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Republican plan for Montana’s future

By Austin Knudsen, Speaker of the House, and Ron Ehli, House Majority Leader   Welcome to a new year and a new legislative session. With our eyes toward Montana’s future, we are hopeful that the next 90 days will bring badly needed changes. We must put our state back on a path toward economic stability…

Letters to the Editor

Standing Rock violence confirmed

On Nov 23rd, the Star published the article “Show of support in Hamilton for Standing Rock Sioux.” I write to confirm that the police abuses inflicted on peaceful Water Protectors the night of Nov 20th happened as reported. I was there that night, on the bridge. I’d gone to Standing Rock a week earlier and…

Letter campaign

I am mailing letters today to various corporate offices of Wells Fargo, owner of my mortgage and a credit card I have used for a year. I encourage conscientious readers to consider doing the same, as a statement that we can no longer support a full-on oil-based economy, nor the treatment of our fellow citizens…

Attention, Stevi River Park users

All Stevensville River Park users should be interested in a tour of the park this Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be conducting the tour. The purpose is to explain on the ground, the proposed land swap between the Town of Stevensville and the Capp Family, to facilitate a fishing…

National socialism on the rise?

Many Americans regard “socialism” as a dirty word bordering on “communism.” It basically refers to a society in which there is no private property, where the government owns and runs everything — perhaps for the good of the people, perhaps not (see Merriam Webster). So I wonder how many people here realize that “nazism” is…

Response to ‘Safety Pin’

In response to safety pin, since when does the safety pin, which is really a diaper pin, stand for anything other than liberal intolerance of those who don’t agree with how they think? These people who you call “standing up loudly” are disturbing the peace, disrupting traffic, causing violence, spewing hate, killing and being sore…

Thanks to Burnt Fork Market

Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) appreciates the Burnt Fork Market’s support of recycling. They donated space in their parking lot for the container and graciously handled problems associated with having it there. Recycling could not have happened in Stevensville without their support. Thank you, Burnt Fork Market, for supporting recycling in the Bitterroot Valley. Another thank…

Disappointed with FS over Westside Project decision

I am disappointed by the Forest Service’s decision to continue full speed ahead on the Westside Project without taking the time to consider easy and economical compromises that would bring agreement among a broader range of stakeholders and truly embrace the tenet of collaboration supported by the Western Governors Association and governor Steve Bullock. The…

Time to grow up

I can’t believe the post antics that are pathetically being played out across the country. When Obama won twice I didn’t see the right acting like spoiled babies who are not getting their way whining and throwing huge temper tantrums. I have read crazy things the left are doing and saying that just makes me…

Safety pins

No one can know what the future will bring until it happens. However, since the election, hate crimes and bullying have increased across the country, and there is a movement to wear safety pins in obvious places on our clothing to show that we will do our best to protect the safety and well-being of…

Trump can’t do it

I did not vote for Donald Trump. Neither did I vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor did I vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. I didn’t even write in Bernie Sanders or Ron Paul as a protest. To be quite honest, I didn’t vote for President at all. That means I can make the following…