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Guest Comment/Star Editorial

Considering Eastside Hwy improvements

By Margaret Gorski, Stevensville   Last Tuesday I attended the open house on the proposed improvements to the Eastside Highway (Secondary 203) from Florence to Stevensville. If you have not heard of this project, now is the time to study it and give the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) your comments. The MDT’s opening proposal…

Letters to the Editor

Support for Ray

Jennifer Bedey Ray grew up just down the street from my home, and I know her and her family very well. Her record of lifelong service to others in our community speaks for itself. Add to that her proven experience in the justice system, which includes outstanding performance of all the duties of a substitute…

Support for fairgrounds levy

It’s been a tough sell, trying to convince voters that the Fairgrounds need the financial help that the proposed 5-mill levy will bring. Especially here in Hamilton where we are all going to be seeing a roughly 42% increase in our property taxes. In the “timing is everything” category, this tax increase couldn’t come at…

Campaign finance issue

I am James Youso, Democratic candidate for House District 85. I believe in our system of government and believe it is our duty as citizens to make government work for all. We are a nation of laws which are the framework of the system. That is why I was appalled to discover, recently, that my…

Support for Burson

This upcoming election provides a chance for a turning point in our county. We have the opportunity to reverse the gross mismanagement of our county that has occurred over the past several years. We need to make this choice fully informed and open minded. In the race between Jeff Burrows and Clint Burson, check out…

Burrows must go

Remember, he was appointed, not elected (no matter what his signs say). From his actions, it’s painfully apparent that in exchange for his appointment by his buddies Foss and Stoltz, he was to march lock step with them in implementing their agenda and mismanagement of the county. The three of them made up an unbeatable…

Support for Burson

I have known Clint Burson and his wife for nearly four years, a length of time that has brought them into my home, and brought me and my fiancé into theirs, on countless occasions. He is, above all, a devoted husband and friend. Clint is a common-sense centrist. He listens, not just to pacify, but…

Remembering Jeanette Rankin

Our own Jeanette Rankin was first elected to Congress (as a Republican from Montana) in 1916, putting a crack in the traditional mold of male legislators and money politics. She stood for real people and peace, despite personal danger in a time of war. I hope that Amanda Curtis is in danger only because she…

Meet Derrell Poole

I am one of the candidates for “City of Hamilton Local Government Review Commissioner.” Who is Derrell Poole? Why is Derrell interested in this position and what he may offer should he be elected? I came to Hamilton from Denver, CO in 2010. I am a Civil Drafter by trade and worked for engineers from…

Lying Democrats

This election is a shameful example of who not to vote for. Just for fun. Ryan Zinke received an A- rating from the NRA, not a b- like John Lewis lies about. On the other side, Democrat John Lewis is a liar. John Lewis claims he received an A rating from the NRA, that’s a…

Support clean energy regs

Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA), of which Ravalli Electric Coop (REC) is a member, opposes carbon pollution limits and the clean energy that would occur as a result. Our national representatives (Tester, Walsh, Daines) need to know that there are many members of Electric Cooperatives that support renewable energy. MECA sends out their newsletter to…