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Guest Comment/Star Editorial

Stevi town government much better now

By Joan Prather, Stevensville   Referencing the letter from Mr. Michalson regarding the $1200 wage plus $400 honorarium the Mayor earns: I am writing this in hopes that people will appreciate the efforts of the Mayor and Town Council of Stevensville. To do that, let me take you for a walk down memory lane. Mr….

Letters to the Editor

TBID making progress

The Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District (RC TBID) is making a difference to the folks of Bitterroot Valley, as we are one of the umbrella organizations that link all the communities. The Board of Trustees is comprised of five owners or owner designated managers who operate lodging businesses in this county. We are here…

Support for public land transfer

  As a U.S. Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well managed forest. Over the last 20 plus years, I have seen the federal government’s “on the ground” forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access closures have not served the public or the resource well. Many years ago I…

Who is really representing Stevensville’s taxpayers?

  I do not understand why the fine citizens of Stevensville are not mad or just are not aware of what is happening in our local Town Government. We have a mayor who is being paid very well for his services. All previous mayor salaries in the past were $400 a month. Now, our latest…

Walk a mile in their shoes

  Winners/losers. If there is one, there is also the other, so in our culture we compete (fight) to be the one on top. Is it so hard to see that in this system there really are neither winners nor losers because the fight always goes on? There cannot be peace? We are comfortable when…

Library makes improvements

  Downtown Stevensville has a new look! The North Valley Public Library needed new paint so we looked for colors that would tie together our three buildings and complement those of the other buildings on Main Street. The Design Committee of the Main Street Association offered their professional advice for highlighting some of the architectural…

Turning a blind eye II: sequel

Any public figure sworn to uphold the law, implicitly, as it was handed down to him/her via our own state and federal legislatures, but, sadly so, finds himself/herself in breach of those duties sworn to, by way of deliberate and complicit negligence, e.g., knowingly and willingly making way to a known drug felon, for carte…

Invitation to ‘Freecyle’

One person’s trash can definitely be another person’s treasure, witness the trivets and bulletin boards made from wine corks, the rugs and totes made from old t-shirts, the fences and swings and planters made from old tires, etc. And it is becoming ever more clear that in the 21st century we can’t really throw anything…

Re: MT, Jackson Hole 2014

While working toward a better America for the kids, while staying current with what’s going on in the USA economy, what did you read and hear this last weekend in August, about what the dickens was decided at Jackson Hole last week? And what that might well mean for people and employment in Montana? For…

Floyd mistaken, again

  In a letter to the editor (Missoulian 8/25), Mr. Clayton Floyd purports once again to know what he is talking about. As has been the norm during his political history in Stevensville, where he resigned from Council and lost two attempts to be Mayor, he misstates facts and blames the wrong people for acts…

Bad investments

  Apparently times are not that tough at Town Hall. In the budget for this year, which will have been voted by now, $5,000 for a dumpster to be modified to start a recycling program in Stevensville. The idea is a good one and we recycle, newspaper, tin, plastic and aluminum. Where this contract goes…