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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Support for SB305

I realize now that I’m a naive, 65 year old, fiscally conservative, socially responsible, Republican. I was present for the hearing on SB305 while the Secretary of State, who personally voted by mail, railed about the hazards of mail ballots yet didn’t have the presence of mind to take the lead from Montana’s clerk and…

Support for SB305

My favorite page of newspapers is the opinion page! It reflects viewpoints from “reasons that sound good vs. good sound reasons”… a vast difference! A recent guest comment by Regina Plettenberg, Ravalli County Election Administrator and President of Mt. Association of Clerks & Recorders, (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) stated that the opponents of mail ballots…

Support for Quist

Hordes of dark money have grossly corrupted both political parties. How much does Greg Gianforte stand above and against corruption? How much does Rob Quist stand above and against corruption? We are three months into a five-month historical opportunity to support a Republican or a Democrat for the US House. Special Election Ballots will be…

Red Cross needs you!

For more than 70 years, March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by the successive Presidents of the United States. Red Cross Month is the time of year when the Red Cross recognizes our volunteer heroes and when we redouble our efforts to recruit additional volunteers across Montana. Here in our region, Red Cross…

County to consider buying local

By Michael Howell After hearing from a few Hamilton downtown business owners who had taken the time and gone to the expense to look into one small part of the county’s purchasing practices, the Ravalli County Commissioners appear ready to consider a change in policy that could benefit local businesses and the community and in…

Hamilton bond passes

By Michael Howell The citizens of Hamilton have approved a $1.35 million bond for the purchase of 5.9 acres of land along 10th Street that contains Claudia Driscoll Park and the old National Guard Armory Building. According to Special Projects Director Dennis Stranger, $1.2 million goes to the purchase of the land and Armory building,…

Stevensville town council notes

By Michael Howell The Town of Stevensville’s Finance Officer Roxanne Wagner gave the Town Council an update on the annual financial report. She said that the FY 2014-15 audit report could not be completed due to a cash reconciliation issue. “We need to figure out the cash and do a prior period adjustment for 2014,…

USDA requires Stevensville to increase school lunch price

The Stevensville School District will be increasing meal prices for all regular priced meals by .25 cents for the 2017-18 school year. The increase is required by the USDA to align with pricing guideline requirements for schools participating in the federal free and reduced meal program. Federal regulations require that the average meal price for…

Treasurer’s office being remodeled

By Michael Howell If you have ever waited your turn in the long, narrow, dark, basement-floor hallway leading to the Treasurer’s Office in the Ravalli County Administration building, you’ll be glad to hear that things are changing…dramatically. Walls are coming out, the floor is being leveled, windows and cabinets are going in, and work stations…

Another Habitat for Humanity home going up in Stevi

By Michael Howell Ground was broken last Sunday in the Twin Creeks subdivision for a Habitat for Humanity home to be built in the Twin Creeks subdivision in Stevensville. It is the second Habitat for Humanity home to be built in the subdivision, the fourth to be built in Stevensville and the tenth to be…