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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hamilton seeks funding for pathway along Fairgrounds Road

By Michael Howell At its meeting on April 17, the Hamilton City Council, following a public hearing on the matter, approved a Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP) grant application for a pedestrian/bicycle shared use path on Fairgrounds Road, Phase I. Phase I is along the south side of Fairgrounds Road from Daly Avenue to Kurtz…

County craziness continues

Thursday morning, the Ravalli County commissioners agreed with planning board members Jan Wisniewski, Vito Ciliberti, Bill Menager and other appointees who hold Freeman/Posse Comitatus-style extremist views that it is proper planning board business to discuss—on county time—whether those of us who advocate for clean air and water are in reality part of an international Stalinist…

Praise for Lyngstad

I recently had the pleasure of presenting three bicycles on behalf of the Masonic Lodge #43 to the winners of “bikes for books” program at Victor School. I was extremely impressed with Ms. Lyngstad and how she encourages the students to read. She is a great promoter of reading and a great influence for the…

Thanks to Florence Fire Department

  I am writing this letter to express the deep regard my husband and I have for our volunteer fire department here in Florence. We had an incident here at our home that occurred while we were burning leaves, pine needles, cones, etc. that had accumulated. When we lost control of the fire, I called…

Support for Florence levies

Florence is a community full of great people. We support civil discourse. Unfortunately, in the past several years a small pack of adult bullies have been terrorizing our school board and superintendent as well as members of the local fire board. What we are experiencing here in Florence is far from civil. Here are just…

Celebrate Week of the Young Child

All young children in Ravalli County deserve the best that we can give them. Every year, we celebrate Week of the Young Child, which falls during the week of April 22–28, and is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care—the parents, childcare providers,…

You’re in charge of your freedom

It is interesting to me that politics takes so much time and energy during election time. Is it really our duty to vote? Is it really making you feel like you have done your good deed or contributed towards a better, freer nation? How successful have you been? Is life that much better than when…

Some really good news

  In June 2011 you published a picture of residents at Bitterroot Valley Living Center. When surfing the net I ran onto this picture and one named caught my attention Cora Cochran. The lady Cora Allen Cochran turned out to be my mother’s sister. My mother is 82 years old and hasn’t seen her in…

Thanks from Girl Scouts of Montana

  By Anna Paige, Communications and Marketing Director, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming would like to thank the more than 2,700 volunteers and lifetime members across the council for their dedication and commitment the organization’s mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world…

  ‘Name That Café’ Contest How can you win a $50 gift card to Best Buy and a year of free coffee drinks? Enter the Name That Café Contest! The Bitterroot Cares for Kids Network is hosting a Name That Café Contest May 14-18 for local high school students to name the coffee cafe that…