Monthly archive

October, 2014

  •   To the Editor,   Thank you so much for the informative article about the animal shelter. I want to encourage citizens to vote in favor of the mill levy to help the shelter. All the animals, every single one, is spayed or neutered. That keeps the dog or cat population down but it is still expensive. My wife and I have a marvelous little...
  •   To the editor,   My name is Yvonne Lenegar. I have lived here for about 20 years now. This is to tell everyone who lives here we all have our opinions and views on the subject, so I will make this short and sweet. We need our humane society for all kinds of reasons and the women who runs it, she is irreplacable when it comes to finding...
  •   To the editor,   The State of Montana is going to raise the minimum wage on Jan. 1 from $7.24 per hour to $7.90. per hour. Congressman Steve Daines says it will hurt business. Sure it will!! Mr. Daines receives a salary of $174,000 for a part time job.! You think that’s not hurting us who cannot make ends meet? Mr. Daines had 239...
  •   To the editor,   Elected office is not an entitlement. Even at the local level an attitude of ownership can develop when there is no challenge. Karen Miller, candidate for Madison County Clerk of District Court, has been very courageous to buck the system! Maybe the voters are not aware that the practice of elected officials retiring...
  •   To the editor,   Let’s talk bottom line: the production of goods and services and the hiring of a work force in the private sector is profit for the business owner. In the public sector the bottom line is service. Because the public sector is inspired by service not profits it is often cheaper and more efficient then the private...
  •   To the editor,   As you prepare to vote, consider your own future. Will you vote for a candidate who wants to remove public land from public ownership? Do you want to repeal opportunity for health coverage from those who need it? Do you think it is okay for supercilious politicians to legislate against women and their personal/private...
  •   To the editor,   The tension existing between progressives and conservatives that drives our politics was in place before the ink was dry on the Constitution. Throughout history it has mostly allowed for meaningful debate that has benefited the country. But when Reagan yanked the Republican Party to the right in 1980, our politics...
  •   To the editor,   One of my favorite pictures is of a golden retriever sound asleep on the lap of his human; the caption says “whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never paid an adoption fee”. I would like to thank JP Plutt for the informational article about our local animal shelter and its need for funding. I...
  •   To the editor,   Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat is under attack from out of state, far right, special interest PACs. Montana sportsmen and women need to remember that Mike Wheat wrote the Montana Supreme Court decision, IN SUPPORT OF, the Montana Stream Access Law, in the Ruby River Stream Access Case. This stopped...
  •   To the editor,   The Dillon City Council came out in force on Oct. 15. They had a job to do: interview 6 candidates for City Judge and then choose one. Once the interviews were finished, they made quick work of making their decision. Swede Troeddson nominated Ms. Thompson, followed by a Second. The Mayor called for further nominations...