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Rob Johnson honored by Bitterroot Stockgrowers

By Jean Schurman Imagine trying to plan a surprise when the one being surprised is always the person doing the legwork on the honor. That was the quandary the Bitterroot Stockgrowers were in for the past few weeks as they planned their annual banquet and Ag Expo. The highlight of the banquet is always the…

Septage land application permit request moves forward

By Michael Howell   The Ravalli County Board of Health reviewed a septage application permit by Eckert Patriot Pumping to apply about 100,000 gallons of raw sewage per year on acreage owned by the Buglis on Sunset Bench southeast of Stevensville. Several neighbors expressed concerns about the potential impacts on groundwater and surface water in…

County ‘collaborators’ wanted

The Ravalli County Commissioners are looking to form a collaborative group, representative of most of the valley’s different interests, who can work together on issues, primarily concerning natural resources, to provide meaningful comment to controlling agencies, whether state or federal, which are implementing water or land use projects in the county. The idea, according to…

Stevi school nurse program gets boost from Marcus Daly Hospital

By Michael Howell Last Friday, January 6, Tom Anderson, a Board Director at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, handed over a check for $6,500 to Stevensville School Superintendent Bob Moore and School Nurse Connie Johnson. Anderson said that the hospital considered it an honor to be able to contribute to the School Nurse program in Stevensville….

McAdams to speak for 20th annual MLK Day celebration

Travis McAdams, former Research and Program Director of the Montana Human Rights Network, will be the guest speaker at the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration sponsored by the Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance in Hamilton on Monday, January 16th. The event is sponsored by the Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance and is set for 7:00 p….

Montana Senate, House leaders both from Bitterroot

Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville, and House Majority Leader Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton, were sworn in last week to lead their caucuses at Montana’s Capitol and discussed a unified plan for the 2017 Legislature. “We have a big advantage this session; a unified vision and plan. I am excited to go to work with my…

Salish Story Telling scheduled

Tony Incashola, Director, Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee, will tell Salish Winter Stories on Saturday, January 14 at 1:30 p.m. Expect to be entertained and enlightened about the very long cultural history of the Bitterroot Salish in the valley before the Jesuits and settlers arrived. These stories may only be told in winter when the weather…

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…