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Daily Archives: 2:52 pm

Commissioners review FlatIron subdivision proposal

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners have been proceeding slowly and carefully in a detailed examination of the FlatIron Ranch subdivision application in a series of meetings starting on June 30 and continued on July 6 with further meetings planned for Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12. The 396-lot subdivision on 451.79 acres…

Commissioners, Weed Board adapt to new state law

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners took the initiative last week and handed the Ravalli County Weed District Board its version of what the changes in state law concerning Weed Districts means in Ravalli County, as a starting point for discussion. Commissioner Ron Stoltz, who helped author the proposed policy changes, said that one…

Horses attacked by mountain lion

By Michael Howell It took a while to figure it out, but a few horse owners in the area of Illinois Bench northeast of Stevensville are now convinced that their horses were the victims of a mountain lion attack in two separate incidents last month. Calvin Peterson, who lives on Burro Lane, about a quarter…

Local ammunition company expanding

Darren Newsom, owner of Bitterroot Valley Ammunition and Components (BVAC), an ammunition manufacturing company in Stevensville, is looking for another location in the Stevensville area to set up another facility, following a deal he recently signed with a new business partner in the Philippines. Newsom said that he has been working on developing the new…

Legion baseball recap

The Bitterroot Bucs finished third at the Missoula A Mavs tournament over the weekend with three wins and a loss. They opened their tournament by defeating the Post Falls Prairie Cardinals, 14-4. Cody Rolshoven was the starting pitcher and Billy Hanna was the catcher. Tyler White relieved Rolshoven in the fifth and Patrick Pape came…

How to reduce the national debt

By Floyd Wood, Corvallis Here’s how we can reduce the national debt that’s on everyone’s mind these days. Bring home all of our troops and war material from Japan, Philippines, Germany, Kosovo, possibly South Korea, and all the other foreign countries. We haven’t had a war that we needed to be in since WAR II!…

Re: physician-assisted suicide Dear Editor, This letter is in response to Paulette Kimball’s letter (June 22, 2011) supporting physician-assisted suicide. I make two points. First, to clarify: Physician-assisted suicide is not legal in Montana. A bill that would have accomplished that goal was defeated in our last legislative session. During hearings on that bill, the…

  Mortgage assistance help available NeighborWorks Montana and Rural Dynamics, Inc. announced that they have been selected by NeighborWorks America to help fight home foreclosures in Montana, under a grant to the Montana Board of Housing. They granting agency is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The deadline for accepting applications is…

Sales/Auctions   Estate Sale: 1633 Mozart Way, off of Popham Lane, Corvallis. Two motor homes, truck, household – Everything must go! No checks. July 15 & 16, 8 AM. HARDY fruit trees, shade trees, perennials and shrubs. Nine varieties of apple trees, sweet and sour cherry, plums and apricot trees. Blue spruce starting at $19.95….

  Book discussions The Bitterroot Public Library offers a “Brown Bag It” Book discussion group on the last Thursday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in the West Meeting Room. Newcomers are welcome. July 28 – “Cutting for Stone: A Novel” by Abraham Verghesa August 25 – “Daughter of Fortune” by Isabel Allende…