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    Down south in Nevada, the high rollers put it all on the betting table, hoping Lady Luck will smile on them. They’ll put their cash, their money in the bank, their business, their mortgage, their truck and maybe even their dog. But Las Vegas has nothing on Ravalli County. Here we bet the mos…

    Geske, a former state Supreme Court justice, introduces herself as one of the Wisconsin State Journal's new community editorial board members

    Strong, a former Madison police lieutenant and longtime youth football coach, introduces himself as one of the Wisconsin State Journal's new community editorial board members

    Schmitz, the Downtown Madison dynamo whose great-grandfather opened a store on the Capitol Square in 1898, introduces herself as one of the Wisconsin State Journal's new community

    Sadness engulfs me. It drips fatigue. Truth is scorned, events are ignored and altered to fit a narrative of belief, rooted in the past. Past experiences, past desires, past outrages reign. Alternative realities have been fabricated and believed.

    If you saw the legal notice regarding the Burnt Fork Estates Subdivision in the Bitterroot Star, page 16 of the Aug. 26, 2020, paper, you saw a meeting on Sept. 3, with the Planning and Zoning Board and three subsequent hearings with the Town Council.

    Gov. Phil Murphy repeatedly has claimed that his decisions about when to allow what parts of New Jersey’s economy to resume are predominantly data driven. Yet he provides neither the data nor medical experts to talk about specific studies and statistics that supposedly form the basis for his many emergency orders the past five months.

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    Are you passing through Montana’s Yellowstone Country this summer but don’t have enough time to tour the park? Don’t worry! There are a host of wonderful activities and day trips around the region to satisfy your need for adventure. 

    The spread of the coronavirus and the response to it are almost unique among modern challenges in putting a burden on all the people of Earth. All governments at all levels too are already or will be strained by increased costs and reduced revenue.

    It’s both humbling and gratifying to see the community come together for the River. On August 10th, the Bitter Root Water Forum hosted our annual River Clean Up. From Sula and Painted Rocks to Missoula, volunteers headed to the River to float or walk sections and pick up trash they found.

    I'll start with another quote. It's from Google and expresses the meaning intended by Yeats way back in 1919. “It means chaos is descending upon the world; the forces that should bring order are failing to do so … and if it doesn't make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you may, i…

    I was taught in forestry school to analyze problems and opportunities by gathering all the data available and find a solution or make a decision after doing a rational analysis of the information and removing as much emotion as possible. Emotion can and often does cloud or confuse a sound analysis.

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