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Guest Comment/Star Editorial

Planned Stevi airport project good for town

By Craig E. Thomas, Chair, Stevensville Airport Board   32S has received a grant from to FAA for the improvement of our, the Town of Stevensville, Montana, airport. The improvements include resurfacing and widening of the existing runway, a new taxiway, a new automated weather observation station, replacement of the old PAPI, and other improvements….

Letters to the Editor

Re: West Fork

Thank you for Chuck Stranahan’ s article  on the West Fork of the Bitterroot. I have fished this small river for 30 years and the last 13 we spend our summers on the West Fork. The number of dead and dying fish I see on the river has dramatically escalated in the last 3 years.and…

Not really a problem

This is in response to the lady who thinks that those of us who carry our dogs in the back of pickups are stupid owners. Rather than sit behind your computer and tell us rural folks how much you disagree with how we do things you should take a few minutes and talk with those…

CFW, have you no shame?

It has been mentioned before how the “massive four-member movement” (thank you Willie) of folks who call themselves “Citizens for Fair Water” have offered nothing but Rescinding Petitions, and False Information in their war against the “Three Mile Irrigators” and their forming a Subdistrict. TO SAY AGAIN, “The Citizens for Fair Water have not offered…

Lone Rock trustee needed

The Board of Trustees at Lone Rock has received a letter of resignation from Deanne Stewart. We would like to thank Deanne for her years of service and commitment to the Lone Rock community. The Board will be accepting letters of interest for this vacant position. If you are interested, please send a letter of…

Support Stevi Farmers Market

True, there are bigger farmers’ markets in the area. But the Stevensville Market has grown and offers the public a wide range of goods to shop, eat, and play. We have local produce and fresh chicken, duck and turkey eggs, jams and jellies, yummy baked goods (even gluten free!), fabric art, photography, jewelry, handmade soaps,…

Dangerous liar

Early into FBI Director James Comey’s July 5, 2016 history-making speech detailing the results of the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, Comey appeared to verbally indict Hillary for her demonstrated lies and extreme security carelessness. Then, Comey reversed course and did not indict her because of lack of intent even though some e-mail…

Time for more control on West Fork fishing

An article in the July 10 edition of the Missoulian reported on possible restrictions on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River for next season. FWP personnel communicated on surveys from that stretch of river that indicated crowding and the recreating public was being displaced. FWP stated in the article that the state has no…

Compact will provide certainty and create jobs

In Montana, we pride ourselves on treating strangers as friends and solving problems as neighbors. Like most Montanans, I was raised that when a disagreement arises you work together to find reasonable common ground. The CSKT Water Compact and the federal settlement legislation that would ratify the agreement are, in many ways, prime examples of…

True patriotism

The other day I had a conversation with a Donald Trump fan, who not only denied that her candidate’s bigotry was an issue, she also claimed that voting for Trump was the patriotic thing to do. With that in mind, here’s my 4th of July patriotic rant: The word “patriotism” has been co-opted and distorted…

Daines right about coal

The Department of Interior has placed a sweeping moratorium on new federal coal leases in the United States. The stated objective of the moratorium is to pause the leasing in order to conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) of this program. But there are strong suggestions that the true aim of Interior’s move is…