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Daily Archives: 4:06 pm

River washes out trail at wildlife refuge

  By Michael Howell Prolonged high water flows on the Bitterroot River this spring cut into the bank along the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge undermining the asphalt trail that was paved to allow for ease of public access as well as handicapped accessibility to the river. The collapsing bank now threatens to take out…

Hamilton budget finalized – city taxes raised 42%

  By Michael Howell Residents of the City of Hamilton are going to see a 42% increase in their property taxes in the coming Fiscal Year 2015 to cover general government services as the current budget calls for levying close to the maximum number of mills allowed by law. The City’s finance officer, the City…

Two more properties looking for Open Lands Bond support

By Michael Howell   The County’s Open Lands Board has forwarded a recommendation of approval of the use of Open Lands Bond Program funds to help establish two more conservation easements in the Corvallis area. The easements, which would be placed on the Bailey and Gingerich farms, are situated within a few miles of over…

Fred Burnell

Fred Burnell, a World War II veteran, was the oldest child born to Herbert and Gladys (Carnahan) Burnell on March 13, 1924 in Kalispell, MT. His father was a World War I veteran; they both served in the same area in Europe. Fred passed away at Community Medical Center on March 10, 2014 with his…

Real freedom at work comes from forming a union

    By Al Ekblad   Today, all workers have the right to choose to stick together and collectively bargain with their employer for a better life. Even employees’ who have never exercised that right still have it. The key element to true rights is that those rights are there when you need them.  …

Floyd mistaken, again

  In a letter to the editor (Missoulian 8/25), Mr. Clayton Floyd purports once again to know what he is talking about. As has been the norm during his political history in Stevensville, where he resigned from Council and lost two attempts to be Mayor, he misstates facts and blames the wrong people for acts…

Bad investments

  Apparently times are not that tough at Town Hall. In the budget for this year, which will have been voted by now, $5,000 for a dumpster to be modified to start a recycling program in Stevensville. The idea is a good one and we recycle, newspaper, tin, plastic and aluminum. Where this contract goes…

City now in business of selling water

  Editor’s Note: The following letter is published exactly as it was submitted.   Did you fine citizens of Stevensville know that the town is now (or has been) in the business of selling water? At a Town Council Meeting in July, a question was brought up before the Town Council as why the water-sewer…

How to create more prosperity

  I think we should make the corporations pay their fair share. CEOs should only get paid what McDonald’s managers get paid, and the corporations should pay the same tax that a young vibrant working male pays. This would help repair the roads that are in disrepair like the RR tracks crossing by Ace Hardware…

Change in library book display

The Board of Trustees for the North Valley Public Library has decided not to have the book shelves in the Community Room any longer, so those of you who have come in for years between Book Sales to find books and leave the donation at the desk will no longer be able to do so….