Ravalli County


Wednesday Quick Takes

Family Values?

Troy Carter’s 406 Politics blog is reporting that Greg Gianforte is refusing to comment on the revelation donations had been made to hard right candidate Rob Natalson on behalf of the Gianfortes for children, ages 4-12 after the parents had both reached the maximum contribution level allowed by law.

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Montana AG asked to Investigate Right-Wing Group, Montana State Senator

There is a group known as American Lands Council, which consists of a man named Ken Ivory and his wife, who travel the West and offer their services to county governments for a fee, anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

What services? They promise to help the counties fight to takeover federal public lands (known as TPL). Place like national forests and national parks, and as depicted by the group’s own map on their own website, apparently Indian Reservations and treaty lands.

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Loyalty Oath

It used to be that a sworn oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution was the only promise required to become an elected lawmaker in Montana. Not so if you hail from Ravalli County. The Ravalli County Republican Central Committee has issued an edict stating…

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Montana Supreme Court to Decide Voting Rights Case

In the United States of America today, it is illegal to allow only wealthy property owners to vote.  But in 2011, the Republican Flathead County Commissioners did the next best thing, and the case is going to the Montana Supreme Court on April 11. Flathead County…

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More to Come Out on Ravalli Commission Scandal

Ravalli County’s Money Problems Snowball; TEA Party Commissioners Call Disaster “Nothing Unusual” Old fashioned investigative journalism and public records research by the Bitterroot Star have uncovered some troubling new information in Ravalli County’s ongoing TEA Party financial mismanagement scandal.  It turns out there is an…

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Separatists Together

The “Defend Rural America” county secession event that several Montana elected officials are headlining December 16th uses “separation” as a euphemism for secession.  But perhaps the word choice is appropriate given this group’s ties to an infamous separatist of another kind. “Defend Rural America” (trademarked!) uses Red…

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Ravalli Commissioners Dumber Than Previously Thought

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. You already know. But this time, Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss has outdone herself. Commissioner Foss has used the local paper to unleash a dizzying mix of factual inaccuracies, scientific distortions, banal TEA party platitudes, and embarrassing misunderstanding of…

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TEA Party Fact Check: 8 Imbecilic Arguments Used to Justify Eliminating Women’s Health Care in Ravalli County

On Friday, GOP county commissioners Suzy Foss, Jeff Burrows, Ron Stolz, J.R. Iman, and Greg Chilcot eliminated all women’s health services from Ravalli County, including breast and cervical cancer screening and even birth control, men’s testicular cancer screening, mammograms, breast cancer screenings, birth control, STD…

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