Monthly archive

February, 2014

  • It’s an interesting moment for immigration reform in the United States. The very phrase has come to symbolize the failure of the Obama Administration to push much meaningful change through Congress, since the Senate bill to create a 13-year path to citizenship for undocumented migrants floundered amongst GOP opposition last year. Perhaps...
  •   To the editor,   In recent months Republicans have descended beneath even their own low standards for political malpractice. It’s bad enough that they try to keep citizens from voting, now they’re actually denying them health care. The practice in GOP led states of refusing the Medicaid expansion provided by the ACA, is,...
  •   To the editor,   There has been great pressure to build the Keystone XL pipe line. Will this be a good deal for the United States. This will be a $5.3 billion project and the main goal is to transport 830,000 barrels of oil each day. Did you know there are over 55,000 miles of crude oil pipeline in the U.S. and 95,000 miles of pipeline...
  •   To the editor,   Brillhart is at it again. In his latest tirade, he correctly lists the wasteful spending of the government. Naturally, he starts with the U.S. military, undermining all the volunteers who protect his right to spout away in the papers. Then he comes to the time to place the blame and right to the heart of all...
  •   To the editor,   There have been a few differing opinions lately in the Dillon Tribune regarding stream access. Setting the legal aspects aside, I appreciate all of the ranchers and land owners who allow anglers access to area streams. I’m a fifth-generation Montanan and a retired USAF senior master sergeant. Today, I’m on...
  •   Larry Gleason passed away in the Madison Valley Hospital on Feb. 11. He was born to Viola and Albert Gleason on Jan. 9, 1930, in Ellensburg, WA. His parents divorced when he was three. His early schooling was a country school near Kittitas, WA. Through high school, he lived with foster parents Chet and Bertha Morrison, on their ranch near...
  •   While the controversies emanating from several flashpoint issues have taken up much of the time and most of the coverage of recent Dillon City Council meetings, the Council has in the past month managed to get a fair amount done without stirring up any dissent, and has even managed to generate a few laughs. Some of those laughs came during...
  •   A prominent local business owner blamed the Dillon City Council at its meeting last Wednesday for prolonging a pair of long-running legal cases, while also chastising the defendant in one of those cases. “I’m scolding the Council, or whatever you want to call it here, for continuing this when the public wants it over —...
  •   With Neal D. Straus unavailable to attend to field questions from the Dillon City Council that has twice refused to consent to his appointment by Mayor Mike Klakken to replace City Treasurer Ty Cobb, last Wednesday’s City Council meeting proceeded cordially and productively (see story on Page A-3) for its first three quarters of an...
  •   Sometime after the Feb. 5 meeting of the Dillon City Council, Councilperson Nils “Swede” Troedssen called the Montana Standard in Butte. He says he felt the local media in Dillon was not treating the council fairly and wanted a different source dealing with the story. “My main point was, the local media was not coming to...