Yesterday I read your article (while waiting at the Billings airport) regarding private property rights. Congratulations! Loved the reference of “that lone minority of one that the Bill of Rights was most aimed at protecting. When Souter decided that “economic benefit” was justification for condemnation of property rights. My sons are fighting this in our local community with some commercial property we own. Keep up the good work. Why not forward this to the Wall Street Journal...and to Congress! Thanks.
Marian Woosley, Bellevue, WA
On behalf of the Yellowstone County Commissioners, MetraPark, United Way and Big Sky Economic Development, I’d like to thank each of the 400 volunteers who gave their time Tuesday to clean up the MetraPark grounds littered with debris from the recent tornado. We saw individuals young and old from families, churches and groups come out ready to roll up their sleeves and help. We received many generous donations for the event from Wal-Mart, Costco, Exxon, and Bright ‘N Beautiful.
I also appreciate the many other groups throughout our generous community who have not only helped clean up tornado debris, but have lent a helping hand to both neighbors and strangers in their time of need. It’s often said that hard times bring out the best in people, and over the last couple weeks we’ve seen great people doing extraordinary things. I’m truly convinced I live in the best community in this great nation.
Commissioners Ostlund, Reno and I know MetraPark is a large economic driver in this community. Please be assured that we, along with Bill Dutcher and his dedicated staff at MetraPark, are working quickly to bring the Rimrock Auto Arena back online to once again be full with concerts, rodeos, tournaments and so much more. At the same time, I’d remind everyone that MetraPark is open for business, playing host to hundreds of events in the Montana Pavilion, Expo Center, Grandstands and throughout the MetraPark grounds.
Thanks again to everyone for their hard work, it is deeply appreciated. We’ll see you at MontanaFair!
Bill Kennedy, Chairman
Yellowstone County Commissioners
Montana Conservative Alliance promotes conservative values and liberty through limited government. We work with dozens of like-minded organizations throughout the state, actively supporting legislative candidates who, through their voting records and candidate surveys, have proven themselves to be friends of the taxpayer and friends of freedom.
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