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Wildland firefighters: the next generation

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot National Forest has always cooperated with Trapper Creek Job Corps Center located south of Darby, but in 2014 an official fire program was initiated with Trapper Creek Job Corps called Guard School in which Job Corps students are trained and certified as wildland firefighters. According to Bitterroot National Forest Fire…

Ravalli Electric Cooperative to build new headquarters

  The Ravalli Electric Co-op, located in Corvallis, is feeling growing pains and, hemmed in as its headquarters is by surrounding school property, there was not much choice but to look elsewhere for room to expand and modernize their operation, according to company officials. “Since 1980 our membership has doubled and continues to grow. We…

Dam safety always a top priority

By Lorri J. Gray, Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region   Last month, many people watched anxiously as communities near California’s Oroville Dam were evacuated due to the threat of potential flooding, wondering if a similar situation could occur elsewhere. Abundant snowpack and precipitation levels have resulted in increased flows in rivers and…

Re: National Popular Vote Compact

There are dozens of issues facing thoughtful citizens at this time. Folks appear to be galvanized in new ways to make their voices heard on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, air quality to racism. We have plenty of topics nationwide, and plenty in Montana, necessitating we educate ourselves and express our opinions. I’d like…

Core Christian values lacking

Christian churches globally will soon celebrate Easter. Christians in other countries must wonder how so many Christians in America voted for a lifelong, unrepentant sexual predator for President. This President sexually assaulted not only many women, but, as the owner of the Teen USA Pageant, entered the dressing room of the teens when he knew…

What happened to 1st Amendment?

We just came back from a trip to the East Coast. While on the plane we got into a discussion with several college students returning from spring break. The subject came up that as Christian Conservatives they are being silenced on their thoughts and beliefs by liberal students and professors. They are afraid to speak…

Re: Funding for Legal Services Corporation and AmeriCorps

Open Letter to Senators Tester and Daines: As current and former Justices of the Montana Supreme Court, we write to express our deep concern with the proposal to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. These programs are critical partners in ensuring that the Montana justice system…

Track season off and running

If it’s raining, snowing, and the sun is shining all in the matter of a few minutes, it must be track season in Montana. The season began on Thursday with the Jim Johnson Track Meet in Frenchtown where the smaller schools participated. On Saturday, the Gene Hughes Track Meet was held at Corvallis with 14…

Florence holds first ever golf tourney

The fledgling Florence golf team held their first golf tournament ever on Friday at the Hamilton Golf Course. Ten boys teams from Western Montana took part in the B/C event. There were three teams in the girls team scoring. (The golf season for Class B and Class C is in the spring while the AA…

Softball snapshot

Hamilton defeated Dillon, 16-5, in their opening game of the softball season on Thursday. Sky Lopez had nine strikeouts in the game for Hamilton. Rachel Richardson went 1-for-2 with a home and RBIs. Mallory McGill went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Caitlin Dillon was 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Hayley Hudgins, Lopez and Kelsie…