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Something must be done about local dams

By Dallas D. Erickson, SOS the Bitterroot, Stevensville   For years I have been involved in the area of disaster preparation (which includes mitigation) and response through various organizations. As I have reviewed the possible disaster scenarios it has been plain to me and others that one of the greatest disasters for the Bitterroot Valley…

Letters to the Editor

Wishful thinking

Well, Dee Gibney finally got through to me. I will continue to wear a safety pin and she will continue not to, and we will both continue to stand up against hatred, racism, and bullying wherever we perceive them. May she and I and you and all of us find peace and love in our…

Hooray for the classifieds

I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the Classified section of your newspaper. Once again, I struck gold there, with the ad titled “Free Young Cats,” who were billed as excellent potential mousers. My current feline had caught only one live mouse before retiring in 2009, and has since become addicted to…

Fair and square

There is a lot of whining about how Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but Donald Trump won because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College was basically designed so that one populated segment of the country could not skew the votes in their favor at the expense of other parts of the country. For…

Farewell to Clatters, Abby, Marc

Here in the Bitterroot too often businesses come and go leaving no legacy in our beloved home. Not so with Clatters that is closing December 15, 2016. Abby and Marc Spear have a passion for helping “vulnerable” kids and they are off to do just that. I looked at LoveHasCome.com to learn of their institution…

Standing Rock violence confirmed

On Nov 23rd, the Star published the article “Show of support in Hamilton for Standing Rock Sioux.” I write to confirm that the police abuses inflicted on peaceful Water Protectors the night of Nov 20th happened as reported. I was there that night, on the bridge. I’d gone to Standing Rock a week earlier and…

Letter campaign

I am mailing letters today to various corporate offices of Wells Fargo, owner of my mortgage and a credit card I have used for a year. I encourage conscientious readers to consider doing the same, as a statement that we can no longer support a full-on oil-based economy, nor the treatment of our fellow citizens…

Attention, Stevi River Park users

All Stevensville River Park users should be interested in a tour of the park this Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be conducting the tour. The purpose is to explain on the ground, the proposed land swap between the Town of Stevensville and the Capp Family, to facilitate a fishing…

National socialism on the rise?

Many Americans regard “socialism” as a dirty word bordering on “communism.” It basically refers to a society in which there is no private property, where the government owns and runs everything — perhaps for the good of the people, perhaps not (see Merriam Webster). So I wonder how many people here realize that “nazism” is…

Response to ‘Safety Pin’

In response to safety pin, since when does the safety pin, which is really a diaper pin, stand for anything other than liberal intolerance of those who don’t agree with how they think? These people who you call “standing up loudly” are disturbing the peace, disrupting traffic, causing violence, spewing hate, killing and being sore…

Thanks to Burnt Fork Market

Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) appreciates the Burnt Fork Market’s support of recycling. They donated space in their parking lot for the container and graciously handled problems associated with having it there. Recycling could not have happened in Stevensville without their support. Thank you, Burnt Fork Market, for supporting recycling in the Bitterroot Valley. Another thank…