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Monthly Archives: December 2012

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…

‘Past is Prologue’ show explores painful heritage

Local photographer and digital artist Barbara Michelman discusses one of her works on exhibit at The Frame Shop on Main Street in downtown Hamilton. The exhibit of photo montages and written text will be on display through January. Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell An exhibit of works by local photographer and digital artist Barbara Michelman is on display through the month of January at The Frame Shop on Main Street in downtown Hamilton. The project on display, entitled “Past is Prologue,” is a series of photo montages that not only illustrate her family roots…

Boulanger appointed to Senate District 44

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    By Michael Howell Darby resident Scott Boulanger was appointed by the Ravalli County Commissioners to fill the Senate District 44 seat recently vacated by Bob Lake who won a seat on the Public Service Commission in the last election, leading to his resignation from the Senate. The Ravalli County Republican Central Committee was…

Senator Tester brings message of encouragement to young students

Senator Jon Tester, with his left hand conspicuously displayed, read a story to Mrs. Gray’s Washington Elementary School students last Friday and then talked about overcoming little difficulties in life like missing three fingers from your hand.

    By Michael Howell Senator Jon Tester made a visit to Washington Middle School in Hamilton last week to offer some words of encouragement to Mrs. Gray’s first grade class about facing and overcoming life’s challenges. Tester told the students that, with fortitude and a positive attitude, challenges, like missing three fingers, can be…

Trapping of wolverines must stop

By Cathy Scholtens and Becky Howard, Stevensville Currently, Montana is the only state in the entire contiguous United States that still allows trapping of wolverine. Biologists believe that there may be only 35 wolverines left biologically capable of passing their genes to the next generations, and this is the number most relevant to wolverine population…

Bitter taste in mouth

  Bitterness portrays a person or group of people as being harsh, hard to bear, showing intense hostility, intolerant. Perhaps those continuing to sling the words Racist, Bigot, Homophobe, Islamaphobe, War Monger, Stupid, Ignorant, Right To Lifers ought maybe to take another look at the word bitter. Many of us who disagree with the election…

Things to be thankful for

  When I read the recent letters from cry-baby Republican and Libertarian losers, I am reminded of all the reasons to be thankful for the government we have, and all the benefits I have received. First, I am thankful for Abraham Lincoln, a Republican president who signed the Land Grant College Act in 1862 to…

Let’s solve CFH problem now

  Now that the election is over, we must begin working together to find what is causing the serious health problems that result from Congenital Fetal Hypothyroidism (CFH) (disruption of the fetal thyroid hormones during development). The newborns of all vertebrate animals, predators, prey and humans are being seriously affected by CFH. The United States…

Recycling center needs support

As a volunteer for Ravalli County Recycling (RCR), both on site and as a board member, I want to make sure my community knows some details about RCR. As a 99% volunteer organization we are very dependent on the folks of Ravalli County to run this service and to use it. We have volunteers that…

  Toys for Tots toy drive New toys are now being collected through Toys for Tots – local donations stay local! Look for boxes at these locations: Hamilton – Walgreens, Murdoch’s, The Edge Restaurant/Hamilton Liquor, First Interstate Bank, Me & Mom, Hamilton Assembly of God, IGA, Albertson’s, Bella Valle Italian Family Restaurant. Corvallis – Corvallis…