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Scientists investigate alternative to antibiotic treatment

By Michael Howell Scientists at Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) in Hamilton, a division of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), working with colleagues from New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers University, are making headway in their investigation of an anti-body based treatment for at least one kind of bacterial infection that has developed a…

Sheriff issues emergency proclamation over flooding

Ravalli County Commissioners issued an emergency proclamation Friday morning due to continuing flooding issues in Ravalli County.  The most significant areas at this time are east of Corvallis on Willow Creek Road and on the west side near Dutch Hill and Middle Bear Creek Roads.  Motorists should avoid those areas and choose alternate routes until…

Public lands rally held at state capitol

Last week, Governor Steve Bullock joined over 1,000 Montanans in sending a message to the Legislature and Washington D.C. that public lands belong to everyone, Montanans and Americans alike. The crowd included Montana sportsmen and women, conservationists, and outdoor recreation and tourism business owners. “It’s time we send a message that proposals to transfer our…

Potential county Transportation Alternative projects considered

By Michael Howell On February 2, the Ravalli County Commissioners approved sending at least one grant application in for funding from the state’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The county has been receiving a set amount of funding annually in past years under the Community Transportation Enhancement Program (CTEP). Under the CTEP funding each county received…

County approves CDBG planning grant contract with reservations

By Michael Howell After balking over questions of liability, the Ravalli County Commissioners unanimously approved a grant contract for an engineering estimate of the cost of extending water and sewer services to the Targeted Economic Development District that includes the Ravalli County Airport. Commissioner Ray Hawk said, initially, that he would not be voting to…

Spooner hired as Public Health Director

With only two applicants under consideration for the vacant position of Public Health Nurse Director, the Ravalli County Commissioners decided last week to award the contract to current Public Health Nurse Angie Spooner. Commissioner Jeff Burrows said that, in his opinion, both applicants rated fairly well in terms of the basic qualifications, however, Spooner stood…

Meadow Vapor project analysis, draft decision released

Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King has completed the environmental analysis for the Meadow Vapor fuels reduction and watershed improvement project. The analysis and draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (DN/FONSI) are available for public review and objection. The project proposes thinning approximately 3,200 acres of overstocked National Forest lands east of…

Severe weather results in record energy consumption

Montana has had its fair share of winter weather this season and it’s reflected in customer bills, according to a press release from NorthWestern Energy. So far, winter in NorthWestern’s service territory has been colder than normal – 16 percent colder in December and 26 percent colder than normal in January. This is a wide…

Sheriff’s Office announces new emergency alert system

By Michael Howell Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said he is excited about the new emergency notification system for our community. The system, powered by AlertSense, is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Residents and visitors can now receive life-saving emergency alerts…

County won’t abandon Hughes Creek Road, orders gate removed

By Michael Howell On Wednesday, January 25, after a few hours of discussion, the Ravalli County Commissioners denied a petition to abandon the upper reaches of Hughes Creek Road and ordered the landowners to take down the gate that has blocked the road for the last 40 years. Although a Viewers Report recommended accepting the…