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Monthly Archives: April 2013

  Rummage items needed West House Crisis Stabilization Facility is having a Rummage Sale on May 18 and needs items donated to sell. All proceeds go to help people with mental illness purchase medications and other special items. Bring your used items to the West House parking lot, 1404 Westwood Drive, Hamilton (near the West…

Corvallis, Hamilton win Twilight Meet

  The Corvallis Twilight Meet is small by design. The coaches want the feel of the district and divisional meets with smaller numbers of entrants. They also don’t want to be at the track all night. As it was, the event began at 5 on Friday, and didn’t finish until 10:30 under the lights. Hamilton…

Busy week for valley track teams

Busy week for track teams Hamilton competed at the Frenchtown Invitational on Saturday in Missoula. The boys finished third in the five team field. In the sprints, Kyle Crossman was second in the 100. Adam Hanson finished fifth in the 100 and was fourth in the 200. Teague Blome was fifth in the 200. Cody…

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…