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Hunters, anglers saw successes in the 2015 Legislative Session

By Kathy Hadley, President, Montana Wildlife Federation The last legislative session was a tough one on Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP). There were plenty of bills introduced to cut back wildlife habitat programs along with a multitude of bills to transfer our public lands to the state. Despite those challenges, the session ended well…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Valerie Stamey, with compassion

It might have appeared as a win-win-win option. Powers that be assured you that both jobs could be accomplished. Manage the Office of Treasurer of Ravali County, also follow the obvious trail along possible criminal wrongdoings by the Democrat Treasurer. You maybe scratched your head and said such as: “But I don’t even know the…

Thanks for expanding health care access

Montanans love to talk about how special our state is. For those from some place other than Montana, you may think that we mean our beautiful mountains, the vast golden prairies, and incredible blue sky that never seems to end. And you would be right – we do mean that. But what really makes Montana…

Support for Travel Plan

It’s a long, long way from Hamilton to Atlanta, Georgia–some 2200 miles. Yet there’s even more than 2200 miles of motorized routes proposed to be open in the Bitterroot National Forest (BNF) preferred Travel Plan alternative. This just released monumental document was 8-9 years in the making and received 540 comments. It’s a result of…

Mountain bikers not wrecking anything

When did recreation become ”wreck-creation”? Like most people in the Bitterroot I choose to live here because I love to be outdoors. In the winter that usually means backcountry skiing. In the fall, hunting and fishing in any season. Rock climbing when I get a chance, and floating the Selway when I luck into a…

Plea to liberals and non-thinkers

This message is for all liberals and/or non-thinkers who were too mentally handicapped to recognize blatant Administration lies before voting in the last presidential election! Those apparent lies include: 1) Health insurance costs will be reduced by the Affordable Care Act, 2) If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, 3) The Benghazi…

Final Wrap Up on 64th Legislature

The final week had a lot of the same atmosphere and feel of tension as did the first week when the rule book was out several times. Trouble with the rule book is one word – attorneys! They each seem to interrupt it towards their own perceptions. Rules were established and silver bullets made their…

Courageous story

It is a privilege to live in a community where the local weekly paper headlines a story about a man exploring and honoring his gender identity in the open. Kudos to the “Bitterroot Star” for carrying the story prominently, to Russ Lawrence for writing the article, and especially to Clinton Rusthoven for his courage in…

Praise for Florence Fire Dept.

I recently received a flyer in the mail from “Concerned Citizens For An Honest Fire Dept.” It had no return address or contact information as to just who these concerned citizens are. It goes on for 8 pages to be a “witch hunt” to demoralize and cut down the members of the Florence Fire Department,…

Expedient or lawful?

At every level of government, we are seeing decisions made on the basis of political expediency rather than on what is lawful. That is not how this Nation was founded, and no respect is due those who conduct themselves unlawfully! Robert Gairing Stevensville

Clarification on voting record

There are some comments regarding Complaints about Stevensville Government. I would like to help clarify the issue if I may. I think the confusion is that there were two votes taken on the 12th of March Town Council meeting. One was for Resolution 366 and one was to approve the revision to the Town of…