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Daily Archives: 6:13 pm

Clerk and Recorder appointed Interim Treasurer

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners decided last week to officially appoint Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg to serve as Interim Treasurer until the November elections when the successful candidate would be installed. This decision pretty much memorializes the status quo for how the Treasurer’s Office has been handled since the departure of…

Stevi hardware store owner sues Stevensville Playhouse

  By Michael Howell Phil Henderson, owner of Stevensville Hardware, filed suit in district court on June 13 against the Stevensville Playhouse, seeking a court order either forcing the non-profit organization to fix the wall of the building that is bowed out over his property or remove it. He claims the theater building is unsafe…

Judge rules lawsuit over $675k county settlement will continue

  In a recent Opinion and Order signed on July 14, District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton denied the County’s motion to strike the petition filed against it by Michael Howell, Publisher of the Bitterroot Star, over the decision to pay a $675,000 settlement to Big Sky Development. Howell filed a pro se Petition on behalf…

Hamilton annexes and zones new parkland

  By Michael Howell In a long anticipated move the Hamilton City Council approved the annexation of 22 acres along the Bitterroot River known as the Taber Property but currently owned by the Bitter Root Land Trust. The annexation petition is contingent upon the City of Hamilton’s acceptance of donation of the property to the…

Lloyd Earl Eickert

Lloyd Earl Eickert, 88, of Missoula and Stevensville, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Village Nursing Home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on November 15, 1925 in Chadwick, Illinois to Julius and Hazel Eickert. He was raised and educated in Chadwick with his nine brothers and sisters until…

Donald W. Korman

Donald W. “Don” Korman, 73, passed away early in the morning, Monday, July 14, 2014, after a hard fought battle with cancer, at the Community Medical Center in Missoula, with his family at his side. Don was born October 12, 1940 to Bertha and Milton Korman in Hamilton. He attended school in Hamilton and a…

History of Bitterroot rock climbing provides insight

By Rick Torre, Philipsburg I have followed accounts of climbing activity at the north rim of Mill Creek. After  discussing recent editorials with Mill Creek’s Pro Wall first ascent climbers, I think it necessary to provide some insight through history. Bitterroot rock often lacks cracks and bolts are often necessary. Climbers also often leave fixed…

Tribute to Lloyd Eickert

  All of us at Pantry Partners would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Lloyd Eickert. Lloyd co-founded Pantry Partners in 1989. He served as treasurer for many years. He continued to contribute as a board member until his retirement and since visited us frequently to see how…

County dodging dust duties

As last week’s article about the cancellation of Ravalli County’s Dust Abatement Program stated, I believe that road dust is a serious health hazard, and not just for people living beside dirt roads. Road dust gets stirred into our valley’s air and spread around for all to share. The Ravalli County Best Management Practices for…

Forest fires/valley smoke

  Most of Ravalli County is forest land.  The US Forest Service provides fire protection for over half the county, and there are about 12 fire stations protecting the remaining parts of the county. Single engine air tankers (SEAT planes) are the quickest and best means of attacking small fires in inaccessible forest terrain before…