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BRID wants what’s best for water users

By Elaine Culletto, Office Manager, Bitter Root Irrigation District The Bitter Root Irrigation District services 16,665 irrigated acres along a 72-mile stretch from Lake Como to the Eagle Watch area. The district’s Board of Commissioners are elected officials who take an oath of office to follow Montana State Code Law. Montana water law is recorded…

Letters to the Editor

Socialism being taught in our schools

Editor’s Note: The following letter is published exactly as submitted. I just had a friend tell me his granddaughter brought home a text book from school that said we have a democracy form of government. He told his granddaughter that was not true we have a Republic form of government. The girl returned to school…

Thanks to GSK volunteers

Many non-profit organizations are always needing volunteer help with getting projects done and that includes Safe Haven Llama & Alpaca Sanctuary. GSK Orange Days were held on October 1st and 2nd. After submitting an application, Safe Haven was chosen as one of the non-profits where they would volunteer some time to help out. On October…

Support for Burson

The contrast between candidates for 4th District Ravalli County Commissioner — Clint Burson and Jeff Burrows — could not be greater. In contrast to Jeff Burrows, who’s family business apparently is survival shelters and fear of government collapse, Clint Burson is a skilled editor, a teacher of communications at the Bitterroot College, a former magazine…

Support for Curtis

I recently had the opportunity to hear Amanda Curtis speak and came away impressed by her strength, intellect, and grasp of the issues facing our state and country. Contrary to the misinformation being presented in print and on the airwaves by her opponent, Steve Daines, her policy positions are moderate and balanced. She comes from…

Vote for your children’s future

People of Montana, the candidates you vote for this election will affect whether your children and grandchildren will have a future. A recent report shows that total wildlife numbers on the planet have declined by half in the last 40 years. Even before the other animals are all gone, humans will go extinct. We absolutely…

Support for fairgrounds levy

I am writing to encourage everyone to vote YES on the Fairgrounds Levy that will be on the ballot in November. We have a wonderful County Fair here and I feel that so many more children and their families will be able to attend and get to see the animals, poultry, rabbits and exhibits at…

Support for Ray

I’m writing this letter in support of Jennifer Bedey Ray’s effort to serve the citizens of Ravalli County as Justice of the Peace, Department #1. I think the voters of Ravalli County would do well by supporting her for the following: 1) She comes from a well-respected, established family. 2) Clerk of Court: Jim Bailey…

Democrats support women

Women voters and fathers, brothers, husbands, and partners who have a woman in their life who they care about and love: Democrats up and down the ballot, local to national, will work to: · Protect a woman’s right to healthcare access, choices, and reproductive freedom. This includes access to basic contraceptives. · Guarantee, under law,…

Support for Burson

Ravalli County voters have important ballots to cast by 8 pm on November 4th and I am worried. Two years ago many people in this county voted according to what large red signs up and down the valley implored – “Vote Republican.” I was surprised. Signs such as these implied a non-thinking, non-reading approach to…

Truth about Obama

Republicans want to make the November elections about Obama, Obamacare, and the economy. I wholeheartedly agree. Take Obamacare. Ten million more Americans have insurance because of Obamacare—a blessing for many families. Tens of millions more have improved benefits with insurance companies held more accountable. Seniors have expanded benefits, especially lower out-of-pocket drug expenses. Growth rates…