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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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New director at North Valley Library

By Michael Howell The North Valley Public Library in Stevensville has hired Desiree Dramstad to serve as director following the departure of the previous director Renee McGrath. Dramstad has served as the library director at the State Prison in Deer Lodge for the last three years. She grew up in Great Falls and graduated from…

Painting of Broadway of the 1930’s to become theater mural

  By Michael Howell   Local artist Penelope Klaphake has found a way to combine two of the things she loves most, art and theater. The result is a giant “portrait” of 1930’s era Broadway in New York City. The acrylic painting that she produced in her home in Stevensville is large in its original…

Stevensville Town Council – Acquisition of well field moving forward

  By Michael Howell After years of wrangling the Town of Stevensville is making big strides toward acquisition of a well field as part of its major water system improvement project. Initially, the Town was counting on acquisition of a well field as part of the conditions of approval of the Twin Creeks subdivision. A…

Water Forum joins Big Sky Watershed Corps program

  The Bitter Root Water Forum has been selected to host a watershed fieldworker with the inaugural Big Sky Watershed Corps program. The Bitter Root Water Forum (BRWF) was accepted into the Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) with support from the Bitterroot Conservation District. “For a fraction of the typical cost, these non-profits will be…

Response to Essen

  I was very disappointed with both the content and tone of Mr. Essen’s latest opinion piece on wolves. Name calling and attempting to degrade the opinions that do not agree with his will only complicate finding measures to reduce the wolf and big game problems that exist in the Bitterroot Drainage. When the wolves…

Good news about your taxes

Has President Obama raised your taxes? Well, it probably depends. To be honest and forthcoming, if you smoke or use a tanning salon, you’re paying more in federal excise taxes. Like it or not, the cigarette tax was raised to expand children’s health insurance. Also, starting in 2013, the Medicare tax will increase from 2.9%…

Government should stay out of substance regulation

  Let us assume for a moment that I have discovered, while studying dandelion plants and how they regenerate, that if one collects and crushes enough of these seeds amounting to a sixteenth ounce of dandelion powder and further discovers that ingesting at least this much daily, I am relieved of an excruciating pain that…

Commissioners preparing for future funding shortages

  By Suzy Foss, County Commissioner A recent article in the Ravalli Republic has many people believing that the funding for women’s health care provided by our Public Health Department will be rejected by the county in the next grant period. This is not true. The question that was posed to Commissioner Iman and myself…