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Star Editorial – Time to take another look at local

We continue to hear stories about the decline of the newspaper industry, due to the pressures of the internet, rising cost of newsprint, etc. But there is something to keep in mind when you read about this decline. They’re not talking about us. Local papers, like the Bitterroot Star, are not in the same category…

Letters to the Editor

County divided on WSAs

  It is time for a collaborative process to decide the fate of the Wilderness Study Areas. Ravalli County Commissioner Greg Chilcott is claiming that the commission decided not to rescind its letter because most of the people who testified at the meeting were from outside the county. He said this on Tuesday in Billings…

Embarrassing

  My apologies to the County Commissioners: I’m writing to publicly express regret for my poor manners in addressing you at the public meeting Wednesday (2/6/18). The meeting was in regards to your letter supporting Senator Daines’ Bill which is attempting to release the Sapphire and Blue Joint Wilderness Study Areas from protection. I stated…

Time to think about Montana 

  Maybe 3/4 of the USA population wants safer gun laws. What’s the odds on us voting in new national legislators to vote in safer gun laws? Maybe not good odds. I say it’s time for the USA Supreme Court to hear cases involving: 1. Background checks and waiting periods 2. Gun locks 3. USA…

Free speech

    I find the oxymoron of liberals extremely funny. I attended a lecture on free speech. This lecture was protested by liberals who, while exercising free speech, protested free speech. They don’t seem to understand the Constitutional 1st Amendment that free speech is free speech. It doesn’t matter what someone says, even if you…

Wildly untrue

  Commissioners, I affirm you for scheduling another public comment meeting regarding the commission’s letter supporting Senator Daines’ bill S-2206. Good on you for that (though the threat of a law suit may have motivated you). By now, you’ve witnessed a sizeable portion of your constituency who don’t approve of sweeping away our state’s five…

What ‘legacy’?

  Re: Stealing our Montana Legacy by Harold Johns I wonder if Mr. Johns went to the event he spoke about. Several of his statements are missing the point from Bundy’s perspective. I went and I know a close friend of their family. My friend grew up with Ryan Bundy and followed the history of…

Help me with this

  A couple days ago I read that the Arizona state prison system allows each female prisoner one pack of twelve ultra-thin menstrual pads per month for $3.20; any more cost a lot more. I also just read that more than one man in the White House is more concerned about the “shattered lives” of…

Thanks to Senator Daines

  I want to publicly and sincerely thank Senator Steve Daines for addressing Wilderness Study Areas in Montana that are not recommended for wilderness designation. The Protect Public Use of Public Land Act (text found here – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2206/text) is honoring the desires of the 65th Montana Legislature though the passage of our HJ9, which requested…

Fight’s over for Tester

  Read Tester’s staff-written letter last week.  He said he’s working with the President? When? Records show he’s voted against him more than 80% of the time. He’s working on 10 bills? He’s only been part of eight bills in eight years. Come on, there is so much spin on that commentary, your stomach gets…

Capitalism and natural resources: finding a balance

  Back in 1898, near the headwaters of the Missouri River in what is now Glacier National Park, my great grandfather found and drilled the first oil wells in Montana. He also found the school teacher in Altyn (who was 33 years younger) and on their windy mining claims on Swiftcurrent Creek, they raised 17…