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Support for Stevensville school building bonds

By Tammy Johnson, Mathematics Teacher at Stevensville High School, Pam Johnson, Spanish Teacher at SHS We would like to thank the past and present board members and administrators who have been careful to include all stakeholders (faculty, staff, parents, students, community members and architectural teams) in the continuing process of evaluating our district’s needs. In…

Any deployment of troops requires great consideration

By Montana Governor Steve Bullock The decision to send Montana Soldiers and Airmen anywhere – to the front lines, to a forest fire, or to protect our nation’s borders – is one of the most difficult decisions I make as Governor and as Commander in Chief of the Montana National Guard. I do not take…

Concerns over athletic field plan

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, sent out calls requesting information…

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,…

The case for Wilderness Study Areas

By Marilyn Wolff, Stevensville   The January 10, 2018 issue of the Bitterroot Star brought out the special interest opinion pieces, claiming the release of five WSAs is good for Montanans to “enjoy these lands.” Who are these special interests? They were the Montana Mining Association (let’s have more taxpayer funded mining reclamations when the…

Time for Wilderness Study Areas to be released from limbo

By Hans McPherson, Stevensville, President, Montana Farm Bureau Federation   Senator Daines recently introduced S. 2206, the Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act. This bill would release five “Wilderness Study Areas” in Montana that for 40 years have been called “study” areas. According to the law, these and other “study areas” were to be…

Tax cuts and the national debt

By Bob Brown, Whitefish   As a young high school American government teacher, I compared our system to an automobile that was useful if it could start, speed up, slow down and stop. When the people thought government needed to be more active, they elected liberal Democrats to press down on the accelerator. When people…

Tax cuts and the national debt

By Bob Brown, Whitefish   As a young high school American government teacher, I compared our system to an automobile that was useful if it could start, speed up, slow down and stop. When the people thought government needed to be more active, they elected liberal Democrats to press down on the accelerator. When people…

Two views on proposed tax plan

By Pat Earnest, Hamilton   We have a golden opportunity for the rural families in Montana called the tax reform that is being discussed in Washington, but more importantly, where are these families getting their facts? I am blessed to mentor and listen to young mothers, a lot who choose to stay at home with…

My Hanukah in the Bitterroot

By Elliott Oppenheim, MD, JD, LLM Health Law, Florence    Recently, as I prepared to perform on my trumpet, I watched a music teacher in Ravalli County rehearse kindergartners’ Christmas carols. I observed that most people in the county are unfamiliar with Jews and with Hanukah. I wanted to add my family’s Jewish story to…