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Renowned science writer to speak in Hamilton

By Michael Howell   Rocky Mountain Laboratories, one of the few laboratories in the nation conducting research on the Ebola Virus, is hosting a talk by Montana author and journalist David Quammen, entitled “Ebola to Zika and Beyond: Scary Viruses in a Globalized World” on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Performing…

New usage rules proposed for upper Bitterroot River, West Fork

By Michael Howell   The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission took public comment at a meeting in Hamilton last week on proposed administrative rules restricting recreational and commercial use of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River and the Upper Bitterroot River. The proposed rules are intended to address concerns about congestion on the…

Hamilton mayoral candidates – in their own words

Dominic Farrenkopf   I am Dominic Farrenkopf, candidate for Mayor of the City of Hamilton, and I truly care about people. I read to preschool and elementary students at the Bitterroot Public Library and valley public schools. I teach poetry to elementary, middle school and high school students in community forums, public and private schools….

Stevensville mayoral candidates – in their own words

Mark Adams   My name is Mark Adams and I am running for Mayor of Stevensville. I am writing this letter to address the recent events at Stevensville’s Town administration. Specifically, the departure of the finance officer after such a short time with the Town. After speaking to Roxanne Wagner only a couple of times,…

RS Aesthetics medical spa expands in Florence

Grand opening Thursday, October 12, 5 to 8 p.m.   By Michael Howell   A new full-service Medical Spa, including a Laser Salon and Men’s Den, has opened its doors in Florence. Rosalee Shorter, a native Bitterrooter, opened the business called RS Aesthetics in August of 2015 and moved into the current building located on…

River Health Check program gets Community Focus grant

The Bitterroot River Health Check, a community based water quality monitoring program, was chosen to be the recipient of the Rapp Family Foundation’s 2017 Community Focus grant. The Rapp Family Foundation’s grant of $15,260 will go toward the purchase of the equipment necessary to establish a permanent headquarters/laboratory for the Bitterroot River Health Check at…

City of Hamilton adopts Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan

By Michael Howell   The City of Hamilton is the second municipality in the valley to sign on to the newly updated Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan for Ravalli County & Municipalities. Eric Hoover, County Director of Emergency Management, explained at the September 5 meeting that having such a plan is a pre-requisite to receiving certain federal…

Stevensville police chief pleads for a records clerk

By Michael Howell   Stevensville Police Chief James Marble recently sent a memo to Mayor Jim Crews pleading for a full time Police Records Clerk, “or at least 20 hours per week.” Mayor Crews read the memo aloud to the Town Council at its September 25 meeting in which a discussion and/or decision on the…

Panel recommends disbarment for Hamilton attorney

By Michael Howell   An adjudicatory panel of the Commission on Practice has recommended to the Montana Supreme Court that Hamilton attorney Robert Myers be disbarred from the practice of law.   The Commission actually issued three recommendations to the Court based on three separate counts of professional misconduct each of which was considered at…

Bitterroot fault under study

  By Michael Howell   One of the high points in the geologic history of the Bitterroot valley, or one of the lowest depending on which side of the fault line you were on, came when the earth cracked at the edge of the Idaho Batholith pulling the Sapphire Mountains off the top of the…