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Corvallis levy passes, new mayors in three towns

  Voters came through in a major way for the Corvallis School District’s Building Reserve Levy, with 1,551 voting in favor of the levy and 815 voting against it. By approving the levy, the voters have approved the purchase of the Ravalli County Electric Cooperative’s adjoining 21.23 acres of land with improvements for a price…

Bubba’s Bundles – a very special business

By Michael Howell   The new kindling/firewood business that has opened up in Stevensville called Bubba’s Bundles is a special business in a number of ways. The most special thing about it is the young man doing it, Christopher Mosser. He is a recent graduate of Stevensville High School and is starting up a business…

A wish come true

By Michael Howell   Every once in a while, maybe four or even five times a year, some young child in the Bitterroot who is critically ill gets a wish granted. This is made possible by the Montana Hope Project, a non-profit organization supported by the Montana State Troopers Association. The goal of the Hope…

Fire and forest management – according to the experts

By Michael Howell The first in a series of lectures on Fire and Forest Management was held at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville last week. The guest speakers were Carl Fiedler and Steve Arno, who took turns discussing the history and role of fire in the Bitterroot, how fire behaves in managed versus…

Community leaders rally behind Literacy Bitterroot

Citizens take issue with public library policy By Michael Howell Terry Ryan, Managing Director of the local non-profit Rob and Terry Foundation, has rounded up signatures from all five county commissioners, current mayor of Hamilton Jerry Steele and both candidates for Hamilton mayor, Travis Martinez and Dominic Farrenkopf, State Representatives Ron Ehli, Ed Greef, and…

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital awarded for quality care

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital was honored for successfully demonstrating high performance on several national quality initiatives. During the annual conference held by the Montana Hospital Association (MHA) in Billings, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital received a Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization for Montana. “The application process for…

Mason’s road to recovery

By Jean Schurman Almost everyone in Victor knows Mason Kay. He has been on the Victor Fire Department since he was just out of high school. He is currently the assistant fire chief. He has been an EMS first responder and worked at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in the ER. He is also the assistant…

Treasurer’s office upgraded

By Michael Howell Memory can play tricks on you at times and exaggerate things, but I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that going to renew your license plate at the county tax office prior to the current renovations was some sort of gloomy, medieval experience. Long lines of people up against one wall…