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Face facts about state budget

By Montana Governor Steve Bullock   As governor of Montana it’s my job to responsibly manage the state through everything from a difficult fire season and the challenges posed by increasing drought conditions to making sure we take advantage of the opportunities presented by our growing outdoor recreation economy. This includes making tough decisions during…

Letters to the Editor

Comment sought on mail-in ballot initiative

A small Helena group has floated an Initiative idea for a vote in 2018 about mail-ballot elections. The group follows the play-book of the People’s Power League (PPL) established in 1912, which bypassed a recalcitrant legislature and returned control of elections back to Montana voters. “I’d like to turn things upside-down,” said Carole Mackin of…

Lucky to have Thacker

I would just like to say how lucky the Hamilton High School is to have such a spectacular teacher as Mr. Thacker. The recent end of the year pop concert had me lost in the music enjoying every song and amazed at the skill of the students who obviously adore their teacher and mentor. I…

Can history repeat itself?

In 1284 when Washington DC was suffering from a rat infestation, a man dressed in pied clothing appeared, claiming to be a rat-catcher. He promised Congress a solution to the problem with the rats. The Congress in turn offered to pay him for the removal of the rats. The man accepted and played a musical…

Response to ‘march for truth’

In response to march for truth, you are doing nothing more than causing trouble when none should be had. You are wrong, Russia did not interfere with Trump’s election. You need to search out the truth instead of listening to those who purposely mislead and twist facts. What Russia did was hack a few computers…

Memorial Day

I would like to inform the Stevensville community of the activities American Legion Fort Owen Post #94 has planned for the Memorial Day weekend. The weekend for us actually starts on the preceding Friday (May 26) with the marking of the veterans’ graves with flags. We will formally begin this process at 5 p.m. that…

Let’s make it happen

I rarely become political. I can’t help but think that the issue with the river access is more simple than complex. Every one of us, whether a resident of Stevensville or part of our surrounding community, has a vested interest in the river that acts as an artery that pumps the quality of life that…

March For Truth – Montana

The March For Truth will be held Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the State Capitol in Helena. What is the March for Truth? Across the country, peaceful demonstrations are being held on Saturday, June 3rd, to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the US election, including ties to…

Re: Three Mile court case

Somebody once said, “If you can’t dazzle them with the facts, baffle them with BS.” (bull stuff). Along with most irrigators in the Lone Rock/Three Mile area, I am baffled! As stated in previous articles since 2013, one group of 4 or 5 (the suers) in the Three Mile area has sued the other 400…

Troubled by school board’s actions

I attended the SHS board meeting on May 9th. On the agenda was the contract non-renewal of the high school counselor, Mr. Steven Coop. It was standing room only! With many students, faculty, parents and community members standing for over an hour waiting to give testimony and praise for Steven Coop. We listened to each…

Support for Trump

I have noted the letters regarding the choice of a politician. Especially the one from a wife and her veteran husband advocating the continuance of the Obama’s affordable care socialist legislation. Sadly, it is anything but “affordable.” Anytime government does something that private enterprise should do, it does it extremely inefficiently and counterproductively. Remember now,…