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Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘All local’ show to be held in Hamilton

  Advertising in the local paper and on the radio is a great way to get your name out to your potential customers, but you still have to convince them to come to you. What if, instead, you went to them? That’s the idea behind the upcoming Bounty of the Bitterroot… and Beyond “all local”…

Public comment sought on Rye Creek land exchange

By Michael Howell Bitterroot National Forest officials are seeking public comment on the Environmental Analysis (EA) of a proposed land exchange between the federal government and the CB Ranch located on the Darby Ranger District. The Forest Service proposes to acquire three parcels of land totaling 1,920.8 acres from the CB Ranch in exchange for…

Commissioner Chilcott’s expenses: a fact check

  By Michael Howell Disturbed by a political advertisement placed by his opposition in the upcoming election for County Commissioner District 2 that “appears like a news article,” County Commissioner Greg Chilcott has asked the Bitterroot Star to “print the facts.” Chilcott claims that the ad, placed by Dave Smith for County Commissioner, is false…

Judge sides with Hamilton Golf Club in lawsuit over errant golf balls

By Michael Howell In a complex and lengthy opinion and order, District Court Judge James Haynes filed a Summary Judgment in favor of the Hamilton Golf Club in a lawsuit filed by neighboring property owners Robert and Kathy Brady who alleged trespass, nuisance and breach of duty due to the rain of golf balls falling…

Stevi daycare permitting issue

By Michael Howell A Stevensville family that is hoping to open a child day care facility in a neighborhood zoned residential is being told they must obtain a conditional use permit by town officials. Victoria and Mark Adams don’t believe such a permit is required. Victoria Adams spoke up during the public comment portion of…

Local doctor recognized for handling of pertussis outbreak

Ravalli County Public Health Officer Dr. Carol Calderwood was the recipient of the Elaine Fordyce Award from the Montana Public Health Association this year for her courage and leadership in dealing with last spring’s pertussis outbreak. Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Carol Calderwood was this year’s recipient of the Elaine Fordyce Award for excellence in prevention, investigation and surveillance of communicable disease, for her leadership in dealing with the pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak that ravaged Ravalli County, the state of Montana and the entire Northwest last…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF W.L. HIGGINBOTHAM, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-74 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…

Sales/Auctions ESTATE SALE – Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3, 9-3 both days, 244 Mid. Burnt Fork, Stevensville. 47 years’ gatherings of agricultural, household and outdoor recreational items. Julie Wallace Estate Sale, 521 Mission St., Stevi, Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-3, Sat. 10-3, Sun. 10-3(1/2 price). This is a most amazing and unusual sale! You…

Support for Ormiston

  This past week the local newspapers have printed the first negative letters regarding John Ormiston’s run for County Commissioner. This last-minute criticism from the Republicans hopefully means that John’s campaign is going too well and the other side is feeling a bit nervous. John is a good man who believes in the Constitution and…

Change name of ‘Mix It Up’ Day

Is there something wrong with Corvallis Schools sponsorship of a day called “Mix It Up”? No, the concept of the day and having students sitting with other students whom they would normally not sit with is a wonderful idea and all schools should do it. But they should not endorse the Southern Poverty Law Center…