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Planning Board considers Legacy Ranch Subdivision

  By Michael Howell Members of the Ravalli County Planning Board, along with several concerned members of the public, toured the site of the proposed Legacy Ranch Subdivision last week. The proposed subdivision site is located northeast of Stevensville off the Eastside Highway, between Porter Hill Road and Dry Gulch Road adjacent to the Lee…

Shortfall in MRL contract may cost taxpayers

  By Michael Howell Last May, facing a possible shut down of the Bitterroot rail spur, Julie Foster, the director of the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority, helped broker a deal between Montana Rail Link, several rail shippers in the Bitterroot and local county and municipal governments to keep the line open for a year….

Hamilton Farmers Market being squeezed

  By Michael Howell The Hamilton Farmers Market is feeling the squeeze this summer as the City of Hamilton is closing down Second Street to accommodate the American Legion Park reconstruction project. The Farmers Market has grown over its 21-year history to occupy the 200 block of Bedford, the one half block of Third Street…

Hamilton eyes noxious weed management plan

  By Michael Howell Kellieann Morris, Noxious Weed Coordinator for the Ravalli County Weed District, made a pitch to the Hamilton City Council at its last Committee of the Whole meeting for developing a noxious weed plan for dealing with noxious weeds within the city limits. Morris told the councilors that due to their aggressive…

County to deed park land to Darby

  By Michael Howell In early February, the Ravalli County Commissioners agreed unanimously to transfer the title to the property known as Waincrest Park to the Town of Darby. The county received correspondence from the town expressing a desire to annex and gain title to the park located on Mill Street. Deputy County Attorney Howard…

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Response to LaCroix

  I usually ignore the rantings of Bill LaCroix as they are so over the top that I know the reasonable citizens of Ravalli County will see this poor man’s extremism for what it is. However, sometimes the man just goes too far and that is the case in his last ravings. Titled “Crazy Corruption”,…

Shedding light on dark money

  Montanans are tired of dirty politics, nasty mud-slinging campaigns, and personal attacks. I believe they’re even more disgusted with the fact that many of these tactics are hidden inside dark money organizations that are unaccountable to the voting public. In addition Montana voters need to know that their voice counts most, and we need…

Why are we still using poisons?

  Ravalli County had the highest number of bird species observed (84) of any county in Montana in Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count in mid February, with over 630 bird lists submitted for Montana. With so much interest in birds, why are we still killing them with poisons? A new study headed…