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Natural History Center takes students into the field

Students from Kelli Hollingsworth’s 5th grade class at Daly Elementary School examine a snake they discovered on a field trip to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The trip was sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center as part of its Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program. Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell Students from the fourth and fifth grades at Daly Elementary School spent the day last week honing their naturalist skills at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. It was an end-of-the-year-celebration field trip, the culmination of a year-long Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center…

Next stop for valley tracksters, state

  Hannah Porch racked up three first place finishes to pace the Florence girls’ track team at the Western B Divisional in Missoula over the weekend. The sophomore took first in the 100, 200 and triple jump as well as ran a let of the first place 400 relay team. Porch had a leap of…

Bitterroot siblings are Coast Guard ‘brothers in arms’

  Photo: Brothers Trevor (left) and Travis (right) Capp, residents of Stevensville, and members of U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 based in Everett, WA, participate in the Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) exercise as part of Operation Foal Eagle 2013 in Pohang, South Korea.   By Daniel King, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer…

Florence girls take 6B track championship

Hannah Porch and Hannah Sax combined to take first place in five events at the District 6B track meet in Missoula. Hannah Porch won the 100 and 200 meter sprints. She also took first in the triple jump and was second in the long jump. Hannah Sax won both the 100 hurdles and the 300…

Softball in full swing

With only a month left until the state championships, the softball teams are getting into the tournament mode where they play multiple games in a day. The Frenchtown Invitational is the lead off tournament and offers teams a glimpse of teams they normally wouldn’t get a chance to play. Florence, a Class B school, took…

Bitterroot Tennis Invitational held

The annual Bitterroot Invitational was held in Corvallis where the girls competed and in Hamilton where the boys competed. Corvallis’ Laramie McHugh defeated Morgan Peterson of Dillon, 6-0, 6-1 in the semi finals. She then defeated Emily Getts of Columbia Falls 6-1, 6-2 for the championship. The doubles team of Megan Lengyel and Sydnee Madruga…

Lady Broncs edge Stevi in thriller

Bri Huggans of Hamilton makes a move to the basket as Carly Vercruyssen of Stevensville defends her. Jean Schurman photo

The Battle of the Bitterroot was in Stevensville on Thursday night where the Hamilton Lady Broncs and the Lady Yellowjackets matched up against each other. The two battled with Hamilton maintaining the lead most of the game but by no more than a couple of points the entire game. A last second lay in by…

New Rep. Daines meets with Commissioner Chilcott

Congressman Steve Daines welcomes Ravalli County Commissioner Greg Chilcott, left, to Daines’ office in Washington, D.C. Chilcott also serves as president of the Montana Association of Counties.

Newly elected Congressman Steve Daines recently met with Ravalli County Commissioner Greg Chilcott in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues facing both Ravalli County and communities across Montana. Chilcott, who recently entered his third term as Ravalli County Commissioner, serves as president of the Montana Association of Counties.  Chilcott was also joined by Montana Association of…