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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Commissioners have done it again

By Bill Lyon, Stevensville Well, our Ravalli County Commissioners have done it again and voted against the overwhelming desire of the people by approving the Legacy Ranch subdivision. We can only hope that the State people have more intelligence than our local commissioners and turn this down. One of our commissioners even went on television…

Setting record straight

I am writing to address the inaccuracies in the July 3, 2013 article titled “NV Library loses board chair, director.” The article describes my resignation from the position of Director of the North Valley Public Library as mysterious and states that board members Joanne Charbonneau and David Anderson have no idea why I resigned. The…

Thanks to John Conlan

I am writing in response to last week’s Star article about the North Valley Public Library. It is unfortunate that the article emphasized the mysterious disappearance of our former director rather than focusing on the celebration of John Conlan, long standing president of the library board of trustees. John has been an outstanding citizen active…

Climate change disinformation troubling

  97% of scientists say manmade climate change is real. I am not an activist and I don’t even own a soapbox but enough of this disinformation is reaching our kids and freaking them out that I must put the facts out there as we here in Montana can smell a rat from a mile…

Clothes Closet should utilize outside space

  I am writing to address a situation I became aware of upon dropping off clothing to the Clothes Closet a little while back. My grandchildren and I had become accustomed to shopping outside after we dropped of items to the Clothes Closet, while we waited for an opportunity to shop inside. During this visit…

Donna Mae Wright

(January 27, 1933—June 11, 2013) Our sister Donna passed away unexpectedly after suffering a fatal brain injury in a fall at her home in Burlingame, California. The Burial will be Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Maple Wood Cemetery, Stevensville, MT, at which time a short prayer service will be held and her…

Albert Fred Burkhardt (Uncle Al)

Stevensville, MT – Albert Burkhardt was welcomed in to heaven by his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 24th, 2013. Albert was born February 27th, 1925 in Linton, ND to Fred and Hilda Burkhardt. The family moved to Montana in 1938. At age 17 he joined the Navy and served in WWII. He married Esther…

Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LEONA RAE PHILLIPS, Deceased.     Case No.: DP-13-39 Department No. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned…

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Legacy Ranch subdivision approved

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners unanimously approved the controversial Legacy Ranch subdivision last Tuesday, July 2. The 400-acre parcel located between Porter Hill Road and Dry Gulch Road along the Eastside Highway is proposed to be divided into 509 Lots including single family residential, condominiums and commercial units. The subdivision is proposed…