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Daily Archives: 7:10 pm

Thanks from Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival

  Dear Editor, Tari and I would like to publicly thank Jean Schurman and the crew at the Bitterroot Star for the support and the great article about the Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival. We truly appreciate it…It’s your support that helped make it such a great success. Mike and Tari Conroy Darby

Slow down on Burnt Fork Road

  Dear Editor, I want to thank my good neighbors and other considerate people who travel Middle Burnt Fork Road at a slow speed that does not raise dust. I have tested this out and when I drive 15 mph I do not see a dust trail behind me in my rear view mirror. I’m…

Commissioners not interested in you

By Bill LaCroix, Victor Before the July 11 commissioners’ meeting when they approved Flatiron Subdivision, more than 200 citizens submitted the following public comment to express their concerns: “We the undersigned approve of the Ravalli Co. Planning Board’s denial of Flatiron Subdivision and urge the commissioners to accept the Planning Board’s advice, given with full…

North Bitterroot Allstars take state!

The North Bitterroot Allstars captured the 2011 15yr Babe Ruth Baseball Montana State Title, beating Glendive 8-2 in the final game Monday, July 25th. Ten teams from around the state came together in Miles City to play in the annual classic that lasted six days. The format was double elimination and the Allstars would find…

County Commission stops live streaming and videotaping of meetings for now

By Michael Howell The County Commissioners are considering establishing a policy governing the video and audio recording of commission meetings and decided to stop live streaming meetings or even videotaping or making audio recordings until they get a policy crafted that meets state requirements. The commission has installed new technology that allows live streaming of…

Family Medicine Center of the Bitterroot opens its doors

By Michael Howell The Family Medicine Center of the Bitterroot opened up for business in its new digs in the middle of last month. The doctors at the center, Teresa Borino, Brett Heath, and Randy Stewart, have been working together for over a decade, first inside Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, then in cramped quarters across…

BRHA agrees to audit but wants budget consideration in the meantime

By Michael Howell Eight members of the Bitter Root Humane Association (BRHA) Board of Directors met with the Ravalli County Commissioners last week to discuss the status of the group’s standing in the county’s budget considerations. The county has provided a significant amount of funds to the organization in the past for services rendered related…

Stevi gifted with police patrol car

  By Michael Howell At the July 25 meeting of the Stevensville Town Council, Mike Halvorson of M&M Auto and Trailer officially donated a vehicle to the Stevensville Police Department. He recently purchased the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria that was used by the Missoula Police Department with the intentions of giving it to a friend….

Theft of services in Stevi

By Michael Howell Stevensville Police Chief James Marble is warning Stevensville residents to keep an eye on their trash cans. Marble said that, perhaps due to hard economic times, people that need to dispose of their residential trash and do not have a place to put it have been using apartment dumpsters, commercial business dumpsters,…

Burnt Fork paving this week

Knife River Missoula, the contractor on Ravalli County’s Middle Burnt Fork Road Rehabilitation Project, has scheduled the placement of the new asphalt pavement to begin on Wednesday, August 3. The paving, part of Knife River’s $500,000 contract, should be completed within four to five working days. Following placement of the pavement, pavement marking including centerline…