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Painted Rocks Reservoir back in action after spillway shutoffs

  By Michael Howell Irrigators and recreationists are all happy that water is once again spilling over the dam at Painted Rocks Reservoir. Flows from the dam were incrementally reduced and then shut down for repairs at the end of April. As a result, a stretch of the West Fork of the Bitterroot just below…

Economic future looks good, but different, say experts

By Victoria Howell The prognosis for the still ailing U.S. and Montana economies is fairly good, according to two economists who spoke to about 250 businesspeople at this year’s annual Business Success Symposium sponsored last week by Farmers State Bank. Dr. Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and an expert in economic forecasting,…

SAFE celebrates 25th anniversary

  By Michael Howell The non-profit organization called Supporters of Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) which provides shelter and other services to victims of sexual and domestic violence is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. Despite the recent setback suffered when a fire damaged a portion of its building on Fairgrounds Road, the organization  is fully…

We must make our voices heard on gun rights

By Kevin Hammons, Stevensville Stevensville Town Council is considering renewing its ban on concealed carry in parks, government buildings, government meetings, and schools and expanding the ban to include open carry. If the Town Council, in its infinite wisdom, is going to restrict the right of We the People to defend ourselves, what are they…

Managing Ravalli County

  If you were in the service and something unusual happened on your watch, you would be required to accept at least some of the responsibility for whatever occurred. I think if you are an elected public servant and unusual things happen while you are holding office, the unusual happenings should be credited to you….

Freedom and fear

  If we are afraid, are we free? I appreciate Chris Martin’s response to my letter about guns and fear. It reflects two fears that are common to many of us: the fear that we are helpless if people in the government don’t share or even represent our views, and the fear that care of…

Thanks from Main Street

The Stevensville Main Street Association would like to thank all of the people who made pies and created auction items for the Pie in the Big Sky Pie Auction that was held on First Friday, May 3rd. The Auction was a fantastic success! Thank you to our auctioneer Jim Pfau, and assistant Bill McNulty, for…

  Rummage items needed The Victor Senior Center is seeking donations of good used items (no clothing) for its spring sale on May 18 at the Center, 242 5th Ave. Clean out your closets and garages and help the Senior Center! Call Albert at 642-3237 for pick up in the Victor area.   Lions Club…

Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF HATTIE E. RALLS, Deceased.    Case No.: DP-13-26 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed…

Sales/Auctions   4 Blu-J Estate SaleS! All Sales Start Day One 5:30pm-8pm Following Days 9am-5:30pm View at www.bluejayestatesales.com 363-1600 May 15-16 1863 Terry, Victor (Off Pleasant View Dr) Julia Hamby-Terry Estate Private drive. No admittance until sale day. Complete house and outbuilding liquidation. Household, vintage, antiques, firewood. Outbuildings to rummage through! MAY 22-25 Huge Sale…