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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Re: bitter Republicans

  This morning I opened the newspaper to the Opinion page before I looked at the “funnies.” My goodness! Jerry Haslip really outperformed Peanuts. His rantings are always amusing but today he set a new high for absurdity. He even excelled over Bruce King the same day! I suggest that Jerry watch the National Geographic…

The ultimate coordination

  Unfortunately, Ravalli county elections left a bad situation unchanged.  Excellent candidates were not chosen by the electorate to unseat the five incumbent Ravalli County commissioners, whose abysmal record will continue to unravel in the months and years ahead, with “just a few missteps,” as commissioner Chilcott reassures us. Like a dog with a bone,…

Libertarians need to become Republicans

  The Republican Party needs to have a serious conversation with the Libertarian Party. If they don’t, it will be increasingly difficult to win a statewide election in Montana. The experts did their post-election analysis and came up with the usual suspects as to why the Republicans lost: The Democrats were better organized; they reached…

  Wednesday, November 21   BPL Preschool story time Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, November 21 to enjoy “Friendship Tales” with storyteller Jen Chavez. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. All story times are free…

Third place finish for Lady Falcons

The Florence Lady Falcons were unable to overcome the best of the best at the state Class B tournament in Bozeman over the weekend. Their only losses of the season came at the hands of the eventual champion, Huntley Project; and the runner up, Red Lodge. They finished the season with an impressive 24-2 record…

Young Corvallis team gained experience at state

The Corvallis Blue Devils opened up their state tournament play with a win over Columbia Falls on Thursday. Led by Joanna Avery and Kelsey Irwin who combined for 17 kills, the Blue Devils swept the WildKats for the win. Irwin also had 14 digs and three aces. Corvallis def. Columbia Falls 25-23, 25-18, 25-23 Kills…

Darby couple donates easement for community trail

Darby Mayor Rick Scheele, left, accepts an easement from (l to r) Dee and Jerry Abbie for a portion of the Darby Trail of Discovery that will go across their land. Also pictured are Darby Trail of Discovery Committee members Jim Aronson, Mary Morris and Jim Anderson.

Jerry and Dee Abbie did something wonderful for the Town of Darby this summer.  They own property adjacent to Waincrist Park along a proposed extension of the town’s non-motorized trail, the Darby Trail of Discovery.  The couple was approached by members of the trail committee to see if there was any interest on their part…

Commissioners move to adopt natural resource policy

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners all gave a thumbs up to the Natural Resource Use Policy that they have been editing at multiple meetings since last spring. The policy was first drafted by a citizens group that wants to see the timber industry revived in the county. They laid out a plan for…

Hamilton council extends subdivision deadline

  By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council, at its regular meeting on November 7, agreed to grant the developer of the Paddocks Major Subdivision a three-month extension of the time period for filing a final plat for Phase 3. The current time period for filing the plat expires on December 31, 2012. Developer Nancy…

DUI Task Force recognizes Stevensville police chief

By Michael Howell Stevensville Police Chief James Marble was presented with an award at last week’s Town Council meeting from the DUI Task Force and Prevention Coalition for his handling of last summer’s Creamery Picnic celebration. On hand to make the presentation were DUI Task Force leader Glenda Wiles and Prevention Coalition coordinator Charmel Owens….