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Hamilton soccer team surprises Corvallis

It’s always an unknown when rivals play, no matter what the sport. Thursday, on the Hamilton and Corvallis boys’ soccer team proved this adage. The Corvallis boys are a mature, well-balanced team that are big, strong and fast. Hamilton, on the other hand, starts five freshmen and is very young and inexperienced at the high…

Young Lady Falcons playing tough

The Lady Falcons of Florence are young but don’t let that fool you, they are very experienced and polished team. Florence graduated almost all of their starters last year, with only a couple of players seeing much time at all last year. However that just made them work harder in the off season said coach…

Football Update

The first 58 seconds of the Darby/Arlee game was almost as electric as the lightning that delayed the game for about 40 minutes on Friday night. The Tigers scored two times before a minute had expired in the game. Joe Caicedo hit Garrett McCormack for a 58-yard pass to the end zone for the first…

Lawsuit filed challenging approval of Legacy Ranch Subdivision

  By Michael Howell Bitterrooters for Planning (BFP), a local planning advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit in District Court challenging the preliminary plat approval of the Legacy Ranch Subdivision. The 639-unit subdivision, located along the Eastside Highway north of Stevensville, was unanimously approved by the County Commissioners on August 14, following an extensive series…

Municipal election debates scheduled

  The Bitterroot Star and KLYQ Radio are sponsoring municipal election debates for all candidates in the Hamilton and Stevensville municipal elections this week. Steve Fullerton of KLYQ will serve as moderator. The Stevensville Candidate Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center located at 100…

Commissioners to consider budget amendment for County Attorney’s Office

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners came to consensus on Monday, September 16, to schedule a public hearing to consider a proposed budget amendment that would add over $17,000 in salary hikes to the County Attorney’s budget. County Attorney Bill Fulbright made his first pitch to the commissioners about a possible budget amendment last…

Governor praises Stevensville Main Street Association

    The Stevensville Main Street Association, which is part of the Montana Main Street Program, recently received a letter from Governor Steve Bullock congratulating the organization on receiving its 2013 accreditation from the National Main Street program. The Montana Main Street Program assists communities in revitalizing and strengthening downtown commercial districts, while also offering…

Stevensville Town Council discusses conflicts of interest

    By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council discussed two possible conflicts of interest at its last meeting on September 12. One was an alleged conflict of interest made by Councilor Robin Holcomb concerning the Mayor and a potential contract for services, the other was an alleged conflict of interest on the part of…

Sally Ann Dickerson

Sally Ann Dickerson, 63, went to be with her loving Savior on Sept. 11, 2013 to await the glorious resurrection in the arms of her beloved Lord.  With God’s help she put up a valiant and tenacious battle against emphysema for 14 years.  She was surrounded by her family when the Lord came to gather…

Lack of understanding leads to glaring omission

  People often casually use the term “conflict of interest” without truly understanding what that means. Case in point, Stevensville Town Councilmember Robin Holcomb who recently voted against approval of the town budget, citing as one reason the mayor’s “conflict of interest” in allocating funds for future work that could potentially be performed by the…