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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Museum board wants levy on ballot

By Michael Howell The Board of Directors of the Bitter Root Valley Historical Society, which operates the Ravalli County Museum, asked the County Commissioners last week to consider placing a one mill levy on the June ballot to support operations of the museum. One mill is estimated to raise about $80,000. Back in 1974, a…

Bitterroot ammo manufacturer meets with Trump

By Michael Howell Darren Newsom, a successful local businessman with one of the valley’s largest manufacturing firms, got to meet with Donald Trump last week in Las Vegas. Newsom, who owns an ammunition manufacturing plant in Victor and a retail outlet called Ammo and More in Stevensville, had a chance to talk with the Republican…

Salish story telling event in Hamilton

Tony Incashola, Director, Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee, will be in Hamilton on Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m. to tell Salish Winter Stories (which may only be told in winter when the weather keeps us inside). The event is free to all. Stories may include how local landmarks (such as Sleeping Child Hot Springs) got…

Stevensville Main Street to get facelift

As Founders Day approaches, the celebration of Stevensville’s 175th Anniversary, the committee in charge of making preparations for the event is doing what it can to encourage the downtown business and home owners to spruce things up a bit and make as good an impression as possible on the throngs of out-of-towners expected to attend….

Irrigators’ ‘Stupid Bowl’ about to begin

By TC Richardson, Stevensville I never thought I’d be confessing my stupidity in the newspapers, but I just found out that I am suing myself and am likely to pay for both lawyers! My only defense is that it didn’t happen all at once; more like the recipe for boiling a frog, it happens over…

Essen’s the one whining

Ordinarily I do not participate in the ‘Letter to the Editor’ arena as I find some of the persons occupying the fringe seats irrational and unable to accept other points of view without exercising intolerance and ignorance. I submit for your consideration the opinion letter printed in the January 13th, 2016 edition of the Bitterroot…

Why the Oregon uprising?

When a couple ranchers face the death penalty for accidentally burning 140 acres of public land, but federal bureaucrats burn thousands of acres of public — and even private land — without consequence, something is terribly wrong. A few weeks ago, several hundred citizens marched in protest to the rancher’s conviction in the rural town…

Locals don’t support takeover

By now the whole world knows about the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Malheur is a beautiful and very popular recreational area near the rural town of Burns, in Harney County, Oregon. The takeover by out-of-state terrorists started January 2 and continues to this day. The armed terrorists, who have threatened Harney County…

Sad state of affairs

America needs and deserves Presidential honesty, integrity, maturity, competence, transformative leadership, and efficient and effective management! In short, governance that serves the common good, not the left or the right, but everyone. As a moderate Republican, I am appalled about the sad state of the Republican Presidential Primary Race. The front runners have a collective…

Granny shots give Victor the win over Darby

They are not the conventional free throw shot but this method works for Victor’s Jayce Allred. The senior hit two free throws to pad the margin for the Pirates in their District 13C win over rival Darby. Darby pulled within two points with less than a minute remaining and then forced a turnover by the…