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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Drawing national attention – local artist featured in national publication

Pastel artist Bobbie McKibbin at work in her Drawn West Studio near Stevensville.  McKibbin is known primarily for her landscapes. She draws from experience but uses a photograph to help remind her of the view. But in the end, having been there is the basis of the drawing. “If it was cold, you’ve got to render that in the drawing too,” she said. Michael Howell photo.

By Michael Howell Local pastel artist Bobbie McKibbin of Drawn West Studio was recently featured on the cover of Pastel Journal, a nationally circulated art magazine devoted to work in pastel that is published six times a year out of Blue Ash, Ohio. Each issue usually highlights three to four artists working in the pastel…

Business booming at Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. Jeremiah Clinton of Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine stands in the operating room of the new facility located at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. The orthopedic clinic has increased in size and more than doubled its staff in the past year.

    By Michael Howell The Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house and ribbon cutting for Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine last week with guided tours of the new facility at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. The bone and joint clinic first opened its doors in April 2011, but has quickly expanded. In a…

Bullying prevention program begins at Hamilton schools

    All schools deal with the issue of bullying. The Hamilton School District is taking proactive steps to stop and prevent bullying by adopting the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based school wide “systems-change” program has been used successfully in schools all over the country and around the world with positive results. At Hamilton…

Stevensville considers licensing businesses

  The Town of Stevensville is revamping its business license requirements and may institute an across the board license requirement for operation of any kind of business within the town limits. A $25 annual license fee has been proposed. The rule changes will be discussed at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 24, at…

Thanks from Rotary Club

  The Hamilton Rotary Club wishes to thank the Bitterroot Community and local merchants for their generous support of the recent “Rotary Bell Ringing Christmas for Kids Program.” On the four Saturdays before Christmas, members of the Hamilton Rotary Club rang “Christmas Bells” at Hamilton’s Market Place, K-mart, and Super 1 for the benefit of…

Got water? Think again

  Have you ever experienced a time when you couldn’t get water? If so, you know how difficult life can be without water. The issue of who gets water, and how much, is about to be decided in western Montana. And it will affect you much more than you think. The Montana Reserved Water Rights…

Response to Haslip

  After reading Jerry Haslip’s advice in a recent letter to the editor, it’s gotta make you wonder if he ever pays his bills, because this is exactly what he wants our United States to do: Don’t pay your bills! Mr. Haslip argues that Congressional Republicans should refuse to honor our nation’s debt by simply…

Report from Helena

As the Legislature ends or second week, I’m pleased to report that our goal of “more about work and less about politics” is still the mood of the House. We are settling into the routines a lot more this week. Most of the briefings, orientations and learning sessions are done. So, this week was into…

Hopeful about Montana legislative session

By Bob Brown, Missoula Both President Obama and his Congressional adversaries have shown themselves to be better at making tough talk to each other than making the tough choices necessary for the country. Their response to the so-called “fiscal cliff” did not involve a single tough decision and actually increased the national debt. The country…

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL PROPERTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. VS. DONALD J. EICHOLZ, deceased; ESTATE OF DONALD J. EICHOLZ; LOUISE EICHOLZ; DONALD J. EICHOLZ AND LOUISE J. EICHOLZ, Trustees of The Donald J. Eicholz and Louise Eicholz Family Trust dated May 29,1991; and all unknown heirs or devisees of DONALD J. EICHOLZ; and…