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James B. Burrows

Sometime in the early morning hours of July 24, 2017, Jim passed away in his sleep at his home in Stevensville, Montana.   Jim was born to James Tyler and Elnora A. Burrows in Westwood, CA on July 25, 1938. He lived a carefree childhood in Keddie, CA where his parents were employed by Western…

Hwy 12 evacuations in effect on Lolo Peak Fire

By Michael Howell   The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order on Sunday, August 13, for the Hwy 12 corridor from mile marker 20 at Bear Creek to Fort Fizzle, on both the north and south sides of Hwy 12.   One hundred and sixty homeowners were contacted and told to evacuate….

Stevensville moves forward with temporary FAS

By Michael Howell   According to Stevensville Mayor Jim Crews, the Town of Stevensville has gotten every permit required to construct a temporary boat launch on the Town’s River Park property north of the Stevensville bridge.   “At this point we are just waiting to get together with the Flood Plain Administrator, FWP officials and…

Stevensville Playhouse construction project nears completion

By Michael Howell The long needed re-construction and addition to the backstage area of the Stevensville Playhouse at 319 Main is on scheduled for completion by the end of this month. According to board member Jim McCauley, the exterior work is mostly finished, with a little work left to do on the roof; the inside…

As summer winds down, talk turns to fall sports

By Jean Schurman The boys and girls of summer have given way to the boys and girls of fall. The players have taken to the soccer pitch and the football fields, the volleyball courts and the golf courses. In spite of the smoke, cross country racers are putting in their time running laps in the…

Face facts about state budget

By Montana Governor Steve Bullock   As governor of Montana it’s my job to responsibly manage the state through everything from a difficult fire season and the challenges posed by increasing drought conditions to making sure we take advantage of the opportunities presented by our growing outdoor recreation economy. This includes making tough decisions during…

Fighting for Montana during fire season

During wildfire season, brave men and women put their lives at risk to protect our communities. Please join me in keeping these courageous firefighters in your thoughts and prayers.   Whether it is firefighters beating back the Lolo Peak Fire, folks donating to the local Red Cross, or strangers opening their homes to displaced neighbors,…

Bad policy

I do not like to be an armchair quarterback, however, I feel the need to speak up.   Just for credentials I spent 30+ years in Fire Management with the BLM. I was the Fire Management Officer on three BLM districts, BLM Montana State FMO, Fire Staff in Washington DC and Chief of Fire Management…

Where is Daines?

Well, if nothing else, Senator Daines is predictable. Every vote he cast on the Senate’s various “health care” bills was in lock step with his party. Never mind that every bill left thousands more Montanans without health care, hurt veterans and, if passed, would have led to the demise of some of our small rural…

Libs are to blame

Here we are once again in the middle of a fire season, costing us millions of tax dollars, millions of prime forest acres burned, homes destroyed and human lives lost because liberals keep filing lawsuits to stop logging.   They say they want to save the forest, well, your forest is now burned up because…