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Daily Archives: 9:29 pm

Helping out the fish… fish screen installed on Hedge Ditch

The new state of the art, self-cleaning fish screen recently installed on the Hedge Ditch will save fish from perishing in the ditch when it is shut down for the winter.

  By Michael Howell Rudy Kratofil, Chairman of the Board for Daly Ditches, cut the ribbon last week at a dedication ceremony for the new fish screen recently installed on the Hedge Ditch. The screen is a state of the art self-cleaning mechanism that removes debris from the screen with an automatic brush system and…

Commissioners deadlock over reduction in number of board members

By Michael Howell With one seat on the board vacant following the resignation of Commissioner Matt Kanenwisher, the Ravalli County Commissioners deadlocked in a tie vote on the question of whether to pass an ordinance placing the reduction of the board of commissioners from five to three members on the November ballot. The 2 to…

County settles two lawsuits

  By Michael Howell The County has recently reached settlement agreements with parties in two different lawsuits. One was a lawsuit filed by Tom and Charlotte Robak over a floodplain issue at the site of the construction of their new home on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River and the other was a lawsuit…

County looks to collect on late airport hangar lease payments

By Michael Howell Some people leasing hangars at the Ravalli County Airport are behind in their lease payments and Deputy County Attorney Howard Recht told the Commissioners last week that something has to be done to collect the money. According to Recht, Hamilton Aviation holds a few leases at the airport and has disputed the…

Stevi hires new attorney

By Michael Howell The Town of Stevensville got five applications in response to its advertisement for a town attorney position. After interviewing three of the applicants the mayor chose the town’s current prosecuting attorney, Brian West, for the job. On Thursday, June 28, the Town Council confirmed the hire. West lives in Missoula but has…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF EDWARD FURTWANGLER, Deceased. Cause No. DP 2012-48 Dept. 2 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 their claims within…

Sales/Auctions TOWN WIDE YARD SALE THROUGHOUT DARBY, 2nd Saturday, July 14, 8am-4pm, FREE spaces, yard sales and vendors welcome. Registration Annie – 821-3131, or Al – 381-3600. HUGE! Multi-family yard sale. Corner of 4th and Pine Street in Stevi. 7/6 – 7/7, 8am – 4pm. MOVING SALE, July 7-8, until all is gone. Everything goes!…

Re: Supreme Court

  The Supreme Court is supposed to be non-political. However, you don’t have to be a constitutional law professor at Harvard, Michigan or Northwestern to quickly realize that the court is political. I would hazard a guess that the court has been political through most of its existence. If we only go back to FDR…

Response to French

I have to respond to the letter by Kim French published on June 27, 2012. Ms. French is very misinformed on some of the topics that “disgust” her. Let me set her straight on a few points. First, the town of Stevensville has two paid officers, not three. These two officers without overtime are on…

Concerned about Rehberg

I am really concerned about Representative Dennis Rehberg. I’m afraid his rough ride in the boat accident affected his memory on our border problems. Rep. Rehberg is sponsoring H.R. 1505, giving our Northern Borders to the Federal Government, Department of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol. He’s got Canada confused with Mexico. Lloyd DeBruycker Dutton