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City focusing on Ravalli Street improvements

  Residents who live along Ravalli Street in Hamilton, or anyone who uses or crosses the street regularly, may want to attend a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss possible improvements to the street. The city selected WGM Group consulting firm last fall to help plan…

Report finds Treasurer’s allegations unfounded

  By Michael Howell Retired judge Nels Swandal submitted an eight-page final report on March 28 summarizing the results of his investigation into the allegations made by County Treasurer Valerie Stamey against various county officials. The report was made public the following day by County Attorney Bill Fulbright. Fulbright hired Swandal to conduct an independent…

Florence doctor’s license suspended

    By Michael Howell On April 7, the Screening Panel of the Board of Medical Examiners (BME) at the Montana Department of Labor and Industry held an emergency meeting and summarily suspended Dr. Chris Christensen’s license to practice medicine in the state. They did so based on information provided by law enforcement that was…

School board reverses decision, counselor ousted on fourth vote

By Michael Howell In a process fraught with confusion, the Stevensville School Board of Trustees voted last week not to renew the contract of non-tenured school counselor Katherine Mason for the coming 2014-1015 school year. At a meeting the previous month, the board voted down a motion to accept the school administration’s recommendation of non-renewal…

Dangerous conditions prompt Woodside to Tucker FAS river closure

  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks put an emergency rule in place on Friday, April 11 that closes the Bitterroot River near Corvallis to all floating from Woodside to Tucker Fishing Access Sites due to flow conditions that make portage around the Supply Ditch Diversion Dam very difficult. The Supply Ditch Diversion, located approximately three…

MONTANA 21ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Emily Ruth Poirier, Petitioner Cause No. DV-14-130/4 Dept. No. 1 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE This is notice that Petitioner has petitioned the District Court for the 21st Judicial District for a change of name from Emily Ruth Poirier…

Sales/Auctions   Blu-J Estate Sales 363-1600 Follow our green signs! view photos at www.bluejayestatesales.com Day One 5:30pm-8pm Following Days 9am-5:30pm April 16-18 298 2nd Street, Corvallis Stunning collection of Roseville, Weller, McCoy and others. Antique furnishings, antique refinished tuned upright piano, books, house and kitchen, collectibles and more! Beautiful home and beautiful items! Wow! April…

We got troubles, yeah

  We got troubles, yeah, we got troubles, here in County City. It’s spelled Stamey which rhymes with Scammy. And its spelled S-t-a-m-e-y, that means Stamey. Here comes Scammy, oops , I did mean Stamey. That’s right, gotta hire Stamey, She has no experience, no learning, no training! Why not? They all say, though it…

Commissioner candidate bows out

  This is an open letter of heartfelt gratitude for all of the good folks of Ravalli County who have supported my bid for county commissioner. After deeper consideration and an honest assessment of my personal capacity, I have withdrawn my candidacy. The work and commitment of commissioner and the enormity of the redress that…

Support for Week of Young Child

  Young children in Ravalli County deserve the best that we can give them. Week of the Young Child, April 6–12, is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and other adults play important roles in the lives of young…