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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sales/Auctions   The Big Sandy 6th annual Gun and Ammo show will be held on January 26th, 27th, 28th at the Jerry Martin Memorial Hall Downtown Big Sandy MT. Call Vance or Jean at (406) 386- 2259 For More Information. THE BOAT SHOW! “Boat Buying Event of the Year” at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds,…

Smoke

  In reply to the Guest Comment letter in the Jan. 17, 2018 Bitterroot Star by Marilyn Wolff, I have to ask where she spent last July, August and September while the forest fires in WA, ID and MT were spewing out choking smoke? It was not safe for anyone to be outside. I know…

All hat… no ranch

  Montana’s not-so-favorite son, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, has been in the news a lot lately for dubious reasons: allowing coal mining on public lands; cutting down the areas of certain national monuments; lifting the restrictions on development and fracking on federal property and opening up large areas of both American coasts (except around Mar-a-Lago)…

Commendable actions on Stevi river access issues

  I would like to commend former mayor Jim Crews, the Town Council,  and the Park Board for their thoughtful deliberation on the issue of the land swap of city park land, proposed by the Capp Family, former owners of the Fort Owen Ranch. I am grateful they did not rush into a decision and…

Forced land acquisition unacceptable

  County moving forward on airport land acquisition… How come no one is speaking out about this potential forced land acquisition? If someone forced you to sell, would this win friends and influence people? It sounds to me that the Mildenbergers are willing to negotiate with a reasonable plan. Why isn’t the county considering this?…

Virtuous ambition

  Montana’s three political parties control access to the General Election ballot. Montanans can influence their parties by grassroots electing 3186 precinct persons in 56 counties. In 2014 no one filed for 2630, or 82%. Of the 571 positions for which persons filed, only 54 were contested. That small number of names was seen on…

Concerns over Hamilton athletic field plan

By Frank Laurence, Hamilton   In a recent newspaper article, Hamilton school district superintendent, Mr. Tom Korst, said: “We’ll put the athletic complex out to bid right after our presentation, late February-ish, and begin construction as soon as the ground thaws.” This is not quite true. The school board has already, as of January 2nd,…

Thursday, January 25     Saving Money Through Energy Efficiency Spend an hour of your time and learn to save precious dollars on your power bill on Thursday, January 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library Meeting Room in Hamilton. Jim Maunder from Ravalli County Electric has been advising people on…

Judge rules on ownership of Three Mile Irrigation System

By Michael Howell Ravalli County District Court Judge James Haynes decided a long and somewhat bitter dispute last month in favor of the Bitter Root Irrigation District. The District was sued in October of 2015 by the group Citizens for Fair Water (CFW) over the question of ownership and operation and maintenance of the Three…

Marcus Daly Hospital launches $15 million expansion project

By Michael Howell Work has already begun on a $15 million expansion project at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital involving the construction of a brand new set of operating rooms for general surgical services and the addition of an operating room dedicated to caesarian sections adjoining the Birthing Center. The new ORs are being built on…