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Stevi fire chief will not run for council

By Michael Howell Only two people applied to fill the seat on the Stevensville Town Council being vacated by Ward 2 Councilman Clay Freeman and one of them has withdrawn his application. Freeman, who is moving out of town, changed his resignation date to be effective December 12, the day he is moving out. He…

Hamilton choir students perform at Carnegie Hall

By Daphne Jackson   Hamilton High School sent 61 choir students on a trip to New York City to perform in a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall last week. Choir Director Peggy Bucheit said celebrity Kate Winslet hosts the concert to benefit autism research and people living with autism, and first asked the Hamilton choir…

FS approves Roaring Lion Fire salvage project

The Bitterroot National Forest has announced that it is moving forward on a proposal to harvest 45 acres of fire-killed trees within the Roaring Lion drainage southwest of Hamilton.  The trees were burned in the Roaring Lion Fire which started on July 31st and burned close to 8,700 acres of National Forest System (NFS) and…

County looking for natural resource collaborators

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners are looking to form a collaborative group, representative of most of the valley’s different interests, who can work together on issues, primarily concerning natural resources, to provide meaningful comment to controlling agencies, whether state or federal, which are implementing water or land use projects in the county. The…

County says no to race track at fairgrounds

By Michael Howell Three Ravalli County Commissioners put the nails in the coffin last week on a proposal to install a motor sports race track at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. The idea has been contentious since it was first proposed and drew some stiff resistance from people living in the area. No one from the…

FWP hosts Stevi River Park tour

Park Board holds more discussions on proposed land swap By Michael Howell Officials from Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks hosted a tour last Saturday of the fishing access area at the Stevensville bridge and of Stevensville River Park. Adjoining land owner Roy Capp and FWP have presented a proposal for a land swap…

Hamilton boasts ‘Little Free Library’

By Daphne Jackson The Bitterroot Public Library is going outside the library to reach the Hamilton community in new ways. As part of its centennial celebration, the library recently started a Little Free Library at the entrance to River Park. Library Director Mark Wetherington said some of the staff suggested the Bitterroot Library could start…

Strong showing at basketball openers

The basketball season got off to a running start at the Adams Center at the University of Montana where the Western A Tip Off tournament was held. Class A teams from Western Montana had a chance to see what each team has to offer in the conference. Although there weren’t many surprises, a few local…

Florence girls continue winning

  The Lady Falcons put up two wins over the weekend. Playing a balanced offense and smothering defense, Florence relied upon Chloe Arthur and Danielle Zahn to handle the ball and make the plays. The stifling Lady Falcon defense held Libby to only 17 points in three quarters while the Florence shooters went to town…

Mixed results for Class A girls teams

The girls basketball teams from the local Class A schools had mixed results but looked strong in their season openers. Hamilton and Stevensville each won their games on the first day but fell on Saturday. Corvallis lost a close game on Friday to a tough Frenchtown team but came back and rolled over Polson on…