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Star awarded county legal, display advertising contracts

The Bitterroot Star was awarded the contract for publishing legal notices for Ravalli County for 2018, following the opening of bids last week. The Ravalli Republic, a five-day-a-week publication, has a sworn circulation of 2,018. The Bitterroot Star, a weekly publication, submitted a bid of $2.00 per 100-word folio for the first insertion and $0.50…

Neighbors voice concerns at public hearing on gravel pits

By Michael Howell Having received plenty of requests from neighboring landowners to hold a public meeting over a couple of proposed gravel pits in the Big Creek area north of Victor, the Department of Environmental Quality did just that on December 12 at Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton. The meeting drew about 75 people and…

Log trucks once again rolling out of Bitterroot west side

By Michael Howell The logging trucks are rolling out of some west side drainages as work on the Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project has begun. The project is one in a long line of projects on the Bitterroot National Forest that since 2007 have treated more than 30,000 acres of National Forest lands that border…

School principal and son cited for hunting violations

By Michael Howell Stevensville High School Principal Brian Gum and his son Jaren have each been charged by the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks for killing bull elk in a hunting district where there is no season for bull elk. Both men were cited on the afternoon of October 27, 2017 by north valley…

Local author’s book draws attention to serious dangers of pesticide use

A book written by naturalist, wildlife biologist and rehabilitator Judy Hoy of Stevensville released this week titled “Changing Faces” chronicles in detail more than 20 years of work to document birth defects in wild animals as well as humans in the face of increasing pesticide use in the local area and elsewhere in the United…