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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Corvallis girls, Sadi Henderson repeat as champs

Corvallis junior Sadi Henderson brought home the gold again this year in cross-country. The distance runner who turns sprinter in the spring repeated as Class A champion and led her team once again to a state championship. Henderson crossed the finish line of the course in Helena with a time of 18:37.6. Teammate Kacie Stewart…

Tough loss for Florence Falcons

In a battle of the undefeated and for the top spot in District 6B, Missoula Loyola and Florence matched up in Florence on Friday night. Not only was the conference championship on the line but also seeding for the playoffs that begin this week. Loyola won, 53-20. Loyola scored early and built up a 24-point…

Stevensville playing tough defense

The two-day teachers’ break was not a break for many of the valley volleyball teams. Hamilton, Corvallis and Stevensville all had two matches each on Thursday. Stevensville coach Lindsey Day said these games come at a great time, right before Divisionals. The non-conference games give the teams a chance to build up their confidence and…

New alternative chosen for county airport improvements

  Commissioners prefer airport runway extension By Michael Howell Last Friday, October 19, the Ravalli County Commissioners chose a new option for the future development of the county airport that will involve extending the runway to 5,200 feet in length. Possible extension of the runway has been controversial since the issue was initially broached in…

Ravalli County Fair rodeo wins big

Great crowds and great cowboys make a great rodeo. The Ravalli County Fair and Rodeo was recognized by the Northern Rodeo Association for having the best rodeo of 2012 last week. Jean Schurman photo.

  By Jean Schurman A determined effort to make the Ravalli County Fair’s rodeo the best in the state paid off last week when the Northern Rodeo Association awarded the rodeo the best in the association. With 33 rodeos each summer, the association has a wide selection to choose from. The selection is made by…

RC&D to celebrate national anniversary with benefit gala

  The National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARC&DC) began its kickoff of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of service to America with a proclamation by USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack. His proclamation commenced a year-long series of events highlighting the contributions of hundreds of volunteer-run RC&D Councils across the United States. The unique nature…

Habitat for Humanity to offer low-cost home repairs

  Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County will begin doing home improvements in partnership with qualified, low-income homeowners. The new program called A Brush with Kindness is aimed at providing minor exterior home improvements such as painting, minor repairs, and clean-up to low-income homeowners in need. Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness has a…

Hunting season starts strong

  Region 2 Big Game Opener Check Station Chart   Montana’s big game rifle season opened Saturday, and although slightly fewer hunters headed to the field in west-central Montana than in recent years, those that went out met with success rates above last year and the five-year average. “In many west-central Montana hunting districts, a…

Open Letter to the Ravalli County Commissioners re: Signs

By Sarah Roubik, Corvallis; Andy Roubik, Covallis; Marina Weatherly, Stevensville; Amy Monteith, Corvallis   In regard to the October 15th sign ordinance meeting: Thank you for listening to your Ravalli County constituents and canceling the proposed sign ordinance.  The ordinance would have been disastrous and backwards for Ravalli County, which was made clear by the…

What’s it all about?

  Republicans and Democrats Are fighting toe to toe, Discussing things on video And contending, yes or no.   I’m not sure of what they really mean And it kinda gets my goat, But I’m a true American And, by gosh, I’ll cast my vote!   “Montana Frank” Wright Hamilton