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Stevensville business license requirements get initial approval

  By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council narrowly approved on first reading a Business License Requirements Ordinance at its meeting last Thursday, January 24. In order to be officially adopted it must also be approved on second reading at a meeting scheduled for February 7. Two chapters of existing regulations governing the licensing of…

Hamilton Council frustrated over ugly entrance to city

  By Michael Howell Hamilton City Councilors are obviously upset over the condition of the roadside when entering the city from the north. The problem is the entranceway to the city is not under the city’s control and following a highway reconstruction project is suffering from a failed landscaping effort. Following the reconstruction of Highway…

Stevensville Airport: past, present and future

  By Michael Howell Last December 20, 2012, the Town of Stevensville annexed the Stevensville airport property into the town limits. This was the culmination of an eight-decade long relationship with Ravalli County in Stevensville Airport affairs. According to an historical report researched and prepared by Airport Board Chairman Ron McCann and then Airport Manager…

Changes proposed in county winter roadway policy

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County’s new Road and Bridge Department Supervisor Dusty Kern, following input from his crew has made a few suggestions for changes in the County’s Winter Roadway Operations policy. His first suggestion reads: “When encountering a county snow plow/sander please give them a little extra room. SLOW DOWN and move safely…

The Second Amendment

  All efforts to stop the violence caused by mentally unstable persons are premature thus being wasted because they are not considering the basic reasons for these violent shootings. Some of the underlying causes that need to be acted upon before or simultaneously with other actions: 1. Violence in present day movies. These movies must…

Debate continues

  Van P. Keele’s recent letters in local newspapers gives me the opportunity to communicate with him once again, as well as others on-line who have not been complimentary about my debt ceiling letter. I must sincerely apologize to Mr. Keele and those others for my over-estimating their abilities to understand the written word! Nowhere…

Property tax collusion?

  Has anyone ever inquired about paying someone else’s property tax bill? It is most unpleasant! It becomes obvious from the beginning that the clerk waiting on you does not approve. First you must endure the attitude, then you are told that if you want to figure out any information, you must wade through the…

On gun control and the 2nd Amendment

By Chris Hoffman, Ravalli County Sheriff In recent days, I have received dozens of phone calls and emails from Ravalli County citizens wanting to know where I stand with regard to the 2nd Amendment. The questions have generally been phrased something like this: Chris, in light of the renewed efforts to ramp up gun control,…

Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DEBORAH S. MANTHEY, Deceased. Case No.: DP-13-03 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has…

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