most people in the Bitterroot I choose to live here because I love to be outdoors. In the winter that usually means backcountry skiing. In the fall, hunting and fishing in any season. Rock climbing when I get a chance, and floating the Selway when I luck into a…