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Evacuation order lifted

As of press time on Monday, the Roaring Lion Fire, burning 5 miles southwest of Hamilton on the Bitterroot National Forest, had burned 8,270 acres and the perimeter was 30% contained. 724 people are fighting the fire, which is being managed under unified command of Greg Poncin of the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team and…

Roaring Lion Fire evacuations remain in effect

Undersheriff Steve Holton reports that the evacuation status for the Roaring Lion Fire has not changed since yesterday evening.  Holton said that due to the expected weather driven fire danger the Stage 2 Evacuation Order remains in effect west of Hwy 93 from Hayes Creek to North Gold Creek to include Whispering Pines and Lupine…

Eagle Scout project for the birds

Eagle Scout candidate Louis Zielinski, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 115, is close to finishing up his Eagle Scout project which involved building five Wood Duck nesting boxes and placing them on the Teller Wildlife Refuge located north of Corvallis along the Bitterroot River. Zielinski said he has always had the notion…

Blue Devils pound Pirates

Blue Devils pound Pirates The Corvallis Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a non-conference match on Friday night. Corvallis won, 34-14. Jayce Gilder let the charge for Corvallis with 299 yards. Gilder passed to Danner Miller for a 41-yard opening touchdown. Gilder also connected with Taylor Sylvester from…

‘Cowboy Ninja’ in Hamilton

  The television show ‘American Ninja Warrior’ has captured the interest of many people this summer. On Friday night, students at the Velocity Gymnastics ninja clinic had a chance to meet one finalist up close and personal. Lance Pekus hails from Salmon, Idaho, and is known to millions as the ‘Cowboy Ninja’ because of the…

Lloyd Earl Eickert

Lloyd Earl Eickert, 88, of Missoula and Stevensville, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Village Nursing Home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on November 15, 1925 in Chadwick, Illinois to Julius and Hazel Eickert. He was raised and educated in Chadwick with his nine brothers and sisters until…

Lady Broncs make history

  Hamilton will have to make room for a new trophy in the case, the Southwest A Divisional Championship trophy. There’s not another one like it in the case. “This is the first divisional in school history,” said Hamilton coach Mark Albert. “That was our goal.” Albert said that not making the trip to state…

Stevensville tops Corvallis, falls to Dillon

  The Stevensville Yellowjackets had a tough week. They had two tough games – one a valley rival, Corvallis; and the other, one of the toughest teams in the conference, Dillon. Add to that, one of the starters, Jesse Sims, transferred to Corvallis. The loss of Sims has created a new dynamic for the team,…

Darby takes down St. Regis in close game

    The Lady Tigers came from behind to tie the game against St. Regis and then, with less than a second remaining, take the lead and the win over St. Regis. Lacey Dolcater sank the last of three free throws after being fouled from three point land to make the score 54-53 and Darby…

Darby takes last second win over Victor

The Lady Tigers came from behind to top Victor, 46-45, in 13C action. The two teams battled back and forth with the lead changing hands several times. With 57 seconds left in the game, Victor held a two-point lead but a free throw by Siri Nojd reduced the margin by one point. Victor got the…