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Valley soccer off to good start

Christian Watson of Hamilton takes on a slew of Laurel Locomotives. Hamilton won, 5-0. Jean Schurman photo

[/caption] School may begin Sept. 6th here in the Bitterroot but elsewhere in the state, the classrooms have been full. But even though school isn’t in session, the fall sports season began on August 15th when practiced began for football, soccer, golf, volleyball and cross-country. This weekend marked the first games on the soccer fields…

Crews respond to new wildfires

  The thunderstorms that brought rain and wind to the valley Sunday night also brought lots of lightning which sparked nine new wildfires on the Bitterroot National Forest, according to Bitterroot National Forest Public Affairs Officer Tod McKay. Four fires are burning east of Hamilton on Monday in the Sapphire Mountains on the Darby Ranger…

SALES/AUCTIONS Our 30th Year! Helena Antiques Show & Sale, Helena Civic Center, Early-In Fri-Sept9 5p-9p – $10-Admission; Sat-Sept10, Sun-Sept11 – $5-Admission 10a-5p. Over $3,000 worth Free Drawing, Sun11@11am. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES LOOMIX(r) FEED SUPPLEMENTS is seeking Dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany @ 800-870-0356/bjenkins@loomix.com to find out if there is a…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD E. ORR, Deceased. Probate No. DP 11-69 Dept. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present…

Triathlon a success

Stacey Ricklefs completed the swim portion of the Bitterroot Classic Triathlon for her team ‘5 Racers’. Despite being only two weeks away from having a baby, Ricklefs made the swim in 15:45. Jean Schurman photo

Bitterroot Classic Triathlon was held Saturday in Hamilton with a record 193 entries racing for the Ronald McDonald House. The event consists of a 750 yard swim, a 20K bike ride to the east of Hamilton and a 5K run down Kurtz Lane, around on Marcus and then onto Freeze Lane and Fairgrounds Road, essentially…

More than a ‘Fair’ Family

  By Jean Schurman It’s only fitting that the first family to be honored by the Ravalli County Fair Board is the Cliff Trexler family of Corvallis. Trexler and his family have been avid participants in the fair since they moved here in 1958. But they have done more than participate; they have also helped…

Stevi mayor resigns

  By Michael Howell Stevensville Mayor Lew Barnett tendered his resignation, effective immediately, in a short letter submitted on Tuesday, August 23, that simply said he was “tired of the micro-management.” In an interview Barnett, a retired police officer and former Stevensville Chief of Police, made it very clear that the micro-management problem referred to…

Stevi town councilor resigns

  By Michael Howell Stevensville Town Councilor Desera Towle tendered her resignation effective September 1, right after she heard that Mayor Lew Barnett had resigned. “I support Lew’s resignation,” said Towle. “This has been going on for months.” She told the Bitterroot Star that her resignation was motivated by a combination of things. For one…

Stevi council approves drop box for disposal of prescription drugs

  By Michael Howell At its August 22 meeting, the Stevensville Town Council approved, on a 3 to 1 vote, placement of a drop box for disposal of prescription drugs at the town hall. The action was taken at the recommendation of Stevensville Police Chief James Marble. Marble explained that research has shown that prescription…

County draft budget calls for closure of Juvenile Detention Center

  By Michael Howell Copies of the final draft of the county’s budget for FY 2012 are now available for public scrutiny at the county administration building and on the county’s website www.ravallicounty.mt.gov. The public will have about two weeks to review the draft before a meeting is held to consider final adoption. J.R. Iman,…