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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bitterroot rail line to remain open for now

  By Michael Howell Last year, faced with the possible closing down of the Bitterroot Rail Line, Montana Rail Link made a contract agreement to keep the line open for one year if the shippers in the Bitterroot Valley could guarantee enough shipping for the rail company to break even on its operation costs and…

Shriners holding free children’s screening clinic

  By Michael Howell It doesn’t happen every year and hasn’t happened in the Bitterroot Valley for several years, but on Saturday, June 1, the Bitterroot Shrine Club will be hosting a free screening for children up to 18 years old to see if any of them need the kind of free treatment that the…

About the legacy of the Lone Rock community

  The Legacy Ranch Subdivision is coming up for review by the Ravalli County Commissioners in a few days. There is no question in our minds here at the Bitterroot Star that this decision represents a turning point in the destiny of the Lone Rock community. We hope the County Commissioners recognize this as well….

Legacy Ranch and subdivisions

  The Legacy Ranch Subdivision was originally denied approval retroactively as a result of the passage of the “One house per Two Acres” petition of November 2006. A lawsuit was filed (Lords, et al. vs. Ravalli County on 5 January 2007 and updated on 13 July 2012) in Montana District Court. Subsequently the case was…

Trickle down

  I am not an economist. I need help to balance my checkbook. I suffer through a few months of income tax preparation every year before I take it to a CPA. I do read the papers and have a mind that stores away most of the trivia that the newspapers write about. As I…

Blame must be shared

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/bitterrootstar/Desktop/Opinion5-29-13.doc Blame must be shared I have been quiet for a long time but that doesn’t mean that I have not been watching and reading. We moved to the Bitterroot Valley 44 years ago. At that time there was a lot of logging and lots of PILT money from logging for schools and for roads….

STEVENSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE VACANCY Notice is hereby given, that pursuant to Montana Codes Annotated, the appointment of one (1) trustee position for the Stevensville Public Schools will be done at the next regular board meeting scheduled for June 11, 2013. The term for the position is one (1) year and that position will be…

Sales/Auctions   2 Blu-J Estate Sales! All Sales Start Day One 5:30pm-8pm Following Days 9am-5:30pm View at www.bluejayestatesales.com 363-1600 June 5-8 1404 Iron Cap, Stevensville Bud June Payne Estate Complete household and garage, jewelry, antiques and more! June 26-29 Ravalli County Fairgrounds Doyle & Nancy Hobbs Estate Huge eclectic estate from this long time valley…

  Wednesday, May 29   BPL Herb Chat An herb chat will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library in the west meeting room. Jessica Thompson, Outlaw Herbalist, will discuss Spring Greens for Your Health. The first greens are popping their heads out of the ground…

Hamilton and Florence advance to state tournaments

The Lady Broncs of Hamilton and the Lady Falcons will both advance to their respective state softball tournaments this Thursday. Hamilton will go into the state A tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Southwest A conference. They drew a first-round bye and will play the winner of the Park County/Laurel game at 6pm…