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Commissioners accept Title X funding

  By Michael Howell Although a vote to accept some end of the year Title X funds failed to pass the first time around with two commissioners absent, with a full board present last week the commissioners voted 3 to 2 to accept the money and to renew the Nurse Practitioner’s contract for another year….

Hamilton Downtown Association hires new director

  The Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) has hired Russ Lawrence as part time director. Lawrence took the reins at the beginning of June and after one month is already being called by some, “Mr. Hamilton.” As former co-owner of Chapter One Book Store, Lawrence brings some hands on Hamilton downtown business experience to the job….

MDT seeks public comment on Highway 93 medians

By Michael Howell Officials from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) came to Hamilton last week seeking public comment on a plan to concrete over most of the medians located in the highway from Lolo to Hamilton. Part of the Highway 93 improvement project involved developing roadside amenities at the various communities along the highway,…

Grizzly Bear Rendezvous to raise money for bear study

  By Michael Howell The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Foundation is holding its Grizzly Bear Rendezvous 2013 along the shores of Flathead Lake at the home of Jack and Suzi Hanna in Bigfork again this year. Money raised at the event goes to help wildlife biologists and grizzly bear specialists count the noses and…

Edith L. Wark

Edith L Wark (Edie or Edythe), 87, died at her home in Stevensville on Sunday, June 23rd. She was surrounded by her family. She was born August 11, 1925 to Boyd and Ester Wark, of Moccasin, Montana. She was one of twelve children. The family moved to Stevensville in 1942 where Edie graduated from Stevi…

Larry Longley

  Stevensville – Larry Longley, 72, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home in Stevensville of natural causes. Larry was born on March 4, 1941 in Missoula to Andrew and Marie Longley. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his sister, Andrea Hunstiger of Stevensville; two nieces, Dawn Osborn and…

Jack E. Armstrong

Las Vegas, NV – Jack E. Armstrong, 86, of Las Vegas passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Care Center in Las Vegas of natural causes. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2 from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. A graveside service will be…

GOP obstruction costs us all

By Marty Essen, Victor What do gun deaths and environmental destruction have in common? Three letters: GOP. As I type this, yet another mass shooting is in the news. Even so, little will be done to prevent the next gun-related tragedy. Sure someone in congress will introduce some regulation, but ultimately it will fail or…

Thanks from St. Mary’s Mission

  Western Heritage Day provided a fantastic event for Historic St. Mary’s Mission. We wish to thank the Stevensville Main Street Association and Joan Prather for bringing the Salish Drummers and Dancers to perform at St. Mary’s Mission. The cultural event drew many people, some of whom enjoyed a guided tour, and others who just…

Timber sale appeal ironic

  Let it be known to all Bitterrooters that the Ravalli County Off-Road User Association (RCORUA) is appealing the 3 Saddle Vegetation Management Project on the Bitterroot National Forest (BNF) northwest of Stevi. The vegetation project includes a timber sale that’ll log beetle-ravaged trees, creating jobs and income for Valley workers. The appeal by RCORUA…