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Monthly Archives: December 2011

New game plan for Lady Falcons

Coach Bryan Neuman has given his Lady Falcons a new look this year with a running and gunning style game. Here, he talks over strategy against Hamilton. Jean Schurman photo

Sometimes, even after 15 plus years coaching, a new direction is needed. That’s what has happened with the Lady Falcons of Florence. Bryan Neuman has been the girls’ basketball coach for 12 or 13 years. During that time, one of the mainstays of his coaching style has been a very controlled game with a strong…

Victor plays tough but loses a couple of close games

The Lincoln Lynx and the Victor Pirates had a battle on the court in Victor last Wednesday. After trailing by one point at the end of the first quarter, the Pirates battled back to an 8-point lead at the half. Lincoln clawed their way back to the lead at the end of three and then…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of LILLIAN WEIR, Deceased. Cause No. DP-11-102 Dept. No. 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 said deceased are required to present their claims…

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County commissioners decline to act on WUI

  By Michael Howell By declining to adopt any new map defining the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) in Ravalli County, the County Commissioners virtually ensured last week that the state will continue to use the existing map adopted in 2007 and included as part of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The commissioners reviewed the…

FS makes changes to proposed timber sales

  The Bitterroot National Forest has made significant changes to two timber sales based on feedback from potential purchasers and will soon be accepting new bids on the projects. The changes come after the Forest received zero bids earlier this month. One of the projects, Como Campground, will remove nearly 700,000 board feet of timber…

Hamilton School District seeks input on superintendent search

  The Hamilton School District Board of Trustees is seeking input from district staff, parents, students and community members to assist in the hiring of a new school district superintendent. They have developed a survey to take in public comment and help guide the process in hiring the best candidate. This survey only takes a…

Source of volcanic ash in Bitterroot identified

  By Michael Howell Sometime around nine to ten million years ago the Bitterroot Valley was covered by a thick layer of volcanic ash. The ash in fact covered a large swath of western Montana and parts of southwest Saskatchewan, Canada. One layer of ash left by some ancient volcanic eruption is visible at a…

Republican leaders out of touch

By Van P. Keele, Hamilton The war in Iraq is finally over. I welcome our troops home and wish them well. We thank you so much. Unfortunately, leaders of the Republican Party want our troops to stay in Iraq for many more years, some say indefinitely. Amazingly, they’re angry we’re leaving! Back home, level-headed Republicans…

Letter to FWP re: Wolf 692F

  The letter below was sent to Director Maurier of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. It would be gratefully appreciated if it could be printed in its entirety in your paper. Dear Director Maurier, As an interested citizen and taxpayer, I tried to call your office today, only to have my call immediately forwarded to…