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Daily Archives: 8:17 pm

Human rights complaint against county released to public

  By Michael Howell At the request of the Bitterroot Star, the Department of Labor and Industry has released the human rights complaint filed by former Road Department employee Danielle Senn against Ravalli County, Road Department Operations Manager Dusty McKern and Human Resources Director Robert Jenni. Senn claims to have been discriminated against by the…

Stamey drops lawsuit against accounting firm

  By Michael Howell Following a stipulated agreement between suspended Treasurer Valerie Stamey, aka Valerie Scott, aka Valerie Addis, and James Woy and the accounting firm Anderson-Zurmuehlen in which both parties agreed, Judge James Haynes dismissed the case with prejudice on June 26. Stamey filed suit against Woy and the accounting firm he works for…

Groundwater permit application sparks rumors of Walmart

  By Michael Howell Local realtor Lee Foss has applied for a wastewater discharge permit for a large retail facility in the valley that has sparked rumors of Walmart locating a new store here. The permit application shows a diagram of a 156,159 square foot facility designated as a “Retail Store”. The Department of Environmental…

Hamilton adopts preliminary budget

  By Michael Howell After having saved the taxpayers close to $980,000 through reduced taxes over the last two years, the City of Hamilton is now “getting some of that back,” according to Special Projects Director Dennis Stranger who worked closely with City Finance Officer Craig Shepherd in crafting a draft budget for the coming…

Stevi water project almost complete

  By Michael Howell Donny Ramer of Professional Consultants Incorporated told the Stevensville Town Council last week that the current water project is about 90% complete. The only pipe left to lay as part of the project is the pipe along Third Street between Main and Church. The old water main on Church Street between…

Karren ‘Sissy’ Morton

Stevensville – Karren “Sissy” Morton of Stevensville, MT, passed away on June 30, 2014 with close family and friends at her bedside. Sissy passed away from a complication caused by an infection, and a fall at home on Saturday, June 28th. Sissy was a 6-½ year advanced ovarian cancer survivor and was recently responding very…

Robert Edward Lambert

Missoula – Robert Edward Lambert died June 30, 2014 in a fatal car accident while driving in the woods. Robert was born April 17, 1953 to Edward and Betty Lambert. Robert loved the outdoors which gave him a sense of rejuvenation and solitude, he was particularly fond of the mountains and wilderness areas surrounding the…

Support recycling in the Bitterroot

By Suzanna McDougal & Becky Homan, Board Members, RCR   With spring cleaning still underway, many in our community realize that recycling is the best way to do this cleaning while also helping to keep items out of the Missoula landfill. Ravalli County does not give direct local-government support for recycling. Our nonprofit, citizen-operated Ravalli…

Walmart won’t help the valley

  Mr. Williamson’s comments on Walmart are so very accurate. The people who have called the Bitterroot home since their birth or have moved here from other places enjoy the value of living in a place where there is a great quality of life away from the bigger cities. All Walmart will do is cause…

Support for county airport expansion

  First, I must admit I’m puzzled as to why comments are being solicited, again. It has been determined that, and I thought settled, there is a more than adequate need to improve the Ravalli County Airport to bring it up to modern day safety standards. Why an extremely small minority of noisy people have…