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County to deed land to Stevi for fishing access site

At a regular meeting on August 3, the Ravalli County Commissioners voted 4 to 0 to deed a 1.52 acre piece of land located at the northwest corner of the Stevensville bridge to the Town of Stevensville for development as a park with fishing access.   Deputy County Attorney Howard Recht confirmed that the law…

Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark

By Michael Howell The epic journey of the Corps of Discovery across the American west and back, and the records that were kept along the way, have provided generations of Americans a treasure trove of historical and scientific observations that continue to reveal new insights as time goes by. But the journals, as much as…

Fire danger level raised to ‘extreme’

Hamilton, Montana (August 2, 2017) – Fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest will be raised to “Extreme” beginning tomorrow, August 3, 2017. Firefighters responded to 13 human-caused fires in Ravalli County over the weekend including several sparked by fireworks, cigarette butts thrown into dry grass and even one involving a canon.  Four of the…

Fishing restrictions on river to go into effect

Warm water temperatures have triggered “hoot-owl” fishing restrictions, beginning Thursday, August 3, on the Bitterroot River from Veteran’s Bridge on Highway 93 just north of Hamilton, downstream to the confluence with the Clark Fork in Missoula (approximately 55 miles). “Hoot owl” restrictions close fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. The Bitterroot joins a portion of…

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…