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Corvallis levy passes, new mayors in three towns

  Voters came through in a major way for the Corvallis School District’s Building Reserve Levy, with 1,551 voting in favor of the levy and 815 voting against it. By approving the levy, the voters have approved the purchase of the Ravalli County Electric Cooperative’s adjoining 21.23 acres of land with improvements for a price…

Bubba’s Bundles – a very special business

By Michael Howell   The new kindling/firewood business that has opened up in Stevensville called Bubba’s Bundles is a special business in a number of ways. The most special thing about it is the young man doing it, Christopher Mosser. He is a recent graduate of Stevensville High School and is starting up a business…

A wish come true

By Michael Howell   Every once in a while, maybe four or even five times a year, some young child in the Bitterroot who is critically ill gets a wish granted. This is made possible by the Montana Hope Project, a non-profit organization supported by the Montana State Troopers Association. The goal of the Hope…

Fire and forest management – according to the experts

By Michael Howell The first in a series of lectures on Fire and Forest Management was held at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville last week. The guest speakers were Carl Fiedler and Steve Arno, who took turns discussing the history and role of fire in the Bitterroot, how fire behaves in managed versus…

Hamilton Broncs headed to state championship

Twenty years ago, the boys of fall from Hamilton made their mark in history by winning the Broncs’ first Class A football championship. This year, the boys of fall from 2017 are hoping to repeat that feat. They have marched through opponents, easily beating some while toughing it out against others to gain the win….

‘Gritty’ Falcons take second

Throughout the season, Florence has prepared for the tough teams that make it to state. The Southern B conference in particular is extremely tough and deep. The Falcons played a tournament in Choteau where they played a couple of teams from the south. They also played in a tournament in Boulder where they played the…

Corvallis finishes third at state

The Corvallis Blue Devils used a team effort to advance to Saturday morning where they lost to Belgrade and finished third in the Class A tournament. Coach Kasey Arceniega said that everyone contributed to the team’s success from the back row to the front row hitters and blockers. Corvallis opened against Dawson County and won…

Workshop could offer solutions to public land management issues

By Rep. Theresa Manzella, HD85, Hamilton     The Montana Department of Environmental Quality lists Premature Mortality as a health risk associated with breathing wildfire smoke (DEQ.mt.gov). This summer, Ravalli County spent 34 days in some level of health-compromising air quality conditions. Scientists estimate that fires in the continental U.S. and Alaska release 44 metric…

Response to Grandstaff

  This letter is in response to Carlotta Grandstaff’s letter dated November 8th. While Ms. Grandstaff is welcome to her own opinion, she can’t have her own facts. The last line of Ms. Grandstaff’s opinion piece reads “I hope the voters recognize that in Theresa Manzella, Ravalli County has an elected representative to the Montana…

Support for Manzella

  This letter is written in response to the letter from Carlotta Grandstaff of the Bitterrooters for Planning organization. I find her letter very distasteful for several reasons and I’ll address those reasons in the following paragraphs. First of all, it should be obvious to everyone who lived through this past summer that the wildfires…