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Victor open for business

By Michael Howell Highway 93 construction is having a devastating effect on some Victor businesses. Motivated to help, officials from the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority and the Job Service met with Victor businesses at the Entrepreneurship Center in Hamilton last week to assess the effects of the highway improvement project on Victor businesses and…

Stevi Community Garden, library help kids learn to grow

Colleen Miller demonstrates how drip lines work in raised bed gardening.

By Ed Harrison Small fingers held a fat, greenish-gray cutworm up to the sky with the Bitterroot mountains in the background. “That’s the enemy,” Colleen Miller, the Stevensville Community Garden Director said. “That critter will chomp our seedlings. Let’s throw him over the fence so that the birds can have a meal.” Other children gathered…

Passing it on.

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Kenny D. Heinze of Cory, Colorado, gives Ty Everson of East Helena advice on how to ride a mini bull at the Senior Pro Rodeo in Hamilton on Friday. Heinze is a former world champion bareback bronc rider while Everson is just beginning his rodeo career. Everson is the grandson of Fred and Lorna Everson…

Stevi passes sewer bond resolution

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council adopted a $780,000 Sewer System Revenue Bond Resolution at its June 27 council meeting. Although not specifically listed as an item of business, the bond resolution was discussed at a previous council meeting in early June. At that time the town’s bond counsel asked the council if he…

RML mourns loss of scientist Mort Peacock

Marius 'Mort' Peacock

Rocky Mountain Laboratories lost a humble and hard-working scientist on June 16 when Marius Peacock of Hamilton passed away at age 79. For 45 years – from 1962 to 2008 – Peacock was employed at RML in various roles. Along the way he worked with some of the most prominent figures in RML history –…

Sunnyside Cemetery aims for new fence

By Michael Howell Board members of the Sunnyside Cemetery Association have decided to replace the fence surrounding the cemetery located on Three Mile Creek Road northeast of Stevensville. The plan, according to the Association’s Chairperson Don Wilson, is to construct the new fence in phases starting on the north and west borders as monies become…

Premier bull riding event set for Darby

Sixty-five bulls will be provided by several different contractors from the U.S. and Canada.

When the chute gates open in Darby on Saturday night at the Elite Bull Connection Shoot-Out, there will be two sets of athletes on display – the cowboys and the bulls. The bull riders are wiry, strong, extremely athletic and never ones to give up. The bulls are specially bred to buck and twist with…

Bitterroot Bucs win own tournament

Austin Erler earned a new nickname, ‘Erler the Hurler’ after his performance in the Rasmussen Classic Tournament championship game on Sunday. He held the Lewistown Red Birds to only one run and helped the Bucs snap Lewistown’s 21 game winning streak. Jean Schurman photo

For the second time in three years, the Bitterroot Bucs won their own Rasmussen Classic Tournament over the weekend. The event featured teams from the Mission Valley, Salmon, Dillon, and Lewistown who came into the tournament with an 18 game winning streak in tact. The Bucs snapped that winning streak at 21 on Sunday in…

Bitterroot Sparks

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The 10U Bitterroot Sparks Fastpitch Softball Team placed 3rd out of 11 teams at the Capital City Classic in Helena, June 24-26. More importantly, the tournament presented the 10U Bitterroot Sparks with the Sportsmanship Award. Pictured from left to right: Dani, Sophia, Shannon, Natalie, Mikayla, Joey, Kassidy, Haley, Caitlin, Hayley.

Thanks from Refuge

Dear Editor, The 7th Annual Wildlife Weed Roundup on 6/25 was a huge success!  Forty people pulled about 2,200 pounds of houndstongue at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.  This is the most ever – more than 600 pounds over our previous high.  Each puller identified their bags with a name, and when tallied, the one…