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Daily Archives: 12:25 am

Lone Rock community meeting invitation

By David Cluff, Superintendent, Lone Rock School Dear Lone Rock / Three Mile Residents, Last winter Lone Rock School sponsored a series of Town Hall Meetings and gathered community members together to get their input on the school, the community and the direction the school and community should take. During these meetings a surprise topic…

  Habitat for Humanity Ravalli County Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers for the following committees: Building Committee, meets ad hoc, contact Rick at 207-0285; Family Selection/Support Committee, Meets ad hoc, contact Jess at 544-3250; Public Relations & Fundraising Committee, meets at 6 p.m. on third Tuesday of month, Marcus Daly Hospital (Hamilton), Conference Room…

County accepts grant for recycling

  By Michael Howell The county commissioners last week agreed to accept $60,000 in grant funds from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to fund a portion of Ravalli County Recycling, Inc.’s (RCR) business development plans. The approval of a local government agency was required for the company to receive the funds. Bitter Root Area…

Deputy Gividen retires

  By Jean Schurman After 33 years of wearing the familiar brown uniform of the Ravalli County Sheriff’s office, 13-8 is 10-10. Deputy Chuck Gividen, whose radio number has been 13-8 for at least 20 years, retired on Friday. He spent the day tying up ends, completing paperwork and then capped it off with a…

USPS considers closing mail processing center in Missoula

  By Michael Howell The United States Postal Service (USPS) is considering closing both the Missoula and Kalispell mail processing centers and consolidating the regional service in Spokane. This proposal comes on top of a recent announcement that about 85 post offices in the state would undergo study this summer for possible closing. Ravalli County…

Natural Resource Recovery Committee meets with commissioners

By Michael Howell Around fifty people attended a meeting with the County Commissioners on December 1, to address concerns about natural resource management on the National Forests. Introducing themselves as the Natural Resource Recovery Committee leaders of th e committee, Mark Shepherd, Bill Grasser and Robin Conner expressed their hope that the commissioners could use…

Human Rights complaints ordered to be released

  A hearings officer for the Department of Labor and Industry (MDLI) Hearings Bureau issued an eight-page order on November 30, 2011 ordering the Human Rights Bureau to disclose the complaints and amended complaints filed by Deputy County Attorney Geoffrey Mahar against County Attorney Bill Fulbright and Ravalli County.  The complaints were withdrawn as part…

Airport EA under way

  By Michael Howell Consultants from Robert Peccia and Associates, the engineering firm hired to revise the Environmental Assessment (EA) for planned improvements at the Ravalli County Airport, held what they called a “kick-off meeting” last week to explain the process to the county commissioners and take questions and input before launching into the new…