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  Wednesday, January 11   BPL preschool story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, January 11 to enjoy “Penguin Pals” 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 free…

Dramatic links found between climate change, wildlife

  Climate change in the form of reduced snowfall in mountains is causing powerful and cascading shifts in mountainous plant and bird communities through the increased ability of elk to stay at high elevations over winter and consume plants, according to a groundbreaking study by University of Montana scientists. The study, “Climate impacts on bird…

Court ruling affects Forest Travel Management Plans

  By Michael Howell According to Stevensville District Ranger Dan Ritter, a recent Appellate Court ruling concerning the Gallatin National Forest’s Travel Management Plan has put the Bitterroot National Forest Travel Management Plan back on the drawing board. The Montana Wilderness Association and several other entities sued the Gallatin National Forest claiming that its Travel…

Public Notice This is to notify all interested parties that BitterRoot Bus is applying for $129,251.00 under the Section 5311 Program for the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Financial Assistance for Other than Urbanized Areas,” administered by the Montana Department of Transportation. Funding will be used for operating expenses associated with providing transportation services to the…

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Unintended victims in trapping incident

  By Michael Howell Two women from Stevensville whose dogs were caught in traps set near the Crazy Creek campground near Sula last month are relieved to learn that they most likely won’t be prosecuted for removing the traps. According to Cathy Scholtens, she and Becky Howard, owners of the dogs, Tillie Fae and Huckleberry,…

Commissioners approve auto wrecking yard site

  By Michael Howell On Thursday, January 5, the County Commissioners approved the site location of a proposed motor vehicle wrecking facility near Victor. The auto wrecking/recycling business, proposed by Clint Nickerson, is located at 211 Humdinger Lane, near the Bitterroot Disposal Transfer Station south of Victor. Nickerson has applied for and already received a…

West to carry on as Hamilton City Council President

  By Michael Howell   The third time was the charm for Hamilton City Council President Jenny West who, following three rounds of voting last Tuesday, January 3, was finally selected to serve a second term as Council President. West and Councilor Lynette Helgeland were both nominated for the position, which comes up for election…

Stevi awarded planning grant

  The Town of Stevensville has been awarded a Preserve America grant for historic downtown planning and capacity-building activities. The Stevensville Main Street Association applied for the $7500 grant on behalf of the town, and the funds will be used to hire a consultant who will facilitate a series of meetings that will include leaders…

County awards legal publishing contract

  The County Commissioners awarded the legal publishing contract for 2012 to the Ravalli Republic following a bid opening on Wednesday, January 4. The Ravalli Republic’s bid was $3.95 for a 100-word folio compared to the Bitterroot Star’s bid of $5.00. Following the announcement of the bid prices, without any discussion, Commissioner Greg Chilcott moved…