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Daily Archives: 4:33 pm

Asian business delegation looks at local wood products

RCEDA entertains Chinese and Korean delegation By Michael Howell Last Saturday the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority hosted a delegation of business people representing 18 companies based in China and Korea who are interested in potentially purchasing Montana-made specialty wood products. Some local wood product manufacturers were on hand to showcase their wares and network…

Lone Rock says ‘no way’ to Legacy Ranch subdivision

  By Michael Howell The initial hearing of the Legacy Ranch subdivision proposal held by the Ravalli County Planning Board two weeks ago was continued at the Lone Rock School gymnasium last Wednesday. Of close to fifty people who showed up the first time, not a person testified in favor of the subdivision proposal. At…

County objections to water right applications deemed deficient

  By Michael Howell The County received notification from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) on March 1 that its objections to the U.S. Forest Service’s water right applications for instream flows on Blodgett and Laird Creeks are deficient. The objections are deficient, according to DNRC Water Rights Bureau Chief Millie Heffner, primarily…

County gives up on maintaining highway medians

  By Michael Howell County Commissioner J.R. Iman and Jack May, Maintenance Chief for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT), told members of the Stevensville Civic Club and the Main Street Association last week that the state now plans to remove the landscaping in the medians along Highway 93 and cover the medians in concrete….

City supports Farmers Market

By Michael Howell Hamilton Mayor Jerry Steele made it very clear right at the beginning of last week’s neighborhood meeting, held to take public comment on the changes in the layout of the road closures for the Hamilton Farmers Market, that the City of Hamilton was in support of the Farmers Market. “The City is…

Birth Notices/Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton

  1/9/13 Boy, 7 lbs., 15 oz., 20-1/2 inches, to Jennifer and Cody Rhoden, Victor 1/10/13 Boy, 8 lbs., 7.1 oz., 22 inches, to Aubrey Cripe-London and Tafari London, Hamilton 1/16/13 Boy, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 19-1/2 inches, to Vanessa and Jacob Goss, Clinton 1/17/13 Boy, 7 lbs., 12 oz., 19-1/2 inches, to Andrea and…

Death Notices

  Richard A. Presswood Victor – Richard A. Presswood, 69, passed away in the night, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton with his family by his side. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.brothersmortuary.com   Alvin L. Darneal Darby – Alvin L. Darneal, 62, passed away…

History of animal control in county

  Animal Protection and Control is once again in the headlines since the Commissioners are proposing another dog ordinance. There have been several misstatements and misconceptions I would like to correct. Following is a short history of animal control in the Bitterroot Valley since late 1990’s. In fall of 2000, the Right to Farm group…

Sympathy over school closure

  This letter is especially for the Grantsdale students, faculty and parents. Growing up in rural Nebraska, I attended a two-room school with a total of 32 students. We were only three miles from town, but at that time (1960’s and into the 1970’s) there were numerous country K-8 schools that were close to town….

Debate continues

  I want to thank Jerry Haslip for his predictable responses to my letters regarding economic policies. I was especially encouraged that Jerry disputed very little. When he did, he provided no objective counterargument, only opinion. 1. I said government had shrunk under Obama in context of government workforce. Jerry says: “flat out false.” The…