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Category Archives: Valley News

Stevensville to join Tree City USA

  By Michael Howell At its March 13, meeting the Stevensville Town Council voted to initiate a membership application to the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) Tree City USA program. Over 44 Montana cities and towns have joined Tree City USA. Membership is free but certain requirements must be met that could take the…

Town of Stevensville considers permissive levy

By Michael Howell The Mayor of Stevensville recommended that the Town Council consider instituting a permissive levy by resolution as a way to address the constantly rising cost of employee health insurance. Such a levy, if passed, would be implemented annually to cover any increase in the costs of providing health insurance for employees. He…

Huls tree is national champ

  By Michael Howell It’s not like the Huls family doesn’t have a lot to brag about already with respect to their dairy operation, but now they’ve got even more to brag about, since one old tree on the place is now a National Champion. Yep. The huge shade tree located between the old house…

Marcus Daly Hospice service, volunteers recognized

Marcus Daly Hospice Services and three of its volunteers – Judy Fowler, Ellen Green and Wanda Green – have been recognized for the commitment to end-of-life care by the Hospice Care Foundation of Missoula. On Tuesday, January 21, Kevi Berger, Director of the Hospice Care Foundation, and Salinas Callison joined over 30 Marcus Daly Hospice…

Awards rain down on Marcus Daly Hospital

The award wall is filling up as Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) in Hamilton continues to rack up the awards for high quality care. And now the hospital has received an award for being the “Most Wired Hospital for 2013”. The awards for quality care are given out based on a strict and measurable assessment…

Stockgrowers honor Earl and Ida Reynolds

By Jean Schurman The Bitterroot Stockgrowers held their annual banquet Saturday night in Stevensville. One of the most anticipated events of the evening was the naming of the Stockgrower of the Year. This year, the group honored one of the founders of the organization, Earl Reynolds, and his wife, Ida. The couple left Stockton, Utah,…

Victor School using innovative program to improve reading

  By Jean Schurman Learning to read, do math, sit still and listen to the teacher are probably a kindergartener’s or first grader’s biggest tasks. It’s a tough job. Imagine then, that physically the child just cannot sit still or sit up straight long enough for her or his eyes to focus on the alphabet…

Benefit set to help send local students to Science Olympiad Nationals

  On Saturday, January 18, at p.m., six-time award-winning author Marty Essen will present “Around the World in 90 Minutes” in the Old Corvallis Gym. The purpose of the event is to raise money to help send the Corvallis Middle School Science Olympiad Team to the Nationals in Orlando, Florida. “We should all be proud…

New museum exhibit focuses on natural world

By Michael Howell How well do you know your world? It’s hard to imagine anyone visiting the Bitterroot Valley for the first time who would not be struck by the awesome beauty of the place. But those who linger here, who live here, soon recognize something even more amazing and that is how the place…

Annual Stockgrowers events this Saturday

  The annual Bitterroot Stockgrowers dinner and day seminars will be this Saturday, January 11, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Family Center in Stevensville. A no host bar will open the evening and dinner will follow. The Knights of Columbus will serve a prime rib dinner family style. Cost is $25 per person. The…