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Category Archives: Letters

Vote for good policy makers

  I won’t be around in 2050. But my grandchildren and great grandchildren will be, God willing. Hopefully by then they’ll have grandchildren of their own. But what kind of planet will they inherit? This August was yet another all-time hottest in recorded history for the planet. These aren’t the kind of records that make…

Support for Schneider

  Recently I have been reviewing Ron Ehli’s (HD86) voting record, and I’d like to bring a few items to the attention of my neighbors who apparently voted him into office. Ron’s efforts appear to be geared toward something other than supporting my friends and neighbors in their various financial issues. For example, Ron voted…

Support for Ray

  I have written this letter to support the candidacy of Jennifer Bedey Ray, who is seeking to become the next Department 1 Justice of the Peace in Ravalli County. I have known Jennifer for over 20 years and can attest to her capacity for hard work and to her dedication to serving our community….

Down on Daines

  Some time ago Representative Daines wrote a column to explain why we must repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care. The ACA requires all Americans to have health insurance that meets certain minimum requirements. It also prevents insurance companies from refusing to cover pre-existing conditions, and from dropping coverage when someone…

Rebuttal to Baty

    I do agree with Don Baty that the fire department, park, school and irrigation district are a vital part of our small community. I disagree about the interlocking group of people that Mr. Baty says run these entities. Yes, some of us are on the same boards, but they are not conflicting, as…

‘Oliver’ recommended

  What a treat to see the Stevensville Playhouse production of “Oliver!” Everything from the singing, costuming, stage-setting, to superb acting made this a wonderful night out – right here in town. For those who haven’t seen it yet, there are still several shows this coming weekend. I particularly want to thank the kids who…

Closed primary bad idea

  The Ravalli County Republican Central Committee has become part of a lawsuit to “close” the Republican primary; i.e., exclude voters who are not Republicans. This disenfranchises independents and others who wish to weigh in on which candidates make it to the general election. Montanans are independent people who historically vote for the person, not…

Forest Service cutting

  The U.S.F.S. is planning to log 5,711 acres between Como and Lost Horse. This area was logged about 40 years ago and the young trees will just now be starting to put on some serious growth. I suspect many of the trees won’t be over 14 inches in diameter, breast high. If you wish…

Three Mile group not representative of public

  An interlocking group of people has board members on four of the five taxing districts specific to the Three Mile area. Those four taxing districts are embroiled in controversy and, increasingly, do not have the support of the Three Mile public. When the Lone Rock School District put up a mill levy this spring…

Guardians of our past

  During the three and one half years I served on the Board of Directors of the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society, I often asked myself: Who are the Guardians of our Past? Who bears responsibility for ensuring that the history of the Bitter Root Valley is not forgotten? Over time I concluded that there…