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Simmons honored as Corvallis Parade Grand Marshal

By Jean Schurman It’s only appropriate that the Grand Marshal for this year’s Corvallis Memorial Day Parade is Al Simmons. He is not only a Navy veteran of World War II but is also a veteran of the Corvallis School marching band. The parade theme this year is “Corvallis High School Band: marching since 1940…

Local club tackles trail clearing along Coyote Coulee

By Michael Howell With over 1,600 miles of trail on the Bitterroot National Forest to take care of, the U.S. Forest Service often accepts help in doing basic maintenance of the trail system. This was the case last week when it came to clearing up Coyote Coulee Trail #127 on the Darby Ranger District. Coyote…

Recycling business keeps more than a million pounds out of landfill

With help from 40 eager volunteers, three part-time paid staff, and a new, large site for its yard, Ravalli County Recycling, Inc., is collecting and keeping out of the landfill some 516 tons (more than a million pounds, in 2014) per year of donated cardboard, newspapers, magazines, plastics, office mix, aluminum and steel cans. It…

Local chiropractor traveling with Team USA for World University Games

Local chiropractor, Dr. Amy Berglund of Active Care Chiropractic in Stevensville, is currently traveling with the U.S. Delegation to Granada, Spain as part of the U.S. medical team at the World University Games, which takes place February 1-14. Other members of this elite medical team include the head Sports Medicine physician and two physical therapists,…

Town of Stevensville backs Bear Mountain

Stevensville Mayor Gene Mim Mack and Council member Tim Hunter presented a check for $10,000 to committee members of Bear Mountain Playground last week. “We have had tremendous support from the Mayor and Town Council from the very beginning stages of our project,” said Renee Endicott, Steering Committee co-chair. In addition to the “diamond-level” donation…

B.P. Hackett honored by Bitterroot Stockgrowers

By Jean Schurman The early part of January is somewhat of a quiet time for ranchers and Stockgrowers in the valley. Although there are animals to feed, calving and lambing hasn’t begun, and so it is a good time to get together and socialize. The Bitterroot Stockgrowers Association has recognized this fact and set this…

Hamilton couple to celebrate seventy years of marriage

By Michael Howell Terry and Lucille Coppinger of Hamilton plan on holding a big party next week. On Tuesday, December 9th, the couple will be celebrating seventy years of marriage, if one of them doesn’t die first. That may sound overly blunt, but Lucille is 94 years old and Terry just celebrated his 99th birthday,…

Gene Mim Mack and Robbie Springs, owners of the Stevensville Hotel, have issued a challenge to other business owners to donate to the Bear Mountain Playground project. The couple has signed a letter in support of the project and explaining that they will match the donation of $500 they made this week with $500 additional…

Real Cooking founder opens Stevensville practice

What if you woke up tomorrow and found that eating whole foods reduced your cravings for sugar and junk food? Cooking wasn’t a chore, but something that you looked forward to doing? Saturated fats are important sources of essential nutrients? Canola and soy oil should be avoided? Low-fat foods contribute to chronic diseases? Welcome to…