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Daily Archives: 1:06 am

Darby boys take first at divisionals

The Darby boys claimed the top spot at the Western B Divisional track meet in Missoula over the weekend and have set their sights on state. The Class B State Meet begins on Friday in Butte and the Tigers will be there in full force. Doug Raymer led the way for the Tigers, winning the…

Corvallis boys win tennis divisionals

Bob Huppert returns a serve by Mitchell Decker of Corvallis in the championship match at the Southwest A divisional Tournament. The Class A state tournament will begin Thursday in Great Falls. Jean Schurman photo.

The Corvallis boys won the team championship at the Southwest A Divisional tennis tournament by one point on Saturday. Bob Huppert of Hamilton defeated Corvallis’ Mitchell Decker for the championship. The Stevensville duo of James Enzler and Josh Meier defeated Cody Lengyel and Bridger Walczynski of Corvallis for the doubles’ championship. Mary Conwell won the…

Corvallis advances to state

Tegan Elliot comes into third base with coach Borden waving her on past Hamilton third baseman Liz Taylor. Jean Schurman photo.

It was a pitchers duel with a trip to the state tournament on the line last Thursday when Hamilton was host to Corvallis in softball. With Rebecka Hood pitching for Hamilton and Ashley Johnson in that position for Corvallis, the two teams battled for seven innings without a run being scored. Sound defense from both…

Resignation from Florence water and sewer board

Dear Editor, Effective immediately I tender my resignation from the Florence County Water and Sewer Board. When I applied for a position on the Board in November of 2005, I had hoped to see things improve for the district. In these last two years, 2010 and 2011, there has not been any display of concern…

Choices

During our lifetime aren’t we faced with many choices? Ranging from common, rare, or even directed by voices There are definitions galore from which to choose Why not select the choice of love, the one to use? Actually it all boils down to choosing good or bad The choice is for all born on this…

Thanks to community volunteers

Dear Editor, Thank you to all the community volunteers who showed up bright and early on Saturday morning for Community Clean Up. Thank you to all of the businesses who worked on the front areas of their location properties to make them look so nice. Much thanks to the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association and Brett…

Were these your kids?

Dear Editor, Last Thursday I was traveling into Missoula for an appointment. As I was passing through Metropolitan Florence, a little after nine, I was startled as a red Team Bus flashed by in the left lane… The posted speed limit was 45 right there, but I’d estimate the bus was doing about 60 as…

Not-so-happy anniversary

Dear Editor, I am wishing Montana a not so Happy Anniversary. It is now 15 years since my colleagues and I brought to the attention of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and then Governor Marc Racicot that the scrotal sac on white-tailed deer is being formed during development as a fetus with…

Transparency

Dear Editor, The three new commissioners promised government transparency. I’m not sure we’re getting the transparency they were talking about, but we sure are seeing lots of transparency when it comes to their motives. Here’s an example. The three newbies announced that the BOCC Resolution 1244 from November of 2001, approved unanimously by Jack Atthowe,…

Concern over recent airport decision

by Rich Morrisey, Corvallis – Several years ago, the FAA notified Ravalli County that the airport was unsafe according to its standards. The taxiway is too close to the runway by 40 feet under current FAA standards (200 feet instead of the required 240 feet). If an airplane were all the way to the edge…