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Category Archives: Letters

Quack, quack

  When I was going to school in Butte, there were still “working girls” plying their trade in the red light district down on Mercury Street. The running joke was, “A student approaches and propositions (the offer) one of them. Her response — What kind of a girl do you think I am? Not to…

Talking trash

  Last week I had to take some trash to the dump station near Victor, Montana. I had the back of my 1/2 ton truck loaded. The dump attendant told me the charge would be $45. When I got home I had a letter from Bitter Root Disposal saying that my trash hauling fee, from…

Airport issue not understood

  The letter from Mr. Steven Rossiter last week mentioned he is in his seventh decade on this planet. Good for him. I’m starting my ninth decade so hooray for me! I also attended USC in the mid 40′s during my Naval Officer Training program. I hope Mr. Rossiter read my letter in another paper…

Buck Lane-No/Buck Street-Yes

  I read an article in the Ravalli Republic that contained comments about Charles Amos Buck. Being the fourth generation of these Bucks from Ohio, I wanted to share some of the history that I know. Buck Street (not Buck Lane) in Stevensville was named for Amos Buck (my great grandfather) and his brothers, Henry,…

Sheep station closure makes sense

  Closing government facilities never comes easy, but budget reductions could prove good news for wildlife along the Montana-Idaho border. A recent decision by the Obama administration to close the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in the Centennial Mountains helps reduce federal expenditures and should benefit taxpayers, wildlife and hunters. However, opposition is building and it…

Walmart won’t help the valley

  Mr. Williamson’s comments on Walmart are so very accurate. The people who have called the Bitterroot home since their birth or have moved here from other places enjoy the value of living in a place where there is a great quality of life away from the bigger cities. All Walmart will do is cause…

Support for county airport expansion

  First, I must admit I’m puzzled as to why comments are being solicited, again. It has been determined that, and I thought settled, there is a more than adequate need to improve the Ravalli County Airport to bring it up to modern day safety standards. Why an extremely small minority of noisy people have…

Un-deniable

  Here are the Five Republican Stages of Un-Denial: • 1981 – 2013: Man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people! • 2014: I’m not qualified to debate the science of climate change. • 2015: Human-caused climate change is happening, but its effects will be minor. • 2016: As I’ve…

Wild places must be protected

  In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influenced every effort to protect wild country during…

More on Mill Creek canyon climbers

After reading the Mill Creek sport climbers’ response to my letter regarding resource and wildlife concerns, plus law violations related to their unsustainable climbing scheme in Mill’s extraordinary canyon, it’s clear the relevant climbers need to own up to facts, and take some responsibility for their actions. Readers and public land enthusiasts, including all climbers,…