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Time for new local leadership

Do you remember the Legacy Ranch Subdivision proposal that the Ravalli County Commissioners approved in 2013? This approval was despite many meetings and comments from thousands of people who were against it. The proposal was for 639 residential units on 328 acres which would have created a neighborhood larger than the town of Stevensville across…

Towards peace

Veterans For Peace have posted the following reflections on celebrating Veterans Day this year: Over the last several years, Veterans For Peace chapters have taken the lead in celebrating Armistice Day on November 11 lifting up the original intention of that day – a worldwide call for peace that was spurred by universal revulsion at…

Support for Smith, Hoffman

The purpose of government is to protect the people from the rich and powerful. Let’s see, the Republican Party may gain a few seats in the Montana Senate, and lose a few seats in the Montana House. So how about the offices of Montana up for election on the 2016 Montana ballot? Vote for candidates…

Support for Lake

Bob Lake is Montana’s last chance to have a practical, experienced voice on the PSC. Bob is a man of integrity, a business man who owned and operated Lakeland feeds in Hamilton.He knows what it is like to manage utility expenses. I served with Bob and we pledged an oath to uphold the laws and…

Morally unfit

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, is morally unfit for any position of public trust or influence. A video tape has exposed Trump as a sexual predator. He bragged about his unwelcome groping and assaulting of women over many years, even women he knew to be married, just because he had power over them…

Time for a change

Please vote! Before we vote we need to do our homework. My husband and I will vote for the person we feel will do the best job, not “the party.” We have done our research first. We watched both conventions and debates, and commentaries. I have read the Clintons’ books, several of Trump’s, three by…

Support for Sandefur for Supreme Court Justice

I am a district court judge in Montana’s 21st Judicial District in Ravalli County. In 2012, I endorsed District Court Judge Laurie McKinnon as a candidate for the Montana Supreme Court. She won, and Justice McKinnon has served fairly, upholding constitutional rights. The rules of judicial conduct permit me to endorse only in non-partisan contests…

Support for I-177

As you probably know the Animal Trap Restrictions Initiative, also known as I-177, is on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Montana as an initiated state statute. I take my responsibilities as described in the Veterinarian’s Hippocratic Oath very seriously: “Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific…

Fur trapping

I think I can talk with some knowledge about trapping, as I trapped for 80 years except for the last few years. My dad started me trapping muskrats when I was 5 years old. Then I progressed to other furs. With my early trapping money I was able to buy a rifle, a saddle and…

Thanks from Main Street

The Stevensville Main Street Association would like to thank all of the participants in the Stevensville Scarecrow Festival for a great show! 35 entries this year and one very creative and useful entry on the side of the road calming traffic. The festival generated visitors all week long and it was very well attended. Thank…