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Monthly Archives: May 2013

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 3 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 22-25 Huge Sale at Fairgrounds in Hamilton Contemporary and collectibles. More info soon! 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…

True impact of Legacy Ranch still in question

By Dallas D. Erickson, Stevensville I count Don and Alexandria Morton as my friends and am grateful for that. If I was to believe the media, and some letters to the editor, they are monsters who want to destroy our valley because of Legacy Ranch. I would suggest that anyone would learn much from a…

A call for action – Legacy Ranch

  As bad as the impacts to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge will be if Legacy Ranch is approved, the implications for the rest of this incredible Bitterroot Valley could be equally severe. The new residents at LR will use the Refuge as their personal playground; along with their dogs and cats. While that’s…

Sequestration disaster looming

  It’s feeling a lot like summer lately, even though it’s only spring in the Bitterroot and I haven’t planted my tomatoes yet. Things are drying out fast, temps are rising, and the fires have already started. Not a good sign for our summer fire season. There’s also a monster lurking, smoldering; a cancerous ground…

Thanks to recyclers

  Participating in recycling of our household products is not always easy in Montana. We are often confused by the on-and-off-again ability to recycle glass, for example. Most of the variability is determined by the competitive international market, transportation costs, and volume advantages conferred to larger-scale recycling entities. Two retail businesses in Missoula have risen…

Thanks to French liberators

  I was born in France in 1942 and our city, Vitry-le-Francois, Marne was bombed in 1944 and 93% destroyed. It was later rebuilt and it is a lovely community near the Champagne Country. I have been living in the USA since 1961, and I am now a U.S. citizen. As I was pondering how…

  Darby Bread Box collections The Darby Bread Box is collecting the following items for the month of May: canned corn, soup and spaghetti sauce. Drop off the donated items at People’s Market and the Bitterroot Credit Union in Darby. Any donation is appreciated.   Grace Lutheran preschool registration Grace Lutheran Learning Center is now…

Dr. Leonard Ruggiero

Victor – Dr. Leonard Frank Ruggiero, 66, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in his home after a long fight with a difficult degenerative disease. Len was born in Orange, NJ on January 30, 1947 to his loving parents Helen and Frank Ruggiero. He was their only child. Highlights of his life were his…

Bitterroot siblings are Coast Guard ‘brothers in arms’

  Photo: Brothers Trevor (left) and Travis (right) Capp, residents of Stevensville, and members of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 based in Everett, WA, participate in the Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) exercise as part of Operation Foal Eagle 2013 in Pohang, South Korea.   By Daniel King, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer…