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Stevensville controls the net to top Hamilton

The Stevensville Yellowjackets defeated Hamilton in five games on Thursday night. Stevensville won the first game but then dropped the next two and had to rally for the win. Hamilton took the second game to 29-27 for the win. Sophomore Jaylee Albert had 12 kills for Hamilton while Kyla Paulson had 19 kills for Stevensville….

‘Jackets, Falcons roll in the Northwest

The Stevensville Yellowjackets blanked the Libby Loggers Friday night, 33-0. Jared Schultz hit four different receivers for five touchdowns in the non-conference game. The junior quarterback completed 26 of 40 passes. He hit Jesse Sims from 46 yards out for the first ‘Jacket score. Chris Bergman kicked the extra points and Stevensville was on their…

Smoke halts sporting events

The smoke from the numerous fires around the Northwest put a stop to many outside games on Friday and Saturday. Many of the football games were away games and held in areas where smoke was not so much of an issue. The Hamilton/Stevensville soccer game originally scheduled for September 14 in Hamilton has been rescheduled…

Bitterroot to Bakken line now in service

Ever wonder what happened to that bus line? The one that planned to transport workers from the Bitterroot to the Bakken oilfields? R’n’R Stagelines, wasn’t it? Haven’t heard much from them lately, have we? Well, there was a reason. Finally the issues have been satisfactorily resolved, so R’n’R Stagelines is back and rearing to go….

Regional PFLAG conference in Hamilton

Hamilton will host the annual PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Pacific North West Conference this weekend at the Bitterroot River Inn. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Big Sky/Big Dreams.” “We are thrilled to bring PFLAG chapters as well as other allied groups from all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and…

Local WWII veteran to be honored with trip to D.C.

Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson of Stevensville is about to take the trip of a lifetime. The 96-year old Stevensville resident will board a charter airplane bound for Washington D.C. on September 23. He, along with his companion, Ray Williams also of Stevensville, will land in Washington where they will tour the World War II Memorial and see…

Larry-Bass tree harvest project appealed

By Michael Howell The decision by Bitterroot National Forest officials to harvest roughly half the trees on 806 acres in the Larry Creek and Bass Creek area has been appealed. According to Stevensville District Ranger Dan Ritter, the aim of reducing the number of trees in the area was to produce a more resilient stand…

Fire lines hold on Sawtooth Fire, evacuation order lifted

  Firefighters were able to keep the Sawtooth Fire from spreading to the east towards residences over the weekend, and the Stage 2 evacuation order was downgraded to a Stage 1 alert on Sunday morning. As of Monday, the lightning-caused fire, which was detected on August 30 a few miles southwest of Hamilton, had burned…

Stevensville Founders Day to focus on Father Ravalli

Founders Day will be celebrated Sunday, September 23 at St. Mary’s Mission in Stevensville beginning at 2 p.m. The celebration marks the 171st anniversary of the establishment of the first permanent white settlement in what is now Montana. This year the focus has been on Father Anthony Ravalli for whom the county is named. This…

Weatherly honored for historic preservation work

Chris Weatherly, honored for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation, pictured here with the authentic Red River cart he made. The cart will be featured at Founders Day at St. Mary’s Mission in Stevensville. Weatherly has been involved with much of the ongoing restoration work at the mission.

Local woodworker and historic preservation specialist Chris Weatherly, owner of Bitterroot Woodwright located east of Stevensville, has won the Outstanding Individual Achievement award from the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) for his work in preserving Montana’s historic places, traditional landscapes and cultural heritage. Weatherly will be honored along with other award recipients, at MPA’s annual Historic…