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Annual Nordic dinner preparations in full swing

By Jean Schurman Preparations for the biannual Scandinavian Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church have been in full swing for a couple of weeks. Last week, the kitchen crew focused on creating tasty cookies that will be offered at the dinner. The Krumkake cookies, shown here, are quite labor intensive with one person running the waffle-type…

Spreading joy – wherever it’s needed

By Jean Schurman Santa Claus normally wears a red suit and drives a sled. Not in Stevensville, Montana, though. Santa wears a police uniform and drives a patrol car, and sometimes there are more than one Santa Claus. Sam Fawcett is the school resource officer, or SRO, for the Stevensville Police Department and spends his…

Local students selected for Youth Leadership Council

Josephine Lange, a senior at Hamilton High School, and Olivia Zepeda, a sophomore at Hamilton High School, were among 20 middle and high school students from throughout Montana that have been selected to serve on the Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council and tackle the issue of childhood hunger with Governor Steve Bullock and…

Stevi fire chief will not run for council

By Michael Howell Only two people applied to fill the seat on the Stevensville Town Council being vacated by Ward 2 Councilman Clay Freeman and one of them has withdrawn his application. Freeman, who is moving out of town, changed his resignation date to be effective December 12, the day he is moving out. He…

Hamilton choir students perform at Carnegie Hall

By Daphne Jackson   Hamilton High School sent 61 choir students on a trip to New York City to perform in a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall last week. Choir Director Peggy Bucheit said celebrity Kate Winslet hosts the concert to benefit autism research and people living with autism, and first asked the Hamilton choir…

FS approves Roaring Lion Fire salvage project

The Bitterroot National Forest has announced that it is moving forward on a proposal to harvest 45 acres of fire-killed trees within the Roaring Lion drainage southwest of Hamilton.  The trees were burned in the Roaring Lion Fire which started on July 31st and burned close to 8,700 acres of National Forest System (NFS) and…

Bitterroot Art Guild celebrates 46 years

By Jean Schurman   The Bitterroot Art Guild will have their annual Christmas Show this Friday and Saturday at the 1st Interstate Building at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. The event is free although they encourage everyone to make a donation to of non-perishable food for the Darby Bread Box. The hours are 10am to 5pm…

Advanced Imaging opens in Stevensville

By Liz Cook Advanced Imaging is now open in Stevensville at the Stevi Junction Plaza, just north of the Ole’s gas station/convenience store. The facility is offering tomosynthesis or 3D imaging, the newest state of the art technology in mammography. According to Diagnostic Radiologist Dr. Michael Stewart, “this technology allows for a deeper image of…

Bear Mountain Playground gets finishing touches

A Trapper Peak Job Corps masonry crew was busy in Stevensville last week working on one of the last projects for the Bear Mountain Playground. Alan Brown, a Union Cement Mason Instructor, has been leading a crew of seven young men from the TPJC Masonry program at Lewis and Clark Park in framing up the…

Groundbreaking held for next Habitat home

By Michael Howell Last week community members gathered at 511 6th Street in Hamilton to break ground on the latest home being built by Habitat for Humanity Ravalli County. Jennifer Larson and her two children, Aksel and Emma Mitchell, were chosen by the non-profit organization to be the owners of the new home. Executive Director…