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Parking plan for new Bitterroot College site

By Victoria Clark, Director, Bitterroot College, University of Montana The Bitterroot College University of Montana would like to thank N.J. Gilmore for the concerns she expressed in her “Where’s the parking?” letter to the editor (July 15, 2015) regarding parking once the College moves to its new location at the Hamilton School District’s Westview building….

Letters to the Editor

Where’s the parking?

I was driving north on S. 9th St. and passed part of River Park, the football field, and Westview School on the west side of the street and houses on the east side. I wondered where the students and staff will park when school and college start. There are only about two areas that I…

About bicyclists

There has been a lot of controversy about the bike camp and what kind of people it will bring to our town. Cross country bikers are upstanding citizens. Our code is to be polite at all costs and leave things nicer and cleaner than we found them. We go to bed early and get up…

Bad news

What an insult to the majority of folk in the Bitterroot, with your in-the-face secular progressive lesbian marriage, and the mayor of Stevi doing it. If I had a business ad in your paper, I would pull it. I was thinking of maybe in the future, but no way, now. I know several business owners…

Thanks to Florence community

The Florence Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the entire Florence community for making this July 4th holiday a safe and fire free event. No fires or injuries from fireworks were reported in the Florence Fire District. The Florence Fire Department held their ninth annual community potluck dinner and fireworks show. The start of…

Still talking

Regarding Mary Fahnestock-Thomas’ last two week’s letters to the editor, I would like to know why you are so passionate about racism, gender, and ServiceNation? What is it that compels you to write about these “issues”? I agree, “There’s no ultimate fix except caring about the individual people around us — all of them.” I…

Response to Fahnestock-Thomas

In response to Mary Fahnestock-Thomas’ letter in last week’s issue: While I applaud her denouncement of the racially-motivated massacre in South Carolina, as well as her concluding sentiments for universal tolerance and respect for others, I believe her idealism is nonetheless naive, even misinformed, in respect to the actual catalyst. For example, she claims that,…

State audit reveals problems

The financial audit for the State of Montana revealed some disturbing problems today in front of the Legislative Audit Committee in Helena. The audit detailed that the Department of Administration does not have adequate internal controls to ensure accuracy of our finances, nor are they properly reviewed or issued in a timely fashion. Some of…

Unborn have rights

I agree with Maggie Moran (Star 6/24/15) that it is a illegal to destroy property, and I am sorry that the doctor is afraid for her life, that should not be, but… I believe deeply that destroying human life is infinitely more terrible that destroying property or scaring someone about what might have happened. Both…

New group fighting CSKT Compact

July 4th celebrations are a time for recalling the birth and exceptionalism of our great nation. The United States of America has remained a unique global experiment in government: political, social, economic, scientific, philosophical and legal. We have enjoyed, promoted and defended our human rights, freedoms, individualism and, especially, our private property. This 4th of…

Let’s talk

I know that there are people who disagree with these decisions, and I hope we will all make an effort to talk openly and civilly about our different thoughts and opinions. Perhaps the group most likely to dig in their heels is middle-aged and older straight white men, who naturally value the status quo and…