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Corvalis wins state wrestling title

Blue Devils bring home championship   When it came down to it, the fate of the Corvallis Blue Devils wasn’t even in their own hands at the Class A state wrestling tournament in Billings over the weekend. Corvallis had the lead in the team scoring with one match left to go Saturday night, but neither…

District tournaments and seeding tournaments on tap

and Julie Abrahamsen scramble for the ball with an unidentified Alberton player as Lacey Dolcater (20) watches. Jean Schurman photo

  With the last games of the regular season in the books, Class B and C basketball teams now focus on the post season. This year will bring a new format to both the 6B and 13C conferences. The conferences were realigned when Darby and Valley Christian moved to Class C and District 13C from…

Eagle Scout project helps foster children

  By Michael Howell Qualifying to be an Eagle Scout is the highest honor achievable for a Boy Scout and usually involves completing a community service project of some sort. Jason Fadely of Stevensville took on a project that is close to his heart based on his own personal experience as a foster child. It…

Stevensville school renovations complete

  The Stevensville School District celebrated the completion of a huge building project with an open house showing off the new music, choir and kitchen and lunchroom facilities which topped off a $10 million building project that also included demolition of two buildings and construction of a new 4-8 grade school building. School Superintendent Kent…

Commissioners support grant application for rail line improvements

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners last Thursday gave the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) authorization to spend up to $5,000 on work related to a pre-application and application for a TIGER grant to fund improvements to the rail line stretching from Polson to Hamilton. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or…

County considers digital pagers for fire and emergency services

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners agreed last week to spend an initial $5,000 towards researching the viability and feasibility of switching to a digital paging system for use by all the valley’s fire districts as well as the Ravalli County Search and Rescue and Marcus Daly Ambulance and other emergency services. The…

Stevensville Council concerned about revenues

  By Michael Howell The new treasurer for Stevensville will find a little more on her plate than she bargained for perhaps, as the mayor and council were apparently unaware until this past week that Clerk/Treasurer Sue Gibson has not been posting any revenues to the Town’s General Fund since last August. The information emerged…

Case against county back in court

  By Michael Howell District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton, on February 8, issued an order vacating his earlier dismissal of a lawsuit against the county over a decision to make road repairs on Upper Woodchuck Road. The case brought against the county by the Bitterroot Star, Ravalli County Watchdog and Bill LaCroix, was dismissed on…

Hamilton Council looks at potential road improvements

  By Michael Howell At its February 7 meeting the Hamilton City Council heard lengthy reports from WGM Group about potential road improvements along New York Avenue and 10th Street and the potential construction of a shared-use pathway along Fairgrounds Road. John Gaas of WGM relayed some findings and recommendations concerning perceived increases in traffic…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Ayden Michael Eaton, Jessica Schwendinger, Petitioner Cause No. DV-12-43/4 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE OF A MINOR CHILD This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court to change a child’s name from Ayden Michael…