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Wednesday, January 18



Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, January 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the RCEDA office, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. These meetings are open to the public.


Daly Mansion Preservation Trust

The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust will hold its Annual Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 5 p.m. at the Mansion. The public is welcome. For information call 363-6004 4#.


Farm Business Workshops

A winter workshop series in Corvallis is designed for beginning farmers and ranchers interested in starting a new business or adding a new enterprise. Planning For On-Farm Success offers expert presenters from the Montana University System, and panels of experienced producers and ag professionals to help participants understand and develop the tools they need to launch a successful new enterprise.

The workshops, hosted by MSU Extension in partnership with the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition, will be offered Wednesdays, January 18 through March 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following topics:

Jan. 18: Farm Strategic Planning

Jan. 25: Researching Your Market

Feb. 1: Farm Marketing & Promotion

Feb. 8: Managing Your Financials

Feb. 15: Financial Decision-Making

Feb. 22: Financing Your Farm

Mar. 1: Managing On-Farm Risks

Participants will learn about local resources, network with local producers and service providers and get hands-on support working on their own business plans. Workshops cost $15 each or $75 for the full seven-part series. Full series registration includes a copy of the Planning for On-Farm Success workbook. Workshops will be held at the Western Agricultural Research Center at 580 Quast Lane, Corvallis. For more information and to register, visit or contact Dr. Zach Miller at or 406-961-3025.


Thursday, January 19


Corvallis School Board Work Session

The Corvallis School Board Negotiating Committee will hold a work session on Thursday, January 19 at 4 p.m. in the Mini Theater and Room #7.


Back Country Horsemen

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their monthly meeting on Thursday, January 19, at the Corvallis School Cafeteria on Eastside Highway in Corvallis. Potluck dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you are a rider or hiker who wants to help keep trails open and meet like-minded folks, you’re invite to attend. Program speaker Eric Hoover of the local Office of Emergency Management will present information on the Community Animal Response/ Rescue Plan currently being formed in Ravalli County. Following this will be a short video on the upcoming state BCH convention. Guests are welcome, and for more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check the website at


Self-help talk

“Finding Rest, Renewal & Delight in Your Busy Life” will be presented by Becky Lovejoy on Friday, January 20 at 12 noon at O’Hara Commons & Sustainability Center, 111 S. 4th Street, Hamilton. Lovejoy will talk about discovering the healing power of rest and becoming empowered to make new choices that honor rest as a nourishing and essential companion to your work and home life. The talk is open to all. For more information contact



Sunday, January 22


“Healing the Spirit with Song” will be presented by Laura “Kat” Hawkins, a UM Music-Voice Graduate and 4th Year Graduate of Science of Mind New York City, on Sunday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. 1st Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. Laura will share her methods of processing and healing with songs. Meditation is at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and meaningful conversation follow at 11:15 a.m. For further information call Dave 381-2355 or visit


Monday, January 23


Stevi school menu

Monday: Breakfast – Waffles or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch -Chicken Legs, mashed potatoes & gravy, apricots, bread & butter, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast – Muffins or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chalupas with lettuce & salsa, refried beans, oranges, bread & butter, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken & Noodles, tossed salad, grapes, bread & butter, milk

Thursday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Cheese-filled Breadsticks with marinara sauce, glazed carrots, pears, bread & butter, milk

Friday: Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken Sandwich, fresh veggies with ranch dressing, pineapple, bread & butter, milk.


Rotary Club
Hamilton Rotary Club meetings in January are focusing on historical events in the Bitterroot. Tamar Stanley, Director of the Ravalli County Museum, will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club on Monday, January 23 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.


Drum Circle
African Drum Circle will take place Monday, January 23 (2nd and 4th Mondays) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. 1st Street (north of Sears), Hamilton. Bring your drum, rattles, and other instruments and be part of the fun. No drums? No worries, there are instruments to share. By donation. For information, contact Jerry at 381-7220 ( or visit CSLBitterroot.

Fish & Wildlife Assn

The general meeting of the Ravalli County Fish & Wildlife Association will be on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at the Daly Leach meeting room, 1010 W. Main, Hamilton. Guest speaker will be Jay Kolbe from FWP. Jay will give an update on the mountain lion plan that is currently being drafted. Meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in wildlife related issues is encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Tony at 381-0587.


Tuesday, January 24


Republican Women’s Club

Ravalli County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting and lunch on Tuesday, January 24 (fourth Tuesday) at 11:30 a.m. at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. Installation of 2017 Officers will take place. Guest speaker will be the new Sheriff, Steve Holton.


Thursday, January 26


RASS training
Western MT Addiction Services will be holding a Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service training on Thursday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 209 N. 10th, Suite C in Hamilton. The cost of the training is $15 for materials. The “Let’s Control It” curriculum is approved as a state-mandated RASS training by the MT Dept of Revenue and participants will receive a certificate of completion. For information or to register, call 532-9149 or email by January 25.

Emergency Fund Florence Civic Club’s Community Emergency Fund is here to help! The fund has money available to help victims of the Roaring Lion Fire. All funds will be dispersed according to need, deadline for request is January 15, 2017​. To submit a request: email or call Ann at 403-6491. For immediate help call…

  Emergency Fund Florence Civic Club’s Community Emergency Fund is here to help! The fund has money available to help victims of the Roaring Lion Fire. All funds will be dispersed according to need, deadline for request is January 15, 2017​. To submit a request: email or call Ann at 403-6491. For immediate help…

  Wednesday, January 4   Standing Rock panel “Standing with Standing Rock” will be presented on Wednesday, January 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. upstairs at the Bedford Building (City Hall) on S. 2nd in Hamilton. Hear Salim Matt Gras and a panel of Bitterrooters who’ve spent time at Standing Rock for a behind-the-scenes exploration…

  Friday, December 30   BPL Story Time Story Time for Kids will be held Friday, December 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. “What’s Your Name?” Enjoy a story time about names with storyteller Sally Blevins. Enjoy early literacy through stories and exploration. This story time is designed…

  Wednesday, December 21   Library Christmas Crafts North Valley Public Library is hosting a free Christmas arts and crafts programs for families, teens and children of all ages on Wednesday, December 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Make ornaments with beads, paint, glitter, and much more. Library art leader, Pam,…

  Thursday, December 15   Sabre Soccer signups   Sign-up for Stevensville Sabre Spring Soccer is Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Center at Stevensville High School. For more information contact Ralph Serrette at (406) 274-7764.   Community Conversations Community Conversations: Creating a World that Works for Everyone will take place Thursday,…

  Wednesday, December 7   Garden Club meeting cancelled Stevensville Garden Club will not meet on Wednesday, December 7. The next meeting will be Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street, Stevensville. Everyone is welcome. Contact Sue at 406-369-0406 for more information.   Stevi school concert Stevensville…

Thursday, December 1   Wellness programs The St. Francis of Assisi Health and Wellness Ministry is hosting free wellness presentations in the St. Francis Pastoral Center, 411 S. 5th St, Hamilton. Everyone is welcome. On Thursday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m., Joan Morgan, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L), Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center, will present “Reduce Stress…

  Thursday, November 24   Thanksgiving meal A Thanksgiving Day meal will be served Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 275 Hattie Lane, Hamilton (just south of Marcus Street between Daly Ave. and Kurtz Lane). Free to all! Unable to get out? Have a meal delivered to your…