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Kushner honored by Montana Supreme Court

By Michael Howell Montana Statewide Drug Court Coordinator Jeffrey Kushner, who lives in the Victor area, was recently honored by the Montana Supreme Court and presented with a plaque for his “outstanding contributions to Montana citizens through work in the Judicial Branch.” Kushner was one of three judicial branch employees to receive recognition this year….

Local donations reach record high for Christmas ‘shoeboxes’

Bitterroot Valley, North Fork and Salmon, Idaho residents were extremely generous in helping children overseas this Christmas season. From this area, volunteers were able to collect 3,718 of the total Missoula area collection of 8,854 shoeboxes—filled with a “Wow!” item, like a doll or soccer ball, and other fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for…

Legislators look at internet possibilities in Bitterroot

By Michael Howell Montana legislators across the state have begun to focus on internet accessibility as a key aspect in the future development and growth of the state’s economy. The Bitterroot delegation tasked Senator Fred Thomas and Representative Ed Greef to assess the situation in the Bitterroot Valley. As part of that effort those two…

Commissioners hear from legislator, FS about proposed timber sale

By Michael Howell State Senator Pat Connell beat the Forest Service to the draw in discussing a proposed timber sale on national forest land in the Upper East Fork with the Ravalli County Commissioners. Connell met with the commissioners on Thursday, December 3. Forest Service officials presented their view of the proposal to the commissioners…

Irrigators approve $1.7 million bond for bridge repairs

Users of the “Big Ditch”, owned and operated by the Bitter Root Irrigation District, voted overwhelmingly to allow the district to sell and issue a $1.7 million bond to help pay for repairs and improvements to the pipeline that carries water from Lake Como over the river and under Highway 93 and the railroad tracks…

MAPS entrepreneurial class opens on-line store

By Michael Howell Students at MAPS Media Institute have launched their own on-line jewelry store. The institute has offered free after-school classes in design, filmmaking, music and technology since it was founded by Peter Rosten in 2004. From the beginning MAPS has offered classes that combined education with the real world of business and students…

Board of Health agrees to ask EPA to do environmental study

By Michael Howell The fourth time was the charm for local wildlife rehabilitator Judy Hoy in her decades-long attempt to get the Ravalli County Board of Health to request that the Environmental Protection Agency test the foliage, snow and rain, surface water and urine of domestic grazing animals in the county to determine what gene…

Tadvick retires from Farmers State Bank after 44 years

In December of 1971, Bill Groff hired University of Montana graduate Jim Tadvick to work at Farmers State Bank, Victor. Forty-four years later, Tadvick has decided to retire. Starting as a Management Trainee, Jim worked at nearly every position available at Farmers State Bank during his 44-year career, ending as the Chief Executive Officer. Tadvick…

Tip Off Tourney showcases potential

Although the original intent of the Tip Off Tournament has gone by the wayside somewhat, the event is still a great way to kick off the basketball season. Originally the tournament was designed to give teams a chance to play teams they wouldn’t see until possibly the state tournament or at the very least, at…

Corvallis wins two at Tip Off Tourney

The Corvallis Blue Devils picked up two wins at the Tip Off Tournament at the University of Montana over the weekend. The event featured Class A teams from west of the divide as well as four Class B schools. Hamilton split their games and Stevensville lost two close games. Corvallis held off the Lady Pirates…