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Volume XXVI, Number 25

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Lone Rock School - looking back, looking around and looking ahead

By Michael Howell

Dan Clark of the Local Government Center at Montana State University in Bozeman was at Lone Rock School last week to help facilitate a public forum designed to involve the community in forming a vision for future development at the school. Close to 70 people attended the meeting held last Thursday evening, January 13. More...

Lone Rock School Board trustee Gary Leese,a 1953 graduate of the Lone Rock 8th grade, and also a graduate of Stevensville High School, welcomes members of the community who turned out to participate in an assessment of the school. Michael Howell photo.

Bitterroot Special Olympics celebrates 30th anniversary

By Michael Howell

The 30th annual Winter Special Olympics will be held Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26, at Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Resort south of Darby on the Montana/Idaho border. More...

Randy Hodgson, current Director of the Bitterroot Valley Special Olympics, and one of the principal founders of the annual event thirty years ago, looks over a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and photographs covering the lifespan of the organization. Michael Howell photo.

County awards legals contract to Star after all

On Thursday, January 13, the Ravalli County Commissioners voted to rescind a December 27 vote that awarded the legal advertising contract to the Ravalli Republic newspaper and to instead award the bid to the Bitterroot Star. More...

Stevi water and sewer users not paying

By Michael Howell

It was revealed at the January 10 Stevensville Town Council meeting that close to 20 percent of the water and sewer bills for town residents were going unpaid, with the Town left sitting on $57,433 in unpaid bills thirty days past due or more. Town Clerk Roni Kimp expressed concern that the failure of the water and sewer revenues to be collected could potentially jeopardize the grants and loans involved in the Town’s water and sewer improvement projects. More...

Hamilton City Council gets new president

By Michael Howell

The Hamilton City Council elected Jenny West as its new Council President at its January 4 meeting. West nominated Nancy Hendrickson for the position and Hendrickson nominated West. They each made remarks in support of the other. West was elected in a secret (paper) ballot by a vote of 3 to 2 with one abstention. More...


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