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Tenley’s wish comes true

By Michael Howell Last Thursday was not exactly an ordinary day at Stevensville Primary School. There were a lot of ‘characters’ around. Mary Poppins was there. She seemed to be in charge. But there were lots of other Disney characters present as well. Even a few Disney Dinosaurs from “Toy Story.” It was in fact,…

High Court to hear arguments in ‘big box’ store permitting case

By Michael Howell Oral arguments before the Montana Supreme Court in the case challenging the waste water discharge permit issued for a large retail store development in the Bitterroot have been set for March 29 at 9:30 a.m. in Helena. The case involves a wastewater discharge permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)…

Tester visits the Bitterroot

By Michael Howell Senator Jon Tester took a little time out last Thursday from a conference at the Mansfield Center in Missoula to make a quick visit to the Bitterroot. He showed up to address a fairly large but hastily convened gathering of supporters at the Mine Shaft, a coffee house and café located on…

Purchase of Driscoll Park, Armory on Hamilton ballot

By Michael Howell The City of Hamilton is holding a special election by mail ballot asking the citizens to approve the selling and issuance of a bond in the amount of $1.35 million for the acquisition of property along North 10th Street containing Claudia Driscoll Park and the former National Guard Armory Building. Ballots are…

Tawney recipient of prestigious conservation award

By Michael Howell Last Saturday Land Tawney was presented with the prestigious Nick Kramis Conservation Award at the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association’s annual banquet. Tawney was presented the award by Dale Burk on behalf of RCFWA President Tony Jones, who could not attend the ceremony. Burk had guaranteed Tawney would be at the…

Plane crashes at Stevensville airport

By Michael Howell A Beechcraft Bonanza airplane crashed last Thursday at about 1 p.m. in the afternoon while taking off from the Stevensville Airport. The pilot, Michael Burks, and his wife Kiomi, of Missoula, walked away from the wreck with minor injuries. In an interview with KPAX news, the pilot said that he believed they…

Stevi council establishes Jean Thomas beautification fund

By Michael Howell Longtime Garden Club Member and park lover Jean Thomas, who recently passed away, designated the Town of Stevensville as beneficiary to her estate, noting that the funds were for “beautification of the Town of Stevensville’s parks.” According to Town Clerk Stacy Bartlett, the town has only been notified that it is a…

Work underway on Supply Ditch dam re-construction

By Michael Howell Chairman of the Bitterroot Conservation District (BCD) Howard Eldredge and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) fisheries biologist Chris Clancy, who also serves in an advisory capacity for the BCD, have both been keeping a close eye on the work being done to eliminate a dangerous re-circulating current behind the…

Recreational use rules being considered for the Bitterroot River

By Michael Howell As recreational use of the Bitterroot River continues to increase, officials have begun a process for considering potential rules to address issues of overcrowding. The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks began by doing a couple of surveys to determine what, if any, concerns people had about their recreational opportunities and experience…

Hamilton School District considering bond and levy

By Michael Howell Faced with a declining enrollment that is projected to continue over the next few years and the associated decline in funding, the Hamilton School District administration has put together an ambitious plan to deal with the forecasted shortfall in revenues while providing for continued support of the school’s academic programs and at…