Not returning here

 

To the Editor,
We wish to inform you that we will not be returning to Montana while your state chooses to persecute all your wolves, but most notably, wolves from Yellowstone National Park.
We have visited your state for the past 10 years, each spring, to wolf watch in Yellowstone.  During these spring trips we have spent thousands of dollars on many things ranging from hotels, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, liquor stores, gift shops, clothing stores, outfitters, fly shops, gas stations, pretty much everything your towns have to offer.  We also downhill ski and will not be supporting your ski resorts.  We are avid fly fishers and that is out.  These two activities alone constitute considerably more money than wolf watching.
It pains us not to return, but the policies that your State Legislature and Governor have chosen to enact, in regards to wolves,  are so extreme, we simply can not in good conscience support your businesses any longer. We are in contact with many people we have met over the years in Yellowstone while wolf watching.  We are not the only ones who are choosing to avoid Montana because of your extreme wolf policies.  They may not choose to write you, but there are many others. 
While we hold a special place in our hearts for Montana, we will choose to spend our tourist dollars elsewhere, Colorado this year.  We are sorry to punish the wrong people, perhaps people supporting our own views, but Montana’s state policies regarding wolves are just too much for us to ignore and condone. 
Our hope is that you will convey this to your own State Legislators and your Governor. 
 
Respectfully,
Debbie Pierce and Bruce Olson
Minneapolis, Minn.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
    On Dec. 12 Forum for Provocative Issues will present Randy Dragon profiling Vladimir Putin. Dinner at the Red Lodge Senior Center (13th St and Word Ave) will start at 5:30 p.m. and our program shortly after 6 p.m. If you plan to have dinner RedlodgeMtForum@gmail.com (no text or calls) If you plan to attend the forum but not eat, come around 6 p.m. However, please donate $5 to help defray room rental and other expenses. The price for dinner is $17. A check made out to Martha Young for $17 per person prior to your arrival will be appreciated.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.