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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Daly Hospital participating in community health survey

  Community members throughout Ravalli County may soon be receiving an important survey form in their mailbox. This survey, sent to a random sample of homes, will help Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and other healthcare related entities identify what, if any, additional healthcare services are needed and/or if there are health issues in the community…

Hamilton road work scheduled

  Two scheduled road projects in Hamilton will require short-term road closures that will impact traffic, including emergency vehicles, on State Street and Pine Street this week, according to Keith Smith, Director of Public Works for the City of Hamilton. “We will mill some of the old asphalt off State Street from 4th Street to…

Highway 93 improvements celebrated

Each community in the valley located along the Highway 93 corridor got a say in how the highway improvements were constructed through their town. The town of Victor got a new stoplight and a much improved intersection in the deal with lots of amenities including some landscaping. Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell It’s been a long time coming to completion, but the Highway 93 improvement project is something that the Bitterroot Valley and Montana Department of Transportation can be proud of, according to County Commissioner J.R. Iman, who was closely involved with the project since its inception. Iman, who attended the dedication ceremony…

County continues to consider natural resource policy

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners have been reviewing, line by line, a natural resource policy submitted to them for consideration by a group of citizens on June 4, 2012. During the course of review and based on public comment, the citizen’s group that originally submitted the draft policy made some drastic changes and…

Ski club protests fees for cabin

By Michael Howell Members of the Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club are feeling irate and betrayed by the U.S. Forest Service’s recent decision to start charging fees for use of the Gordon Reese Cabin, located at the Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Area at Chief Joseph Pass. Club members, who were instrumental in creating and maintaining…

Politicking at county fair allowed

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Board of Commissioners is not going to stop, or dampen, politicking by electoral candidates at the Ravalli County Fair, even if a few questions have come up over the Fair Book regulations and the vendor rules that might seem to shackle it. Fairgrounds Manager Deborah Rogala brought the…

Metully files for Senate District 45 race

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  By Michael Howell Lone Rock area resident Dan Metully has thrown his hat in the ring for a seat at the Montana legislature representing Senate District 45. Metully filed as a Democrat and will face Republican candidate Fred Thomas of Stevensville and Libertarian candidate Rob McCoy from Hamilton in the general election in November….

Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF EUGENE GEORGE PFAFF, Deceased. Case No.: DP-12-61 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed…

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Support for Ormiston

My friend John Ormiston has decided to put his hat in the race for Ravalli County Commissioner. John has asked that I be his campaign Treasurer even though I have no experience in this endeavor having avoided all things political in 43 years living in the Bitterroot. That being said, I believe that the folks…