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Stevi park board recommends land swap go to public vote

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Parks and Recreation Board, on Monday January 9, decided to recommend to the town council that it place the proposed land swap at the Stevensville River Park on a special election ballot for a public vote. The motion was approved on a four to two vote with Vicki Motley and…

Citizens asked to help with winter eagle monitoring

By Michael Howell The Raptor View Research Institute (RVRI), the Bitterroot Audubon Society and the Bitterroot Land Trust are teaming up to help develop a Citizen Science network of camera stations and eagle capture sites on private, working lands throughout the Bitterroot Valley during the winter of 2016-2017. They hope to raise funds to deploy…

Rob Johnson honored by Bitterroot Stockgrowers

By Jean Schurman Imagine trying to plan a surprise when the one being surprised is always the person doing the legwork on the honor. That was the quandary the Bitterroot Stockgrowers were in for the past few weeks as they planned their annual banquet and Ag Expo. The highlight of the banquet is always the…

Septage land application permit request moves forward

By Michael Howell   The Ravalli County Board of Health reviewed a septage application permit by Eckert Patriot Pumping to apply about 100,000 gallons of raw sewage per year on acreage owned by the Buglis on Sunset Bench southeast of Stevensville. Several neighbors expressed concerns about the potential impacts on groundwater and surface water in…

County ‘collaborators’ wanted

The Ravalli County Commissioners are looking to form a collaborative group, representative of most of the valley’s different interests, who can work together on issues, primarily concerning natural resources, to provide meaningful comment to controlling agencies, whether state or federal, which are implementing water or land use projects in the county. The idea, according to…

Stevi school nurse program gets boost from Marcus Daly Hospital

By Michael Howell Last Friday, January 6, Tom Anderson, a Board Director at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, handed over a check for $6,500 to Stevensville School Superintendent Bob Moore and School Nurse Connie Johnson. Anderson said that the hospital considered it an honor to be able to contribute to the School Nurse program in Stevensville….

McAdams to speak for 20th annual MLK Day celebration

Travis McAdams, former Research and Program Director of the Montana Human Rights Network, will be the guest speaker at the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration sponsored by the Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance in Hamilton on Monday, January 16th. The event is sponsored by the Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance and is set for 7:00 p….

Montana Senate, House leaders both from Bitterroot

Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville, and House Majority Leader Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton, were sworn in last week to lead their caucuses at Montana’s Capitol and discussed a unified plan for the 2017 Legislature. “We have a big advantage this session; a unified vision and plan. I am excited to go to work with my…