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Volume XXVI, Number 18

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Florence bow hunter discovers rare prehistoric sea creature fossil

When most Montana residents and visitors hear the name Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, often their first thoughts turn to big game hunting. During the fall archery season, a bow hunter searching for an elk on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge found something he was not actually looking for: the fossilized bones of a rare prehistoric sea creature called a plesiosaur. Dave Bradt of Florence notified the Refuge Headquarters in Lewistown of the discovery right away. The find is scientifically significant and promises to add to our knowledge about the remote past in what is now Montana. More...

Dave Bradt of Florence discovered the fossilized bones of a rare prehistoric sea creature while bow hunting on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in north-central Montana. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

Stevi approves Tax Increment Finance District

By Michael Howell

At a meeting on November 22, the Stevensville Town Council approved a Tax Increment Finance District on the north side of town. Creation of the new district was approved unanimously on second reading and will go into effect 30 days following the approval. More...

Democrats donate to Valley Veterans Center. Rob Embree, Director of the Valley Veterans Service Center in Hamilton, accepts a $400 check from Corrine Gantt, who handed over the money on behalf of the Democratic Central Committee. The donation represents half the income raised by the Democratic Central Committee's annual Fall Dinner which was attended by Senator Jon Tester this year. It is estimated that about 5,600 veterans live in Ravalli County. Embree, who is a certified claims agent, said that the Valley Veterans Service Center has helped local veterans process close to $2.7 million in claims this year. "That's a lot of money going into the local economy," said Embree. Michael Howell photo.

‘Splendor on Main’ this Saturday

The Stevensville Main Street Association will host “Splendor on Main,” a special holiday gala, on Saturday, December 4 at 229B Main Street (the former Christian Bookstore). Step in and step back in time to a splendid evening of friends, conversation, good food and drink. Relax and enjoy the beautiful decorations and wonderful evening of fun. More...

Crepea named Legionnaire of the Year

Ken Crepea was named American Legion Post #94 Legionnaire of the Year at a ceremony held on Veteran’s Day at the Legion Hall near Stevensville. More...

Ken Crepea, of Victor, graciously accepts the plaque honoring him as American Legion Post #94 Legionnaire of the Year from Post Commander Ron Toomer.


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