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County approves Tourism Business Improvement District

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners approved the creation of a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) last Wednesday, May 18 despite the fact that a majority of commissioners present expressed disagreement with the idea. Rick O’Brien, director of the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce, told the commissioners that the Chamber had been working for three…

Florence students help build splash deck

Florence-Carlton High School woods class instructor Weston Jones with students Austin Krier, Tanner Lund, Joshua Marquardt, Cody Rolshoven and Noah Sax.   Not pictured: Allison Pederson and Jayden Vogan.

Willow Springs Splash Deck, scheduled for its grand opening in Florence Park on June 4, got a boost this month from Florence-Carlton High School industrial arts students. Weston Jones’ woods class has been busy mass-producing Trex-topped tables for a picnic area next to the new splash deck. According to Jones, the project manages to meet…

County addresses speeding problem on Meridian Road

On Friday, May 13, the Board of County Commissioners approved the establishment of speed limits on sections of Meridian Road. Residents and property owners along Meridian Road, which parallels U.S. Highway 93 to the west, between Woodside and Bell Crossing, reported increased traffic along Meridian Road due to construction activity on Highway 93. Residents also…

Hamilton adopts community transportation safety plan

By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council, at its May 17 meeting, agreed to adopt the Hamilton Community Transportation Safety Plan (CTSP). The plan is the result of a $40,000 project funded by the Montana Department of Transportation which contracted with Camp Dresser and McKee to prepare it. “Transportation safety is much more than fixing…

River rising

County declares flooding emergency By Michael Howell With predictions still showing the potential for record-breaking flood levels on the Bitterroot River and some flooding along Eight Mile Creek already occurring, the Commissioners, last Tuesday, May 17, issued an emergency declaration. Disaster and Emergency Services Director Ron Nicholas read the law to the commissioners and said,…

Suspects arrested in Hamilton vandalism spree

By Michael Howell Two juveniles were taken into custody on Thursday, May 19, in connection with a vandalism spree that occurred in the wee hours of the morning in Hamilton on Wednesday, May 18 and may have continued that Wednesday night in Corvallis. The Corvallis teens arrested in the case are 16-year-old Harley Edelbach and…

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF SALE FOUR SEASONS STORAGE will be auctioning to the highest Bidder, abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: A-7, A-21, A-25, B-29, B-33, C-15, C-43. Units contain bedroom furniture, clothing, sports equipment, tools, computer parts and misc household goods. These units may be viewed by appt, only. Written sealed…

Classifieds

SALES/AUCTIONS DARBY “SECOND SATURDAY” EVENT. TOWN-WIDE YARD SALES JUNE 11TH, 8 AM-5 PM. FLEA MKT, FARMER’S MKT & MERCHANT SALES. INFO 381-4000. 35TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY FLEA MARKET, May 28-30. St. Regis, 1-90 Exit #33. Montana’s largest, nearly 200 vendors. Call 406-649-1304 for info. AUCTION MAY 28TH, 10:30AM. Homesteaded in 1909. Vehicles, Antiques, Shop/Household, 1/2…

Calendar

Wednesday, May 25 Preschool story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s area of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, May 11 to enjoy “That’s What It’s All About” and hear books read by Laura Craig. This story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. For…

Blue Devils sweep Southwest A

Molly Brewer of Stevensville won the high jump at the Southwest A Divisional. Jean Schurman photo.

The Blue Devil track team served notice they will be a force to reckon with this weekend at the Class A State Track Meet in Missoula. The Blue Devils won both the girls and boys team scoring and brought home several first place ribbons. The Corvallis girls won 11 of 17 events and the boys…