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Daily Archives: 9:15 pm

Breaking down barriers in Victor

Victor school has gone the extra mile and developed guidelines to allow Special Olympic athletes to earn a varsity letter. With the cooperation of superintendent Lance Pearson, high school principal Danny Johnston, athletic director Dennis Pings and Martha Jaquith, special education teacher and coach, the program allowed two high school athletes, Jeff Miller and Chris…

Corvallis wins Gene Hughes Track Meet

  It looked as if the Gene Hughes Track Meet would be a wet one and a couple of coaches were actually thinking the meet would be canceled because of the rain. But the clouds cleared over Corvallis and the 14-team field opened their season with a bang, or rather the starter’s gun. Corvallis took…

Southwest A conference looks tough in softball

  The diamonds were filled this weekend in Hamilton and Corvallis. Anaconda and Butte Central were at Corvallis while Butte Central and Stevensville played Hamilton. As Melodee Mildenberger, coach of the Hamilton Broncs predicted, the conference looks to be tight. Stevensville defeated Corvallis earlier in the week. Then Corvallis lost to Anaconda but then turned…

Lifeline Dairy barn destroyed by fire

  When the large red barn at Lifeline Dairy burned to the ground last Friday evening around 10:30 pm the flames could be seen for miles around. Jennifer Holmes was there when it happened but by the time she saw the flames and called 911 the barn was already engulfed. She said that a neighbor…

DINO (Democrat In Name Only) candidates?

  By Michael Howell Democratic Central Committee members are questioning the motivation of several people who filed for Democratic Precinct Captain positions on the last day of election registration. They don’t believe that the seven candidates who filed are really Democrats. Ravalli County Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg said that a new law was passed…

Railroad deal still in the works

  By Michael Howell The effort by local government bodies to shore up a deal between several Ravalli County shippers and Montana Rail Link (MRL) to keep the rail line open in the Bitterroot for another year took a positive turn last week when two county commissioners and the mayor of Stevensville, along with Ravalli…

‘The perfect storm’ for elk decline in HD 250

  By Michael Howell On a visit to the Bitterroot Valley last week, Dr. Robert Ream, Chairman of the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission, came prepared with a power point presentation aimed at situating the “wolf versus elk” problem within the broader horizon of predator/prey impacts in general, as well as the impacts of…

Floodplain administrator lands job as road department administrator

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County Floodplain Administrator Eric Anderson has accepted a job as Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department Administrator. Anderson was hired the day after the commissioners refused a request to reinstate former Road Department supervisor David Ohnstad, who was recently terminated. Anderson’s last day working in the Planning Office will be…

Problem with newspapers

I think we all owe a thank you to the Howells for their willingness to publish controversial letters in the Star newspaper. I am sure they both disagree with most of the things I write about but I must say they are fair to letter writers, in my experience. Their newspaper has a liberal bent…

We the people

  Our government, national and state legislatures, have a paternalistic attitude toward we the people. They treat us like little children who are incapable of ever making valid decisions about anything that affects our well being. On the national level we are all aware our representatives and senators only work for the large special interests…