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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Obituary – Raffik Kalamian Walsh

  Raffik Kalamian Walsh, 13, died April 17 at his home in Hamilton in the arms of his parents, Miriam (Mimi) Kalamian and Peter Walsh. He was born in Armavir, Armenia and moved to Montana when he was two years old. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mary Kalamian, of Waterford, CT as well…

Unfair utility practices

  On Saturday, April 14th, the power up Skalkaho and Grantsdale was out for about half an hour. I’m with Ravalli Electric Co-op who gets their power from NorthWestern Energy. NorthWestern went down, so the coop went down, so 3000 customers had no power for half an hour. When my power came on there was…

Legacy Ranch a looming disaster

  The Legacy Ranch subdivision, which has no public support, is an environmental and legal disaster waiting to happen. Behind it is some fishy politics that compel us to follow the money. The environmental catastrophe posed by plunking down an entire town adjacent to Ravalli County’s twin jewels – the Bitterroot River and the Lee…

Open space idea unrealistic

  Recently I have noticed heavy coverage in local news about the Flatiron residential planning and most recently the Legacy Ranch residential development. In 1979 when my wife and I built our retirement home on Blodgett Creek, as immigrants from California we obtained Montana tags for our vehicles as soon as possible. Driving with California…

Smear campaign under way

  One of the offices that we will be voting for is for a member of the School Board. One of the contenders, Lee J. Tickell, is listed on the ballot. The other, Terry Nelson, will be a write-in opponent Word is being been passed out by someone that Tickell had been accused, at some…

Thanks to Stevensville gallery

  The Stevensville High School Art program would like to publicly acknowledge and thank River’s Mist Gallery in Stevensville, owned by Gretchen Spiess. Gretchen donated her gallery for the month of April for the high school student art exhibit. There were more than 50 works by students. Gretchen hosted a reception for the students on…

Report from Helena – Week 15

  One week remaining, and several of the big bills still remain in flux. The big question (back when I was a young feller we used to say this is the $64 question) – can we maintain the desired ending fund balance (significant surplus) and still fund the remaining bills? Not everyone is likely to…

Stevensville citizens asked to participate in zoning process

By Stevensville Planning Board: Aimee Cavill, Mel Cook, Dan Cranston, Mark Adams, Desera Towle and Ben Longbottom   The Stevensville Planning and Zoning Board is presently reviewing and proposing updates to the Town’s zoning ordinances, and we are inviting all interested citizens and residents of the immediate area to participate in the process by attending…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Donny Ray Cox, Petitioner Cause No. DV-13-99 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Donny Ray Cox to Donny Ray Ritchie. The…

Sales/Auctions GARAGE SALE: Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27, 7 AM to 1 PM, 418 Porter Hill Road, Stevensville (NE of Stevi). Bike, printer, sewing machine, food processor, lighted shelving unit, grill, antique chair & more. Watch for signs. Yard Sale/Silent Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, April 27 from 12-5 at Hideout, 942 Hub Lane,…