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Monthly Archives: February 2013

  Obituary – David J. Bush Stevensville – David J. Bush, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday February 16, 2013 at his home in Stevensville, Montana, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Dave was blessed by the loving care of his wife and children. Born in Woodland, California, June 7, 1933,…

Commissioners to object to Forest Service’s water right applications

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday, February 20 to file an objection to the U.S. Forest Service’s application for instream water rights on Blodgett and Laird Creeks. Ethan Mace, Surface Water Hydrologist for the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), explained the water right application process to the…

Portage routes requested on Mitchell Slough

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners heard from Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Biologist Chris Clancy last week about the need to respond to a pending request for Portage Routes on Mitchell Slough. The County Commissioners received a letter from Andy Roubik on November 15, 2012, objecting to the language…

Hamilton American Legion Park may keep its name

  By Michael Howell After hearing from Greg Marose at the last Hamilton City Council meeting, the Council indicated that it may continue to call the American Legion Park by that name, rather than shortening it to Legion Park, and will replace the dedication plaques that were removed during the recent reconstruction project at the…

Community discussion tonight on Lolo Creek migration

  The Lolo Watershed Group is hosting a community discussion regarding the movement of Lolo Creek. This conversation will focus on the history and impact of this creek movement, as well as ways in which individuals have attempted to address impacts on their properties. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27at 7 p.m….

SECTION 1.1 INVITATION TO BID STEVENSVILLE AIRPORT TOWN OF STEVENSVILLE, MONTANA Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened at 2:00 p.m., local time on March 7, 2013 by the Town of Stevensville at Town Hall, 206 Buck Street, Stevensville, Montana 59870 for the construction of “Airport Improvements” to include…

Business News Fort Owen Inn Now Open! Th, Fri, Sat – 5pm-close, Sun – 3pm-8pm. 777-3483. fortowen@gmail.com facebook – Fort Owen Inn Sales/Auctions Moving Sale – Fri. & Sat, Mar. 1&2. 213 St. Mary’s Drive (off of College) Stevensville. Furniture – sectional couch, full sized bed, oak armois & dresser, adjustable bed w/massage, power chair/scooter….

Praise for ‘apprentice hunter certificate’ bill

By Senator Scott Boulanger, Senate District 44 Hunting is one of Montana’s most treasured pastimes and is an activity that creates lasting bonds between family and friends, fathers, sons, mothers and daughters. It helps build character in our children and teaches them the value of the great outdoors. Some of my fondest memories in life…

Restitution right way on dog laws

There ought to be a law! That is the standard knee-jerk response whenever a problem crops up in society. America is being buried in an avalanche of “laws”, some of which emanate from local civil governments. The “Dog at Large” provision of the animal control ordinance being considered in Ravalli County is a good example….

Shameful outcome on dog fighting bill

As both a former public school educator and Girl Scout professional, I offer kudos to the Cadette Girl Scouts of Lone Rock School Troop 3756 for traveling to Helena to testify for exploited dogs. In what should have been a slam-dunk for good public policy and against animal abuse and crime, Republican legislators on the…