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Volume XXIV, Number 30

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Valley Drug named top business

By Victoria Howell

Valley Drug & Variety has long been considered the anchor of Stevensville’s historic downtown. Located on the corner of Third and Main, the store has continued to raise the bar for customer service and has set the standard for other local businesses as to what will work in the valley’s always-challenging economy. Under the ownership of Dan Severson, Valley Drug has flourished and recently it was named Business of the Year by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. More...

Valley Drug employees keep the shelves well-stocked with merchandise. Inset: Manager Carola Mielke cheerfully helps a customer. Jean Schurman photo.

Dan Severson, Valley Drug owner, says he doesn't spend as much time in the store as he used to, but you'll find him there most any day, filling prescriptions and, what else, serving customers!

Road Department gets some funding

By Michael Howell

Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department Supervisor David Ohnstad met with the County Commissioners last week to discuss how the county might spend $1.68 million in federal money coming to the county through the Secure Rural Schools Act. More...

Stevi considers new building project

By Michael Howell

A preliminary plan for a new building to house the 4th through 8th grades on the Stevensville school campus is slowly percolating through the system. Paul Bishop presented the plan to the Board of Trustees at the last regular meeting and now it will undergo review and critique by the administration and teaching staff before officially being presented to the public for further consideration and input in the future. More...

New technology being used to update floodplain maps

By Michael Howell

Ravalli County Floodplain Administrator Laura Hendrix is excited about the new digital floodplain maps that have been produced for the north valley. The new maps, produced using the most up-to-date technology called Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, shows the ground level down to two-foot contours. This is a far more accurate picture than the old ones based on U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps that show only 20- to 40-foot contours. More...


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