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Category Archives: Letters

On job creation

Are more jobs created under Republican or Democratic administrations? I was talking to a conservative friend of mine recently. He’s a great guy and we have invigorating, civil discussions over the phone. He repeated an assertion, commonplace among Republicans, that more jobs are added during Republican administrations. After all, aren’t Republicans more business friendly?  I…

Support for Connell

We wish to express our support for Pat Connell and his candidacy for SD 43. Pat is a friend, neighbor and currently our Representative in HD-87. We could go on and on about his virtues but – most importantly – where and when it counts, Pat’s heart (and brain) is always in the right place….

Mis-understanding Foss

Commissioner Foss, I have read and re-read your recent rambling submittal three times and continue to feel sorrow that so many folks in Ravalli County seem to misunderstand your intentions, me included! None of us like to be criticized and it seems in the past years you have generated a significant amount. I am sure…

Support for I-169

This letter is in support of 1-169 which if passed by the people of Montana would ban trapping on public lands. Now, to dispel some myths. First – The trapping community wants you to believe that this initiative was created and financed by out of state ‘special interest groups’. Truth – Trap Free Montana Public…

Thanks for caring

  Events sometimes happen that are pivotal in our lives, which change the way we view people and the world around us. This is how I feel about my life having been touched ever so lightly, by a poor homeless woman, who came to life for a little while, here in Hamilton, at Christmas time….

Horrible practice

As a humble Christian who loves nature, I value and respect God’s creation of wolves. Montana’s wolf management seems to become more liberal every year, allowing more methods for killing these smart, social animals. The wolf-hating mania in Montana and the West is irrationally based and on the rise, with management agencies mostly ignoring best…

Time to discontinue paying Stamey

Do Ravalli County taxpayers realize that with every passing week, we’re paying about $1000 to the discredited, unqualified, no-longer-working-but-still-getting-paid Treasurer Valerie Stamey? This is a waste of our hard earned money. We should remind our Commissioners that the status quo is unacceptable, and that we voters have not forgotten their managerial negligence in hiring Stamey…

Public input important

  The county commissioners work in a very transparent manner with public meetings required for the bulk of the business of the county be conducted. This means public meetings for ideas to be considered, funds expended, contracts entered into and all administrative and budget decisions made. Depending upon how the item is put on the…

Repubs keep lying about Obamacare

  Republicans are engaged in a well-coordinated effort to deceive Americans about Obamacare. For example, Matt Drudge tweeted that he “just paid the Obamacare penalty for not getting covered.” (Fact: No penalty is due until 2015), and Florida Governor Rick Scott told Fox News about a 20-employee-company that was going out of business because it…

Re: non-GMO farmers market

  This is an open letter to the Hamilton Farmers Market Board: I read about your desire to only allow produce growers to bring non-GMO produce to the Market and I was so excited to see that. I have studied and taught others for 12 years about the importance of good nutrition and why I…