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Fishing restrictions on river to go into effect

Warm water temperatures have triggered “hoot-owl” fishing restrictions, beginning Thursday, August 3, on the Bitterroot River from Veteran’s Bridge on Highway 93 just north of Hamilton, downstream to the confluence with the Clark Fork in Missoula (approximately 55 miles). “Hoot owl” restrictions close fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. The Bitterroot joins a portion of…

Fires (still) all around us

Lolo Peak Fire now 4792+ acres The Lolo Peak Fire, burning northwest of Florence, was listed at 4,792 acres as of Monday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire started in remote backcountry in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness on July 15. Incident Commander is Greg Poncin of Northern Rockies Team 1. A total of 427 people are assigned to…

Hamilton board approves cell phone tower in cemetery

By Michael Howell   Despite overwhelming public comment against placing a cell phone tower on the Hamilton Cemetery grounds, the City of Hamilton’s Zoning Board of Adjustments approved a conditional use permit on Monday, July 24 that would allow just that.   Verizon has been looking for a place to erect a new cell phone…

Victor now has its own physicians clinic

By Jean Schurman The building that was once a lawyer’s office and then a physical therapy office has been transformed once again. Now, the building that is located on the east side of Highway 93, just south of the light at Main Street in Victor, is the only physicians clinic in town. If the size…

Commissioners contract for youth crisis services

By Michael Howell   The Ravalli County Commissioners decided on July 27 to fund the Bitterroot Youth Crisis Diversion project for a few months, enabling the Western Montana Mental Health Center/Westhouse to contract with the Linda Massa Youth Homes to provide an extra bed in their multiple-bed youth crisis center.   According to the director…

County applies for FAA grant for airport fixes

By Michael Howell On Thursday, July 27, the Ravalli County Commissioners approved making a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration for a taxilane design and a replacement beacon at the Ravalli County Airport.   The commissioners discussed the projects in a teleconference call with Rick Donaldson from Montana State Aeronautics. Donaldson said that following…

Stevensville FAS: a call for planning is the ‘real intent’

By Margaret Gorski, Stevensville   Representative Ed Greef (Letters, 7/26/17 Star) suggests that “the group” who spoke up in the numerous public meetings about the development of the Stevensville Fishing Access have some other motivation than what they have already publicly expressed. He is suggesting that since the Town Council listened to their citizens and…

Good grief, Ed Greef!

Where did you get your story (Bitterroot Star Letters, July 26) on what was decided by the Stevensville Town Council at the meeting of July 10? I didn’t see you in attendance. You live in Florence but you represent District 88 which includes Stevensville.   Having attended the meeting as a resident of Stevensville, I’ve…

We can protect property rights and public access

Two core values that Montanans share make our state great: a deep respect for private property rights as well as a dedication to public land. Defending both of these values is essential to our way of life.   Montana is blessed with 28 million acres of public land that supports hunting, hiking, camping, and countless…

One has to wonder

One has to wonder which is the bigger schizoid, Stamey or her attorney; as well as to question (opine) what she planned to do with the cash money and checks she had stashed all over the Treasurer’s Office. Could that money be what she claims (repeatedly) to be her legal property interest, as Ravalli County…