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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Darby girls finish second at divisional

  The Darby girls brought home the second place plaque from the Western C Divisional Track Meet on Saturday. They powered through in the final event of the meet, the 1,600 relay, to claim second behind Seeley-Swan in not only the race but also the team scoring. The relay team had to place well in…

Corvallis girls, Hamilton boys take SW A championships

  The Corvallis girls and the Hamilton boys won the Southwest A championships and will take strong teams to the state meet in Butte this Friday and Saturday. Both teams are expected to be the ones to beat at the meet. The Hamilton boys won with 165 points, followed by Corvallis at 135, Stevensville with…

Hamilton & Florence advance to state

  The Western B/C and Southwest A softball divisional tournaments were not without a few surprises. Florence was at the Western B/C in Ronan while Hamilton, Corvallis and Stevensville played in Anaconda. Florence went into the tournament as the No. 1 seed and had a first round bye. However, in their opening game, they ran…

Corvallis girls win title, again

  The Corvallis girls’ tennis team capped their second straight state championship in Billings on Friday. The team put up 33 points, 10 more than second place Hardin to earn the championship. Laramie McHugh led the Blue Devils, capping her season with the state singles title. The junior defeated Barclay Fagg of Billings Central, 6-0,…

Star Editorial Some county commissioners are saying that they “saved” the county millions of dollars with their zero based budgeting and their tough fiscal policies over the past few years. The claim is primarily based on figures reflecting the amount of salaries, wages and benefits that are no longer being paid out. This is called…

Elected officials should support practical land management solutions

Guest Comment By Skip Kowalski, Tony Jones, J.W. Westman and Casey Hackathorn Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments.  The proponents of these schemes…

Beyond sad

  Beyond sad and nauseating that a typical response by governmental staff is to kill an animal such as the beaver that Kimi Smith sadly witnessed in the conibear trap. And, not surprising the trapper slower even still, to check the trap, before Ms. Smith came upon and witnessed this beaver’s tragic death. Mr. Reed…

Support for Hawk

  Ray has been around quite awhile, and has established a history of success in all he has done. First in banking, then into auctioneering along with antique sales and appraisals. Ray was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2002, serving eight years, where he again was very successful, establishing himself as a…

Support for government review

  Vote Yes for the referendum on reviewing the government of Ravalli County. Why? For the cost of less than a cup of coffee—$1 or less (based on a property valued at $200,000 or less, with an assessed valuation of $2,000—this assessed figure can be found in the upper right hand corner of your tax…

Time to fire Foss and Stoltz

  I don’t know how any clear thinking citizen of Ravalli County could consider returning Suzy Foss and Ron Stoltz to office for another four years of lousy judgment and fiscal irresponsibility. Look at what their mismanagement has cost the county taxpayers so far: 1) Stoltz and Foss, as the two most unapologetic vocal supporters…