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Fires (still) all around us

Lolo Peak Fire now 4792+ acres The Lolo Peak Fire, burning northwest of Florence, was listed at 4,792 acres as of Monday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire started in remote backcountry in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness on July 15. Incident Commander is Greg Poncin of Northern Rockies Team 1. A total of 427 people are assigned to…

Hamilton board approves cell phone tower in cemetery

By Michael Howell   Despite overwhelming public comment against placing a cell phone tower on the Hamilton Cemetery grounds, the City of Hamilton’s Zoning Board of Adjustments approved a conditional use permit on Monday, July 24 that would allow just that.   Verizon has been looking for a place to erect a new cell phone…

Victor now has its own physicians clinic

By Jean Schurman The building that was once a lawyer’s office and then a physical therapy office has been transformed once again. Now, the building that is located on the east side of Highway 93, just south of the light at Main Street in Victor, is the only physicians clinic in town. If the size…

Commissioners contract for youth crisis services

By Michael Howell   The Ravalli County Commissioners decided on July 27 to fund the Bitterroot Youth Crisis Diversion project for a few months, enabling the Western Montana Mental Health Center/Westhouse to contract with the Linda Massa Youth Homes to provide an extra bed in their multiple-bed youth crisis center.   According to the director…

County applies for FAA grant for airport fixes

By Michael Howell On Thursday, July 27, the Ravalli County Commissioners approved making a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration for a taxilane design and a replacement beacon at the Ravalli County Airport.   The commissioners discussed the projects in a teleconference call with Rick Donaldson from Montana State Aeronautics. Donaldson said that following…

Lolo Peak Fire Update

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Location: The fire is burning directly west of Lolo Peak between Lantern Ridge on the north and to approximately one mile south of Anderson Creek. It has reached but not crossed the Bitterroot divide on the eastern boundary. The Firewise Trailer for fire information is located at the Junction of Hwy…

Hearings held in attorney Myers’ disciplinary case

Attorney for ODC seeks Myers disbarment By Michael Howell On Thursday, July 22, in Missoula, after a series of hearings on three separate complaints that spanned about eleven hours, Jon Moog, state attorney for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), stated that, based on the facts presented, Hamilton attorney Robert Myers should be disbarred. Each…

New Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks visits Montana

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the appointment of two Deputy Assistant Secretaries to serve as leaders at the Department. Aurelia Skipwith will serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks and former House Natural Resources senior staffer Katharine MacGregor will serve as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and…

Water Forum volunteers help restore East Fork riverbank

By Michael Howell A massive riverbank restoration project is underway this summer along a half-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Bitterroot River as it flows across the Lazy J Cross Ranch in the south valley. The project was born out of discussions between Heather Barber, Executive Director of the Bitter Root Water Forum,…

Unusual reunion in Stevensville

Loey Knapp’s home in Stevensville was the site of a very unusual class reunion this summer. It was the 50th anniversary of the 1967 graduating class of the Kodaikanal International School, located in the city of Kodaikanal in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the…