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The real airport plan

The almost two decades of the effort by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take our sport flying airport has always puzzled me. Maybe I haven’t seen the forest for the trees. Look at it this way. Ravalli County Airport is no doubt the most convenient, accessible county-owned public airport closest to Missoula in a…

Thanks from Pantry Partners

  Pantry Partners Food Bank would like to say thank you to our communities for the generous support we received in 2012. Of the total poundage of food received monthly, an average of 73% was donated and 27% was purchased with donated dollars. The number of families served each month has increased to an average…

Opposed to SB24

After all the claims and threats we heard about private property rights, a real threat has passed the Montana Senate. If enacted, sand and gravel operators could file a permit at any time, and preempt local government. This dreadful opportunity for devaluation of your property must be killed before it becomes law. This awful opportunity…

Report from Helena – Week 8

  Whew! If the 2nd half of the legislative session goes by this quickly we’ll be done before I can catch up. This point is called transmittal break, which means no more new bills, and all the ones in progress have to be voted on by the 45th day, which is now passed. If a…

Open letter to Ravalli County Commissioners

By Allen Bjergo, President, Tonia Bloom, Secretary, Roy Meyer, Treasurer Dear County Commissioners, In 2009, we wrote to you about our concerns regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety at the Woodside Bridge.  Four years, at least one accident, and countless near misses later our concern has only increased.  The lack of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure at…

Spring Thaw The 4th Annual Spring Thaw is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 in the First Interstate Center at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. This is a marketplace to see what your neighbors have been making over the long winter, and to sell your goods. Crafters and businesses are invited to participate, applications are available at…