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Recycling program recognizes volunteers at annual event

Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) held its annual volunteer appreciation dinner recently, celebrating five plus years in operation and honoring members who have been instrumental in the success of Ravalli County Recycling’s efforts. Through donations from key businesses in the community these volunteers were awarded generous gifts for their loyal service. RCR’s volunteer crew is made…

Cooperative poultry processing plant now open in Hamilton

Montana Farmers Union has announced that a partnership with the Montana Poultry Growers Co-op has resulted in a co-op run poultry processing facility near Hamilton at Homestead Organics Farm. Last week the co-op owned facility received the official license to operate from the Montana Department of Livestock. Bureau Chief Gary Hamel presented the license to…

‘Hoot Owl’ fishing restrictions lifted on Bitterroot

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks lifted “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot River and its tributaries yesterday. The Bitterroot River from Tucker Crossing downstream, as well as the entire Blackfoot and its North Fork, Copper, Monture and Morrell tributaries, have been under restrictions since July 29 to reduce the impact on drought-stressed…

Historic fire bell preserved through Eagle Scout project

Michael Zielinski of Troop 1115 recently completed his Eagle Scout project for the Stevensville Historical Museum. Finishing the project was his last requirement for the Boy Scout Eagle Rank. While selling Boy Scout popcorn last fall, Michael met Renee Endicott, the coordinator for the Bear Mountain Playground. Michael had helped build the playground on multiple…

Corvallis FFA sponsors livestock jackpot

By Jean Schurman The weather looked like the end of August on Sunday, and so did the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. Hogs, goats, sheep and beef cattle were in the barns and in the Robert Hornung arena on Sunday. With young exhibitors grooming and spiffing up their animals, you would have thought it was the Ravalli…

Victor student headed to Thailand

By Jean Schurman Ali Elliot of Victor will be heading to Thailand next week for a month-long stay in Thailand. Elliot is the daughter of Lucy Brieger and Steve Elliot. She will be a senior this fall at Victor School. This American Youth Leadership Program trip is fully sponsored by the State Department and the…

Robbins on Main – dipping into olive oil, and more

By Daphne Jackson   Valley residents craving a taste of something fresh will enjoy the new line of food products at a local Hamilton store. Robbins on Main recently expanded to sell gourmet olive oils and vinegars from Bozeman company Olivelle. Shop owner Bunny Robbins said she had been thinking about taking this step for…

Sheriff Hoffman is Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

By Jean Schurman The Corvallis American Legion Post #91 and the Ladies Auxiliary are the producers behind the scenes at the Corvallis Memorial Day Parade. In 2015, right after that parade, they made the decision to honor law enforcement in 2016 by asking Sheriff Chris Hoffman to be the Grand Marshal. When they asked Hoffman…

Bitterroot Valley Greens opens in Corvallis

By Daphne Jackson A new business in Corvallis intends to provide nutritious produce on a year round basis. Bitterroot Valley Greens, a greenhouse-based produce business that opened in Corvallis last May, is working toward year-round vegetable production. Brian Jackson, originally from Boise, Idaho, first saw the company’s current location when a business partner in another…

Stevi school district adds more dual credit, AP courses

The Stevensville Board of Trustees adopted an expanded high school curriculum that will include many new electives, new college-ready and career-ready pathways and a new curriculum track that leads to an Honors diploma. Advanced Placement courses and Dual Credit offerings will help students earn credits they can apply toward college. High School Principal Brian Gum…