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I-177 antithesis of wildlife management

I-177 is bad for wildlife, costly for ranchers and wildlife agencies, bad for taxpayers and creates danger for people and pets. One of the animal rights group’s destructive objectives for I-177 is to propagate the wolf population by restricting regulated public trapping on all public lands. I-177 prohibits the only method of harvest that reduced…

Kelly mistaken

In the August 31st edition of The Bitterroot Star,  Claire L. Kelly from Stevensville wrote a scathing letter written in an effort to completely denigrate the Republican Party by attempting to paint them as racist. This is a tired old litany of partial information and information that is completely incorrect. I will say that I…

Sperry incorrect

Contrary to easily obtainable facts, former Ravalli County Justice of the Peace Ed Sperry injudiciously declares Friends of the Bitterroot (FOB) guilty of contributing to the recent Roaring Lion fire tragedy. In his recent letter to the editor, he says, “Concurrent with the start of the Roaring Lion fire they [FOB] filed a suit in…

Glyphosate contamination

A new study by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff will soon be published showing the results of tests done on vaccines. The testing showed that multiple vaccines produced by various vaccine companies were contaminated by glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides. Glyphosate was also found in popular vitamins and protein…

Support for ‘Big Dave’ Smith

The septic system has been installed and two new homes are slated to be built on an island in the Bitterroot River, thanks to our Ravalli County Commissioners. The site is reached by the bridges of Victor Crossing. Commissioner Greg Chilcott, up for re-election in November, was a driving force in repealing our longstanding floodplain…

Ravalli County residents deserve better leadership

The time for gridlock, buck passing, and business as usual is over. Montana has lost precious time tackling our critical energy and infrastructure needs. We have failed to make any substantial increases in educational opportunities to train our workforce for a global economy or help our youth find meaningful employment in Montana. We have spun…

Time to quit the eco-fascist antics

The Star has done us great service in providing information about the Roaring Lion fire and subsequent follow up. Just like the Star’s previous outstanding coverage of the long fought battle over the Mitchell Slough. Yes, the slough was finally determined to be part of the Bitterroot, not a private and exclusive waterway. I wonder…

Support for I-177

While there are very few people that trap in Montana, about one-half of one percent, they impact the enjoyment of other outdoorsmen and women with their prolific placement of traps and snares, many of them lethal, with no responsibility for what steps into them. Unlike fishing and hunting, trapping is a commercial activity, killing wildlife…

Clarifying our racist history

Last week, the Star published a letter entitled: ‘Democrats are the racists’. This letter attempted to use historical context, dating back to 1861, to prove that assertion. Unfortunately, the facts given were cherry-picked, resulting in a misrepresentation of historical context, and thus misinforming readers. In the election of 1860, the Democratic and Whig Parties were…

Circumventing the law

On July 18, 2016, Lake County District Court Judge James Manley ruled that SB262 (water compact) was unconstitutional and in violation of Art II Section 18 of the Montana Constitution that requires a 2/3 vote of each house of the legislature. AG Fox had the duty to uphold state law but did not. Governor Bullock,…