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Flavorful to open second location

Flavorful, the popular Stevensville burrito restaurant, is expanding into Missoula. Starting on April 7, the Flavorful company is launching its second location, inside AT&T’s call center. AT&T is number 10 on the Fortune 500 company list, a leading global communications company and one of Missoula’s largest employers, with 500 employees. According to Augusto “Gus” Daza…

Victor Park getting restroom facility

By Michael Howell Last Wednesday, March 16, the Ravalli County Commissioners decided to chip in a couple thousand dollars towards the installation of a restroom facility in Victor Park. Following the recommendation of the Ravalli County Park Board, the commissioners approved the expenditure of $2,000 from the Park Board funds to add the finishing touches…

Town, FWP examine options for Stevensville Fishing Access Site

By Michael Howell Officials from Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Town of Stevensville, along with some members of the public, toured a few potential fishing access sites last week that could possibly be developed to replace the current fishing access site at the Stevensville bridge. Land owner Roy Capp, who owns the rocky river…

Advisory committee revises recommendation on river use

By Michael Howell The sixteen-member Bitterroot River Recreational Advisory committee met for the last time on Monday, March 6 to fine tune the recommended alternative they have fashioned for controlling recreational use on the West Fork and upper Bitteroot River. The preferred alternative being recommended by the group at this point does not involve issuing…

Settlement agreement reached on westside management project

Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King has announced that a settlement agreement has been reached on the Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project. The agreement allows the forest to move forward on plans to thin over 2,300 acres of overstocked National Forest System (NFS) lands southwest of Hamilton. “We are pleased to announce today’s settlement that…

Stevensville council to change meeting day

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Town Council voted 3 to 1 to change the night on which the Council meets from Thursday to Monday evenings. The change was made at the request of Fire Chief Jeff Motley to enable him to host fire training meetings at the fire hall on Thursday evenings. He said due…

Our downtowns… vanishing into ‘the cloud’?

By Michael Howell Small town downtowns have become a thing of the past in many areas of the country where they succumbed to a pattern of traffic-oriented strip mall development along the roads going into and out of the communities. The highly successful 35-year old Main Street America program (http://www.mainstreet.org/) was developed to help these…

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…