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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wind hampers – doesn’t stop – sprinters

The annual Bob Reed Ravalli County Invitational track meet was held Saturday at the CCEC track in Corvallis. This meet featured the six valley schools plus Loyola. The winds were a bit rough some of the time and created strong headwinds or tailwinds. Some of the stronger athletes only competed in a couple of events,…

Softball in full swing

With only a month left until the state championships, the softball teams are getting into the tournament mode where they play multiple games in a day. The Frenchtown Invitational is the lead off tournament and offers teams a glimpse of teams they normally wouldn’t get a chance to play. Florence, a Class B school, took…

Softball in full swing

With only a month left until the state championships, the softball teams are getting into the tournament mode where they play multiple games in a day. The Frenchtown Invitational is the lead off tournament and offers teams a glimpse of teams they normally wouldn’t get a chance to play. Florence, a Class B school, took…

Bitterroot Tennis Invitational held

The annual Bitterroot Invitational was held in Corvallis where the girls competed and in Hamilton where the boys competed. Corvallis’ Laramie McHugh defeated Morgan Peterson of Dillon, 6-0, 6-1 in the semi finals. She then defeated Emily Getts of Columbia Falls 6-1, 6-2 for the championship. The doubles team of Megan Lengyel and Sydnee Madruga…

Planning Board recommends approval of Legacy Ranch subdivision

  By Michael Howell At a meeting held on April 17 and continued on the 18th, the Ravalli County Planning Board decided, on a 5-2 vote, to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the Legacy Ranch Subdivision, a 647-unit development proposed along the Eastside Highway north of Stevensville. Having received public input…

Daly Hospital ranked in top 100 in nation

  By Michael Howell Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital was recently ranked in the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation. Small and rural hospitals play a critical role in providing efficient and effective health care that is on par with other larger suburban and urban counterparts, according to iVantage Health Analytics, the company that…

Emergency dispatchers honored

  By Michael Howell Last week was National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. It is a time set aside to celebrate the service of our nation’s Public Safety Telecommunicators, known in ordinary parlance as Emergency Dispatchers. Dispatchers are sometimes referred to as “the first first-responders” because they are usually the first to be contacted in any…

County objects to federal acquisition of tribal land

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners decided last week to register their objection to the proposed acquisition of 58 acres of land by the federal government, called the Medicine Tree Property, located south of Darby. The land is currently owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) who purchased it in 1998….

Obituary – Cora M. Cochran

  Stevensville – Cora M. (Allen) Cochran at the age of 98 went to join the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013. She was born April 2, 1915 in Salysville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Arby and Betty (Salyers) Allen. Cora’s mother passed when she was an infant and she was raised in Grand…

Obituary – Jerome H. Johnson

  Victor – Jerome H. “Jerry” Johnson, 73 years of age, of Victor, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. We tried to keep him but he could not stay. Jerome was born January 19, 1940 to Howard and Anne (Stark) Johnson in Minneapolis, MN. He attended school in Minneapolis…