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Fire, smoke, more fire

Surrounding fires fill valley with smoke   By Michael Howell   A weather front ushered in blustery winds and Red Flag conditions to the area last Saturday that continued through Monday, fanning fires across the area into renewed activity. Thick layers of smoke filled the valley and air quality deteriorated to unhealthy conditions.   The…

Hamilton attorney SLAPPed back by California court

By Michael Howell   A California Superior Court has awarded Hamilton attorney Robert Myers’ former nanny, Madison Alexander, $100,617.74 in attorney fees and costs after she successfully filed an anti-SLAPP motion in the libel and slander case which Myers and his wife Jennifer Feighner filed against her in July 2016.   Myers and Feighner claim…

New research methods into tick infections paying off

By Michael Howell   National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists at Rocky Mountain Lab in Hamilton have filled a research gap by developing a laboratory model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses, such as Powassan virus. The researchers say the culture model will greatly increase knowledge about how flaviviruses infect ticks and could become a…

Credit Union team honors lost colleague with Relay for Life


By Michael Howell   The Ravalli County Federal Credit Union held a community barbecue last Friday to raise donations for the American Cancer Society as part of its participation in the Relay For Life Cancer Walk coming up this Saturday, September 9t in Missoula.   The Hellgate Chapter Relay For Life Team is comprised of…

Fifty years of caring for the community

By Jean Schurman   How do you go about interviewing someone who has been at the center of almost every important, life changing aspect of your life? From broken limbs to the birth of the first my nephews and then my own children, to the deaths of my parents, Dr. Walker J. Ashcraft has been…

Corvallis, Florence win on the gridiron

The Corvallis Blue Devils put up all 35 points in the first half of their game against Libby and cruised to a 35-7 win over the Loggers. Quarterback Liang Liedle passed for two touchdowns and then ran for a third. He hit Clay Barcus from 27 yards out for the first score. Aaron Christensen kicked…

Hamilton volleyballers split

The Lady Broncs of Hamilton are a senior laden team with eight seniors, one junior and one sophomore on the team. They also have a new head coach. Jodi Bush was at Darby and then Victor before taking the position in Hamilton this year. Seasoned players Tristy Searle (5’10”) and Caitlin Dillon (5’7”) are joined…

Standing with the facts about the Civil War

By Gary Milner, Corvallis   Dee Gibney’s comments about the Civil War need addressing. She states “… the Civil War was not about slavery, it was about the South gaining more power in Congress…” She also states “… I know my Civil War history better than most people.” That’s probably true and here are facts…

You can’t prevent forest fires

Facts are out of style, I know. That is not new regarding forest fires. Smokey the Bear started saying “only you can prevent forest fires” over fifty years ago, and it’s always been a lie. Also, the enduring, widely marketed, taxpayer funded Smokey ad campaign incites the misdirected finger pointing blame game.   So, when…

I trust Trump

I trust Trump.   I trust Trump to be exactly as he has repeatedly shown himself to be.   The thing about trust is that it doesn’t work very well if you are trusting someone to be like you, or to be like you want them to be, or even to be like they say…