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Finalist added to Hamilton School District Superintendent search

  In the process of hiring a new superintendent for HSD3, Daniel Nicklay has withdrawn for personal reasons. The HSD3 School Board has moved James Baldwin up for consideration and he will take Nicklay’s place in all events (public meeting, tours, and interviews). HSD3 is hosting a public meeting for the superintendent candidates on Friday,…

County health board urges commissioners to accept family planning funding

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Board of Health on January 11 voted to send a letter of support to the County Commissioners urging them to accept the funding that comes with the Title X program for family planning. County Health Nurse Judy Griffin told the Ravalli County Board of Health that the state…

Stevensville Council changes meeting day to Thursday

  By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council, which has been meeting regularly on the second and fourth Monday of each month, has changed its routine and will now meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Any person wanting to place an item on the agenda…

Stockgrowers honor Babe Ruffatto

  By Jean Schurman The Bitterroot Stockgrowers Association held its annual banquet Saturday at the Family Center in Stevensville. The banquet capped off a day filled with seminars and speakers designed to aid and assist farmers and ranchers as well as 4-Hers and FFA members. Each year, the Stockgrowers honors a family or person that…

Judge dismisses lawsuit against county

  Petitioners ask for reconsideration District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton issued an order on January 3 dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Bitterroot Star, Ravalli County Watchdog and Bill LaCroix against Ravalli County. The news organizations and LaCroix filed suit on November 7, asking the court to void a decision made by the County Commissioners…

Thanks (I think)

  All I can say is WOW! Thanks for printing Leon’s letter (Willing Victims, 1/11/2012). As disturbing as it is, we need to know that even in 2012 we share air with this level of ignorance and bigotry. Dogs sometimes bark because they are nervous and afraid. I’m curious as to the underlying factor behind…

We don’t need another bad driver

  George was a bad driver. His buddy Mitt drives the same way–recklessly. So you can imagine everyone’s surprise when Mitt mysteriously blamed the big-eared tow truck operator for George’s careless crash of his F-150 into a deep ditch. Hopelessly stuck in the muck, Mitt insisted on taking over the wheel and descending deeper, ever…

Supreme Court mistaken about corporations

  I have read with interest a number of letters about the rights of corporations. Everyone realizes corporations are a creation of the state, and therefore can only have the rights bestowed upon it by its creator. The state cannot make a corporation breathe, walk about, feel pain, obtain a drivers license, vote and an…

Discrimination settlement holds subprime lenders accountable

  By Eric Holder & Shaun Donovan As we continue to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, it is clear that every American family has been touched in some way by the recession – a recession sparked in many ways by the irresponsibility and recklessness on Wall Street over the last…

PUBLIC NOTICE NEW MEETING TIMES FOR STEVENSVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Effectively immediately, Town Council meetings will be held in the Town Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month except December when they will be held on only the 2nd Thursday. This is a change from meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of…