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Daily Archives: 4:14 pm

Obituary – Beverly June Yates

  Bev Yates, former resident of Stevensville and a real estate agent and broker in the Bitterroot Valley, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, following a long illness. She and her husband owned and operated Silver Dollar Antiques on Main Street for several years. Their five children…

County moves to issue $2.5 million in ‘open land’ bonds

Meeting set to discuss repeal of program By Michael Howell Having bumped up to the limit of the initial issuance of $2.5 million in bonds as part of the $10 million Open Land Bond Program approved by the voters in 2006, the County Commissioners agreed to issue another $2.5 million last week. A “friendly amendment”…

Stevi vet wants neighbor to light flag at night

   By Michael Howell Stevensville resident and veteran Anthony Pace showed up in full dress uniform, supported by family, friends, and neighbors last Thursday evening to see if the Stevensville Town Council could help him out in his effort to get his neighbor, Stevensville firefighter Brandon Dewey, to shine a light on the American flag…

Stevensville modifies weapons ordinance

  By Michael Howell The Town of Stevensville, in its continuing effort to codify its ordinances, passed a Weapons Ordinance at its last meeting that bans weapons from public assemblies and public buildings, parks, and schools whether carried openly or concealed. The ordinance also prohibits the discharge of firearms within the town limits. Although the…

Fighting again to save what we all hold dear

By Andy Roubik, Corvallis For many years, one of the chief forms of community involvement in the Bitterroot has been rallying to fight the next outrageous subdivision. There have been many, many measures and proposals put forward over the years to restrain greedy developers so that our valley could retain its ever dwindling attributes. At…

Report from Helena – Week 14

  Inside the maze is confusing – Are bills like Lazarus? Last term I was looking through the window into the maze. This session, even though I am actually standing a little ways into the maze, I still can’t see the other side. The other side being the end zone, the finish line of the…

County needs to listen

  Somehow I cannot believe that the Ravalli County Planning Board has not yet figured out that it needs to listen to the public it represents! It seems obvious that for many varied important reasons the people of our County, and especially the Stevensville districts, are insistent about NOT allowing the Legacy Ranch project to…

Guns stand for fear

  “Only an armed people are a sovereign people and only armed people are free.” Really? I don’t exactly want to argue, just to point out that very few people in this country and the world agree with that. All of the guns in the USA are owned by way fewer than half of the…

FWP ignored overwhelming public comment

  The ability to comment on proposed state and federal government regulations is an important right for all Americans. Since we live in a republic, not a direct democracy, public comment helps our representatives make informed decisions on our behalf. No one expects public comment to be the equivalent of voting. But even so, public…

Telling the truth

  Four of five comments concerning my March 8, 2013 letter to the editor said I lied. I quoted but didn’t list references for three studies, all of which should have been headline news. This is the reference for the study reporting important new findings concerning epigenetic changes connected to five brain disorders, including autism…