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Christensen gets prison sentence, out on appeal

By Michael Howell   Dr. Chris Christensen, a Florence medical doctor, was sentenced last week to 20 years in state prison with 10 years suspended. He was convicted this past November by a jury on 22 felony counts at one of the longest trials Judge Jeffrey Langton could remember conducting. Charges included two counts of…

Business is booming at ammunition business

By Michael Howell   One of the biggest employers in the Stevensville area these days is an ammunition company located on the highway near Bell Crossing called Armscor Cartridge Inc., or ACI for short. Owner Darren Newsom, 47, is a Stevensville High School graduate who, instead of leaving town to go to college, went to…

Commissioners comment on proposed changes to NEPA rules

By Michael Howell   The Ravalli County Commissioners have responded to a federal request to comment on some proposed rule changes concerning the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Comments were requested on four “areas of efficiency” in NEPA procedures and environmental analysis. The federal government’s NEPA Services Group was seeking comments on the processes and…

Annual Cowboy Ball this Saturday

Do you have a little cabin fever? Come to the First Interstate Building at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds for the seventh annual Cowboy Ball. What began seven years ago as a means to raise money for the rodeo grounds at the fairgrounds has become a mid-winter institution. There are some staples of the event. For…

Valley wrestlers move on to state

The divisional wrestling tournaments were held last weekend in Columbia Falls for the Western A teams and in Superior for the Class B teams. These tournaments determined who will advance to the state tournaments in Billings this weekend at the Metra. The All Class tournament will begin on Friday. The top eight wrestlers in Class…

Lady Falcons win two more

The Lady Falcons of Florence improved their record to 14-1 with two wins over the weekend. After a slow beginning against Deer Lodge, Florence went on to win, 56-36. Florence held Deer Lodge to only four points in the final frame of the game. Makenna Liles and Danielle Zahn each had 16 points. Florence 56,…

Corvallis boys win two

The Corvallis Blue Devils are coming together on the court. They picked up a win over Stevensville on Thursday and another on Friday on the road in Whitefish. Although Stevensville started strongly, two three pointers by Ridge Albright and one by Kobe Jessop shifted the momentum to Corvallis. Stevensville pulled with in four points with…

Next Legislature must stand up for Montana

By Montana Governor Steve Bullock   Montanans are now seeing the real-life consequences of budget decisions made by the Republican legislators who make up the majority of our state legislature. Over the next year, 28 property assessment offices will be closing their doors in addition to the 19 public assistance offices that have already turned…

Thanks to Senator Daines

  I want to publicly and sincerely thank Senator Steve Daines for addressing Wilderness Study Areas in Montana that are not recommended for wilderness designation. The Protect Public Use of Public Land Act (text found here – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2206/text) is honoring the desires of the 65th Montana Legislature though the passage of our HJ9, which requested…

Fight’s over for Tester

  Read Tester’s staff-written letter last week.  He said he’s working with the President? When? Records show he’s voted against him more than 80% of the time. He’s working on 10 bills? He’s only been part of eight bills in eight years. Come on, there is so much spin on that commentary, your stomach gets…