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Category Archives: Letters

The Skateboard Generation

I’d like to call them the ‘Blade Runners’. The now generation! You know, Stevi’s little young starlets that, sporadically, just before twilight, come whizzing by on their majestically angelic skateboards. They’re the sweetest little things, all fancily arrayed in their selectively chosen skateboard attire – pastel colored hair, bobby socks, make-up and the likes there-of,…

America’s Liberty Bell is ringing again!

Just before the 4 November 2014 election, Obama stated that even though he wasn’t on the ballot, his policies were! Much to Obama’s dismay, America’s conservative and independent voters agreed with Obama for a change! Those damaging policies include Obamacare, the economy, foreign policy, and amnesty, as well as the cover-up of scandals such as…

Re: Justice Jim Bailey’s re-election

How terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise… The same can be said, I suppose, of cleverness. Most people don’t go to court, but those that do, likely will stand before a Justice of the Peace, in Ravalli County. Clever Jim Bailey has just been re-elected… Justice Jim Bailey is capable…

Dire consequences with new EPA rule

The long dreaded redefinition of the word “navigable” as applied to “Waters of the U.S. is finally upon us. The deadline for comment is this coming Friday, November 14 at 11:59 p.m. The Washington DC Environmental Protection Agency office will be receiving phone calls at 202-566-2428 and emails at CWAwaters@epa.gov. Claims of mud puddles, rain…

Public land transfer bad for Montana

In a recent op-ed, state senator Jennifer Fielder suggests that a Utah county commissioner, Nevada state legislators and a Canadian negotiator know what’s best for us here in Montana. I’d like to think Montanans know what’s best for Montana. While transferring federal lands into state hands may be of interest to some people outside the…

Parental plea for compassion

For the last several months our family has been living a nightmare that has taken a toll on all of us. We appreciate all the phone calls and letters of support. My father in law, who wrote part of the present sexual abuse of children law in Montana, in his statewide fight against pornography and…

Re: Eastside Hwy improvements

We are in essential agreement with the letter written by Cheryl Holden Rice of Stevensville published in the Bitterroot Star on October 15, which deals with the impending construction of Eastside Highway from Hidden Valley Road to the Lee Metcalf refuge. Our property is on this stretch of road which is scheduled to be re-engineered….

Re: Eastside Hwy

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) proposes to rebuild 5.8 miles of MT 203 Eastside Highway, roughly from Hidden Valley Road to the southern reaches of Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The following is an open letter to Shane Stack, Preconstruction Engineer on the project: Dear Mr. Stack et al., Thank you for the opportunity…

Do you call yourself a newspaper?

As a trained journalist, I must say your recent issue’s coverage of the “big box store” controversy was downright shameful. Your front-page story covering Hamilton resident Clover Quinn’s petition was one-sided and blatantly revealed the publication’s bias on the issue — even though the “evidence” presented in favor of Quinn’s position was based on empty…

Stop muddying the water

In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that have left more than half of America’s streams and millions of wetland acres unprotected from pollution. Since then, organizations and individuals who don’t seem that concerned about clean water have…