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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Daly Hospital Intensive Care Unit

  Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s groundbreaking ceremony could not have happened on a more beautiful day. The sun was bright and warmed about 150 people, including community members, hospital staff, and foundation and board members. All gathered around the future ICU location as the hospital and foundation members broke ground to celebrate the progress and…

Another employee jumps ship as Treasurer Stamey stumbles

  By Michael Howell A third employee at the Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office has resigned. All three have stated publicly that they were greatly frustrated by Treasurer Valerie Stamey’s lack of competence and inability to perform her duties. Following the resignations of Linda Isaacs and JoAnne Johnson, the recent resignation of Mary Borden highlights problems…

Megaload to pass through Bitterroot Valley

By Michael Howell The company that hauled a megaload over Lolo Pass on Highway 12 last August, before having that route shut down by a federal judge, now plans to haul an even bigger load over Highway 93 into Montana over Lost Trail Pass instead. That route will take it right through the Bitterroot Valley…

DEQ permit renewal for Grantsdale subdivision draws interest

By Michael Howell After gauging the level of interest in a Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System permit for the Grantsdale Addition, one of Ravalli County’s largest subdivisions, approved in March 2011, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has decided to re-open public comment on the permit renewal request. The original public comment period on…

Meeting scheduled for Hwy 93 access management plan

  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to develop an access management plan for U.S. Highway 93 in the Hamilton area. The plan begins at Angler’s Roost Bridge just south of Hamilton at reference post 43.7 and extends north through Hamilton for 5.3…

Emergency drill scheduled for Corvallis school

  The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring an emergency exercise at the Corvallis High School on Wednesday, December 11. The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Corvallis School District, Corvallis Rural Fire District, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, Ravalli County Office of Emergency Management and the National Institutes of Health to conduct the…

Wesley Kip West

Stevensville – Wesley Kip West, 59 of Stevensville, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at his home in Stevensville. Wes was born August 24, 1954 in Pocatello, Idaho. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief following a 20 year career. After retirement, Wes settled in Stevensville, MT where he built his own…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ANNABEL D. PECKINPAUGH, Deceased.     Case No.: DP-13-86 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate.  All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present…

Auctions/Sales Blu-J Estate Sales! www.bluejayestatesales.com 363-1600 Follow green signs. DEC. 11 ONLY. 4-8pm 8 Little Fox Trail, Hamilton E. at Safeway, N. on Skeels. In Foxfield Townhouses. Approximately 10 pieces of furniture and a very few household items. Our smallest sale ever! It will be quick. Habitat for Humanity ReSale. New & used building materials…

  Darby Bread Box The Darby Bread Box is collecting the following items: turkey or chicken stuffing, pumpkin pie mix, soup broth and olives. Drop off the donated items at People’s Market and the Bitterroot Credit Union in Darby. All donations are appreciated.   Volunteer opp Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County is in need…