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Legislative session characterized by compromise

By Bob Brown, Helena The recently adjourned session of the state legislature was characterized in both House and Senate by compromise and coalition. Democrats and Republicans teamed up to pass key pieces of legislation which largely resulted from negotiations between Democratic Governor Steve Bullock, and the few remaining traditional legislative Republicans. Coalitions are common in…

Letters to the Editor

Campbell letter meaningful

I want to thank you sincerely for printing Larry Campbell’s excellent letter in the May 13th issue of the Star. The moral code imbedded in his message is familiar to many of us who believe that humans must change our ways, in this generation, if we care anything at all about leaving a healthy, flourishing…

The truth is out there

Thank you, Carol Marsh, for your recent letter in the Missoulian concerning Roundup sprayed in Missoula parks. The City Council needs to read the following concerning what Roundup in particular and pesticides in general do to people and especially to their children. Everything listed below should be front-page news! Recently the World Health Organization issued…

Not giving up on raw milk

I used to read a book about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad to my fifth graders. It was a strange concept for them at the beginning of the book since kids think of a railroad as a set of tracks with a train running on the metal rails. We discussed the willingness of these…

Action required in animal abuse case

This letter was sent to both Governor Bullock and Attorney General Fox today, May 13. Re: Animal Abuse at Kountz Arena, Bozeman, MT I call your attention to, and ask your assistance with, one of the most horrendous cases of animal neglect and abuse with which I have ever had the misfortune of being associated….

How about the facts?

Both letters recently placed in the Star state that BRID owns the Three Mile pipeline and thus BRID is responsible for it. Please show me the documentation proving this. I’ve paid thirty years on this pipeline and will own it free and clear in 2016. I have the tax receipts to prove this. Ownership by…

Protecting special places essential

“In order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, does not occupy and modify all areas within the United States and its possessions, leaving no lands designated for preservation and protection in their natural condition, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to secure for…

Support for Forest Travel Plan

The Bitterroot National Forest recently released the draft decision on the forest travel plan. The proposal has already met with opposition from some forest users, but overall the proposal is the result of careful balancing of a wide variety of objectives. The Bitterroot NF must first protect wildlife, watersheds, and other forest resources to provide…

Skate Park ‘Dream Team’

May this letter serve as an introduction to more than the idea of fund raising for a dream, but rather as a unique perspective from my view regarding the two hours that I enjoyed with a fine group of young people and their supervisors. The flyer read, “Rent a skater – have a task for…

Attention, Three Mile irrigators

Some people may have come to you to sign Bitterroot Irrigation District (BRID) petition and told you that I have signed the petition. That is a lie. I have not and will not ever sign BRID’s petition for a sub-district in the Three Mile Area. I have many reasons as to why I will not…

Stop the BRID scam

I am writing this letter in response to the BRID commissioners’ outrageous statements as to the fact that the Three Mile Gravity System being a private water system. You would think that a person in the position of being a water district commissioner would (should) know the requirements for being designated a private system. If…