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Old and frustrated

  Dear Editor, Every elected Congressperson or Senator must be sworn in when they take office. They pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. This oath is a solemn commitment, and to my mind takes precedence over any other pledge a person might make (excluding…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of JANNETTE IRENE SWENSEN, Deceased. Cause No. DP-11-88 Dept. No. 2 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…

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Tester asks for delay in Post Office closures

  Senator Jon Tester is asking Senate leaders to prevent the U.S. Postal Service from closing post offices and area mail processing facilities for at least six months, allowing more time for Congress to “enact reforms necessary” for the organization to succeed. Tester has continually opposed the Postal Service’s plans to close numerous post offices…

Stevensville airport board members asked to resign

  By Michael Howell The resignations of three Stevensville Airport Board members –Paul O’Bagy, Jim Johnston, and Steve Knopp – were asked for and received at a meeting of the board held last Monday, December 5. Mayor Gene Mim Mack, after talking with each of the men individually after the meeting, accepted two of the…

County plans to remove old trees

  By Michael Howell Known in these parts as “Daly Cottonwoods” in honor of the man who brought them in vast numbers to be planted on his mansion grounds and on country lanes throughout the valley, the roughly 100 year old Carolina Poplars, shipped in by mining magnate Marcus Daly, are, en masse, reaching the…

County initiates strategic economic planning project

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners have decided to establish a committee to pursue strategic economic planning for the county. “It’s all about jobs,” said Commissioner Matt Kanenwisher, who was instrumental in initiating the effort. Kanenwisher told the Bitterroot Star that the initial efforts will be aimed at establishing a comprehensive assessment of…

Revenue bonds issued for Stevi sewer system project

  By Michael Howell At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 28, the Stevensville Town Council approved a resolution confirming the issuance of $780,000 in sewer system revenue bonds to help pay for Phase II of the town’s sewer system improvement project. The total cost of the improvement project is estimated at about $1,378,000….

Forest management needs improvement

  Dear Editor, A letter to the Ravalli County Commission: My letter concerns your efforts to reestablish a vibrant economy in Ravalli County. You are to be complimented for your efforts. Coordination with federal and state agencies is a necessary and integral part of your program. Perhaps the most important part of establishing a much…

Second shortest letter ever

  Dear Editor, Thank Heavens Senator Tester votes 97% of the time with President Obama. Need I say more? Beverly Helrich Stevensville