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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…

Letters to the Editor

Consider priorities when voting on school bonds

Spending is all about priorities. The question you should ask (and you should ask), is, are the priorities represented in the proposed Stevensville School Bond the right spending priorities for you and your children? If you are familiar with the school, then you know there are significant needs. You, as voters, have to assess if…

Support for Stevi school bonds

From now until May 8th, Stevensville and Lone Rock residents will have the opportunity to vote for the future of our community and our children. Stevensville For Students (a group of parents, grandparents, alumni, current and retired teachers) urges you to vote yes. Our schools are in dire need of repair and upgrades and we…

Support for Bedey

As we contemplate our future with a local, national and global perspective, we head to the polls for the local primaries. I am not one for politics and have never voted based on party lines. My vote has always been based upon the person, their character and the issues that are important to me. It…

Support for Gorski

This fall all of us need to make the time to vote. It’s one of the few civic duties that our country asks of us and here in Montana, with our sparse population, every vote really does count. We are lucky here at the north end of the valley to have a great candidate for…

Downing ads offensive

  I am a US Navy Veteran with a service-connected disability. I am proud of the fact that I gave my utmost. After I retired from the Navy, I went back to school and earned a BA in Elementary Education and completed my graduate studies in Special Education. I found both positions (the Navy and…

‘Top Gun’ takes down Tester

  I just viewed “Top Gun” and self-proclaimed war hero Troy Downing’s latest campaign video showing him jetting over a Sen. John Tester look-alike who is sitting on a farm tractor while blowing a trumpet. I’m a bit confused as to why a California expatriate realtor and non-resident hunter/fisherman living in Big Sky, MT would…

Common sense

  After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other liberals are always in favor of “common sense gun safety laws” as a…

Thanks to new Fort Owen Ranch owner

This is a somewhat belated thank you to the new owner of the Fort Owen Ranch, Myla Yahraus. What a joy to hear of her civic minded attitude and wanting to do what is best for Stevensville and the entire area. Re-opening the fishing access site where it has been traditionally for years is a…

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)…