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Daily Archives: 7:45 pm

Fire burning in Lost Horse area

Smoke has been visible in the southern part of the Bitterroot coming from the lightning caused Lost Horse fire, located 10 miles southwest of Hamilton in the Bitterroot Mountains near Brandy Peak. It was discovered July 25 at approximately 4 p.m. The fire is burning in extremely steep and rugged terrain, near the top of…

Court orders release of Stamey’s former employment records

By Michael Howell In an Order and Memorandum issued July 18, Missoula District Court Judge Karen Townsend ordered the Missoula County Public School (MCPS) District to release the documents in its possession related to investigations of misconduct by Stamey while she served as the District’s Food Service Administrator. Other” routine employment” documents were deemed protected…

Stamey can’t be found

  Although the county has filed a lawsuit against former Treasurer Valerie Stamey alleging failure to perform the duties of the Treasurer’s office by failing to produce over 50 reports to various agencies and districts and for official misconduct, papers in the case have not been served because Stamey cannot be located. Sheriff Chris Hoffman…

Boy drowns in boating accident

  Ravalli County Sheriff/Coroner Chris Hoffman says that a three-year-old Stevensville boy drowned in the Bitterroot River on Friday afternoon. Hoffman said that Tristan Iverson, his father, and his six-year-old brother were floating the river in an inflatable raft when the accident occurred, just north of Bell Crossing fishing access between Victor and Stevensville. The…

Hamilton council considers open burning in city

By Michael Howell Hamilton City Councilor Al Mitchell’s suggestion that the City consider allowing the open burning of leaves and yard debris within the city limits has drawn opposition from the Fire Chief, the Parks Director and some other councilors. A city ordinance currently prohibits open burning within the city limits, except for barbeques and…

New grocery store coming to Stevensville

  By Michael Howell Missoula grocery store owner Jim Edwards, Jr. has applied for a business license to operate a grocery store in Stevensville. The store will open in the same building that his father, Jim Edwards, Sr. owned and where he operated Bi-Lo Grocery for many years. In many ways this will be a…

Hamilton Elks Lodge donates Flag Retirement Box for Stevi Veterans Park

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot Valley Elks Lodge No. 1651, through the Elks National Foundation, was able to obtain a grant to develop a Community Investment Program within the Bitterroot Valley. Harry Potton, a member of American Legion Post 94 in Stevensville, told the council that the Stevensville Town Council at its 24 meeting that…

Veterans Stand Down scheduled

  Valley veterans are invited to bring their families and their musical instruments to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds this week for the annual Ravalli County Veterans Stand Down. The event is sponsored by the Veteran’s Administration and its bare bones intent is to provide some necessary items to homeless veterans. Each eligible veteran will receive…

Louise Line Grout

  Louise Line Grout was born October 22, 1919 in Billings, Montana and grew up in nearby Columbus. When she was nine her family moved to Missoula where her father became a member of the faculty and Dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Montana. Initially the family lived near the…

Joshua Robert Stevens

Stevensville – Joshua Robert Stevens (Lunch Box) 20, of Stevensville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. The son of Faron and Jill Stevens was born March 10, 1994, in Missoula, Montana. He was raised in the Lone Rock area, attended Lone Rock School, and graduated from Stevensville High School. Josh worked at Bargreen Restaurant Supply…