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Volume XXV, Number 40

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Lending a hand - GSK employees take part in Orange Day

By Michael Howell

Nearly 80 volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals Hamilton site recently took part in GSK’s Orange Day program on April 21 and 22. The spirit of Orange Day is about making a difference in the community where we live and work by giving employees time to support local non-profit organizations. Each GSK employee is allocated one volunteer day per year to give back to their community. Orange Day initiatives are kicked off by giving employees the choice of numerous local charities to donate their time and energy. An Orange Day sponsor and team leaders are then assigned to each project to coordinate volunteer activities with each organization. GSK Event Coordinator Kelly King explained, “Orange Days is different from our Community Outreach efforts as this is a donation of time, not money. It provides an opportunity to focus the strength of our work force and make a large impact on select local charities and non-profit organizations throughout Ravalli County. We are fortunate to have so many employees each year rally to support our local community. Hamilton employees set the gold standard for GSK Orange Days.” More...

Trouble over pot business

Five men face charges relating to alleged theft and subsequent assault

By Michael Howell

Five adult males were arraigned last Thursday, May 6 in Ravalli County Justice Court on charges relating to an alleged theft from a Stevensville area medical marijuana business that led to what County Attorney George Corn characterized as a case of “vigilante justice” when a man was beaten and left on the roadside along South Burnt Fork Road east of Stevensville. More...

Conservation easement established under Open Lands Bond program

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners approved the use of funds from the county’s Open Lands Bond program to place a conservation easement on a total of 55 acres located along Sawtooth Creek about two miles southwest of Hamilton. More...

Effort under way to form a Tourism Business Improvement District

By Michael Howell

A steering committee has been established and an effort is underway to gather the signatures required to form a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) in Ravalli County. Steering Committee members Marie Christopher and Tim Beilby gave the County Commissioners a heads up last week about their efforts because, if successful, the County would collect and administer the assessments. A TBID board would decide how the money is spent. More...

What do tourists spend their money on when visiting Ravalli County? Statistics compiled by the Institute for Tourism and Research at the College of Forestry and Conservation of the University of Montana for 2006.

Visitor expenditures across the state in 2008 ccording to the Montana Office of Tourism.

Kids rally around Stevi pool repairs

By Michael Howell

Elementary school kids in Stevensville and Lone Rock are rallying behind the recent efforts to keep the Stevensville swimming pool open. More...


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