So if we are tripling the square footage, then adding three roommates, how the heck does this add up to a BIGGER library? What kind of math is this? I love the library and want it to thrive, not become another "Missoula Special" boondoggle the likes of the Parks and Trails bond.
It's quite likely that if Emma had been prescribed methadone, she would still be alive. If her mom had been taking methadone, she wouldn't have been arrested and in prison when her daughter died. Too bad she wasn't given that option. Let's not take it away from other "Emma's" out there and just give them clean needles to shoot with. No matter how clean your needles are, they won't prevent overdose, normalize your brain, allow you to work and have a family, let you feel normal. Methadone will.
I only want to point out we do not give a special drivers license to methadone patients because they are not euphoric while on methadone.
The are well around the clock, they do not crave other drugs and 90% of methadone patients stop using other opiates.
Even if they slip and use methadone blocks its effects.
The World Health Organization stated " In addiction medicine today methadone is the gold standard by which all other treatments are measured".
That's the science, that's the evidence, and it's not disputed .
I'd encourage everyone to read the Huffington Post article titled "Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment".
Abstinence-based treatment works less than 10% of the time for opioid addicts. I'm glad the lady in this article got clean without medications but it'd be a shame for others to think that is the standard of care...
Alf- According to the library's board of trustees, one of the challenges they put forth to the architectural firms bidding for the project was that the library remain open during construction/expansion. When I last spoke with MSR and A&E, though, Jack Poling said they're not yet sure whether it will actually be possible to keep the library open during construction -- they're still too early in the planning stage to be able to say -- but that it's possible the library will switch to different, limited hours or try to accommodate in some way if regular hours become affected.
Oh k I get it... Give me the next best rush... Airplane...no... How about a fast motha $&? Train.... Or plane ... What's the next best
In response to erlyirn's post : It's probably true that in every more or less mid-sized city in the country with a fairy large college or university the large labor force (students, mostly unskilled or semiskilled) drive down the average wage, and at the same time, ironically force prices up -- not just rents, but all prices. It happens in Bozeman as well as Msla, and in Eugene, where I went to school, Corvallis, Moscow-Pullman, Chico and Eureka, CA, where my wife went, and on and on.
Solve deer and elk overpopulation by bringing back deer and elk's natural predators. Duh.
Here again outfitting rears its ugly head and ranchers trying to burn the candle at both ends, I AM NOT ONE OF THEM! For years these ranchers have been exploiting the elk hunting ,in some cases to make ends meet, but robbing Peter to pay Paul. They have created this monster by providing a safe haven for those elk to live, leasing to outfitters who pick off a few cream of the crop bulls for very wealthy clients. Then maybe at the end of the season let Joe Public in to run the elk off with strict instructions of skin heads only. (wouldn't want to hurt the cash cow).
I see in my area where a couple of the ranchers have put a small area in BMA (block management area) so they will be eligible for these so called shoulder seasons. I call BS, the areas I know about don't have elk on a regular basis, it's NOT where they live. The good ground where those elk live and truely habitate is of course NOT any where near what they want Joe average to hunt, got to protect their outfitter and those big dollar clients.
I can tell you from personal experience if you don't want the elk on your property let people in to hunt them, guts on the ground and they leave, either back to the timber where they belong or onto the next safe haven pivot.
So in a word, "NO", do not allow these early and late seasons, all the mechanism is in place to bring the elk populations under controle, all that is needed is access and that isn't done by putting a few acres out on some flat in and calling it access. Make them make the econonmic decision of ; do you want the money from the elk (outfitter or fee hunting) and will that offset the damage to crops and fence, or let hunters on the land to retrain them to inhabit the forest land again.
I've commented this same thing to the FWP who I'm sure have coveinently lost my letter or "filed" it away. I haven't seen any public meetings to voice my concerns at and I am sure I won't as they already have a "fix" dreamed up.
"Even in a town like Missoula that's supposedly as enlightened and progressive and liberal and hippie or whatever as it is, people still have really outdated notions about addiction," he says.
Really excellent and important article, Ms. Whittle. Thanks for writing this.
I like my beer. I homebrew. I love craft beers and microbreweries and brew pubs. I despise Buttwiper and Coors and all the other cheap tank-farm beers.
I wish Highlander well, but TEN taprooms in Missoula ? That must be approaching the saturation point !
I thought the wolves were killing them all.
You mean that's not true ?
Beware of any "solution" proposed by a politician, especially a repuglikan.
Just curious : If the new library is to be built on the same site as the existing one and will have 3 times the floor space as the existing and will probably take the better part of a year - or more- to build, what happens to the materials, patrons and employees in the meantime ?
The same can be said for the Mountain States Legal Foundation and its hacks, at least two of whom have been appointed Secretary of the Interior by (naturally) repuglikan pretzeldunces : The evil James Watt, appointed by Bonzo Raygun, and the equally vile, but slightly lower profile, Gale Norton, appointed by the incompetent idiot Shrubya Busch.
Why, certainly. Just like we can save some bucks and get the job done with horse-drawn fire engines, dirt streets, telegraph offices in place of cell phones, homes heated with shoveled-coal boilers, and outhouse-based sewage disposal. For a library we can just build a clapboard shack and stuff iit full of Colliers magazines, and donated paperback novels from the Eisenhower years.
Should be good enough for a community of impoverished Depression-era dirt farmers such as ourselves.
Oscar Wilde's often quoted remark, "They know the cost of everything and the value of nothing" certainly applies to Sidney Longwell
and if everyone left the predators alone perhaps there would be an intelligent balance the way God intended it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While inattentive driving is certainly a problem I little respect for a law that exempts certain users because of their profession, they after all have two way radios.
Comment at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/publicComments/2…
If anybody truly believes the problem is that we have too many elk they're drinking the kool-aid FWP and the Stockgrowers Association are peddling.
How about the thousands of acres of existing elk habitat on public land that are leased and grazed to the dirt? You don't find elk there because elk don't find grass there, and competition over grazing areas is exactly what this is all about. Same as bruscellosis. It would be really amazing if the FWP were so willing to bend over backwards on behalf of the sportsmen and women who fund the agency as they are to the ranchers of this state.
I'm completely pro-agriculture; ranchers play a huge role in providing wildlife habitat (in addition to food) and I wholeheartedly respect and thank the landowners who do provide hunting access (despite the many slob hunters sullying the image of ethical sportsmen). But this idea that elk are a nuisance and are running roughshod over the state is ludicrous and the media would do well to explore other facets of this issue.
I encourage hunters and the public at large to read the proposal, in all its vagueness, and comment against it. Montanans enjoy some of the longest elk seasons in the nation: 5 weeks of archery and 5 weeks of rifle. We do not need more hunting, what we need is improved habitat, more access and better management of the amazing wildlife heritage we have.
And a rifle season before archery? Do people really believe bow hunters will stand for that?
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