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Monthly Archives: November 2012

County takes on codifying public participation, meeting notice regs

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Attorney’s office placed “discussion and possible decision” concerning the County’s regulations governing public participation and notice of meetings on the commissioner’s agenda last Tuesday, October 30. At the meeting Deputy County Attorney Howard Recht explained that Deputy County Attorney Dan Browder had been drafting an ordinance as part…

Hamilton recommends denial of plat filing extension deadline

By Michael Howell Hamilton City Council members met on October 30 as a Committee of the Whole and decided after some discussion to recommend to the City Council that it deny the request to extend the deadline for filing a final plat for the Paddocks Major Subdivision. In the past only one-year extensions in the…

Stevensville airport annexation moving forward

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council is moving forward with efforts aimed at annexing the airport land located a few miles northeast of town on the Illinois Bench. At its meeting on Thursday, October 25, the Council referred the petition to annex the airport property to the Planning and Zoning Board for a review…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KATHERINE K. HELPPIE, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-73 Dept. 1 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…

Sales/Auctions BAZAAR AT LONE ROCK SCHOOL, November 10, 9-3. Full gym of vendors. 8th grade fundraiser. Breakfast & lunch (veterans eat free). HUFF’S ANTIQUE SHOW.  Nov. 10th, 10-5 and Nov. 11th, 10-4, MetraPark, Billings.  Admission $5.00 – good both days.  (406)238-9796. Bounty of the Bitterroot… and beyond – ‘As Local As It Gets!” trade show,…

Prosperity and sustainability held hostage in Montana

  Why are the same people who get so exercised about out of state influence on Montana’s elections so uninterested in out of state influence on our livelihoods? Too many people who bemoan outside political spending seem to be just fine with out of state special interests and bureaucrats telling us how we can make…

Recycling center needs your help

By Toddy Perryman, Ravalli County Recycling volunteer coordinator For the past two years or so, the non-profit organization Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) has been providing recycling services to Ravalli County residents. This service has been provided at no cost to either the users or the county government. The most important aspect of the RCR operation…

  Wednesday, November 7   BPL preschool storytime Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, November 7 to enjoy “The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly” with storyteller Celeste Pogachar. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. All…

Back in the Big Sky

Sports have always played an important part of Kristy Langton Schlimgen’s life. From the time she was a little girl until now, she has played everything from softball to volleyball to basketball. She was a key part of the girls’ basketball team and the volleyball team while in high school at Stevensville. After graduation in…

Lady Falcons roll to Western B championship

After a challenging undefeated game on Friday night, the Lady Falcons of Florence came back to defeat Thompson Falls in three games on Saturday for the championship. With the pressure of advancing to the state tournament off their shoulders, the Lady Falcons settled down and played their game. Let by seniors Makenzie Bauck and Courtney…