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Category Archives: Letters

Future of Metcalf Refuge in jeopardy

The recent article (Missoulian, 11-4-16) on the proposed changes by the USFWS involving Western Montana Wildlife Refuges is both interesting and troublesome. Staff cuts at various Montana refuges could eliminate twelve positions and many educational programs would be abolished. Locally, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is going to lose Bob Danley, its excellent…

‘Big Banks’: too big to manage?

The recent fine of $185 million handed down to Wells Fargo, following an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, highlights the importance of choosing your banking partner carefully. The investigation found that, according to the consent order Wells Fargo signed, approximately 5,300 employees of Wells…

Help available for veterans

For the past thirty years, Montana has ranked in the top five states for suicides and currently has the highest suicide rate per capita. This is an ongoing and serious problem and we must all work together to stop the unacceptable losses we are experiencing. On any given day across this nation we lose an…

Clean energy market trumps ‘war on coal’

“China installed 26 gigawatts (Gw) of renewable electric generation in the last two years,” said Colleen Regan, Head of North American Environmental Markets and Cross-sector Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She was presenting at Colorado State University’s 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium. Afterwards, she confirmed that China installed 20 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels…

Transfer of National Forests un-American

There she goes again. State Senator Jennifer Fielder just returned from the annual meeting of the American Lands Council (ALC) and is proselytizing across the state to “transfer federal lands to willing states for local control.” She continually claims that current public land management is “bad” and that transferring them to the states will result…

Recent re-victimization by candidate illustrates real problem

Years ago, after fleeing an emotionally abusive relationship, my child bravely disclosed some shocking and devastating information to me: she’d been sexually assaulted by that abuser. The next few years were a learning experience regarding the unfortunate dynamics surrounding child sexual abuse. Through counseling, we learned about the grooming process that abusers use to manipulate…

Vote your conscience, not your fear

Come this November, I will have voted in local, county, borough, state and national elections for 50 years as a registered independent voter in three states. Researching the deeds and misdeeds of candidates has always been a prerequisite for my decisions in the booth. Honestly I have never seen anything quite like what my eyes have…

Judges support Judge Langton

This letter is in support of District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton. We feel this is one of the most important elective offices in Ravalli County. We as judges whole-heartedly endorse Judge Jeffrey Langton. Judge Langton has the experience of serving as our District Court Judge for many years. We collectively have many years of working…

Support for Arntzen

Spending on K-12 education takes up most of Montana’s state budget, and a significant portion of local property taxes also go to our schools. More importantly, educating our children is a fundamental civic duty. For these reasons, the Superintendent of Public Instruction election deserves attention. This year’s race pits Elsie Arntzen, a state legislator with…

Response to Wilson

I would like to reply to Grace Wilson’s letter “If you do not like Trump” printed in the Bitterroot Star on October 12. I feel she and I want the same thing for our country but this is how we differ. I have often thought we pull God down to our level so we can…