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Maple syrup time at the Daly Mansion

By Jean Schurman This time of year is slow for the Daly Mansion, as slow as maple syrup. Literally. There are only tours by appointment and most of the time is spent doing maintenance to the old buildings. Many years ago, Dr. Charles Petty and Fred Hasskamp looked at the sugar maples lining the lane…

Awards presented in Peterson ‘Photograph Montana’ contest

By Michael Howell Awards were presented last Friday evening in the annual Ernst Peterson “Photograph Montana” Contest at the Ravalli County Museum. This year’s Best of Show went to Donna Huseby’s first place photograph in the People category entitled “Life Changing.” The People’s Favorite went to Greg Dowling for his photograph of two horses along…

Rounding up new class of kindergartners in the valley

Valley schools are in the process of holding their annual kindergarten pre-registration events this spring. This pre-registration is important in helping families get familiar with the school and the expectations associated with kindergarten. In addition, it helps the districts prepare for the following year in terms of numbers, which can affect many things from materials…

Stevi student makes semi-finals in Nat Geo geography bee

Lance Burrows, a fifth grader at Stevensville Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Montana National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the University of Montana on Friday, March 31. Each year thousands of schools in…

Town, FWP examine options for Stevensville Fishing Access Site

By Michael Howell Officials from Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Town of Stevensville, along with some members of the public, toured a few potential fishing access sites last week that could possibly be developed to replace the current fishing access site at the Stevensville bridge. Land owner Roy Capp, who owns the rocky river…

Advisory committee revises recommendation on river use

By Michael Howell The sixteen-member Bitterroot River Recreational Advisory committee met for the last time on Monday, March 6 to fine tune the recommended alternative they have fashioned for controlling recreational use on the West Fork and upper Bitteroot River. The preferred alternative being recommended by the group at this point does not involve issuing…

Settlement agreement reached on westside management project

Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King has announced that a settlement agreement has been reached on the Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project. The agreement allows the forest to move forward on plans to thin over 2,300 acres of overstocked National Forest System (NFS) lands southwest of Hamilton. “We are pleased to announce today’s settlement that…

Stevensville council to change meeting day

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council voted 3 to 1 to change the night on which the Council meets from Thursday to Monday evenings. The change was made at the request of Fire Chief Jeff Motley to enable him to host fire training meetings at the fire hall on Thursday evenings. He said due…

Montana’s public lands deserve robust public discourse

By State Senator Fred Thomas, Majority Leader, Republican, Stevensville Montana is blessed with vast landscapes of public lands. Our great outdoors attracts millions of visitors each year and is part of why I love Montana so much. And in Montana, conversations about our public land often go hand in hand with talking about the federal…

The velocity of money

It’s hard to ignore the economic circumstances of those who work for minimum wage in a community like the Bitterroot Valley. Vacant mini-malls and empty downtown storefronts prove many local companies go out of business because we, the working poor, have no purchasing power. We shop at thrift stores and garage sales. We cannot afford…