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New grocery store coming to Stevensville

  By Michael Howell Missoula grocery store owner Jim Edwards, Jr. has applied for a business license to operate a grocery store in Stevensville. The store will open in the same building that his father, Jim Edwards, Sr. owned and where he operated Bi-Lo Grocery for many years. In many ways this will be a…

Hamilton Elks Lodge donates Flag Retirement Box for Stevi Veterans Park

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot Valley Elks Lodge No. 1651, through the Elks National Foundation, was able to obtain a grant to develop a Community Investment Program within the Bitterroot Valley. Harry Potton, a member of American Legion Post 94 in Stevensville, told the council that the Stevensville Town Council at its 24 meeting that…

Veterans Stand Down scheduled

  Valley veterans are invited to bring their families and their musical instruments to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds this week for the annual Ravalli County Veterans Stand Down. The event is sponsored by the Veteran’s Administration and its bare bones intent is to provide some necessary items to homeless veterans. Each eligible veteran will receive…

Clerk and Recorder appointed Interim Treasurer

  By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners decided last week to officially appoint Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg to serve as Interim Treasurer until the November elections when the successful candidate would be installed. This decision pretty much memorializes the status quo for how the Treasurer’s Office has been handled since the departure of…

Stevi hardware store owner sues Stevensville Playhouse

  By Michael Howell Phil Henderson, owner of Stevensville Hardware, filed suit in district court on June 13 against the Stevensville Playhouse, seeking a court order either forcing the non-profit organization to fix the wall of the building that is bowed out over his property or remove it. He claims the theater building is unsafe…

Judge rules lawsuit over $675k county settlement will continue

  In a recent Opinion and Order signed on July 14, District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton denied the County’s motion to strike the petition filed against it by Michael Howell, Publisher of the Bitterroot Star, over the decision to pay a $675,000 settlement to Big Sky Development. Howell filed a pro se Petition on behalf…

Hamilton annexes and zones new parkland

  By Michael Howell In a long anticipated move the Hamilton City Council approved the annexation of 22 acres along the Bitterroot River known as the Taber Property but currently owned by the Bitter Root Land Trust. The annexation petition is contingent upon the City of Hamilton’s acceptance of donation of the property to the…

Fire danger raised to high

Due to the ongoing extremely hot and dry weather, fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest has been moved from Moderate to High. High fire danger means all fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from just causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is…

Commissioners reject FOIA request for mailing list

  By Michael Howell The County Commissioners last week rejected a Freedom of Information Act request from Larry Campbell, a landowner along Rye Creek Road, for a mailing list of the individuals who enrolled in the County’s Dust Abatement Program last year. Campbell, who has a home right next to the dirt road, was hoping…

Police chief wants to expand duties of animal control/parking officer

  By Michael Howell Hamilton Police Chief Ryan Oster presented a proposal to the Hamilton City Council last week at its Committee of the Whole meeting that would expand the duties of the Animal Control/Parking enforcement officer and return it to a civilian position instead of using a sworn officer. Taking the opportunity following the…