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Stevensville mayor vetoes gun ban in parks

  By Michael Howell Stevensville Mayor Gene Mim Mack has issued a letter to the Town Council vetoing the portion of the recently passed weapons ordinance that would prohibit the carrying of firearms in the Town’s parks. Saddled with an outdated ordinance that prohibited the carrying of firearms, whether openly or concealed, anywhere in the…

Open Lands Bond program will not go on ballot

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners last week chose not to place the Open Lands Bond program on the ballot again. The voters approved the $10 million bond for aiding in the preservation of open space in the valley by a 60% vote in 2006. To date, $2.5 million of those funds have been…

Longtime CFS attorney’s contract may not be renewed

  By Michael Howell Michael Hayes, longtime contract attorney for Ravalli County for Child and Family Services cases, also called Dependency Neglect cases, was blindsided recently by notification that his contract, which expires June 30, will probably not be renewed as a cost savings measure. Hayes has held the county contract for 16 and half…

Circus coming to Stevensville

  Thanks to the sponsorship of the Stevensville Main Street Association, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Stevensville on Friday, June 21. Two shows, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., will be held “under the Big Top” at the corner of Middle Burnt Fork and Park. People can come to the site between 9:30…

John Carbin

  His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, “This was a man.” Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, V,5,78-80   John Carbin slipped away quietly and peacefully, just before dawn on Friday, May 31, 2013. He was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on March…

Leo Russell Kerr

Leo Russell Kerr, 83, of Missoula, went home to our Lord on Monday, May 27, 2013. He was born July 17, 1929, to Laurence and Mary Elizabeth Hemmer Kerr on the Sam Kerr Dairy Farm in Victor, Montana. As a strong, healthy young boy, Russ helped work the farm and ran through the fields to…

Great start for improving MT public safety

By Attorney General Tim Fox Looking east from Montana toward Washington, DC, the view can be grim at times. Congress and the president are too often bogged down in rancorous bickering while solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges take a back seat to politics. But when it comes to protecting public safety, the 2013…

Media finally wising up?

The “mainstream media” and Obama are strange bedfellows. For some reason, only one news channel has significantly challenged the Obama administration’s involvement in three major scandals until recently! Those scandals include Benghazi gate, IRS snooping into conservative organizations, and Department of Justice snooping into the Associated Press’s and Mr. Rosen’s news gathering activities. Anyone with…

Thanks from Pantry Partners

Pantry Partners would like to thank everyone who participated in the May 11 Post Office Food Drive. We brought in a total of 2,037 lbs. of food. Stevensville donated 1,346 lbs., Victor 216 lbs., and Florence 475 lbs. We are always grateful for the continuing support of our communities. Our numbers have continued to go…

Don’t approve Legacy Ranch

  To the County Commissioners of Ravalli County: As an individual who has been looking to move to the Bitterroot Valley for a year now, doing my research, it was brought to my attention in reading your local paper that I was stunned by the possibility of approval to the Legacy Ranch subdivision by the…