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A remembrance of a true patriot

By Chris A. Linkenhoker, Corvallis She was easy to find in a crowd. Her silver Caucasian “afro” was stunning. It matched her passion for doing good. She had superior intellect and a heart to match. She loved animals, which is a good start if you want to be known as a good person. She was…

Letters to the Editor

Public art should be cherished

I called Rocky Mountain Bank, mistakenly thinking they had something to do with the hot dog cart in front of Jay Laber’s great sculpture entitled, “Two Left Feet Dancing Free.” They said that the town had issued a license for the hot dog stand so I have sent a letter to the town council. Jay…

Re: Hamilton City Council

  My political spirit was rejuvenated this past Wednesday after reading the Star’s news report of Hamilton City Council’s vote of 6 to 0 against the appointment of County Commissioner Suzy Foss to Hamilton City’s Planning Board. Hooray for them! Could this be a harbinger of good things to come? I know Commissioner Foss is…

Citizen militia essential

  This is in response to “Watching our ideologues and ourselves, fail” and his comment about citizens and the sheriff. You refer to them as radical believers, but the article you refer to says they were “extremely concerned citizens looking for assurances that the county commissioners and sheriff are willing to execute their legal obligations.”…

Senate replacement should be elected

  With the departure of Senator Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him?  Well, we have elected him Clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as Chief Clerk of the Montana House of Representatives three legislative sessions and was then appointed by the…

Paying dearly for lapse in vigilance

  Remember Celebrating Conservatism? That good old Johnny Reb revivalist show that camped at our publicly-funded fairground for a couple years after the 2008 elections? You must remember them, especially if you want to understand how this county got itself into this current pickle we are all paying dearly for. A reminder then. Celebrating Conservatism…

Re: Obamacare

  Van P. Keele spent an enormous amount of time and effort writing the Bitterroot Star editor to show support for Obamacare. Paragraph after paragraph after paragraph after paragraph of J&J this and J&J that, Republicans this and Republicans that, etc., etc., yadda, yadda, yadda. I had to take a nap in the middle and…

Apology pitiful

  The apology offered up by a member or two of the Ravalli County Commission about the mess they created in the treasurer’s office was just about as pitiful as the job they have been doing since they were elected. Suzy Foss and company had the opportunity to appoint Linda Isaacs, a well qualified person,…

Pathetic AND scary

  Tuesday’s apologies by the two Ravalli County Commissioners would be pathetic were it not for the fact they are still making decisions for the county. Commissioner Foss did NOT deliver an apology (the dictionary defines apology as indicating a person’s regret about doing or saying something; an admission of error). Foss accepted no responsibility…

No confidence

  Kudos to the Hamilton City Council on their unanimous vote of “No Confidence” in the commission’s choice of Queen Foss to the planning board. Foss seems to not understand. Really, are you kidding me? You should take the first word of your statement to the paper “honestly” to heart and of course it’s not…

Support for Hawk

  There is no doubt that some of the recent decisions made in Ravalli County government have backfired. We all make mistakes but one redeeming characteristic is we generally recognize and correct them. With Ray Hawk throwing his “hat in the ring” and running for the office of Commissioner for Ravalli County, we have the…