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Category Archives: Letters

Support for Marsy’s Law

I’ve spent my entire career in law enforcement and community corrections, over 38 years. In that time, I’ve worked with hundreds of crime victims. Yet even with all the years and all the experience, I can tell you that it never gets easier. Each new story you hear can be just as heartbreaking as the…

Thanks from Museum

It is with sincere gratitude that the Volunteer Board of the Ravalli County Museum says THANK YOU to the Ravalli County voters for supporting the Museum in its request for financial support. By voting for the passage of the mill levy you provided the Museum a reliable income stream equal to one third of its…

Secure your pets

True story from California: On April 10, drivers witnessed a German shepherd dog jump/fall out of a pickup truck on Hwy 99. The dog eluded capture among oleander bushes in the freeway median… for five weeks. When police officers finally snared her, she weighed 44 lbs, had a badly broken and infected leg, embedded foxtails…

Research shows different story

What is it about people on the far right that makes them so gullible when it comes to conspiracy theories? One would think that anyone with a reasonable amount of intelligence would actually do some research before writing letters to the editor with wild accusations, but obviously that’s not the case. Over the years, Dee…

Dam safety should be priority

This could happen: Up at the upper reaches of the West Fork at about 10 p.m. as the campers were starting to prepare for a good night’s sleep the water below Painted Rocks Reservoir began to change consistency and color. Being an earthen dam the color of the water started to change more rapidly by…

Red Cross needs your support

Texas residents are once again facing devastating flooding and hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are there operating or supporting 17 shelters, providing meals, assessing damage, offering emotional support and distributing relief supplies. Since the beginning of the year, numerous storms have ravaged the state. Thousands of people have evacuated their…

Support for Water Compact

The CSKT Water Compact is much more than just a piece of legislation—it is a negotiated agreement that ensures the future of agriculture in our state. Without the Compact the Tribes would have to define their water rights through litigation in the Montana Water Court—a costly, time consuming and uncertain process that would have dire…

Certified planner needed

In the joint interest of residents, taxpayers, landowners, and land developers, it’s time for Ravalli County to have a certified planner as head of the Planning Department! A certified planner fully competent in the opinion of the County Attorney! A Certified Planner selected by County Commissioners communicating with the public, in a manner allowing public…

No Syrian refugees!

So many still think bringing Syrian refugees here would be ok! Wake up and see what the Muslims are doing here in our country. There is a college professor in Tennessee who teaches Islamic studies and is very popular, of course, with Muslims students. Just so you know, this man, Abu Ammaar Yasir Kazi, is…

Wolf quota politics

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission are two different critters. Our FW&P Department presents wildlife management proposals to five governor-appointed F&W Commissioners. Commission meeting minutes regarding wolves, 2007 through 2015 are available, 406-444-7826. Get a copy, it’s interesting history. At their July 14, 2011 meeting, Schweitzer…