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Category Archives: Letters

And the kingdom rejoiced

  Once upon a time in a small mountain kingdom there dwelt a woman possessed by hubris. One year during the time of choosing, her minions declared they must choose her to hold dominion over the kingdom and to also choose a troll to rule by her side. And so it came to happen and…

Anti-gay stance not extreme

Sunday I had a “brother” at church call me an extremist for my position against gay marriage and refuse to shake my hand. Now, if I have my facts right, no other nation or people in the records of earthly history have ever allowed those involved in deviate sexual relations (in reference to the way…

Voters send resounding message

  The recent primary election results in Ravalli county sends a clear and strong message, which is simply, “Do The Right Thing.” There is plenty of hindsight speculation about crossover votes, who voted, who are democrats, who are republicans.  Was the election stolen?  Is it unfair to be an open primary?  That’s fun stuff for…

U.S. won’t benefit from Keystone pipeline

  Recently politicians and special interest groups have been running TV ads advocating construction of the Keystone pipeline. The usual claims are that we need it for energy independence and jobs. Neither claim is true. The Keystone pipeline is planned to move foreign oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it will be refined and…

Mill Creek Canyon travesty

  My wife and I love living in the Bitterroot. Back in 1996 we were at the north end of a 3000 mile, self-contained mountain bike trip along the Continental Divide, and had seen oodles of beautiful country. But from the moment we dropped down from Gibbons Pass into Sula, laid our eyes upon the…

VA and agencies are top heavy

  So much is being expressed regarding VA clinics, and much of it is well documented. Many veterans could add our own frustrations. However, I suggest that the issue is much larger than poor care at the veterans’ level. It is an example of our top heavy government programs that have many levels of bureaucratic…

Unfair tactics

  Montana Trappers Association members such as Jason Maxwell, VP, resort to all kinds of underhanded ploys to continue their indiscriminate cruel irresponsible recreation on our public lands. Witnessed by many Montanans, trappers have intimidated and harassed our signature gatherers for I-169 and interfered with the First Amendment and voters’ right to sign the ballot…

Pray for repeal

  The VA scandal demonstrates the quality of government provided health care for American war veterans. Can anyone project how effective government provided Obamacare will be for Americans? Responsible Americans likely would predict – what you see is what you will get! Let us pray that when Americans go to voting booths in Novembers 2014…

Thanks from Pantry Partners

  Pantry Partners Food Bank would like to thank the residents of  Stevensville, Victor and Florence communities that contributed so generously to the Mother’s Day Postal Food Drive. This year, Stevensville USPS carriers collected 1813 pounds for Pantry Partners’ clients. In addition, a Boy Scout at Lone Rock led a drive that collected 489 pounds….

Stand against abortion

  I have viewed Ms. Melissa Barcroft’s TV presentation and her Guest Opinion in the Missoulian on Tuesday, May 27. I share her grief and I pray for her recovery from this tragic event. However, I wish to propose to her a different opinion, a different set of options and results. Ms. Barcroft indicated that…