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Monthly Archives: December 2012

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEANINE IONE ROCHON, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-84 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…

Sales/Auctions OUTFITTERS, TOUR GUIDES, and Recreational Vehicle Dealers: Be a part of the Northern Plains Outdoor Expo Feb. 8-10, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. www.NPoutdoorExpo.com, Jim Glines 605-390-9001. Habitat for Humanity ReSale. New & used building materials & much more. Fridays & Saturdays, 9 – 4. 131 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton. Farm and Garden…

  Thursday, December 27 NVPL Winter Break Activities Come to the library and get out of the house for winter break fun! Every weekday from 2 to 4 p.m., the library will host free and enriching activities and movies (with popcorn) for all youth and families. On Thursday, December 27, prepare yourself to be transported…

What about the future?

  In the Dec. 12 edition, newly appointed state Senator Scott Boulanger is quoted as being “passionate for less government, lower taxes, capitalism and free market.” On the Tea Party Patriots website they promote “fiscal responsibility and free markets” as well. Even President Obama, who some claim is a raving Red, gets in on the…

Support for wolf harvest decision

  We, the people of the ‘Wolves Of The Rockies’ organization support the recent decision to close all wolf hunting and trapping in two small but important geographic areas north of Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Our support is not an attack on the Montana Wolf Management Plan and the hunting season that is part of…

Hats off to Boehner

  I’ve got to take my hat off to Speaker Boehner for putting the tax cut/tax increase ball back into Obama’s court! Boehner pulled off one big STING operation on Obama without Obama realizing what was happening! Reminds me of the movie – The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Obama probably still doesn’t…

HR 4089 most serious attack on Wilderness Act yet

  By Stewart Brandborg, Hamilton Conservationists and wilderness enthusiasts across America are mobilizing to defeat a bill passed by the House of Representatives in April that would eviscerate the 1964 Wilderness Act. Deceptively entitled the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, the bill (H.R. 4089) purports to protect hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting. The bill is being pushed…

Local schools respond to Connecticut shootings

  By Michael Howell Schools across the nation, the state and the county are taking a look at their security measures following the devastating news of the shooting spree that left 26 students and teachers dead at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. “We have to take seriously national incidents such as this,”…

Food bank provides holiday meal supplies to 385 families

Trevor Zeiler, a junior at Stevensville High School, puts canned goods in the Pantry Partners Christmas boxes. Across the table, Marg Herndon of Corvallis and Brad Pollman, president of the Back Country Horsemen and a Stevensville resident, add bags of potatoes. Jean Schurman photo.

  By Jean Schurman   About 385 families from Victor to Florence ate a complete Christmas dinner courtesy of Pantry Partners and their volunteer elves. The crew at Pantry Partners, along with volunteers from the Back Country Horsemen and Key Club members from Stevensville and Florence schools, came to the St. Mary’s Family Center on…

Trapping setbacks to be required on Lake Como Ski Trails

  Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King will sign an order to require 150 foot setbacks from cross-country ski trails around Lake Como. The Forest was advised last week that a local trapper had set numerous wolf traps near popular ski trails groomed by the Como Trails Club, raising concern from winter recreationists. Montana Fish,…