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Volume XXIII, Number 11

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Commissioner of Higher Education visits Bitterroot

By Michael Howell

State Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns and Board of Regents trustee Clayton Christian were in Hamilton last Friday morning, October 12, as part of a state wide tour to over 40 communities to gather advice about action and funding recommendations for 2009. The Montana Board of Regents will decide on those recommendations early in 2008 and present them to the governor and the legislature. More...

Wayne Hedman sells Mega Raffle tickets amidst a paper apple orchard during last weekend's 28th Annual Macintosh Apple Day. This festival celebrates a time when the Bitterroot boasted the largest apple orchards in the world. The festival is also a fundraiser for the Ravalli County Museum, and features everything from apple pies, apple butter, games and entertainment to artists, craftsmen and food vendors at the final Farmer's Market of the year. Michael Howell photo.

Hamilton City Council candidates forum

By Michael Howell

Who are the candidates?


JOE PETRUSAITIS - is 56 years old and has lived in Hamilton 29 years. He attended 4 years at college studying criminal justice and history, has been driver and salesman for Bitterroot Laundry for 28 years. He has been on the zoning board, city council and is former mayor of Hamilton. More...

State Supreme Court hears Mitchell Slough case

By Michael Howell

"Welcome to the Montana Supreme Court," said Chief Justice Karla Gray at the opening of oral arguments in the Mitchell Slough case. "On this occasion we are not at all surprised to see a relatively full courtroom." Many, but not all, of those gathered in the courtroom were from the Bitterroot Valley. The hearing has been a long time coming. More...


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