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Rapid FS response to Willow Creek Road collapse

By Michael Howell On the morning of Tuesday, June 13, two crews working for the Bitterroot National Forest Service were up Willow Creek Road past the Willow Creek Trailhead and past the slump in the road that collapsed in a catastrophic blowout trapping them on the mountainside. Through radio and cell phone communication, the 12…

Forest Service seeks public comment on Gold Butterfly project

By Michael Howell The Bitterroot National Forest is inviting the public to review and make comments on a proposed vegetation management and fuels reduction project in the Sapphire Mountains east of Corvallis. The Gold Butterfly project proposes harvest and thinning, slash piling, and prescribed burning on approximately 10,495 acres of National Forest lands on the…

Municipal election filings close

The following candidates have filed for open positions in the November municipal elections.   CITY OF HAMILTON Mayor: Dominic Farrenkopf, Travis Martinez City Council Ward 1: Kristi Bielski, Eric Monson City Council Ward 2: Rod Pogachar City Council Ward 3: Kenneth S. Bell, Claire Kemp   TOWN OF DARBY Mayor: JC McDowell, Willard A. “Buck”…

Daly Hospital Foundation donors honored

By Michael Howell Since 2011, the Daly Hospital Foundation has been recognizing major donors by placing their names on the Power of Health Honor Wall located just inside the main entrance to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Actually a sculpture created by Tim Campbell in 2011, the Honor Wall has been used to recognize those who…

Changes on ‘Food Row’ at Fairgrounds

Change isn’t easy and it sometimes brings hard feelings and misinformation. In January, the Ravalli County Fair Commission began looking into credit card charges which garners a three percent charge for the credit card company on every purchase. County finance officer Klarryse Murphy and county treasurer Dan Whitesitt both had concerns and wanted Fair Director…

Debris slides close Willow Creek roads

By Michael Howell The Stevensville Ranger District has temporarily closed Willow Creek Roads #364 and #969 east of Corvallis following several slides that have covered the road with mud, rocks and debris. The slides occurred on Tuesday, June 13, following heavy rainfall over the Sapphire Mountains. Numerous weather stations on the forest including Sawmill Creek,…

Boat launch blocked – mayor to work on plan for town launch

By Michael Howell Just as he promised, Fort Owen Ranch owner Roy Capp has placed concrete blocks along the town’s right of way as it crosses his property allowing public access to River Park. The concrete blocks were placed to prevent vehicles from accessing the river bank to launch boats from that right of way….

Wings & Wheels fly-in and car show at airport Saturday

By Jean Schurman Loop-the-loops and car engines revving up, that will be part of the sights and sounds happening at the Ravalli County Airport this Saturday, June 24th. It’s the second annual Wings & Wheels ‘Freedom to Dream’ Fly-In and car show. The event is made possible by several businesses throughout the valley, according to…

Corvallis couple celebrating 70 years of marriage

By Jean Schurman A little less than 71 years ago, Ken Gardner walked into a diner in Sugar City, Idaho, for a hamburger. A young waitress took his order, and ultimately his heart. Lois Bird was the lunchtime waitress for her uncle at the Del Rio Inn. Everyday she walked down from the high school…

State wolf numbers still strong

Wolf numbers in Montana remained healthy in 2016 and more than three times the federally-mandated minimums.   Montana’s annual wolf report shows a minimum of 477 wolves were counted for 2016. This is down from 536 wolves counted in 2015, but doesn’t necessarily reflect a reduction in wolf numbers, but rather a reduction in counting…