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Guest Comment/Star Editorial

Rural electric co-ops should embrace new carbon reduction rules

By Roy O’Connor, Missoula Electric Co-op & Fergus Electric Co-op, Dan Vermillion, Park Electric Co-op, Tim Crawford, Fergus Electric Co-op, Mark Fix, Tongue River Electric Co-op, Robin Tawney Nichols, Missoula Electric Co-op, Richard Espenscheid, Beartooth Electric Co-op, Steve Thompson, Flathead Electric Co-op, Jan Metzmaker, Flathead Electric Co-op We are members of Montana’s rural electric co-ops….

Letters to the Editor

Snarling doesn’t work

The interlocking group of people here in the Three Mile area has been using anger as a means of control. Fortunately, it isn’t working this time. No amount of snarling will change the fact that the Three Mile Gravity system is owned by the Bitter Root Irrigation District and the district is legally required to…

Walmart not the problem

In response to Carla McDonald’s rebuttal to my last letter criticizing the Star’s coverage of the “big-box store” controversy, I’m amused she took five paragraphs to say absolutely nothing … other than insinuate I was somehow blaming her for the way the paper ran her initial letter, and that I was falsely assuming there were…

Support for Walmart

I am totally fed up with all the hype about “No Box Store” and all the comments made about business downtown being ruined. I think the competition for our dollar would be a healthy move. I also don’t believe that a store like Walmart or any other box store would be stupid enough to ruin…

Incompetence rewarded

I have a question for the people who re-elected Jeff Burrows for county commissioner. Mr. Burrows is one of three commissioners who appointed Valerie Stamey as treasurer, a decision that cost us, the taxpayers, more than $120,000 in damage control. With that in mind, if Mr. Burrows were a Democrat or Independent instead of a…

Say no to ‘big box’

I immediately fell in love with Hamilton and am waiting for my home. I grew up in rural Nevada and have seen first hand how “BIG BOX” stores killed my little town. First the little Hallmark stores died, to be replaced with an empty building. Next was the hardware stores and the ladies dress shops,…

Response to Cornelius

How amusing that Mr. Cornelius would question my name linked to an anti-Walmart letter, saying he had never seen this before unless it was staff (I’m not); a prominently known “guest” (I’m not); or a syndicated writer (which, sadly, I’m not). I do, however, have up-close and personal knowledge concerning the harm versus the benefits…

Three Mile Center nominations open

Officers for the Three Mile Community Center are now being nominated. If you want more than one person running the Center’s meetings, please submit your name for nomination or submit the name of a person you would like to have in office. Coffee hour is M-W-F at 7:30-9 a.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall….

Methodist bazaar success

We would like to thank the citizens of Stevensville and surrounding communities for their generous support of the United Methodist Women’s annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon which was held on Oct. 26. This year our proceeds were over $6700, our largest yet! About a third of these proceeds will go to Bitterroot Valley non-profits including…

Thanks for helping with blitz build

What a wonderful community… The blitz build is over, the governor’s gone, and the dust has settled, so I wanted to take a moment to shout out a huge thank you to those businesses who helped make it such a success by donating materials and/or labor to the Habitat for Humanity house being built in…

Thanks from Darby Trail of Discovery

On Saturday, October 25th, Heidi Kaminski of The Right to Bare Arms gym in Darby hosted a fun run to raise money for the Darby Trail of Discovery. The event was well attended and all the funds raised were donated for trail maintenance. Thanks to Heidi for her generous support and hard work in helping…