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New taxi service opens in valley

By Jean Schurman For those people who don’t want to leave their car in airport parking while they go on a trip, there is a solution. For those who have had a bit too much to drink and need a ride home, there now is a solution. And, for those who need to get from…

B.E.A.R. program offers outdoor opportunities for local youth

By Randi Burdette The outdoors has always mattered to Montanans, especially in the Bitterroot Valley. Anyone who has grown up here has had the pleasure of having the Rocky Mountains be their backyard. Most children are fortunate to have opportunities to explore their surroundings. But for those who don’t, they can find the opportunity through…

VFW Post 1507 raising funds for fire victims

VFW Post 1507 is accepting donations to help Joe and Betty Antanavage of Victor who lost their house and nearly everything they owned in a fire on December 30. The Antanavages were in bed when a fire broke out in their adjoining garage. They weren’t injured but getting away from the flames was a terrifying…

Pantry Partners provides for hundreds

The Pantry Partners food bank of Stevensville completed its food box give-away on Tuesday, December 22. Cleo Guenther, director of Pantry Partners, said 360 boxes were given out or delivered to those in need. “This feeds about 1,225 people”, she said. Guenther said she has noticed that there are more extended families living together. “Now…

Bitterroot Valley Urgent Care offers affordable health care option

By Liz Cook Bitterroot Valley Urgent Care, located at 1230 North 1st Street in Hamilton, is locally owned and operated by husband and wife, Greg and Cyndi Hutton. The clinic first opened on August 17, 2015. Dr. Hutton treats the patients and Cyndi works the front counter, helping patients check in. Dr. Hutton has been…

Happy New Year from Cheers Unlimited

By Liz Cook Cheers Unlimited, located at 501 S. 1st Street in Hamilton, has been locally owned and operated by Dan and Denise Moerkerke since 1989. Cheers is the only State Liquor Store in Hamilton. Dan and Denise pride themselves on bringing affordable liquor, beer and wine to the people of Hamilton. Recently, Cheers celebrated…

Local donations reach record high for Christmas ‘shoeboxes’

Bitterroot Valley, North Fork and Salmon, Idaho residents were extremely generous in helping children overseas this Christmas season. From this area, volunteers were able to collect 3,718 of the total Missoula area collection of 8,854 shoeboxes—filled with a “Wow!” item, like a doll or soccer ball, and other fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for…

MAPS entrepreneurial class opens on-line store

By Michael Howell Students at MAPS Media Institute have launched their own on-line jewelry store. The institute has offered free after-school classes in design, filmmaking, music and technology since it was founded by Peter Rosten in 2004. From the beginning MAPS has offered classes that combined education with the real world of business and students…

Tadvick retires from Farmers State Bank after 44 years

In December of 1971, Bill Groff hired University of Montana graduate Jim Tadvick to work at Farmers State Bank, Victor. Forty-four years later, Tadvick has decided to retire. Starting as a Management Trainee, Jim worked at nearly every position available at Farmers State Bank during his 44-year career, ending as the Chief Executive Officer. Tadvick…

Sprinkle Pink campaign sets new record

The pink ribbons have been put away for another year and the money that was raised for the Sprinkle Pink Aid for Mammography Fund throughout the month of October in the Bitterroot Valley has been counted. A total of $51,015.70 was raised for the fund. That sum will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Marcus…