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County approves CDBG planning grant contract with reservations

By Michael Howell After balking over questions of liability, the Ravalli County Commissioners unanimously approved a grant contract for an engineering estimate of the cost of extending water and sewer services to the Targeted Economic Development District that includes the Ravalli County Airport. Commissioner Ray Hawk said, initially, that he would not be voting to…

Spooner hired as Public Health Director

With only two applicants under consideration for the vacant position of Public Health Nurse Director, the Ravalli County Commissioners decided last week to award the contract to current Public Health Nurse Angie Spooner. Commissioner Jeff Burrows said that, in his opinion, both applicants rated fairly well in terms of the basic qualifications, however, Spooner stood…

Meadow Vapor project analysis, draft decision released

Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King has completed the environmental analysis for the Meadow Vapor fuels reduction and watershed improvement project. The analysis and draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (DN/FONSI) are available for public review and objection. The project proposes thinning approximately 3,200 acres of overstocked National Forest lands east of…

Severe weather results in record energy consumption

Montana has had its fair share of winter weather this season and it’s reflected in customer bills, according to a press release from NorthWestern Energy. So far, winter in NorthWestern’s service territory has been colder than normal – 16 percent colder in December and 26 percent colder than normal in January. This is a wide…

Sheriff’s Office announces new emergency alert system

By Michael Howell Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said he is excited about the new emergency notification system for our community. The system, powered by AlertSense, is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Residents and visitors can now receive life-saving emergency alerts…

County won’t abandon Hughes Creek Road, orders gate removed

By Michael Howell On Wednesday, January 25, after a few hours of discussion, the Ravalli County Commissioners denied a petition to abandon the upper reaches of Hughes Creek Road and ordered the landowners to take down the gate that has blocked the road for the last 40 years. Although a Viewers Report recommended accepting the…

County considers amicus brief in Forest Travel Plan lawsuit

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners wanted to register an official objection to the Bitterroot National Forest’s Travel Plan that was adopted in May of 2016. They felt that the final plan violated a number of aims and goals in its Natural Resource Policy which was adopted midway in the long and drawn out…

Stevensville Main Street director preparing to step down

By Michael Howell Joan Prather, longtime Executive Director of the Stevensville Main Street Association, true to form, is already making meticulous preparations for her own exit from the job she’s held for the last sixteen and a half years. She doesn’t plan on leaving until sometime in May, but whenever she does, you can be…

Montana School Counselor of the Year honored in D.C.

By Michael Howell Last spring Stevensville Elementary (K-5) School Counselor Lee Starck was chosen by the Montana School Counselors Association as Montana School Counselor of the Year. This put him in the running with school counselors from around the country for an award from the national organization, the American School Counselors Association. Although he didn’t…

County looking to hire public health director replacement

By Michael Howell LuAnn Burgmuller, Director of the Ravalli County Public Health Department, has resigned. She worked as a Public Health Nurse for seven years, the last two as Director. “I never aspired to be the Director,” said Burgmuller, “I just fell into it.” She fell into it when previous director Judy Griffin, who served…