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Re: New Bitterroot Forest Travel Plan

By Michael Hoyt, Corvallis   Every day it is becoming more apparent that our planet’s wild lands must be preserved if the human species is to survive. Those lands filter the water we drink, help supply the oxygen we breathe, and buffer changes to the climate. Wilderness areas contribute to the lifeblood of our planet….

Letters to the Editor

Re: BRID issue

Throughout the past 30 years, Three Mile Irrigators have effectively and efficiently satisfied a very large debt and maintained a very efficient Gravity Irrigation System through tax assessment. The group Citizens for Fair Water (CFW) has filed a lawsuit in an effort to steal the Three Mile Gravity System from the 400 irrigators who built…

For the good of the community

After enduring approximately three years of back and forth, verbal and written arguments, in an attempt to convince me and the other water users who is right, BRID and Citizens for Fair Water are both at the point of being “Bad Guys.” Both Citizens for Fair Water and Bitter Root Irrigation District (BRID) need to…

Logging

Well, the logging between Lost Horse and Roaring Lion Creek is in the works, 2,300 acres, besides some logging in Coyote Coulee area. Julie King said the objection period ends April 16, 2016. There have been 80 comments come in so far. It is sad to say these comments do not mean much after the…

Why would we want them here?

Responding to Mr. Russ. You don’t know your Constitution! Nowhere does it say religion has to be respected! It says Congress can’t make laws establishing a religion and can’t prohibit people from exercising their religion. A true Muslim isn’t going to become a citizen of the U.S. as they must recite and swear an oath…

Brokered conventions nothing new

“Brokered” political conventions are neither good nor bad.  Sometimes they are simply necessary. That could be the case with the Republicans this year, as it was in 1952 and 1976. The Montana delegation were “bitter-enders” at the contested 1952 Republican national convention. The contest for the Republican presidential nomination was between Ohio Senator Robert Taft,…

Response to Citizens for Fair Water

This is a response to the March 22 opinion letter from “Citizens for Fair Water” (Bob Cress, Shane Brooks, Ron Wandler, Jim Rokosch) about the Bitter Root Irrigation District. First, the specifics: yes, they were correct about this: The Bitter Root Irrigation District has never so much as hinted that they would EVER stop water…

A good cause

Once in a while a good cause comes along. It is the upcoming mill levy being proposed for funding for the Ravalli County Museum. By its name one might assume that it is already county funded; but, that is not the case. There is limited county support. But it isn’t enough. The proposed one mill…

Apathy tolerates intolerance

Remember the Monday forum: What Missoula Needs to Know, about re-settling 100 refugees in Missoula County. Maybe 100 in the first year! Here’s what Missoula needs to know about what maybe half of Ravalli County voters might be thinking. Here is my considered guess at what’s best, lifted up and hopefully transcendent. Written in the…

Russ is wrong

In reading Gregory Russ’ letter this week what stood out to me was that, while he went into great depth reminding “We the People” of the First Amendment and our Constitutional obligations, he said nothing about the Muslim refugees willingness to accept and abide by it. All legal immigrants into this country are required to…

Living in terror

The truth about Islam and Muslim appeasement! So once again, Muslims kill. This time Belgium. Wow, there’s a surprise, NOT! Our Muslim president aka Barack “Hussein” Obama, visiting communist Cuba, can’t spend more than a minute or two talking about terrorism but of course not saying Islamic terrorist so he won’t upset his Muslim family….