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Pirates, Broncs gaining momentum

  The Victor Pirates are in a four way tie for first place in the Western C football conference. They are tied with Superior, Drummond and Charlo. The Pirates have already played Superior, who they lost to; and Drummond, who they beat. Their final regular season game will be this Saturday in Victor against Charlo….

2013 Mammo Man ‘crowned’ during Sprinkle Pink event

There was a ‘pink’ happening in Stevensville on Friday night. Sprinkle Pink, the Aid for Mammography fundraising event that is happening throughout the Bitterroot Valley made a stop in Stevensville, and while the intent was to raise funds and awareness for early detection through mammography, something a little deeper was also happening – an awareness…

Treasurer’s learning curve – the rest of the story

  By Michael Howell In last week’s newspaper the Bitterroot Star reported on an October 10 meeting between the County Commissioners and newly appointed County Treasurer Valerie Stamey. Stamey updated the Commissioners on her transition. She told the Bitterroot Star after the meeting that she was in a “learning and studying mode” and that, after…

County to hire Wyoming attorney for objections to FS water rights applications

  By Michael Howell At a meeting on Tuesday, October 15, the County Commissioners decided to set up a special fund that residents could contribute to that would be used to pay a Wyoming attorney to provide them with a template for objecting to water rights applications by the federal government. The agenda for the…

Grants sought to help develop Lewis and Clark ‘descent trail’

  By Michael Howell The University of Montana Anthropology Department is sponsoring two grant applications to the Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation. One grant, if successful, would help clear and install signage on the trail that the Lewis and Clark Expedition used in its descent into the Bitterroot Valley on September 4, 1805 as they…

Some progress, but white ribbons still necessary

By Stacey Umhey, Executive Director, SAFE (Supporters of Abuse Free Environments)   This week, Ravalli County conducts its annual White Ribbon Campaign, encouraging all members of the community to wear a white ribbon as a way of showing your commitment to not condone, commit or support violence against women. The campaign, sponsored by the Ravalli…

Do what’s best, and right, for Stevensville

By Dale A. Burk, Stevensville The receipt of my mail-in ballot for the 2013 Stevensville town election this past week spurred me, as I’m sure it has many of my fellow citizens, to more carefully examine what has been and is going on in regard to politics in our community. In doing so, I was…

Support for Mayor Mim Mack

  The residents of the Town of Stevensville should vote to retain Gene Mim Mack as Mayor. As Mayor, Gene has proven to be a true, visionary leader and has worked tirelessly to get the job done right for the Town. In these last two years, Mayor Mim Mack identified and brought to the Town…

Support for Mim Mack

  We are supporting Gene Mim Mack for Mayor. We believe that Gene and the present Council have worked hard and diligently to take care of the needs of our community now and in the future. All of our towns, cities and county governments are going through difficult times trying to manage limited funds and…

Foss should take high ground

  Suzy Foss tried her darnedest in a recent letter to convince us it was her good morals and/or religion that mandated her to refuse Title X funds and thus close the Family Planning Clinic. She also talked of some apparently constitutional right of parents to be notified if their child (minor) seeks healthcare of…