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Freezing, thawing, flooding – a winter to remember

By Michael Howell The extended periods of extreme cold temperatures and heavy snow followed by thawing conditions have created a plethora of problems throughout the valley. Starting a couple of weeks ago, several homes in Stevensville were left without water when the feeder lines extending from the main water line to the homes froze up….

Salvaging the remains of the Roaring Lion Fire

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot National Forest is moving forward with a hazard tree removal and fire salvage project within the Roaring Lion drainage southwest of Hamilton. About 8,700 acres on both Forest Service and private land burned in the Roaring Lion Fire this past summer. The Forest Service had already approved a 2,300-acre Westside…

Alice Kohler celebrates 103rd birthday

By Michael Howell   Family members stretching over five generations gathered at The Living Centre in Stevensville last Thursday to celebrate Alice Kohler’s 103rd birthday. Alice was born in Polo, Illinois on February 9, 1914 to Richard and Clara Emma Huggans. She moved to Stevensville with her parents and a dozen siblings in 1919 and…

Scientists investigate alternative to antibiotic treatment

By Michael Howell Scientists at Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) in Hamilton, a division of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), working with colleagues from New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers University, are making headway in their investigation of an anti-body based treatment for at least one kind of bacterial infection that has developed a…

Hunt, Rivera are state wrestling champs

By Jean Schurman   The valley has two new champions after this weekend’s state wrestling tournament in Billings over the weekend. Corvallis’ Garret Hunt took the championship at 285 pounds with a pin of Wacey Zuback of Browning. Hunt only lost one match all season. Manny Rivera of Hamilton was the second champion from the…

Stevensville tops Broncs

By Jean Schurman   The Stevensville Yellowjackets pulled off an upset of sorts on Thursday when they defeated Hamilton, 69-51. The Broncs were playing without Carter Kearns and Bridger Bauder who are both out due to injuries. But Hamilton coach Travis Blome gave all the credit to the Stevensville team for the win. “They pushed…

Corvallis falls to conference leader

By Jean Schurman   The Corvallis Blue Devils played host to the Butte Central Maroons on Friday night. Butte Central is the 2016 state champion and although they have have many players back from last year’s title team, they have experienced their share of injuries this season. Butte Central started strongly but Corvallis came back…

Trying to understand

A friend told me yesterday that she would like to talk with someone who was terrified when Obama got elected in 2009 and find out what they were afraid of and if their fears came true — if they feel better after eight years and think the country survived pretty well, or if they feel…

Down on Daines

Twice in one day, Senator Steve Daines has disgraced Montana. “School choice” does not help the budget of public schools in our cities and towns, and it offers nothing whatsoever for education in our rural areas, where there will never be charter schools to offer “choice.” But Daines chose to back out-of-state campaign contributions over…

Senseless

The following letter was sent to the city council a month ago, and no response at all, so I’m placing it in the paper,  as others feel the same way with the same questions. Dear Hamilton City Council: Yes, a parking ticket. Let’s see, it was 5 above zero, four cars on the whole street,…