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The Florence Civic Club held an ‘Old Pickup Show’ on Saturday at the Florence park. The event featured 37 old trucks ranging from a 1934 Ford truck up to trucks from the 1970’s. The overall winner was a 1959 Jeep owned by Toby and Alicia McLean. The truck was purchased new by Alicia’s great grandfather in White Sulphur Springs and has always been in the family. The Civic Club presented the McLeans with a ‘golden’ Bucket of Bolts as the overall winner. Shown are Toby, Ian, Emily, Hannah, Alexa and Alicia McLean. Jean Schurman photo.

FEMA offers reduced cost flood insurance program

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By Michael Howell Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsored a community outreach meeting last week in Hamilton to explain the new Flood Insurance Rate Map for the county that has recently been released. The new map redefines the flood plain in places based on more accurate data. FEMA started the nationwide effort…

Hamilton Golf Club given notice of lease violation

  By Michael Howell In early March of 2011, officials at the Department of Environmental Quality received an anonymous complaint that someone at the Hamilton Golf Club had dug a trench behind the maintenance shop for disposal of garbage, barbed wire and plastics. Larry Alheim, enforcement officer for DEQ, met with Walt Smith of the…

Ravalli County whooping cough infections tapering off

  By Michael Howell After hitting the top of list for the most confirmed cases of whooping cough (aka pertussis) of any county in the state, Public Health Nurse Judy Griffin is cautiously optimistic that the worst may now be behind us. As of Monday, the county had logged 53 confirmed cases; however, only one…

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) map completed

By Michael Howell Ravalli8x11UpdateRavalli County received official notification on May 22, from Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Deputy Chief Bruce Suenram, that the Montana Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) maps for the state have been completed. The map shows those land parcels in the county that have been designated as falling within the WUI….

Upward Bound in jeopardy in Montana

When the U.S. Department of Education announced the annual grant winners for the TRIO Upward Bound program last month in Washington, D.C., the impact was felt by hundreds of students and their families in Montana. And it wasn’t good news. Upward Bound has helped more than one million students from low-income families, where neither parent…

Ugly words not warranted

The letter in the June 6 Bitterroot Star, by Mr. Leon Salois, was extremely disturbing. I agree with him that the Lee Newspapers only prints the news it suits them to print and do their best to cover up important news. But what Mr. Salois said about people who are born different was just plain…

Thanks from Stevensville Playhouse

The Stevensville Playhouse would like to thank everyone for their support at the Second Annual Peacock Strut Fundraiser. Thanks to you, it was a huge success, and a special thanks to all who volunteered, especially the Judges! For those of you that were unable to attend, DVD’s are available from the Theater for $10 each….

TBID aims to boost local tourism revenue

By Ravalli County TBID Board of Trustees: Marie Christopher, Townhouse Inns, Adele Dicken, Mountain Spirit Inn, Patricia Hatfield, Time After Time B&B, Tex Irwin, West Fork Lodge, Deborah Rogala, Double R Guest Ranch The idea behind the creation of the Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) is to bring more people to the Bitterroot…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY N. ABEL, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-40 Dept. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present…