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Volume XXVI, Number 39

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Business booming for local ammo company

By Michael Howell

Business is booming at Bitterroot Valley Ammunition & Components (BVAC) in Stevensville. According to plant manager Misty Browning, the ammunition production industry in general was hammered by the run on ammunition that accompanied the last elections. She said that was probably sparked by fears of gun control. More...

BVAC employees carefully manage the long line of machines that produce the bullets. Michael Howell photo.

Misty Browning, business manager at BVAC, wants the community to know that safety of the employees and the public is a top priority. Michael Howell photo.

Legislative Roundup

Schweitzer, GOP leaders strike a bargain
Crucial votes slated this week on funds for K-12 schools, pay for state workers, bonds for state buildings and more

By Cody Bloomsburg
Community News Service, UM School of Journalism

HELENA — Deadlines make deals come easier. Gov. Brian Schweitzer and the Legislature’s Republican leaders made theirs on the state's major spending plan on Friday with five days left in the regular session. More...

Public retirees boon to local economy

Retired government workers in Ravalli County received over $5 million last year, according to information released by the Montana Public Employee Retirement Administration (MPERA). More...

Torch Run coming through

Ravalli County law enforcement agencies are again taking part in the Torch Run for Special Olympics. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 29, with officers from the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton Police Department, Darby Marshals, Stevensville Police Department, and Montana Highway Patrol carrying the Flame of Hope through the county on its way to Bozeman for the opening ceremonies of the State Summer Games. You can help support Special Olympics in Montana by buying a t-shirt or making a cash donation at the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office, or online at HYPERLINK "" For more information call Sgt. Loren Hochhalter at 531-7030.


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