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Burrows appointed to county board of commissioners

County Sheriff Chris Hoffman (right) and Undersheriff Perry Johnson (center) questioned Jeff Burrows extensively about his relationship to a website that has posted some extremist views regarding law enforcement. Michael Howell photo.

By Michael Howell Jeff Burrows was appointed by the Ravalli County Commissioners on Wednesday, July 11, to fill the commission seat for District 4 following the resignation of former Commissioner Matt Kanenwisher. Kanenwisher, a Republican, resigned to pursue his career as a cardiac nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah after serving only one and a…

Chrandal Creek Fire Update – July 17, 2012

DATE OF DETECTION: July 6, 2012 CAUSE: Lightning CURRENT SIZE: 1,800 acres CONTAINMENT: 15% LOCATION: 42 miles south of Darby, MT (32 air miles) AGENCY: U.S. Forest Service – Bitterroot National Forest (MT) & Salmon-Challis National Forest (ID) YESTERDAY’S ACTIVITY: Continued cooler temperatures and increased humidity resulted in minimal fire growth Monday. Afternoon thunderstorms were…

County natural resource policy being hashed out

By Michael Howell Bitterroot National Forest (BNF) Supervisor Julie King told Ravalli County Commissioners last week that Bitterroot National Forest officials will not be participating in the local attempt at forming a natural resource policy. The county is developing the policy to address the management of natural resources in the county, including those resources located…

Open Lands Bond money approved for riverfront park

By Michael Howell The County Commissioners approved granting $35,000 from the county’s Open Lands Bond to help fund the placement of a conservation easement on about 22 acres of riverfront property in Hamilton. The 22-acre property was recently purchased by the Bitterroot Land Trust with plans to place a conservation easement on the property and…

Hamilton discusses impact fees

By Michael Howell At the last Committee of the Whole meeting of the Hamilton City Council on July 10, a discussion and presentation concerning proposed transportation impact fees drew a protest from a few councilors. Councilors Lynette Helgeland and Joe Petrusaitis both complained that impact fees were not on the agenda for discussion. What was…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JANE W. RIVERA, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-52 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…

Sales/Auctions GARAGE SALE, JULY 20-21, Friday & Saturday, 9-5, 3410 Eastside Hwy, Stevensville, 2-1/4 miles south of Stevensville. Car, car dolly, boat, some furniture, lots of items. MOVING SALE – Friday & Saturday, July 20-21, 8 AM-6 PM, 302 Turner Street, Stevensville. Furniture, cooking items, jewelry, toys and trinkets. Habitat for Humanity ReSale. New &…

Cemetery in deplorable shape

This is in regards to the condition of the Stevensville Riverside Cemetery. Shame on whoever put Roundup around every headstone. That was pure laziness. Between the gopher holes and the burnt grass, Riverside looked worse than any other cemetery in the valley from Darby to Lone Rock. Also, there are sinking headstones, not to mention…

Support for Bullock

Is running your air conditioner this summer too expensive? Is your electric bill cutting into your business profits? Ask former Congressman Hill (1997-2001) how he felt about his Republican friends deregulating energy in Montana back in the good old days when we had cheap, regulated electricity prices. Today you have an outrageously high electric bill…

Montanans can’t afford to elect Hill

In response to an article from earlier this week (“Hill campaigns in Bitterroot”), I believe that Montanans can’t afford to elect Congressman Rick Hill as the next Governor of our state. Hill states that he has a three-pronged political agenda – “improving the business climate in the state, revising our budgeting priorities, and reforming the…