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Guest Comment/Star Editorial

Candidate forces voter to cross over for first time

By Bob Brown, Whitefish, former Montana Secretary of State and State Senate President   I am saddened to write this opinion piece, but after much thought, I must. In my long life I have never voted for a Democrat for president. That will change this year. The country can survive Hillary’s chronic deceptiveness. It might…

Letters to the Editor

Let’s really talk!

I ran across an interesting quote that you all may find worth pondering if even for a moment. “For the Greeks, dia-logos, flow of meaning, was seen as a cornerstone of civic practice, inseparable from self-governing. The polis or gathering place for governing, the root of our modern politics, was nothing but a physical space…

3rd party candidate deserves seat at debates

This year’s election is fast approaching, and one thing I keep hearing is how awful our choices are. Hillary or Trump. Democrat or Republican. That is usually followed by “I am voting for (insert candidate’s name) so (insert opposing candidate’s name) doesn’t win!” Or, “I am going to pick the lesser of two evils!” With…

Opportunity to comment critical

I’ve lived in the Bitterroot Valley since 1965. In all of that time I have subscribed to the Ravalli Republic. The paper has always had Opinion Pages where the people of the valley could express their views on any matter that was important to them. I expressed my views on a variety of subjects many…

I-177 antithesis of wildlife management

I-177 is bad for wildlife, costly for ranchers and wildlife agencies, bad for taxpayers and creates danger for people and pets. One of the animal rights group’s destructive objectives for I-177 is to propagate the wolf population by restricting regulated public trapping on all public lands. I-177 prohibits the only method of harvest that reduced…

Kelly mistaken

In the August 31st edition of The Bitterroot Star,  Claire L. Kelly from Stevensville wrote a scathing letter written in an effort to completely denigrate the Republican Party by attempting to paint them as racist. This is a tired old litany of partial information and information that is completely incorrect. I will say that I…

Sperry incorrect

Contrary to easily obtainable facts, former Ravalli County Justice of the Peace Ed Sperry injudiciously declares Friends of the Bitterroot (FOB) guilty of contributing to the recent Roaring Lion fire tragedy. In his recent letter to the editor, he says, “Concurrent with the start of the Roaring Lion fire they [FOB] filed a suit in…

Glyphosate contamination

A new study by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff will soon be published showing the results of tests done on vaccines. The testing showed that multiple vaccines produced by various vaccine companies were contaminated by glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides. Glyphosate was also found in popular vitamins and protein…

Support for ‘Big Dave’ Smith

The septic system has been installed and two new homes are slated to be built on an island in the Bitterroot River, thanks to our Ravalli County Commissioners. The site is reached by the bridges of Victor Crossing. Commissioner Greg Chilcott, up for re-election in November, was a driving force in repealing our longstanding floodplain…

Ravalli County residents deserve better leadership

The time for gridlock, buck passing, and business as usual is over. Montana has lost precious time tackling our critical energy and infrastructure needs. We have failed to make any substantial increases in educational opportunities to train our workforce for a global economy or help our youth find meaningful employment in Montana. We have spun…

Time to quit the eco-fascist antics

The Star has done us great service in providing information about the Roaring Lion fire and subsequent follow up. Just like the Star’s previous outstanding coverage of the long fought battle over the Mitchell Slough. Yes, the slough was finally determined to be part of the Bitterroot, not a private and exclusive waterway. I wonder…