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Thank you to Roaring Lion firefighters

By Wally and Judy Grewe, Hamilton Many of us affected by the Roaring Lion fire are now trying to get back to our normal lives or what may be the new normal. We were one of the lucky ones. Our home was not damaged and is totally intact along with other outbuildings. However, many of…

Letters to the Editor

Circumventing the law

On July 18, 2016, Lake County District Court Judge James Manley ruled that SB262 (water compact) was unconstitutional and in violation of Art II Section 18 of the Montana Constitution that requires a 2/3 vote of each house of the legislature. AG Fox had the duty to uphold state law but did not. Governor Bullock,…

Lightning, anyone?

Anybody notice lightning strikes around Stevensville? Took a week after a lightning strike ignited the top part of the north end of the barn, until I started to connect the obvious dots. I heard a very, very loud lightning bolt around 9:30 p.m. on August 9. A few weeks before the big barn burned down,…

Democrats are the racists

I am very tired of Republican conservatives being called racists by the Democratic liberals who are indeed the true racists. If you don’t know your party’s history, better learn so you know what you are talking about when you make accusations to others. Here are some facts. The Republican Party was founded to oppose slavery…

Our tax dollars not at work

I had an interesting experience yesterday morning, casing me to wonder and reflect at yet another curiosity of my tax dollars and their expected return. Sunday at 9:50 a.m. I was traveling south on 1st (Hwy 93) in my car and slowed to stop at the Golf Course road stoplight in the inside (left) lane….

Pick up your doggy doo

Something smelled when I was digging our first potatoes. And sure enough, there it was, dog poop right next to where I was digging. We have home-made deer fences up all around our back yard on South Third Street. Maybe a dog passed through before I finished them a few weeks ago. But still. We…

About that war

In reply to Jim Hamilton’s letter from August. 8th: must admit, I’m a bit confused after reading your letter regarding your own apparent confusion about what ‘grievous sin’ Hillary did to offend our nation’s military. Perhaps I can enlighten you: Hillary Clinton voted IN FAVOR of Bush’s Iraq War. Were you not aware of this?…

Support ‘Spuds-R-Us’

One potato, two potato, three potato, four… five potato, six potato, seven potato more!  No, it’s not the old children’s nursery rhyme but the return of “Spuds-R-Us”, one of the newest non-profit food booths at this year’s Ravalli County Fair! Every non-profit organization is constantly trying to find new fundraising ideas and “Spuds-R-Us” is the…

Thanks from Easy Street folks

We would like to thank everyone who responded to the barn fire on Easy Street last Tuesday night. The lady who saw the fire and knocked on our door to alert us. EMTs and Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD), you are our heroes! Your quick response, trained cooperation, and your kindness to us, made all the…

Lone Rock School alive and well

The Lone Rock School District has been continuously providing a quality education to the residents of the Bitterroot Valley since 1885.  Whether it is learning to read in first grade or working with robotics in the middle school, the education is excellent and is delivered in a most cost effective way. Earlier this year we…

What should be done with our forests

The Bitterroot Fires of 2000 were still smoldering when the Montana State DNRC Foresters were out on the Sula State Forest sections developing what wound up being an extremely successful timber salvage and site rehabilitation program. Now, to accomplish similar results on the Roaring Lion Fire Area, the Bitterroot National Forest and the State need…