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Falcons finish on winning note

  There are only two teams that finish their season on a winning note. The state champion and the third place team in the state tournament. All other teams have lost their final games. But playing the ‘early’ game or consolation game is not what a team aspires to – they want the championship game….

Great comeback not enough for ‘Jackets

The loser out game Friday afternoon in Butte at the State A boys tournament saw one of the best comebacks a team has made in a long time. Stevensville and Browning matched up on the court at the Civic Center but it was Browning who prevailed in the end, winning 80-73. The Stevensville Yellowjackets were…

Alcohol compliance checks having an effect

  By Michael Howell Just two out of 23 businesses tested in the valley failed in the latest round of alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office and the Hamilton Police Department. That’s good news, according to DUI Task Force Coordinator Glenda Wiles. The DUI Task Force funds the program in which…

Maclay still hoping to build Bitterroot Resort

  Despite the fact that his 3,000-acre family ranch near Florence was recently sold at a Sheriff’s auction, Tom Maclay told members of the Hamilton Rotary Club last week that he hopes to redeem the ranch and move forward with his plans to build a world class destination ski resort and residential development on the…

County adopts large predator policy

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners adopted a large predator policy on Monday, March 5, as a guide in coordinating with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the state agency that actually manages the predators including wolves, mountain lions and bears. The policy outlines in some detail the county’s preferred actions for…

Study analyzes Forest Service contribution to local economy

  By Michael Howell The U.S. Forest Service has released a report examining the contribution of the Bitterroot National Forest to the valley’s economy. The author of the report, Krista Gebert, Regional Economist for the USFS Northern Region, says the study results indicate that the Bitterroot National Forest is a good contributor to the local…

Fairground parking expansion approved

  By Michael Howell On Monday, March 4, the County Commissioners approved a plan to add an additional 156 paved parking spaces at the Fairgrounds. The additional parking was needed to meet the City of Hamilton’s requirements for on-site parking related to the First Interstate Event facility. The Commissioners also got a preliminary peek at…

Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF  DEBORAH C. HALL, Deceased. Case No.: DP-12-12 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed…

Farm and Garden   POTTING SOIL, PEAT MOSS AND GARDEN SEEDS, hay and straw, grain fed beef, Yukon Gold, russet and Russian banana potatoes. MOELLER’S NURSERY, Eastside Hwy., Corvallis. 961-3389. Please call ahead. CENTRAL MONTANA GELBVIEH GENETICS BULL SALE. Selling 50+ Gelbvieh, Angus and Balancer Bulls. March 17th at 1:00pm. Lewistown Livestock Auction. For catalog…

Stop increasing our taxes

  Darby outfitter, Scott Boulanger, recently made a comment indicating that he wants a bounty placed on predators within Ravalli County and who do you think he wants to finance his proposal? He expects the money to come from us, the taxpayers. He justifies creating this bounty by referring to State Senate Statute 81-7-210 that…