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Data supports opposite decision on Bitterroot Job Service

By State Representative Ed Greef, HD 88, Florence   Sad news for the citizens of Ravalli County as the decision to close the Bitterroot Job Service office would seem to be based on reasons other than the Department of Labor’s data. The data shows an office and county that are contributing substantial revenue to the…

Letters to the Editor

Mayor Crews deserves our thanks

  The people of Stevensville owe a big debt of gratitude to Mayor Jim Crews and members of the city council for finding a solution to the river access issue. Think of the variety of people who benefit from this good deed: the business community, guides and outfitters, fisherman, river recreators and the general public….

You can’t prevent forest fires

Facts are out of style, I know. That is not new regarding forest fires. Smokey the Bear started saying “only you can prevent forest fires” over fifty years ago, and it’s always been a lie. Also, the enduring, widely marketed, taxpayer funded Smokey ad campaign incites the misdirected finger pointing blame game.   So, when…

I trust Trump

I trust Trump.   I trust Trump to be exactly as he has repeatedly shown himself to be.   The thing about trust is that it doesn’t work very well if you are trusting someone to be like you, or to be like you want them to be, or even to be like they say…

Left is wrong, right?

Add mine to responses to Mrs. R. Elaine Redman, who is explicitly not a “Cult Republican.” Unfortunately, Elaine had to break the code of the “Silent Majority” by speaking out in the Bitterroot Star’s Opinion section at the risk of become a target for those baby killing (body parts for profit), entitlement minded, jobless, Russia…

Let’s repeal Murphy’s Law!

Congress is starting up again. I think all of us (Democrat, Republican and Whatever) hope that they can manage to do something constructive. So far their performance reminds one of a circular firing squad. Maybe they need to try making a dry run. Yes, a dry run! After all, famous actors, generals, teachers, doctors and…

Notice to local employers

To employers of Ravalli County: It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the news that effective October 31, 2017, the Bitterroot Job Service (now called Job Service Hamilton) will be closing its doors.   This decision was strictly budgetary and does not reflect in any way the tremendous work and commitment to…

Telling the Montana story to 1.4 billion people

After a 14-year embargo, the Chinese market is finally open to American beef and Montana ranchers have an immense opportunity. However, they need to play their cards, or we should say mah jong tiles, just right. The road to American business success in China is littered with road kill. Poor planning, unreal expectations due to…

Lolo Peak Fire and more

So far this year about 800,000 acres, or 1,250 square miles, of Montana have burned. About 47% of that burn is on BLM Land. About 25% of that burn, or some 312 plus square miles, or 200,000 acres, is on USFS Land. Evidently it’s costing about $1,000.00 an acre to deal with actively burning forests…

Thanks from Water Forum

I am incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support we received for the Bitterroot River Clean Up. The Water Forum has proudly hosted this event for six years, and each year we get a huge number of volunteers joining a Valley wide effort to honor the river we all rely on and scour the Bitterroot…

Response to socialist Tucker

So Ms. Tucker believes thousands of Montanans are without health care if government does not give it to them “free.” What a load of feces! Anyone can go to any doctor and pay for whatever services he requires. This is America. We are free to pay our own way and did so for many years…