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The weather was good enough on Monday, May 2 for the Lone Rock School sixth graders to launch their hot air balloons. Middle school teacher Pam Okland worked with the students for nearly two days to design these tissue paper balloons. Pictured below, teacher Lisa Stevens and retired Lone Rock teacher Wayne Stanford help sixth…

Locals named to play in Shodair Soccer Classic

A summertime favorite, the Shodair Soccer Classic kicks off its twelfth season this summer in Helena. The event begins mid-week with activities for players, and culminates with the women’s and men’s games on Saturday, July 23, at 5 and 7 p.m. respectively, at Nelson Stadium on the Carroll College campus. The Classic features top student…

Bitterroot Bucs

Logan Leuck tags out a Deer Lodge runner during the first game of the double header on Sunday. Jean Schurman photo.

The Bitterroot Bucs had two double headers this weekend. On Saturday they split with the Dillon Cubs. The Bucs lost the first game, 9-5. Billy Hanna took the loss. Austin Nogle had two hits and three RBI’s. Austin Erhler earned the 10-0 win in the second game. He had eight strikeouts and only one walk….

Tennis Results

Stevensville’s Fran Farr keeps her eye on the ball during her match against Anaconda’s Ellie Krueger. Blake Hempstead photo.

Anaconda 6, Stevensville 1 Singles – Emily Morani, A, def. Mersadiez Leese 6-1, 6-1; Ellie Krueger, A, def. Fran Farr 6-4, 6-3; Haley VanMeel, A, def. Jessica Vickrey 6-3, 6-3; Breanna Junor, S, def. Dallas Salle 6-3, 6-2. Doubles – Kieran McKernan/Ashley Johnson, A, def. Courtney Schulz/Mickayla Sorenson 6-3, 6-1; Layne Cook/Kaitlin Vetter, A, def….

Corvallis, Florence win big

The Corvallis girls won the Wayne Estes Track Meet in Anaconda on Saturday, outscoring second place Belgrade by 30 points. Hamilton came in third. Corvallis had a couple of multiple winners. Paige Squire won three events to give the Blue Devils the edge. Squire set another mark in the state in the 100 hurdles with…

Florence continues run

Korie Conder of Corvallis makes the slide into home during the Butte Central game but was tagged out by catcher Shannon McLaughlin. Jean Schurman photo.

The Lady Falcons continued their run on the diamond, sweeping Eureka in a doubleheader on Saturday. They won the first game, 21-2, with Courtney Byrne pitching and Hayley Cole as the catcher. Brittany Heinz went 3-for-3 at bat and had two RBIs. Byrne was 2-for-4 with a triple and Cole had a double and eight…

Thanks from Beta Sigma Phi

Dear Editor, The Ravalli County Beta Sigma Phi chapters thank the citizens and businesses of the Bitterroot Valley for their support of our annual Good Friday Tulip Sale. The local food banks, Haven House, Pantry Partners and the Darby Bread Box, are the beneficiaries of the generous donations of the community. We are grateful for…

Fake attack on President

Dear Editor, The other day Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan launched a verbal assault on Barack Obama. Shortly after those two racists attacked Obama, the spokesman for the New Black Panthers blasted the President too. It would appear that Barack Obama is the victim of these vicious and unsavory people who are as hostile to…

Ravalli County Airport – DOA

Dear Editor, The first “act of decency” by Commissioner/Chairman J.R. Iman would be an apology to the Citizens of Ravalli County for the disrespectful, arrogant, non-transparent meeting which was conducted regarding the Ravalli County Airport. Win or lose, the attitude of the Commissioners was inexcusable to young and old alike. Citizens took time out of…

Commissioners making mistake

Dear Editor, Open letter to Commissioners: This letter is written on behalf of my clients, ICAARE, and other concerned citizens regarding the proposed expansion of the Ravalli County Airport. The revocation of Resolution 1244, and/or change in the previously agreed upon Alternative 2A will be a serious mistake on your part that will hurt the…