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Volume XXIV, Number 36

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Farm to Market store opens

By Jean Schurman

Roxy and Terry Hunt have opened up the Farm to Market store in Hamilton. The store is located in the old Loonies and Toonies store on North First, about a block north of Main Street. The store is dedicated to having as fresh and local a product as the owners can find and is a combination of organic, natural and non-organic produce, baked goods, meat and fish. It is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Terry and Roxy Hunt of the new Farm to Market store have been running wild since they began the project a few months ago. In addition to featuring as local a product as they can, the Hunts says they also utilized all local tradesmen in the remodel of the building. Jean Schurman photo.

County wants school to settle up over rabies vaccine

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners have asked Stevensville School Superintendent Kent Kultgen to set up a meeting with the Stevensville School Board of Trustees to discuss a potential resolution of the costs incurred in holding a rabies vaccination clinic related to an incident at the school in which many children and some teachers were exposed to a rabid bat. County officials expressed frustration at dealing with the school’s insurance company representatives and want to discuss the matter with the School Board members directly. More...

Stevi Horizons on the move

By Michael Howell

The Stevensville Horizons group has spawned three different action committees to pursue its community goals. They include the Help Fair committee, the Community Garden committee, and the Business Directory committee. More...

Josh Biebinger, left, is one of a group of Stevensville volunteers organizing several projects to address poverty issues in the Stevensville community. They staffed information tables in downtown Stevensville during the recent First Firday event. Michael Howell photo.

Wolf delisting headed back to court

By Michael Howell

Nothing has been more on again-off again, on again-off again, on again than the delisting of the gray wolves from protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. Now, after the latest attempt to delist them, a number of conservation groups has announced their intent to flip the switch off again by suing in federal court. More...

Governor sends slaughterhouse bill back to legislature

By Michael Howell

Governor Brian Schweitzer sent a bill (HB 418) authorizing investor-owned equine slaughter or processing facilities back to the legislature with amendments for reconsideration last week. More...


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