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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Commissioners to file suit against Treasurer

  By Michael Howell Last Friday, June 20, the Ravalli County Commissioners took the long-anticipated step toward filing a lawsuit against the County’s interim Treasurer Valerie Stamey, alleging official misconduct. The commissioners also scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, June 24, to consider suspending Stamey without pay pending the outcome of the lawsuit. Stamey has been…

Star to get access to road department human rights complaint

  By Michael Howell The Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Administrative Hearings recently issued a decision that would allow the disclosure of documents requested by the Bitterroot Star related to a Human Rights Complaint filed by Ravalli County Road Department employee Danielle Senn against the Ravalli County Commission. Senn filed the complaint…

DEQ sued over permit issuance for Grantsdale subdivision

  Bitterrooters for Planning, the Montana Environmental Information Center and the Bitterroot River Protection Association filed suit in District Court on Tuesday, June 24, against the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) challenging the issuance of a groundwater discharge permit for the Grantsdale Addition subdivision located southeast of Hamilton. Attorneys for the three non-profit organizations, Jack…

Final comments due on Ravalli County Airport EA

  Only five members of the public showed up at the public hearing held last Wednesday evening to take public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment of proposed improvements to the Ravalli County Airport. According to the draft EA, work on an Airport Layout Plan and Master Plan was begun in 1996 but never completed….

Bridger Lee Myers-Reeves

  Stevensville – Bridger Lee Myers-Reeves, 10, of Stevensville passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Services will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Stevensville High School Gymnasium with a BBQ following. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Stevensville. In…

Lucy Gonzalez

  Stevensville – Lucy Paez Gonzalez, 90, of Stevensville passed away June 20, 2014 at the Village Health Care Center surrounded by family. She was born June 4, 1924 in Pueblo, Colorado. She spent time as a child at the Marcus Daly Mansion where her family worked. Mrs. Daly was very fond of Lucy and…

Current airport expansion proposal flawed

By Rich Morrisey, Corvallis With minimal public notice and virtually no public awareness, our Commissioners are about to foist a major airport expansion on us. A revised and made to order Environmental Assessment draft has been tendered to the Commission and the public comment period expires June 30. The EA attempts to justify making the…

Kudos to Stevensville mayor and town personnel

  I clearly state, before the reader proceeds, I am a personal friend of Mayor Gene Mim Mack and that all of the following information is gathered from local publications and/or my own personal experience. Congratulations to the residents in Stevensville, Town Council members, employees of the town, and to Mayor Gene Mim Mack for…

Many lives affected by Foss’s bad decisions

  Did we really hear on KPAX last week Commissioner Suzy Foss plead for some compassion for Valerie Scott Addis Stamey? Did she really say, “This is a life we’re talking about.”? Foss’s hypocrisy and utter lack of self-awareness are stunning. I don’t recall her pleading with her colleagues to consider with compassion the life…

Our Savior Lutheran Church anniversary celebration

Our Savior Lutheran Church of Stevensville celebrates its 60th anniversary on Sunday, June 29th. Through thick and thin the Lord has blessed the congregation of Our Savior with faithful pastors who, led by the Holy Spirit, fed the Lord’s flock at Our Savior with pure teaching of the Gospel and right administration of the Sacraments….