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Daily Archives: 6:16 pm

Florence takes control

It was a classic match, the seasoned veterans and the young up and comers. But somewhere around the middle of the second game of the volleyball match between Florence and Deer Lodge, the youngsters from Florence took control. Florence only has one senior on the varsity team while Deer Lodge boasts eight. Both teams entered…

Football roundup

  Stevensville defeated Corvallis, 26-7, in Southwest A action on the gridiron Friday night. The Yellowjackets built up a 14-point lead in the first quarter behind the play of Chris Lords. Lords ran in from five yards out and Chris Bergman kicked the PAT. Lords then caught a 41-yard pass from Jared Schultz for another…

Stevensville stuns Whitefish

  The Stevensville boys’ soccer team took the defending state champion Whitefish Bulldogs down on Saturday with a 5-2 win in Whitefish. Payden Belcourt scored at four minutes off a Chance Coleman assist. Whitefish came back to tie the match in the 25th minute when Jared Johnson scored. However that didn’t stop the ‘Jackets. Coleman…

Golfers on to state

  The Southwest A Divisional Golf tournament was held over the weekend in Dillon to determine who will advance to the state golf tournament in Polson this week. The top two teams and the top 15 individuals advance. Since there were only 14 girls who competed, all will advance. The Hamilton boys finished second behind…

Bitterroot Ski Resort proposal turned down again

  By Michael Howell In a letter dated September 20, Regional Forester Faye Krueger informed Bitterroot Valley resident Tom Maclay that she would not be conducting any further review of the third rejection of his application for a special use permit to build a ski resort utilizing Forest Service land. On August 16, the Lolo…

SRS funding secured for another year

  Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester helped usher a one-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program through the Senate last week. The SRS program brought $20 million to Montana¹s rural forest communities last year. SRS expired in September of 2012, and without this extension, rural Montana counties would lose funding…

Hamilton mayoral debate held

  By Michael Howell   Municipal election forums, sponsored by the Bitterroot Star and KLYQ Radio, were held recently in Hamilton and Stevensville. An old fashioned debate format was used and each candidate had the opportunity to ask his or her opponent some questions and the opportunity to answer questions from the media and the…

Stevensville mayor recognized for addressing pay-scale inequities

  By Michael Howell Stevensville Mayor Gene Mim Mack received a letter last week from Governor Steve Bullock expressing the governor’s appreciation for Mim Mack’s efforts at addressing longstanding, institutionalized inequities in the pay between men and women doing the same jobs. “I want to congratulate you on your successful effort to increase the salaries…

Stevensville gets grant for School Resource Officer

  By Michael Howell   The Town of Stevensville received notice last week from Attorney General Eric Holder’s office that it was awarded a 2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant that will fund a School Resource Officer (SRO) position in the Stevensville School District. The $112,335 grant will fund the position for three years and…

Hamilton Council takes care of business

  By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council made a few decisions about employment contracts at its last meeting on September 7. The Council confirmed the appointment of Clayton Moore as a probationary police officer, approved the reappointment of Karen Mahar as City Attorney for a two-year term, and authorized the Mayor to extend the…