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MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of Herschel Dean Moore, Jr., Deceased. Probate No. DP-11-59 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed as Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against  the decedent are required to…

Farm and Garden FRESH FROM OUR GARDEN – SWEET CORN, BROCCOLI, NEW POTATOES, BEANS, ZucCHINI, CUCUMBERS, winter squash, pumpkins, peppers and cabbage. Hardy fruit trees, shade trees, perennials and shrubs. 1 gal. potentilla and spirea, $6.95. Nine varieties of apple trees. Blue spruce starting at $19.95. All hanging baskets and annuals, 1/2 price! Hay and…

Making preparations… Red River cart to be featured at Founders’ Day

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 an…

Discovery Care Centre receives recognition for Healthcare Excellence

  Discovery Care Centre has received a Certificate of Healthcare Excellence from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in recognition of creating a tobacco free medical campus. This award was presented by Paula Wood, Program Director of Tobacco Free Ravalli, to Bill Watkins, owner of Discovery Care Centre, for his leadership in…

  Forest seeks public comment on project The Bitterroot National Forest has released its Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Three Saddle Vegetation Management Project and is inviting the public to review and make comments on the proposal. The project area encompasses approximately 6,300 acres and is located in the Sapphire Mountains near Three Mile and…

Hamilton adopts budget

  By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council adopted an $8 million budget for FY 2012 at its September 6 meeting. The budget is based upon a 146.4553 mill tax levy with a mill valued at $11,822.87. City employees will receive a 3 percent increase in pay which includes a 1.4 percent cost of living…

County sign ordinance under review

  By Michael Howell In a flurry of housekeeping the Ravalli County Commissioners repealed a passel of old ordinances last week. Copies of the ordinances were not available at the meeting so the commissioners approved them on first reading without actually reading them. According to Commission Chair J.R. Iman, four of the ordinances had to…

Smoky conditions to continue

  As of Monday, September 12, the 41 Complex continues to burn in rugged terrain about 10 miles east of Hamilton. On Monday the fire had burned 8371 acres with very little containment. West winds provided the fires with momentum to move towards the east, as evidenced by the acres gained on the Coyote and…

  Wednesday, September 14   Preschool story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, September 14 to enjoy “Let’s Go to the Lake!” with storyteller and Library Director Trista Smith. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age….

  If only… Dear Editor, I am fascinated by the fact that Marc Cooke, Co President West, National Wolfwatchers Coalition, states, without any doubt, “a shot in the air could have frightened both pups off his property immediately.” He was referring to the two wolf pups in the Hamilton area that were shot while apparently…