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Daily Archives: 12:08 pm

County considers tobacco-free-campus policy

  By Michael Howell Lindsay Stover of Tobacco Free Ravalli County got a favorable hearing before the County Commissioners last week when she asked them to consider implementing a tobacco-free policy that would prohibit all forms of tobacco products and the use of these products, including e-cigarettes, on the grounds or in any of the…

Commissioners postpone decision on Store Lane paving

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners balked at awarding a bid for the Store Lane paving project last week. The commissioners received three bids for the paving project: a $354,529.59 bid from J5 Construction, a $334,856 bid from Knife River and a low bid of $334,400 from Montana Materials Inc., dba as LS…

County may sell Rye Creek property

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners are having an appraisal done on a 10-acre piece of property located up Rye Creek as they consider the prospect of selling the land. Commissioner Ron Stoltz said that a few people had asked him if the county would consider selling it. He said the parcel is located…

Bring Picnic back downtown!

  Please just put the Creamery Picnic back on Main Street and stop this silliness in the park. If you were to objectively survey the town of Stevensville, you would have overwhelming support for putting the picnic back on Main. The picnic CAN be put back on Main Street despite the line given that the…

Show some respect

As part of the American Legion Color Guard at Saturday’s Creamery Picnic parade in Stevensville, I was disheartened at the number of men who did not remove their caps as the American Flag went by. This simple gesture has nothing to do with politics, Congress, presidents, etc. It is  simply an expression of our respect…

‘Full faith and credit’ of U.S. still viable

  It has become nearly impossible to have a conversation about the future of the United States lately without someone throwing out the off hand comment that “the federal government is going broke, you know.” We can’t have a fully staffed road department in Ravalli County, because “we can’t count on federal funds.” The staff…

Ravalli County Road Dept. truth

  I read the article in Saturday’s issue of the Ravalli Republic about the Ravalli County road department. I am an employee of the road department and I would like to point out a couple of errors in the article as well as mention a few other things. The first discrepancy in the article pertains…

Circle 13 skate park project update

By Tom Kresan & Thad Widmer, Circle 13 Working Group   The Circle 13 skatepark crew has been working hard to get all of our ducks in a row, so we can start moving forward on raising money for our much needed skate park. Tom and Thad switched hats again in July and took 10…

  County Fair Parade sign-ups Sign-ups for the Ravalli County Fair Parade are being taken at the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce office starting Thursday, August 1. The Ravalli County Fair theme this year is “4-H Pride and an 8 Second Ride.” Co-Presidents of the 2013 Leadership Bitterroot class are Anna Green and Nate Blaine….