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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  Wednesday, August 24   BPL preschool story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, August 24 to enjoy “We Share the Earth ” and hear books read by Paula Prescott. This story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years…

Couple helps public keep an eye on local government

  By Michael Howell Keeping an eye on local government activities can be difficult for the average working person. Maggie Wright and Lee Tickell, of Hamilton, have a vision of how modern digital technology and the internet can be a valuable tool in enabling the public by informing them and perhaps even allowing them to…

Nurses plan to picket Marcus Daly Hospital

  By Michael Howell Fifty Registered Nurses (RNs) have planned an informational picket at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital today, Wednesday, August 24. The RNs, all members of the Montana Nurses Association (MNA), voted unanimously to conduct an informational picket to inform the community about the hospital’s continued refusal to include a third party dispute resolution…

Amended subdivision regulations get legal review

  In 2008, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) directed the Planning Department to substantively update the County’s existing subdivision regulations. The Planning Department released an initial draft on June 1, 2010 and a subsequent version on December 1, 2010. The December 1, 2010 version was adopted on December 23, 2010. On February 3, 2011,…

Commissioners move towards predator control policy

  At a meeting last Friday, August 19, the Ravalli County Commissioners met to follow up on a previous meeting at which many citizens leveled complaints about the negative economic, cultural and social effects of wolf predation in the valley. At Friday’s meeting it was resolved to “begin a process of research and data gathering…

Stevensville to celebrate 170 years

  On a cool autumn day in 1841, a small band of travelers made their way along an ancient Indian trail through a valley, now known as the Bitterroot, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They had come by invitation from the Salish and Nez Perce people: six men in black robes, accompanied by…

Healthcare reform, oh, really?

By Glenn Kimball, Corvallis Communism’s architect, Karl Marx, prescribed methods to overthrow governments and first install Socialism, followed inevitably by pure Communism. He wrote, “Socialize medicine first, then all other activities of a nation will follow as night the day”. When Barack Obama entered presidential office, he was immediately faced with the pressing issues of…

Sad day Dear Editor, To the person who took our red Old Town canoe: It is a sad time when we have to tell our grandchildren there are dishonest people that came onto private property and stole our canoe and paddles. The canoe was a retirement gift to my husband from our kids, and something…

High school golf tees off The Hamilton boys’ golf team began their quest for another state title last week at the Missoula Invitational held at Larchmont Golf Course. The Broncs went up against 10 Class AA and Class A teams. The Broncs easily outdistanced the field the first day with a five-stroke lead. Kalispell Glacier…

Nellie Moran awarded P.E.O. scholarship Nellie Moran, the daughter of Dr. Michael and Mrs. Terry Moran was recently presented with $2,500 scholarship. She is attending Pacific Lutheran University and studying International Relations and French this fall. This scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The…