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Protecting public access, Montana jobs

By Montana Governor Steve Bullock   Earlier this month near the banks of the Yellowstone River, I joined dozens of hunters, anglers, hikers, bikers, boaters, skiers and wildlife watchers to announce a vision for Montana that I believe is one of a governor’s fundamental responsibilities: protecting access to our public lands. Sadly, we’ve seen that…

Letters to the Editor

Thank you from Water Forum

Thank you! To all the volunteers, people and organizations who made our project on the East Fork possible – we could not have done it without you. In April the Bitter Root Water Forum completed a project revegetating 530 feet along the East Fork between highway 93 and the river. We could not be more…

We must act now

I would like to give a huge thank you to the United States Congress for making bison our National Mammal. Congress can actually work together to do good things! Maybe we can encourage Congress to do more good things, like saving the newborn birds and mammals (including bison calves and children) from having birth defects…

Farewell to Conrad Burns

Having known Conrad Burns since the early 1970’s through the cattle business, I was saddened to learn of his departure from this earth. This was tempered by the report that he had enjoyed the company of some of his coffee buddies in the morning before joining in that Great Roundup Up Yonder, later in the…

Reality check

Just read an article by Wm. Jasper who brings out some very good points. He observed that the trickle of refugees that has begun now has swollen from hundreds to hundreds of thousands. He brings out the fact that the EU along with the U.S. have total disregard of popular sentiment not wanting them and…

Support for Chilcott

The voters of Ravalli County have some good choices for County Commissioner. I suspect all would do a fine job. Ravalli County candidates are to be commended for their willingness to become 24x7x365 public servants. It speaks well of them. I do know one of the candidates, Commissioner Greg Chilcott. He is viewed as smart…

Spread Christianity, not Islam

I read with abhorrence that a local church is allowing a Missoula based group, who mistakenly believe Islam is a religion of peace, to use their facilities. What is wrong with you Christian ministers? Islam is an enemy to Christian religion and yet you support them! This extreme intellectual dullness on your part is just…

Suggestion on delegate selection

The Montana Republican Party should reschedule their Delegate Selection Committee to after the primary and based on the winning primary candidate. On May 14th the Montana Republican Party has scheduled a Delegate Selection Convention. With the Montana Primary being held on June 7th, scheduling the delegate convention before the primary is a mistake. The results…

Thanks from retiring Parks Director

This is a letter of thanks to all the citizens and the entire community, for all your support throughout my twenty years of service. I have worked for the City of Hamilton as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cemetery and was unfortunately forced to retire due to an injury. I will miss all the…

Let’s clean house

An examination in more detail shows that there are reasons for an $18 billion debt: Number 1: Congress spends without authorization! It spent the mind boggling sum of $310 billion on 250 agencies and programs that were not longer authorized by law, and under Congress’s own rules authorized to receive/spend funds! (It contributes to that…

The cause of it all

The national Democratic Party with its liberal/progressive/socialistic ideology has, in the last seven plus years, dragged our constitutional republic into a money spending spree that, if continued, could eventually lead to extinction of our government as we know it! If we elect another White House Democrat, this spending spree will likely be continued, significantly increasing…