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Stamey appeals release of records

By Michael Howell Former Treasurer Valerie Stamey, aka Valerie Addis, aka Valerie Scott, has appealed a Missoula District Court ruling that would have allowed the release to the public of that portion of her employment records with the Missoula County Public School District relating to any disciplinary issues concerning financial misconduct. Stamey worked at the…

Incident at bar results in felony charges

A Darby man has been arrested and charged with Assault with a Weapon, and Possession of a Destructive Device, both felony offenses, following an incident at the Conner Bar early Saturday morning. Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman said that deputies responded to Conner, south of Darby, just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, on…

Action finally taken over failed septic

By Michael Howell After several months of futile efforts at trying to deal with a failed septic situation at a property on Bowman Road, an action was recently filed in Ravalli County District Court by a Deputy County Attorney from Beaverhead County to prevent the residence on the property from being occupied. The issue was…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NILDA LEWIS, Deceased.     Probate No.: DP-14-57 Department No. 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate.  All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their…

Sales/Auctions BLU-J ESTATE SALES 363-1600 Follow our green signs! view photos at www.bluejayestatesales.com DUE TO HEAT ALL SUMMER START TIMES DAY ONE 6PM-8PM. Following Days 9am-5:30pm August 13-15 237 Hoss, Hamilton Left on Skalkaho, right on Ponderosa. Another big and very clean complete estate sale! Antique, Eastlake & contemporary furnishings and decor, brass bed, art,…

Climate change a scientific reality

  We’re Montanans who also happen to be scientists. As scientists, we understand the scientific principles demonstrating that human activity is rapidly changing our climate. That is why we joined over 100 other scientists across Montana in sending a letter to our top elected officials calling on them to support policies that reduce carbon pollution….

Further response required

  Bob Lake, Public Service Commissioner, believes climate change (CC) is real. We who believe in science and are sufficiently clear-eyed in observing that CC is already greatly impacting the Bitterroot, want to thank this rare Republican for recognizing the undeniable. Notwithstanding Lake’s admirable admission, he does a public disservice by stating mistruths about CC…

Fire fighting used to be effective

The degradation of our Forest Service into the US Forest Fire Service is so blatant to those of us that have been here awhile that I cannot resist again writing a letter about what I have seen over the years compared to today. A series of fires decades ago when the Forest Service lit fire…

The rest of the story still leaves concerns

Star Editorial Two people contacted the Bitterroot Star about the story we ran disclosing the information contained in the Human Rights Complaint filed by former Road Department employee Danielle Senn against the Ravalli County Commissioners for wrongful termination. They pointed out that the story failed to disclose that the complaint had been dismissed by the…

  Wednesday, August 6   BPL ‘Maker Madness’ Maker Madness will be held August 6, 13 and 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the main floor of the Bitterroot Public Library. Get creative and have fun! Sew with paper, make a marshmallow shooter, make buttons, create a computer-driven robot, paint, create with duct tape…