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Something must be done about local dams

By Dallas D. Erickson, SOS the Bitterroot, Stevensville   For years I have been involved in the area of disaster preparation (which includes mitigation) and response through various organizations. As I have reviewed the possible disaster scenarios it has been plain to me and others that one of the greatest disasters for the Bitterroot Valley…

Letters to the Editor

Ominous

Apparently there is a new name, “alternative facts,” for the claims about the birth defects on vertebrate animals that the government agencies have been stating since 1996. Independent wildlife biologists and veterinarians reported documented facts in peer-reviewed studies regarding those adverse health issues on wild and domestic animals and newborn children including underbite, overbite, reproductive…

Buy Wall Bonds

Much concern is being made recently about the building of President Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, and how it will be paid for. President Trump has assured us that the wall will be paid for by Mexico. I have thought of a way that the wall could financed without using any American taxpayer money….

Repealing ACA disaster for vets

I’m a veteran. Senator Daines does not represent me on health care. His support for repealing the Affordable Care Act will be disastrous for Montana veterans. Since passage of the ACA, uninsured veterans have declined to less than 10%. Repealing the Act will force veterans who currently have coverage with ACA to attempt meeting their…

What we can do

With thanks to Donna Gibney, here are some suggestions: • Breathe before we speak: We all have prejudices and preferences, but knee-jerk reactions, though sometimes satisfying to us, shut out all possibility of conversation. Let’s always breathe at least once and look each other in the eye for a few seconds before we speak. •…

Management-By-Intimidation

Well, here we go again. I’m part of the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for Donald J. Trump for president in 2016. But I think I’m a patriot and I believe every new leader deserves a chance to see what they can do for the good of the country. I gave Mr. Trump the…

Building the wall

I just read that congress is looking for 12-15 billion dollars to fund Trump’s wall. It’s hard not to imagine both senators and representatives scouring the Capitol on hands and knees and peering intently through their bifocals into janitor closets and behind staircases. I hope what I’m seeing in my mind’s eye turns out to…

Excited about PACE possibility

I am the Sales Manager for Remote Power Systems of Stevensville. We have been serving Montana home and business owners with solar, wind, and other energy products for over 14 years. We are excited about legislation that will be introduced in 2017 that will enable private financing to help Montanans save money on utilities, create…

Let’s stop hating

I read in the paper that one McAdams is trying to stir up racism by talking about a few people he believes to be white supremacists. I don’t hear him speaking about the folks who are black supremacists and hate white people. I don’t hear him speaking about the fact that the Obamas hated white…

Response to Essen

After reading Marty Essen’s factless, ranting diatribe (Bitterroot Star, January 18) concerning President elect Trump, I had to respond to his inaccurate statements. First, let’s consider his statement that Obama is arguably the best U.S. president in 50 years. In reality, Obama is the worst president in our lifetime and perhaps ever! Obama and his…

Mistaken identity

An article about a Missoula woman’s involvement in the recent anti-Trump marches appeared in the Sunday, January 22 Missoulian. In that article, she is quoted as saying: “When America elected a sexual predator to the highest office, it give tacit permission to do what they please with women’s bodies.” She is either too young to…