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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…

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to American Legion Post 134

  The world we live in is often depressing and confusing. So, when someone does something, or acts in a way that is encouraging or uplifting, it deserves to be noticed. Recently we had a lady in our church who needed her woodshed repaired we decided to take on this project. A new woodshed was…

Open Letter to Bitterroot Public Library Board of Directors

  First, I want to make it clear that neither I, Dixie Stark, nor Literacy Bitterroot, aka Literacy Volunteers of America- Bitterroot, authored or signed the letter to the Bitterroot Public Library (BPL) recently discussed in the newspaper. I did not even see this letter until after it had been delivered to the library. The…

Learn tools to reduce local forest fire impacts

  Learn about the current state of the timber industry in Western Montana. Learn also about tools available to help reduce forest fire risks here in the Bitterroot Valley. Learn from Gordy Sanders, a good guy who also happens to be a broadbased authority, and Resource Manager for Pyramid Lumber, Inc., in Seeley, Montana. Come…

Response to Grandstaff

  This letter is in response to Carlotta Grandstaff’s letter dated November 8th. While Ms. Grandstaff is welcome to her own opinion, she can’t have her own facts. The last line of Ms. Grandstaff’s opinion piece reads “I hope the voters recognize that in Theresa Manzella, Ravalli County has an elected representative to the Montana…

Support for Manzella

  This letter is written in response to the letter from Carlotta Grandstaff of the Bitterrooters for Planning organization. I find her letter very distasteful for several reasons and I’ll address those reasons in the following paragraphs. First of all, it should be obvious to everyone who lived through this past summer that the wildfires…

To clarify

  Thank you, Barbara Goral, for responding to my letter “No One Is Deplorable” from two weeks ago. Having consulted the dictionary once again, I don’t want to quibble about words. What I was trying to say is that I cannot condemn anyone for the cards they have been dealt in this life, but I…

Outlawing guns won’t stop assaults

Joseph G. Gallagher Jr. in Stevensville, your letter (Star, 11-8-17) is not only ignorant, it’s an outright lie. You state “The Second Amendment was conceived during the time when the only personal weapons that American citizens had were single shot muskets and pistols.” Wrong. The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. Prior to…

Governor has to go solo on this one

  Governor Bullock called a special session for next week in Helena. He is interested in some cuts and transfers in state government to shore up the shaky budget. Also included, however, will be ‘temporary revenue increases’ i.e. more taxes for working Montanans. Referring to the tax increases in a recent news article he stated,…

One view of forest management

  I had never seen anything like that. An image of radial rings of a Ponderosa Pine up to and after 1950. An image showing much thicker growth rings after 1950. That image projected from a slide onto a wall screen at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday night, 11/9/17. Where I heard…

About our forests

  Here is to liberal environmentalists who think the forest should clean our air and provide clean water for all, give home and rest to wildlife, recreation and yes, logging. Wilderness when our souls can no longer stand the noise, protection for wildlife from civilization (multiple use). For some of us the wild is where…