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Monthly Archives: March 2014

There but for the grace of God go I

  Celia, your comments and remarks were just slightly overstated and a bit over-the-top. No pun intended, but don’t you think you were putting just a little bit of extra mustard on this particular hotdog of yours? Degradation, and disparagingly denigrating one, is not how you buy your way into another’s good graces, i.e., it’s…

Hiring process

  It seems to me that the election process is flawed. We are hiring these people to serve all the people within the designated political boundaries of their respective districts. In all my years of voting for candidates for office I have never received a complete truthful resume from any candidate. All I have ever…

Janet (Jan) Arlene Ames

  Janet (Jan) Arlene McKenzie Ames, 80, returned to her heavenly home on February 24, 2014 while wintering in St. George, Utah, from her home in Victor, Montana. She was born May 9, 1933 in Burbank, California to Marjorie Evelyn Bond McKenzie and Leslie Henry Franklin McKenzie. She married Jim Bill Ames on November 17,…

Florence fire chief under investigation

  By Michael Howell The Florence Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees has launched an investigation into allegations of mismanagement and possibly criminal actions by past and present employees including current Fire Chief Charlie Lambson. Accusations of mismanagement and possible criminal activity have surfaced and resurfaced at the department over the last few years. The…

Forest Service making headway in protection of Wildland-Urban Interface

  By Michael Howell Acting Supervisor of the Bitterroot National Forest Dan Ritter gave the Ravalli County Commissioners an update on the agencies activities designed to reduce the fire hazard in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) along the Forest Service boundaries. Ritter said that due to the prevailing winds being almost always from the west, the…

Status report on Treasurer’s office

  By Michael Howell It’s been over a month since Ravalli County Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg volunteered to step in and help oversee the day to day functions of the Treasurer’s office following the placement of Treasurer Valerie Stamey on administrative leave. Plettenberg said on Monday that the office staff – with the help…

New site found for Stevensville substation

  By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council heard from representatives of NorthWestern Energy that a new location had been found for the company’s proposed electric substation in Stevensville. The company began looking for alternatives when the site originally proposed drew substantial resistance from residents of the Winslett subdivision. The first site under consideration was…

INVITATION TO BID The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group is seeking a contractor to provide coordination services to implement their Strategic Plan. Please call 406-265-9226 or e-mail mburchard@bearpaw.org for more details. Jennifer B. Lint Boatwright Law Office, P.C. 1091 S. First Street Hamilton, MT  59840 (406) 375-1385 Attorney for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT…

Sales/Auctions Blu-J Estate Sales Follow our green signs! view photos at www.bluejayestatesales.com Day One 5:30pm-8pm Following Days 9am-5:30pm March 12-14 359 Jordi, Corvallis Complete household, Mission style furnishings, leather furniture, and more! 2006 Polaris 500 ATV will be auctioned at 5 PM sharp! Check website for details. March 19-21 723 Desmet, Hamilton Complete household. Immaculate…

  Wednesday, March 12   St. Mary’s Mission Meet & Greet Historic St. Mary’s Mission will host a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center on West 4th Street, Stevensville. Meet the Board of Directors and learn more about this treasured National Historic Landmark. Enjoy the…