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Gail L. Nelson

  Missoula – In the early evening of June 14, 2013, Gail L. Nelson Sr. passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. He missed his 90th birthday by a mere three months. Gail was born to Charley and Catherine Nelson at Newman Grove, Nebraska on September 25, 1923. He was the youngest of…

Mildred Mercer

  Stevensville – Mildred ‘Midge’ Mercer, 90, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her home in Stevensville. She was born on December 29, 1922 in Trenton, New Jersey. Midge enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a Navy Wave as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd class. After serving three years, Midge…

Elizabeth Jane Hayward

Stevensville – Elizabeth Jane Hayward, born August 29, 1921, went to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the age of 91, dying of natural causes at the Living Center in Stevensville. Elizabeth was born in Palisade, NE to Mabel and Floyd Miller. She married Kenneth Glen Hayward on November…

Robert A. Davenport

  Robert A. Davenport, aka “Curly Bob,” passed away in Quartzsite, Arizona on April 13, 2013. Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sarah. They were married on March 24, 1954 in Dodge City, Kansas and enjoyed 59 years of matrimony. Bob was born in Dodge City, Kansas on November 11, 1930. As…

Renaissance Faire this weekend

  The Queen and her Royal Court return! Let it be known across the land that the Big Sky Renaissance Faire will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 28-30 near Stevensville. Just north of the hamlet of Stevensville in the kingdom of Montana, in an open meadow along the Bitterroot River, lies a land…

Title X funding rejected, Family Planning Program in jeopardy

  By Michael Howell A motion to accept some year-end surplus funds for the Family Planning Program and the renewal of the Nurse Practitioner’s contract for FY 2014 failed to pass on a two to one vote last Wednesday, June 19, with two commissioners absent. The motion failed even though two commissioners, Greg Chilcott and…

County Attorney proposes restructuring of office

  By Michael Howell County Attorney Bill Fulbright’s budget proposal for FY 2014 includes a major restructuring of the office that he claims will “net significant savings in general fund expenditures,” reducing them by more than $47,000. Fulbright told the commissioners in his proposal that there are five inter-dependent changes necessary to make his office…

County budget hearings to begin

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners, after receiving budget requests from every department, are about to make some crucial budget decisions for the upcoming fiscal year 2014. A meeting date has been set for Monday, July 1. Time has been set aside on July 8 and 9, if needed. This will be the…

Branded: Bitterroot College University of Montana

By Michael Howell It’s official! The Bitterroot College Program of the University of Montana now has a new name and a new logo. From this day forward it will be known simply as the Bitterroot College University of Montana. Those words will circle around a new logo, a stylized version of a Bitterroot flower. “No…

‘Legacy’ would have negative effect on agriculture

By Jill Davies, Director, Sustainable Living Systems I am submitting our report: “Bitterroot Valley Food System Community Food Project – Assessment and Planning”, dated 2009, for the record in the Legacy Ranch Subdivision decision making process. This report documents the steady loss of agricultural lands in Ravalli County to development projects over the past four…