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Volume XXVI, Number 11

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Local sanctuary helps unwanted llamas find homes

By Michael Howell

Children who gathered for story time recently on the lawn of the Bitterroot Public Library got the added thrill of being able to pet some adorable llamas. The llamas arrived courtesy of Safe Haven Llama & Alpaca Sanctuary & Adoptions, a non-profit sanctuary for unwanted llamas and alpacas located in Corvallis. More...

Beth Barteaux, of Safe Haven Llama and Alpaca Sanctuary, lets the children pet a llama at Story Time on the lawn of the Bitterroot Public Library.

County Attorney candidate addresses bankruptcy issue

By Michael Howell

Last August, candidate for County Attorney William Fulbright, who currently serves as a Deputy County Attorney, issued a statement to his followers and to the Ravalli Republic newspaper about the circumstances leading to his filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition in 2003. He claimed to be motivated by rumors floating around the community that he intended “to address head on.” More...

Candidates address concerns about wildlife and conservation

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association (RCFWA) sponsored a forum for commissioner candidates and county attorney candidates on September 7 in Hamilton to give the public a glimpse of what these candidates think about issues related to wildlife and conservation. More...

Flu vaccines available

As flu season approaches, the Ravalli County Health Department is gearing up to see that valley residents are protected. The office is accepting appointments every Monday at the Health Department office located in the county courthouse building. They are also planning two clinics in the community at large, one at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton on Friday, October 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and a second at the Corvallis Methodist Church from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. At the health office on Mondays, vaccines are administered through the entire day by appointment. More...

Rehberg holds panel session on wolves

By Michael Howell

Congressman Denny Rehberg came to Hamilton last Tuesday and hosted a panel of local people interested in talking to him about the wolf problem in the Bitterroot. He also invited the general public to listen and respond. He is currently pushing legislation that would remove the Grey Wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the region and return them to state control. More...

Panelists at the “listening session” on wolves, sponsored by Congressman Denny Rehberg at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center last week, included, from left to right: Tony Jones, President of the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association; Bill Merrill, President of the Montana Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife; Ravalli County Commissioner J.R. Iman; Floyd Wood, member of Friends of the Bitterroot; Aeric Reilly, legislative and project specialist for the Montana Farmers Union; Randy Wickman, who served as master of ceremonies; Congressman Denny Rehberg at the podium; Ron Stoker, Republican legislator from Darby; Jack Pfau, retired feed mill operator; Scott Boulanger, of Circle D Outfitters in Darby; Ryan Benson, National Director of Big Game Forever,; and George Edwards, the Livestock Loss Reduction and Mitigation Coordinator for the Department of Livestock. Michael Howell photo.


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