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Daily Archives: 4:17 pm

Singing barista to audition for ‘The Voice’

By Carlotta Grandstaff Call her the singing barista. Or the latte-slinging songstress. “Most people in Darby call me Annie,” says Analicia Schrader, the Hamilton woman who serves up the cappuccinos, the espressos, the lattes and the americanos for the hunters, the skiers, the bleary-eyed and other south-bound morning people from her perch at Darby Espresso….

Benefit set to help send local students to Science Olympiad Nationals

  On Saturday, January 18, at p.m., six-time award-winning author Marty Essen will present “Around the World in 90 Minutes” in the Old Corvallis Gym. The purpose of the event is to raise money to help send the Corvallis Middle School Science Olympiad Team to the Nationals in Orlando, Florida. “We should all be proud…

New museum exhibit focuses on natural world

By Michael Howell How well do you know your world? It’s hard to imagine anyone visiting the Bitterroot Valley for the first time who would not be struck by the awesome beauty of the place. But those who linger here, who live here, soon recognize something even more amazing and that is how the place…

Annual Stockgrowers events this Saturday

  The annual Bitterroot Stockgrowers dinner and day seminars will be this Saturday, January 11, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Family Center in Stevensville. A no host bar will open the evening and dinner will follow. The Knights of Columbus will serve a prime rib dinner family style. Cost is $25 per person. The…

RML scientist recognized for virus studies

  The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses has presented its Dalrymple/Young Award to Hideki Ebihara, Ph.D., an investigator who studies emerging viruses at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton. The award, given every three years to scientists in the middle of their careers, recognizes outstanding contributions…

Bitterroot Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years

By Jean Schurman For the past 100 years, women of the Bitterroot Valley have been gathering, first in the daytime, later in the evenings, and now on Saturday mornings, to decide how to help their communities and socialize. While the times of the meetings have changed as women’s lives have become busier with most women…

Commissioners balk at reappointing controversial Planning Board member

By Michael Howell The County Commissioners balked at reappointing Planning Board Chairman Jan Wisniewski as the planning board representative from the Darby District last week. Wisniewski was the only applicant from the Darby District. Without any other comment, however, Commissioner Ron Stoltz immediately moved to reopen the request for applications for another month. With no…

Local libraries facing funding crisis

  By Michael Howell All three of the valley’s public libraries are facing a funding crisis that could lead to closing their doors or otherwise drastically reducing services if they do not receive their usual tax revenues in the near future. Tax disbursements to the districts have not been timely and the ones that have…

Chilcott selected chairman of the board

  Last week Commissioner Greg Chilcott was selected to serve as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for the coming year. He is currently into his third term as commissioner from District 2 and has served as chairman of the board several times already. Chilcott is the immediate past president of the Montana Association…

Bitterroot Tool & Machine expanding operation

By Michael Howell Bitterroot Tool and Machine (BTM) is on the move and expanding its operation. According to Julie Foster, Executive Director of the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority, a $250,000 loan from the Big Sky Trust Fund has been confirmed in telephone conversations although the actual paperwork has not been completed. The money, which…