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Guest Comment/Star Editorial

Support needed for Performing Arts Series

By Alan Hill, President, Performing Arts Council Board of Directors   After a whirlwind 10th anniversary performing arts series, the BPAC board is on the proverbial tee box of the 18th hole staring into a 40-mile-an-hour headwind. For five years the Performing Arts Council has operated under a 501 (c) 3 status with guidance from…

Letters to the Editor

We got troubles, yeah

  We got troubles, yeah, we got troubles, here in County City. It’s spelled Stamey which rhymes with Scammy. And its spelled S-t-a-m-e-y, that means Stamey. Here comes Scammy, oops , I did mean Stamey. That’s right, gotta hire Stamey, She has no experience, no learning, no training! Why not? They all say, though it…

Commissioner candidate bows out

  This is an open letter of heartfelt gratitude for all of the good folks of Ravalli County who have supported my bid for county commissioner. After deeper consideration and an honest assessment of my personal capacity, I have withdrawn my candidacy. The work and commitment of commissioner and the enormity of the redress that…

Support for Week of Young Child

  Young children in Ravalli County deserve the best that we can give them. Week of the Young Child, April 6–12, is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults play important roles in the lives of young…

Keele’s points are hogwash

  I look forward to picking up each new edition of the Bitterroot Star so I can read the weekly edition of the political world according to Van P. Keele. Mr. Keele has a lot to say, this week 12 long paragraphs covering the majority of the editorial and comment page. He tells it like…

On job creation

Are more jobs created under Republican or Democratic administrations? I was talking to a conservative friend of mine recently. He’s a great guy and we have invigorating, civil discussions over the phone. He repeated an assertion, commonplace among Republicans, that more jobs are added during Republican administrations. After all, aren’t Republicans more business friendly?  I…

Support for Connell

We wish to express our support for Pat Connell and his candidacy for SD 43. Pat is a friend, neighbor and currently our Representative in HD-87. We could go on and on about his virtues but – most importantly – where and when it counts, Pat’s heart (and brain) is always in the right place….

Mis-understanding Foss

Commissioner Foss, I have read and re-read your recent rambling submittal three times and continue to feel sorrow that so many folks in Ravalli County seem to misunderstand your intentions, me included! None of us like to be criticized and it seems in the past years you have generated a significant amount. I am sure…

Support for I-169

This letter is in support of 1-169 which if passed by the people of Montana would ban trapping on public lands. Now, to dispel some myths. First – The trapping community wants you to believe that this initiative was created and financed by out of state ‘special interest groups’. Truth – Trap Free Montana Public…

Thanks for caring

  Events sometimes happen that are pivotal in our lives, which change the way we view people and the world around us. This is how I feel about my life having been touched ever so lightly, by a poor homeless woman, who came to life for a little while, here in Hamilton, at Christmas time….

Horrible practice

As a humble Christian who loves nature, I value and respect God’s creation of wolves. Montana’s wolf management seems to become more liberal every year, allowing more methods for killing these smart, social animals. The wolf-hating mania in Montana and the West is irrationally based and on the rise, with management agencies mostly ignoring best…