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Proposal to save county jobs and money

By Maggie Wright and several hundred concerned petition signers To Ravalli County Commissioners: You have publicly announced that there will be a budget shortfall of approximately $43,000 over the remaining months of FY 2012. You sent an email out to your department heads on October 4, 2011 asking them for ideas as to how to…

Commissioners look to make more cuts

Michael Howell photo. By Michael Howell Prohibited by a court injunction from eliminating two clerk positions in the Justice Courts, the County Commissioners turned their attention to the Treasurer and Environmental Health departments to make further reductions in force in an effort to make up the $43,000 budget shortfall created by retaining the Justice Court…

Leveraging loss

  Dieter raising money for hospital foundation By Michael Howell Max Coleman has a way of responding to challenges and a way of turning things around and issuing challenges of his own. His latest challenge is one facing many Americans. It’s called the ‘battle of the bulge’. In this case, weighing in at 337 pounds…

Local study published on developmental malformations in deer

  By Michael Howell According to local wildlife rehabilitator Judy Hoy, the elk and deer and other ruminants in the Bitterroot Valley have something more to worry about than wolves, and that is endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment. A study, conducted over a 14-year period between 1996 and 2010, and authored by Hoy, her…

Municipal elections in progress

  CITY OF HAMILTON Incumbent council members of the Hamilton City Council Joseph Petrusaitis, Ward 1; Al Mitchell Ward 2; Jenny West Ward 3 and City Judge Michael Reardon are all running unopposed in the elections. No one has filed for the City Treasurer position nor are there any declared write-ins. TOWN OF DARBY Incumbent…

  Sales/Auctions   ERNIE & BESSIE BOLIN ESTATE SALE – Sat. 9-4, sun. 9-4, mon. 10-2 (1/2 price!). 1352 Bolin Ranch Road, Stevensville. Ambrose Creek Road off East Side Hwy, right on Lone Rock School Lane, left on Bolin Ranch Road. 100’s of items under $5, freezer, refrigerators, hutch, aquarium, hot tub, lift chair, toys,…

  MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Richard Ronald Wolfe, Richard Roland Wolfe, Petitioner Cause No. DV-11-596/3 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Richard Ronald Wolfe to…

Wednesday, November 2   BP Library story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, November 2 to enjoy “Transportation – Let’s Go!” with storyteller Kristen Weese. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. All story times are…

  Hamilton Senior Center activities Monday – 11:45 lunch, cloggers at 1:30 p.m.; bingo on 1st & 3rd weeks, pinochle on 2nd week, 7 p.m. Tuesday – line dancing at 9:30-11:30 a.m., cloggers at 3 p.m., line dancing at 6-7 p.m., stompers 7-9 p.m. Wednesday – 11:45 lunch, bridge at 1 p.m., cloggers at 5…