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Victor’s Ashley named Presidential Scholar

Douglas Ashley, a student at Victor High School, has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholar.

  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Douglas Ashley of Victor, who attends Victor High School, as a 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Ashley is one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors that have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. The…

Victor volunteer to deliver gifts to Uganda

Greg Reinhardt of Victor will soon experience the joy of Christmas all over again when he delivers gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children in Uganda. Reinhardt will travel to Africa this month as part of a special team with Operation Christmas Child. The group of staff and volunteers, along with Ugandan community and church leaders,…

Lake Como boat launch remains closed

  The nice weather has many people beginning to think about boating on Lake Como. The Bitterroot National Forest has received numerous calls from the public asking about water levels and how soon they can launch boats. Just a reminder… the Lake Como boat launch area is currently closed for construction as paving crews work…

Victor Rural Volunteer Fire District receives ReadyMontana Award

Lt. Governor John Bohlinger presented the Victor Volunteer Fire Department with a ReadyMontana Award for outstanding community volunteerism in protecting the Victor community from fire. The award was presented at the ServeMontana Symposium ceremony in Helena in February. The Serve Montana web site, states, “The Victor Volunteer Fire Department is a 2012 recipient of a…

Passing on the wilderness heritage

Alex Fridley, a student at Darby High School, watches as John Davenport and Bruce Scott explain about the pack saddle on the mule Festus. Jean Schurman photo.

Youth packing classes held at Lake Como By Jean Schurman The Selway-Pintler Wilderness Back Country Horsemen held a packing ‘fair’ on Saturday at the Lake Como horse campground. Volunteers from the group split into five stations where they introduced about 30 4H and FFA students from the valley to horse and mule packing. Stations included…

Habitat for Humanity buys property in Stevensville

By Michael Howell Ravalli County Habitat for Humanity has acquired a piece of property in the 100 block of Mission Street in Stevensville and plans to build its sixth home there. The local non-profit is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Its mission is to build simple, decent…

Lawsuit dropped – county pays

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners agreed last week to pay $16,327.50 in attorney fees to Justices of the Peace Jim Bailey and Robin Clute who agreed, in return, to drop their lawsuit against the County over the Commissioners’ decision last year to cut two justice court clerk positions. The Justices protested the cuts…

Fees go up at County Detention Center

By Michael Howell They say crime doesn’t pay. If that’s true, then it’s going to pay even less in Ravalli County as the cost of doing business is going up. On May 10, the Ravalli County Commissioners adopted a resolution raising some fees at the Detention Center and adding some new ones. The daily rate…

Commissioners fund dust abatement program

Last Tuesday, May 8, the County Commissioners voted 4 to 0 to fund the county’s Dust Abatement Program with $35,000 from the Secure Rural Schools funds. The county uses magnesium chloride for dust abatement, according to Commissioner J.R. Iman, but it also serves to stabilize the road. If a county resident wants to have the…

Election Results

Florence Rural Fire District Levy passes Florence Rural Fire District voters approved a 14 mill levy raising $95,000 per year for capital purchases. The money will be used for adding a water fill system used for fire protection, to purchase new fire trucks and additional fire apparatus, to replace old and outdated equipment and to…