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Pamela Budke Jeanne Anderson

1943 – 2014 Pamela Budke Anderson died of long term chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder in Missoula, Montana on May 26, 2014. She was born in Helena, Montana on October 9, 1943 and made her home in Helena until moving to Missoula, Montana in 1979. In 2007, she relocated to the State of Utah in order…

Star sues county over $675k settlement

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot Star filed suit in District Court last Friday asking the Court to set aside the decision made by the County Commissioners on May 12, to settle a lawsuit filed against them by Big Sky Development after meeting in a closed session with the developer’s attorney. The newspaper claims that by…

Hamilton man arrested for threatening to shoot students

  By Michael Howell Adam Michael Chambers, an 18 year old student at Hamilton High School, was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to take his father’s automatic rifle to the high school graduation ceremony and shoot students. According to Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman, a 911 call was made alleging that Chambers had made…

Reward increased for tips on wolf poached in Burnt Fork

  Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials continue to seek tips on the wolf that was shot and killed in the Burnt Fork area of the Bitterroot Valley. The two year old male wolf was collared in Oregon in 2013 and had made its way through Idaho and the Big Hole Valley prior…

Audubon sponsors sage surveys in the Bitterroot

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot Audubon Society and the Five Valley Audubon Society joined up to sponsor a citizen scientist survey of sage lands in the Bitterroot Valley at the end of May. The aim was to train a cadre of citizen scientists to identify various birds commonly associated with sagebrush habitat and then send…

Fire fighting policies need to get back to basics

By Mick DeZell, Hamilton I recently read the series on “Wildfire Fatalities In The West”, published in the Missoulian. While many good points were made I have some thoughts that were in my view not emphasized strongly enough. First my background, I was born in Hamilton and with the exception of two years I spent…

Pray for repeal

  The VA scandal demonstrates the quality of government provided health care for American war veterans. Can anyone project how effective government provided Obamacare will be for Americans? Responsible Americans likely would predict – what you see is what you will get! Let us pray that when Americans go to voting booths in Novembers 2014…

Thanks from Pantry Partners

  Pantry Partners Food Bank would like to thank the residents of  Stevensville, Victor and Florence communities that contributed so generously to the Mother’s Day Postal Food Drive. This year, Stevensville USPS carriers collected 1813 pounds for Pantry Partners’ clients. In addition, a Boy Scout at Lone Rock led a drive that collected 489 pounds….

Stand against abortion

  I have viewed Ms. Melissa Barcroft’s TV presentation and her Guest Opinion in the Missoulian on Tuesday, May 27. I share her grief and I pray for her recovery from this tragic event. However, I wish to propose to her a different opinion, a different set of options and results. Ms. Barcroft indicated that…

Support Relay for Life

  Like you, I know too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer. That’s why I’ve joined the American Cancer Society to help finish the fight by participating in my community Relay For Life event. This will be my eighth year relaying. I am walking in memory of my grandfather, Richard Poirier, who…