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Daily Archives: 9:16 pm

Painted Rocks dam repaired

By Michael Howell   Repairs to the outlet tunnel of the dam at Painted Rocks Reservoir were completed last week. Concerns about a potential fish kill led officials to institute a staged drawdown to give the fish time to relocate from the areas just below the dam that would dry up while repairs were made…

New treasurer faces learning curve

  By Michael Howell It was not too long ago that an elected County Treasurer left office soon after taking the post after being unable to handle the complex duties and tasks of the office. She was replaced by a veteran of the tax office who has now retired for personal reasons. All eyes are…

Open Lands Bond Program to support conservation easement on river property

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners agreed last week to provide funding from the county’s Open Lands Bond Program (OLBP) to help place a conservation easement on 160 acres of land along the Bitterroot River. The KBK Ranch property is located along the Bitterroot River about eight miles south of Hamilton. It consists of…

Stevi Council rescinds resolution requiring written questions

  By Michael Howell In its ongoing review of existing resolutions the Stevensville Town Council decided to dump one that requires any citizen wishing to ask a question of the mayor, town council or town staff to “provide in writing the question they wish to ask by noon of the Friday prior to the Town…

Barbara Ann Vital

  Stevensville – Barbara Ann (Cahill) Vital, 73, of Stevensville passed away in the company of her children at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on October 7, 2013. She was born May 13th, 1940 to Thomas and Catherine Cahill in Madison, NJ, the second of six children. All her life, Barbara was dedicated to her…

Richard Dexter Brown

Stevensville – Richard Dexter Brown, 84, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, October 6th at his home from cancer. He was born May 4, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa to Glen and Marion Brown. After graduating High School in National City, California, Richard joined the Army. He was a Construction Engineer and served during the…

Rachael ‘Ann’ Lawrence

  Rachael “Ann” Lawrence unexpectedly passed away at the age of 79 on the morning of October 5, 2013. Born in St Maries, Idaho on April 17, 1934 to Harold and Betty Gray, Ann married Samuel Lawrence in 1962. She devoted her life to researching genealogy for not only her family, but for other families…

Now is not the time to turn back

Star Editorial   It seems a shame that the impressive record of accomplishments of the current Stevensville Town Council under the leadership of Mayor Gene Mim Mack is being called into question by a few disgruntled folks with loud voices. The history of the town government’s problems prior to this council have been well-documented in…

Now is not the time to turn back

Star Editorial It seems a shame that the impressive record of accomplishments of the current Stevensville Town Council under the leadership of Mayor Gene Mim Mack is being called into question by a few disgruntled folks with loud voices. The history of the town government’s problems prior to this council have been well-documented in the…

Support for Stevi mayor

  Mayor Gene Mim Mack has provided exemplary leadership to our Town and Town Government during his tenure. In the 24 months he has been in office many improvements have been made to the process by which the Town does business. The Town Council and public have benefited by these improvements that have enabled us…