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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Response to Keele

  Once again, I am compelled to respond to Van P. Keele’s left wing political blather published on opinion pages of Ravalli County newspapers recently. I generally agree with much of Keele’s opening paragraph wherein he says , “You’ve got to hand it to Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans. They’re bold, in your face, and…

Thanks from Pantry Partners

  On behalf of Pantry Partners Food Bank I would like to thank Colleen Miller who manages the Stevensville Community Garden for all she has done for us. Thanks to Colleen and her fellow gardeners the food bank has been able to offer fresh vegetables this summer to our clients. Our thanks also to the…

Stevi Streetscape project nearly done

  We made it! The project is near finalization and the summer weather has cooperated beautifully. The information below is provided to advise about the planters and amenities. How the water will work and who will be responsible etc. We now have more handicapped spaces available for our visitors and customers. More parking spaces over-all…

FS officials don’t understand Gordon Reese Cabin use

  By Tonia Bloom, Hamilton I have been following with great interest the controversy over the management of the Chief Joseph Pass cross-country ski area.  For decades my family and I have regularly skied the well-maintained trails at Chief Joseph and have eaten our lunch and warmed ourselves in the Gordon Reese Cabin.  We always…

  Center for Spiritual Living The Center for Spiritual Living is holding its Sunday Celebration Services during the month of September at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4th St. This is a non-religious service inspiring love and honoring spiritual growth in a welcoming and inclusive community dedicated to living the Way of Love, the…

Victor upends Drummond.

Matt Kittel of Victor threw six touchdown passes against Drummond and led the Pirates to a 42-36 victory. Jean Schurman photo

  The most impressive thing Victor coach Brandon Howell saw on the football field Saturday wasn’t the score. It was the fact that his Pirates never gave up and came back from 14 points to defeat the always tough Drummond Trojans in the opening game of the season. “I think these kids have the best…

The seventh annual Bitterroot Classic Triathlon was held Saturday. The race featured a 750-yard swim in the Bitterroot Aquatic Center’s pool, a 20K bike ride up and around Tammany Loop east of Hamilton and a 5K run on the east edge of Hamilton. More than 200 contestants took part in the event, which is a…

Hamilton sweeps Livingston, Belgrade

The Hamilton girls and boys soccer teams topped a couple of tough teams from the east on Friday and Saturday. The girls defeated Livingston, 3-0, and the boys defeated the Rangers, 2-0. On Saturday, Belgrade fell to the Broncs. The girls won, 4-3, and the boys won, 4-1. The Hamilton girls scored twice in the…

Not your average trail ride

Kathy Edman at Cougar Rock

The average trail horse and rider travels about three miles an hour, mostly at a walk. They meander over trails and ease up and down hills, wade across creeks and occasionally climb to the top of a mountain taking time to enjoy the sights of the back country. The trails are usually well defined; wide,…