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City seeks CDBG funding for Lake Milling & Supply expansion

  By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council, at a meeting on October 1, decided on a 4 to 1 vote to submit a grant application to the state’s Community Development Block Grant program to help fund an expansion project for Lake Milling and Supply. The Hamilton based company with a second facility located in…

Recycling center on the move

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County Recycling is about to move its operation to a new and larger space located on Highway 93 north of Hamilton. The business is currently located on Old Corvallis Road opposite the Fairgrounds. But that operation will be closed on October 12 and 14 as the company moves lock, stock…

Comment period for SW Montana Grizzly Bear Plan ends Friday

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has extended the comment period, a second time, on a draft of an updated conservation and management plan for grizzly bears in southwestern Montana. The comment period was to end Sept. 30. In response to requests for additional time to examine the document, FWP has extended the comment period to…

New rules for objecting to Forest Service projects

  By Michael Howell The U.S. Forest Service has adopted new rules governing the objection process to proposed projects on the national forests. In the past all environmental reviews would be completed, public comment accepted and the final decision made before anyone had a chance to file an objection. According to Stevensville District Ranger Dan…

Better check the facts before voting

Star Editorial The Bitterroot Star and KLYQ Radio recently sponsored a candidate forum at which candidates for municipal office in Stevensville were invited to engage in an old fashioned debate. The candidates got a chance to ask questions of each other and answer questions from the audience. The forum was meant to be an educational…

Better check the facts before voting

  The Bitterroot Star and KLYQ Radio recently sponsored a candidate forum at which candidates for municipal office in Stevensville were invited to engage in an old fashioned debate. The candidates got a chance to ask questions of each other and answer questions from the audience. The forum was meant to be an educational and…

No support for Stevi mayor

  It is time to speak out. I have been quiet during this election campaign, but after listening to the recent debate it is time to put the record straight. The Mayor said when he took over as mayor the books were in terrible shape. So what does the Mayor do? He hires four more…

Support for Stevi mayor

After reading Mr. Floyd’s letter to the editor, we were very disappointed by both his lack of compassion and his lack of knowledge regarding the residency requirements set forth in the Montana Code Annotated (MCA). Mr. Floyd asserts that the Mayor of Stevensville was not a resident during the months his wife recovered from hip…

In support of the Mayor

  As a resident of Stevensville I would like to express my support for our Mayor Gene Mim Mack for the dedication he has shown in putting Stevensville Town government on a positive track . This dedication is displayed by all the town employees and I feel the team effort has really helped to move…

Political mudslinging

  Many, many months ago I made a promise to some of you, that I would go to Town Council meetings. I have done that, faithfully (as best I could – due to time changes, cancellations, and the like, one or two were missed here and there), and here is what I have seen, heard,…