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Crab Feed to benefit Hamilton Downtown Association

  The Hamilton Downtown Association is hosting its annual Community Crab Feed on Saturday, April 5, in the Community Center at Hamilton City Hall. The fun-filled evening is a fundraiser for the HDA, which supports the Hamilton community and produces events such as Daly Days, the children’s Halloween Costume Parade, and the Christmas Stroll. A…

Victor Community Garden looking for growers

  A work day is planned towards the end of April for the Victor Community Garden to put things in order for the coming season. Through donations and grants garden supporters have installed deer proof fencing and an irrigation well with plumbing and sprinklers. Community members are invited to rent a 20 foot by 20…

County dealing with many road washouts

  By Michael Howell Last week the County Commissioners agreed to transfer about $24,000 in emergency funds to the Road and Bridge Department for the purchase of materials to help repair over 40 road washouts on various roads throughout the county. The washouts were created by the unusual weather event that had many county roads…

Stevensville to join Tree City USA

  By Michael Howell At its March 13, meeting the Stevensville Town Council voted to initiate a membership application to the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) Tree City USA program. Over 44 Montana cities and towns have joined Tree City USA. Membership is free but certain requirements must be met that could take the…

Town of Stevensville considers permissive levy

By Michael Howell The Mayor of Stevensville recommended that the Town Council consider instituting a permissive levy by resolution as a way to address the constantly rising cost of employee health insurance. Such a levy, if passed, would be implemented annually to cover any increase in the costs of providing health insurance for employees. He…

Thanks for caring

  Events sometimes happen that are pivotal in our lives, which change the way we view people and the world around us. This is how I feel about my life having been touched ever so lightly, by a poor homeless woman, who came to life for a little while, here in Hamilton, at Christmas time….

Horrible practice

As a humble Christian who loves nature, I value and respect God’s creation of wolves. Montana’s wolf management seems to become more liberal every year, allowing more methods for killing these smart, social animals. The wolf-hating mania in Montana and the West is irrationally based and on the rise, with management agencies mostly ignoring best…

Time to discontinue paying Stamey

Do Ravalli County taxpayers realize that with every passing week, we’re paying about $1000 to the discredited, unqualified, no-longer-working-but-still-getting-paid Treasurer Valerie Stamey? This is a waste of our hard earned money. We should remind our Commissioners that the status quo is unacceptable, and that we voters have not forgotten their managerial negligence in hiring Stamey…

Public input important

  The county commissioners work in a very transparent manner with public meetings required for the bulk of the business of the county be conducted. This means public meetings for ideas to be considered, funds expended, contracts entered into and all administrative and budget decisions made. Depending upon how the item is put on the…

Repubs keep lying about Obamacare

  Republicans are engaged in a well-coordinated effort to deceive Americans about Obamacare. For example, Matt Drudge tweeted that he “just paid the Obamacare penalty for not getting covered.” (Fact: No penalty is due until 2015), and Florida Governor Rick Scott told Fox News about a 20-employee-company that was going out of business because it…