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Council on Aging developing Adult Cottage Cooperative

By Michael Howell Ravalli County Council on Aging Executive Director Paul Travitz has been working for several years now on trying to attract developers to the Council on Aging campus located on Old Corvallis Road. The 20 acres of land, of which the Council on Aging’s office complex takes up about three acres, was donated…

Holton to be appointed Sheriff

  By Michael Howell Barring any unforeseen developments, Undersheriff Steve Holton will be sworn in as Sheriff following the resignation of Sheriff Chris Hoffman at the end of the year. At a meeting last Monday, November 21, the County Commissioners considered taking action to either appoint an Interim Sheriff or possibly advertise for the position…

Bridge on Meyer Lane to be repaired

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners last week approved spending $31,000 to repair the bridge that spans North Burnt Fork Creek along Meyer Lane east of Stevensville. The road was slated for abandonment. In October, after hearing that the bridge had been determined to be unsafe by an engineering firm out of Missoula, Jay…

Campers plead ‘not guilty’ in Roaring Lion Fire arson case

By Michael Howell All three of the young men facing felony and misdemeanor charges of negligent arson for starting the Roaring Lion Fire have filed ‘not guilty’ pleas in District Court. Two of them, Steven Banks and Cody William Knez, are being tried in Judge Jim Haynes’ court while the third, Tyler Landon Johnson, is…

Show of support for Standing Rock Sioux

By Michael Howell About one hundred “water protectors” demonstrated in Hamilton last Tuesday in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their resistance to the North Dakota Access Pipeline Project. Similar actions took place in towns and cities across the country in response to a call for support from the tribe. Energy Transfer Partners, the…

Stevi Park Board recommends more time to ponder land swap

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Parks and Recreation Board entertained an overflow crowd at town hall last week as about 50 people attended a meeting devoted to gathering public comment on a proposed land swap. No one from the public or on the board spoke in favor of the swap as it is currently proposed….

Stevi park board chair resigns

By Michael Howell Raymond Smith, Chairman of the Stevensville Park Board, has submitted a letter of resignation to the Town, stating, “I have realized the present Mayor does not have faith in the leadership of this board.” The letter recounts the work that the Park Board has accomplished under his leadership. “The new playground and…

Major layoff at Selway Corporation in Stevensville

By Michael Howell Selway Corporation, Stevensville’s top employer and one of the top employers in Ravalli County, has announced a combination of layoffs and reduction in hours affecting most of the company’s 112 employees. Selway is a locally owned company which has been in the steel fabrication business since 1976. It became employee owned in…