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Two poor choices

  Some Commissioners want the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to manage the national forest. We have two choices, neither is satisfactory. Continued management by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), or the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The USFS is an inefficient bureaucracy that does a poor job at great cost….

  Thursday, January 2   Natural History Lecture Series The Natural History Lecture Series continues at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton through April. Come get a closer look at the environment we all live in through a lecture series presented by dedicated individuals in the field. January will cover “Fields and Forest of the…

Sales/Auctions Habitat for Humanity ReSale. New & used building materials & much more. Fridays & Saturdays, 9–4. 131 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton. Farm and Garden SWANSON’S APPLES – several varieties, excellent condition and quality. Cider available also. Grass/alfalfa hay, round bales, no rain, $150/ton. 10-ton minimum.  961-3434. Red, Yukon, Gold, Russet and Purple Viking Potatoes,…

Jennifer B. Lint Ravalli County Public Administrator Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 South First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of MARGERY LORI BURNAM, Deceased. Case No.: DP-13-94 Department No. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has…

County Treasurer still struggling to catch up

  By Michael Howell After close to four months on the job in what has been a tumultuous transition, including the resignation of three staffers who were extremely critical of her abilities, Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey is still struggling to bring the office up to speed. At her last meeting with the County Commissioners…

County objection to USFS water right application rejected

  By Michael Howell Ravalli County’s objection to a U.S. Forest Service application for an in-stream flow water right on Boulder Creek has been rejected by the state Department of Natural Resources. The agency states in its notice of deficiency that the county has failed to provide any facts indicating a personal, particularized, and concrete…

Forest Service sued over ski resort permit denial

  By Michael Howell A lawsuit has been filed in Missoula District Court challenging the decision by the U.S. Forest Service to deny the application for a Special Use Permit (SUP) to construct and operate a ski area in the Carlton Ridge area of the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests. Plaintiffs include a limited liability…

FWP proposes changes to hunting regulations

  The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has issued several proposed changes to the hunting regulations in the Bitterroot Valley. The proposed changes include reducing the season for some animals, reducing the number of tags, and eliminating B licenses in some districts, while liberalizing them in other districts. Some existing hunting district…

Stevi water, sewer projects suspended due to weather

  The Town of Stevensville agreed with the contractor LS Jensen to suspend the water and sewer line construction projects due to winter weather. The contractors are scheduled to resume construction on or about February 15, weather permitting. Work on the water main replacement project was completed on Smith Street and on 5th Street between…

City of Hamilton purchases artwork

By Michael Howell The Hamilton City Council agreed to pay outgoing councilor Nancy Joy Valk $1,000 for an impressionist painting based on the mural that she painted on the concrete wall in American Legion Park last fall. Valk already received $1,000 for her work on the mural. Councilor Al Mitchell said that some folks might…