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Daily Archives: 6:04 pm

Bob Reed Track Meet Held

  The annual Bob Reed Invitational is the last track meet where the six valley schools had a chance to compete against each other for bragging rights in the Bitterroot. Each school had standouts and multiple winners. The Florence sisters, Tess and Hannah Porch, combined to win four events and pushed each other throughout the…

Ups and downs at Frenchtown Softball tournament

The Lady Falcons knocked off the defending Class A champion Polson Pirates on the first day of the Frenchtown Invitational Tournament. With Courtney Byrne pitching, Florence allowed only two runs while scoring six to take the non-conference win. Byrne also had two RBIs and went 1-for-2 at bat. Hayley Cole was perfect at bat, hitting…

Bitterroot Invitational held

  The Bitterroot Invitational featured teams from Hamilton, Stevensville, Corvallis, Whitefish, Libby, Butte Central, Darby, Dillon, and Loyola. The tournament was spread across the three Class A schools’ tennis courts. Hamilton’s Mary Conwell won the championship for the girls with a win over teammate Kim Lamar. Conwell topped Kaya Hargrove of Loyola and Courage Louviore…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Daniel Jacob Olson Darci Parsons, Petitioner Cause No. DV-12-112/4 Dept. No. 2 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 Daniel Jacob…

Sales/Auctions GARAGE SALE – 1/2 PRICE! Paintings, books, gardening tools, leaf blower/vacuum, dishes, linens, end tables, antique milk can, work bench, antique farm cart, file cabinets, desk. Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 9-4. 213 St. Mary’s Drive (8th & College), Stevensville. Blu-J Living Estate Sale, May 3-5, 9-5:30, 6200 Rock Rose Ln, Florence….

Whooping cough hits the Bitterroot

By Michael Howell The number of cases of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, is growing at an alarming rate in the Bitterroot, according to Public Health Nurse Judy Griffin. As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases totaled 33. Four of the 33 are adults, the rest are students at Corvallis and Victor schools and…

Former Road Supervisor exhausts grievance procedure

By Michael Howell At a meeting on Monday, April 23, the Ravalli County Commissioners denied a Stage 3 grievance request from former County Road and Bridge Department Supervisor David Ohnstad, who was asking to be reinstated. Ohnstad was fired last January. The Commission voted unanimously to discipline Ohnstad for making false statements concerning culverts and…

Sharing the wild delicate seconds

Reading “Wild Delicate Seconds, 29 Wildlife Encounters, ” a recent book by one-time Bitterroot resident Charles Finn, is a little like flipping through someone’s family photo album as they recount the events pictured there. Only in this case the family is all animals, twenty-nine to be exact, ranging from bears to frogs, from flying squirrels…

Conservationists must stay the course

  It has been said that no environmental victories are permanent. In the west this is especially true. Huge areas of once wild land have been ruined and done away with by many facets including off-roaders and industries. The greatest permanent conservation victory to this day is Wilderness designation. However, there is still another 100…

See energy deregulation film before you vote

“Power Brokers,” a Montana PBS investigative film about the MT electrical deregulation epic journey and tragedies that followed, will air this month at the public libraries throughout the Bitterroot Valley. The investigative film focuses on the demise of the Montana Power Company, the state’s only Fortune 500 Company, elevating power prices to the celestial heavens…