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County settles lawsuit, developer to get $675,000

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners recently settled a lawsuit brought by Big Sky Development, Group, LLC that has been crawling through the court since August of 2008. The County agreed to pay the developer $675,000. The payments are scheduled beginning with two consecutive $250,000 payments followed by a series of $40,000 payments. The…

County settles wrongful termination suit for $125k

   By Michael Howell Ravalli County has settled a lawsuit filed in federal court by former Road Department Supervisor David Ohnstad. It will cost the county $125,000. The county also agreed that it will refer any contacts from prospective employers about Mr. Ohnstad to the Ravalli County Human Resources Director, who will respond with Mr….

Sheriff says more deputies are needed

  By Michael Howell At a budget meeting with the County Commissioners last week, Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman made an impassioned plea for more deputies in the Sheriff’s Office. He asked to add nine more deputies to his workforce over the next five years. Hoffman said that Ravalli County Deputies are dealing with significantly…

Petition for write-in candidate for Sheriff being circulated

   By Michael Howell A petition is being circulated to place Ted Dunlap on the November ballot as a write-in candidate for Ravalli County Sheriff. Dunlap, who advocates what he calls a “Constitutional Sheriff,” ran unsuccessfully in an effort to become Sheriff of Ada County in Idaho in 2010. Before that he ran unsuccessfully for…

Lawsuit filed to lift river closure

  By Michael Howell A lawsuit was filed in District Court last week by former County Attorney George Corn asking the judge to lift the emergency river closure that was imposed by Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) effective April 11, closing the river to any recreation between the Woodside fishing access site…

John M. ‘Jack’ Atthowe

  John M. Atthowe, Jr. of Stevensville, Montana died on May 19, 2014 at age 90 while visiting his daughter, Helen Atthowe, and son-in-law, Carl Rosato, at their California organic farm and orchard. Born in San Francisco, California on March 8, 1924, son of pioneer family members John M. Atthowe Sr. and Helen (Driscoll Kelly)…

Harry H. Dozier Jr.

Harry H. Dozier Jr. of Stevensville passed away on Monday May 19, 2014. Harry Jr. was born to Harry and Doris Dozier in March 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. Harry’s father was a preacher and they traveled for many years across the country to camp meetings. They finally settled in the Denver area where Harry graduated…

William J. Nelson, Esq. Nelson Law Office PLLC 217 North 3rd Street, Suite J Hamilton MT 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-3181 Attorney for Karla Johnston, PR MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD JOHNSTON, Deceased. Case No.: DP-14-21 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN…

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  Wednesday, May 21   Bitterroot College Advisory Council The Advisory Council for Bitterroot College University of Montana will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Human Resource Council Building Conference Room, 316 N. 3rd Street, Hamilton. The BC Advisory Council is a public board and welcomes members of the…