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Category Archives: Letters

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,…

Airport meeting/Mayor Mim Mack

  Regardless of what your opinion is of the Airport issue, you have to give Mayor Mim Mack credit for being well versed on the subject material. Someone from the FAA, that should have been there, could not have presented it more appropriately. I was ‘remiss’ in allowing community members, as well as neighbors, to…

Pertaining to Treasurer Stamey

  It was touching to see the piece in the news about Suzy’s great compassion for Valerie Stamey, what a wonderful move to take the blame off of herself and her erroneous decisions. “I’m ashamed of the way we treated her.” You should be ashamed that you put yourself and her ahead of the Citizens…