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Category Archives: Letters

‘Oliver’ recommended

  What a treat to see the Stevensville Playhouse production of “Oliver!” Everything from the singing, costuming, stage-setting, to superb acting made this a wonderful night out – right here in town. For those who haven’t seen it yet, there are still several shows this coming weekend. I particularly want to thank the kids who…

Closed primary bad idea

  The Ravalli County Republican Central Committee has become part of a lawsuit to “close” the Republican primary; i.e., exclude voters who are not Republicans. This disenfranchises independents and others who wish to weigh in on which candidates make it to the general election. Montanans are independent people who historically vote for the person, not…

Forest Service cutting

  The U.S.F.S. is planning to log 5,711 acres between Como and Lost Horse. This area was logged about 40 years ago and the young trees will just now be starting to put on some serious growth. I suspect many of the trees won’t be over 14 inches in diameter, breast high. If you wish…

Three Mile group not representative of public

  An interlocking group of people has board members on four of the five taxing districts specific to the Three Mile area. Those four taxing districts are embroiled in controversy and, increasingly, do not have the support of the Three Mile public. When the Lone Rock School District put up a mill levy this spring…

Guardians of our past

  During the three and one half years I served on the Board of Directors of the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society, I often asked myself: Who are the Guardians of our Past? Who bears responsibility for ensuring that the history of the Bitter Root Valley is not forgotten? Over time I concluded that there…

Troubling letter

  We read the anonymous letter in your paper of Sept. 24th written by a parent concerning what had happened to their child many years ago. We are two retired professionals, I had a Family Practice in Spokane and my wife was a school counselor. We both worked with child abuse cases in the past…

Problem with some mule deer auction hunters

  Every hunter dreams of bagging a monster mule deer. We salivate over photos of bucks in the velvet before archery season opens. We spend countless hours, days and weeks tracking a specific deer that has caught our eye. We spend our volunteer hours rolling up fence and helping improve wildlife habitat on both private…

War is not the answer

  The problem with having such a grossly oversized military is that it comes with a grossly oversized pressure to use it. I had high hopes that President Obama could resist, but obviously that’s not the case. Democrats and Republicans are as far apart ideologically as they’ve ever been, but ever since the relentless belittlement…

Beware corporate ‘Right to Farm’

  On August 5th, Missourians voted on an ill-conceived “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment supported by a coalition of major corporate farming interests, which spent over $1 million to secure its passage. The amendment was couched in farmer-friendly phrasing and legal language with unclear ramifications – … the right of farmers and ranchers to engage…

Women manage money well, need confidence

    Women are great money managers, but their confidence regarding financial decisions is a bit lacking. Researchers say that while many women are terrific budgeters, savers and entrepreneurs, they are less likely to be prepared for retirement even though they live longer than men. They also say women should be more engaged, more aware,…