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Changing of the guard – new commissioner, sheriff

By Michael Howell Ravalli County will go into the new year with a new Sheriff and a new County Commissioner. Last Friday, on December 30, outgoing Sheriff Chris Hoffman was sworn in as Ravalli County’s newest county commissioner and within minutes former Undersheriff Steve Holton was sworn in as Ravalli County’s new Sheriff. Asked about…

Groups sue over Bitterroot National Forest Travel Plan

By Michael Howell A coalition of seven multiple-use recreation groups are challenging the Bitterroot National Forest Travel Plan as presented in the Final Record of Decision posted in May 2016. They are the Bitterroot Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club; Ravalli County Off-road User Association; Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclists; Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association; Montana Snowmobile Association; Citizens…

Darby town budget in question

By Michael Howell The Town of Darby has yet to officially adopt a fiscal year 2017 budget by resolution. The main stumbling block to adoption of the budget has been the proposed reduction in force at the Police Department. Now some Council members are at loggerheads with the Mayor over his efforts to enforce a…

StoryBrook Medicine – new family medicine clinic to open in Stevi

By Michael Howell Dr. Kirk Crews has been practicing family medicine in Stevensville for more than 17 years. But this coming year promises to be a little different, maybe a lot different, as he steps out of the corporate environment in which he has been so long engaged, to open up an independent family practice…

Stevensville’s own Debbie Severson

By Jean Schurman Debbie Severson is one of the most well known individuals in the Stevensville area. Over the years, she’s worn many different hats, from bank employee to volunteer to golfer. But next week, she’ll don one more hat, that of retiree. Severson is retiring from Rocky Mountain Bank after working there for 36…

Standing with Standing Rock panel discussion scheduled

By Michael Howell Last month when the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline  near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota were making national headlines, people gathered along the main intersection in downtown Hamilton to express solidarity with the tribe. Since that time some significant events have transpired and some of the Bitterrooters, who…

Hamilton low income housing project a go

By Michael Howell Work on a low income housing project in Hamilton, called Valley Villas, is set to begin next week. Helena developer Beki Glyde Brandborg of Echo Enterprises was in town last week to thank the City of Hamilton for its support in her application for a Department of Commerce Low Income Tax Credit…

Neighbors concerned about septic waste land application

By Michael Howell Several landowners living on Sunset Bench, about six and a half miles southeast of Stevensville, are upset at the prospect of having septage and grease trap waste spread on land in the area by a local septage pumping company. The Ravalli County Board of Health has asked Montana Department of Environmental Quality…

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Spreading joy – wherever it’s needed

By Jean Schurman Santa Claus normally wears a red suit and drives a sled. Not in Stevensville, Montana, though. Santa wears a police uniform and drives a patrol car, and sometimes there are more than one Santa Claus. Sam Fawcett is the school resource officer, or SRO, for the Stevensville Police Department and spends his…