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How dam safe are we?

Dam safety tested at Lake Como By Michael Howell Lake Como dam safety procedures and protocols were put to the test last week by a team from the Northwest Pacific Region of the Bureau of Reclamation, out of Boise, Idaho. The dam is owned and operated by the Bitter Root Irrigation District (BRID) but is…

Snowpack is heavy, summer may be wet

By Michael Howell According to Ray Nickless of the National Weather Service, western Montana and north central Idaho experienced record setting amounts of rain last October and are enjoying a pretty wet spring that has brought abundant moisture to the region. Total precipitation levels in the region, snow and rain combined, are ranging from 115%…

Music school to hold fundraiser

By Russ Lawrence Just how successful is the non-profit Bitterroot School of Music? “We serve 150 students a week,” said Jenn Adams, on her way out the door to gather silent auction items for the school’s upcoming fundraiser. Those students range from elementary school to senior citizens, she said, and the school offers both voice…

Library celebrates renovation, thanks Antrim family for gift

By Michael Howell Family and friends of the late Priscilla June Antrim of Stevensville gathered at the North Valley Public Library last week for the ribbon cutting ceremony re-opening the Community Room following extensive renovations that included a major reconstruction of the Children’s Room as well. A college-educated woman turned sheep rancher, Antrim very much…

Concerns over President’s budget proposal

By United States Senator Jon Tester, Democrat, Big Sandy When my wife Sharla and I sit down to do our budget each year we outline our priorities. Whether it’s spending more money on new equipment or spending a little less and fixing it up yourself—it’s a balancing act and you see what our priorities are….

Re: National Guard Armory sale

The sale of the National Guard armory to the City of Hamilton is a bad deal for the residents and businesses of Hamilton and the City should walk away from it. The price that has been set by the State of Montana to the City for that property is $1,200,000 and the State will accept…

Can’t support school district ‘wish list’

Believe it or not, it’s almost spring. One telltale sign is to once again read about the Hamilton School District’s “wish list”. It reminds me of the wish list I used to have as a youngster around Christmas time. Such as it was, it was only a wish, NOT a need. Same thing here. The…

Holidays not PC

Sarcasm: All holidays should be cancelled due to political correctness. Nowadays corporations are being forced to rethink their holiday strategy due to political correctness. Some companies have chosen “volunteer holidays” where you can take x number of holidays whenever you want to, depending on your religion, race, cultural background, gender, ideology, height, weight, or state-of-mind….

Randall Dwayne Harlow

Florence – Randall Dwayne Harlow, 72, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his home in Florence. He was born August 14, 1944 in Benson, MN, son of the late Jim and Evelyn Harlow. He grew up in Benson, MN for his first 10 years living the farm life and then the family packed up…

Father/son body builders square off

It doesn’t happen very often in the sporting world that a father and son will go head to head in competition but that will be the case this week in Missoula at the Big Sky NPC (National Physique Committee) bodybuilding championships when Caleb Edens will compete against his dad, Jess. The event will be held…