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Stevi scientist/author wins prestigious design award

Janine Benyus, a proponent of biomimicry in design and innovation, has won the Design Mind category of the 13th annual National Design Awards program sponsored by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. Benyus is the co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, the global leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training, and educational program and curricula…

Stevi businessman named Veteran Small Business Champion

  Brian Hoornbeek of Stevensville has been named SBA’s 2012 Veteran Small Business Champion for Montana and Region VIII. Along with a cast of other outstanding award winners, Hoornbeek will accept his award at the Small Business Week awards ceremony in Bozeman on June 7. Hoornbeek is the owner and president of a2z Supply Corp….

Gas leak in Stevi

Disaster was averted in downtown Stevensville following a natural gas leak behind a building on Main Street on Saturday. Volunteer firemen responded quickly and effectively to the incident, cordoning off the area and evacuating the 200 block of the Main Street from Cenex to Valley Drug until the leak could be contained. Rich Marcus, owner…

Students get business training

Roxie Rademacher, a student in Alyce Leonardi’s business class at Corvallis High School, got an award for producing the best business plan in an instructional program provided with the help of Ravalli County Economic Development Authority. Michael Howell photo.

Students in Alyce Leonardi’s business class at Corvallis High School got a little extra help in their training this year through the involvement of the Ravalli County Economic Development Agency. Leonardi was looking for a way to make business class a little more interesting than normal and asked Julie Foster of RCEDA for help. Foster…

Commissioners aim to adopt Natural Resource Policy

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners have decided to expand their efforts at coordination with state and federal agencies beyond elk management and predator control to the management of all the county’s natural resources. The citizen sponsored effort began last November with a public meeting in Darby to address the declining economy and what…

Commissioner quits

Commissioner Matt Kanenwisher submitted a handwritten letter of resignation last week stating in one sentence that he was resigning his position effective immediately. The resignation was submitted on May 29 at 9 a.m. According to Commission Administrator Glenda Wiles, the resignation becomes effective 48 hours after submittal. The Ravalli County Republican Central Committee plans to…

Stevi streetscape project kicks off

A groundbreaking was held Friday for the Stevensville Streetscape Project. Pictured l to r with tools are: Paul Ludington, Main Street Association President; Greg Chilcott, Ravalli County Commissioner from Stevensville; Robert Lutzenhiser, owner of Lutzenhiser Jewelry; and Gene Mim Mack, Mayor of Stevensville. Michael Howell photo.

Construction on the half million dollar Streetscape Project in downtown Stevensville is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 6. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Friday. The majority of the improvements will take place on the four corners of 2nd and Main Street, where existing sidewalks will be replaced with bulb-outs and landscaping. Other scheduled…

River land to be preserved

  By Carlotta Grandstaff Compared to what was to come, the weather on the Thursday before the Memorial Day weekend weather was mildly inclement: light sprinkles, intermittent sun, jackets on, jackets off, and a sky full of clouds a meteorologist might call cumulus congestus. In short, springtime in the Rockies, and a good day for…

Hamilton Non-Motorized Transportation Plan ready for review

  By Michael Howell An initial draft of the proposed Hamilton Non-Motorized Transportation Plan is now available for public review and comment. The company hired by the city to help facilitate the design of the plan, Alta Planning + Design of Bozeman, has posted the draft recommendations on the project website (www.walkbikehamilton.com) for public review…

Retired teachers carry on with commitment to helping kids learn

Lois Horsens and Joyce Schroeder (second from right) are the coordinators and originators of the Homework Help program at the Florence Carlton Church. Teri Sharp (second from left) and Gere Peckinpaugh are two of the volunteers who help about 20 elementary students from Florence school at the church. Horsens and Schroeder were honored for their service to the community by the Florence Civic Club. Jean Schurman photo.

  By Jean Schurman It’s been said it takes a village to raise a child. In Florence, a community is making the difference to about 20 students each year. The community is the Florence Carlton Community Church and the common denominators between the school, the church and students are a couple of retired teachers –…