Letters

09/24/2014 - 1:18pm
  To the editor,   In his recent letter to the editor, Dr. O. Alan Weltzien stated that Montana legislators were attempting to pass or study legislation “demanding” Congress “transfer” title to National Forests and public lands to states for use and disposal as legislators see fit.  Then he cited legislation from the 1990’s, saying “old habits...
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:17pm
  To the editor,   During my career I worked for three federal agencies, two counties(essentially branches of the state government) and several private businesses including farms and ranches. Mostly I worked on land management problems. These  related to either producing some
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:15pm
  To the editor,   A kind thank you to Judy for giving us the opportunity to comment on the relationship between religion and the Beaverhead County non-discrimination ordinance. As each of us focuses on trying to understand God and make Him the center of our lives, we can easily forget
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:14pm
  To the editor,   The words gays and lesbians, strikes at the heart of many homophobes. Medieval superstition is dying fast but not fast enough.  Relatively few societies historically have placed a complete ban on all types of homosexual activities.  Many tribal communities
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:14pm
  To the Editor,   My wife and I moved to Dillon in 1970, and spent our first 14 years on Thomsen Ave. The numbers of stray and unwanted dogs and cats bordered on ridiculous. Far too many pet owners thought it unnecessary to fence or neuter their dogs and cats. When litters were born (
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:12pm
  To the editor,                  I would like to comment on the opposing points of view concerning the prospect of having federal lands transferred to the State of Montana. Both Mr. Taber and Dr. Weltzien stated correctly that there is a movement
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:05am
  To the editor,   I am writing this letter in support of Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen, who is running for reelection this November. I first met Sheriff Jay Hansen several years ago when we both served as executive board members of the Montana Violent Crime Investigator’s
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:04am
  Dear Editor, As a U.S.Forest Service retiree, I know the benefits of a well managed forest. Over the last 20-plus years, I have seen the federal government’s “on the ground” forest management deteriorate. Lack of timber sales and excessive access closures have not served
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:03am
  To the editor,   We are losing the ability to have an open and honest debate about national policies that will radically change the way we live and work in America. Daily we are forced to comply with federal environmental policies that are strangling our ability to make a living off the
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:02am
  To the editor,   Please vote “FOR” the animal shelter mill levy. Support your local animal shelter.   Cynthia Ayres Dillon