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Daily Archives: 3:57 pm

County TEDD still in the works

  By Michael Howell The development of a Targeted Economic Development District north of Fairgrounds Road is still a real possibility, according to Ravalli County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Julie Foster. The district, if established, would be located north of Fairgrounds Road and between Old Corvallis Road and the Eastside Highway and possibly include…

County chooses higher bid, lower circulation on legal advertising contract

  The Ravalli County Commissioners awarded the county’s legal publishing contract for the coming year to the Ravalli Republic. According to sworn statements of publication contained in the sealed bids, the Ravalli Republic has a press run of 4,730 papers and distributes 4,040 in the county and 72 outside the county by mail subscription for…

Open Letter to Commissioners re: public lands and reserved water rights

By Darlene Grove, Stevensville As you begin a new year in your position as RC Commissioners, I hope you have taken time to consider the issues you chose to advance in 2013, and evaluate whether the benefits to the general populace of Ravalli County were worth the time, effort and funding expended. As a citizen…

The people’s land

  I get a terrible bellyache when I think about the county taking over government lands. How on God’s green earth could the county commissioners handle this when they can’t take care of county business? They have been doing an ultra shabby job and just think what would happen if the timber industry would be…

Truth about land transfer

  For the last three decades, federal policies have continually reduced public access, killed our state and local economies, and brought national forests into a state of maximum combustion. That’s not good for our environment or the way of life we Montanans love. It was just a few months ago when the federal government decided…

Commissioners get back to work

A story in the Jan. 3 edition of the Ravalli Republic discussed the county commissioners near-unanimous vote (one member was MIA) to not reappoint Mr. Jan Wisniewski to the chair position on the county planning board. “Mr. Wiiski,” as some folks in the Darby area affectionately call Jan, got in trouble at a planning board…

Mama’s wisdom

  My mother was born May 1, 1910 in Alabama. Her mother died when she was 5 and Mom had two younger sisters. Her father married a wicked stepmother and produced 10 half-siblings. To say she had a rough time would be a major understatement. She and my father got married and tried to make…

Hope springs eternal

  Here’s to 2014, fellow citizens of Ravalli County! May we resolve that in this brand new year, where hope always springs eternal, we vote out Commissioners Foss, Stoltz and Burrows for their unfailing hypocrisy and managerial incompetence. We owe this to ourselves and to the welfare of our valley. Being an independent-voting progressive with…

  Wednesday, January 8   Historical Society annual meeting The Bitter Root Valley Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 8 at 10 a.m. at the Ravalli County Museum. This annual meeting is open to the public and all BRVHS members are encouraged to attend.   Main Street Association The monthly luncheon…