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Big Creek, big hearts, big boost

When Randy Lint of Big Creek Coffee Roasters on Main Street in Hamilton opened up shop on Saturday, April 5 for a “Spring Fling” and Marcus Daly Hospice fundraiser, he didn’t know exactly what to expect. “I am excited to create a buzz downtown, give back to a great cause, and share my story about…

Richard ‘Dick’ E. Frazer

  Richard “Dick” E. Frazer, 90, of Stevensville, passed away after a full life on February 23, 2014. Richard was born in June of 1923 in Klein, Montana to George and Hazel Frazer. Richard enlisted in the Marines during World War II out of high school at the age of 17 with the consent of…

Cristy Boggs Grayson

Stevensville – Cristy Boggs Grayson, R.N., 35, passed away due to cancer, in the evening, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the family home in Stevensville. She was born April 29, 1978, to Roger H. and Pat (Helly) Boggs in Cut Bank. She graduated from Salish Kootenai College and the University of Montana. She and Douglas…

Lois Ruth Mauger Willi

Hamilton – Lois Ruth Mauger Willi, 90, of Hamilton, passed March 31, 2014 at Valley View Estates. She was born November 2, 1923 in Midwest, Wyoming to the late Clarence and Audrie Mauger. She went to school in Midwest, WY and in 1940 the family moved to the Bitterroot. She married Lloyd K. Clark (not…

Doris Marie Marjerison

Stevensville – Doris Marie (Sorenson) Marjerison, 64, of Stevensville, passed away on March 31, 2014 after living her life with cancer for the last 13 years. She was born on May 20, 1949 in Dillon, Montana, the daughter of Elmer and Thelma Sorenson. Doris was raised in Dillon, Twin Bridges and Butte, Montana, and Boston,…

Commissioners delay action on Treasurer’s status

  By Michael Howell Last Thursday, April 17, the Ravalli County Commissioners, following the advice of County Attorney Bill Fulbright, agreed to leave Treasurer Valerie Stamey on paid administrative leave at least until the auditors submit a final report concerning activities in the Treasurer’s office. Stamey was placed on administrative leave in January after refusing…

Stevensville artist joins Montana’s Circle of American Masters

  To celebrate Montana’s rich heritage and showcase the present-day vitality of the folk arts, the Montana Arts Council will honor 10 new members of Montana’s Circle of American Masters at an induction ceremony in the Old Supreme Court Chambers of the State Capitol in Helena on Friday, at 3 p.m. on April 25, 2014….

Eagles dying from lead poisoning

  By Michael Howell Bird rehabilitators here in the Bitterroot have been dealing with the problem of lead poisoning of raptors for a long time. This past month a sick eagle was discovered near Hamilton and taken to Wild Skies Raptor Center in Missoula. According to Brooke Tanner at the center the bird’s blood-lead levels…

Stevensville takes stock of water, sewer projects, present and future

By Michael Howell The Town of Stevensville took a good look at its ongoing water and sewer projects as well as a peek into the future at a Committee of the Whole meeting last week The town has initiated massive and costly improvements to both the water and sewer systems that have driven the cost…

Introducing the Bitterroot Free Press Foundation

Star Editorial   By Michael Howell, Publisher, Bitterroot Star At the Bitterroot Star we are used to getting pats on the back and comments like “good job,” and “keep it up,” from people who appreciate the invaluable service supplied by an old fashioned independent weekly newspaper. People express appreciation for everything from the local high…