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Judge rules on ownership of Three Mile Irrigation System

By Michael Howell Ravalli County District Court Judge James Haynes decided a long and somewhat bitter dispute last month in favor of the Bitter Root Irrigation District. The District was sued in October of 2015 by the group Citizens for Fair Water (CFW) over the question of ownership and operation and maintenance of the Three…

Marcus Daly Hospital launches $15 million expansion project

By Michael Howell Work has already begun on a $15 million expansion project at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital involving the construction of a brand new set of operating rooms for general surgical services and the addition of an operating room dedicated to caesarian sections adjoining the Birthing Center. The new ORs are being built on…

Plans change for Hamilton school, athletic complex

By Michael Howell Hamilton School District Superintendent Tom Korst said that the two projects on the drawing board, the renovation and expansion of Daly Elementary School and the construction of a new track and field at the High School, were moving forward despite some significant challenges. Both projects are being financed by a voter approved…

Friends of Metcalf Refuge supports Montana Natural History Center

By Michael Howell Friends of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has donated once again to the Montana Natural History Center (MNHC). The $10,000 check recently turned over to the MNHC will further that organization’s mission which is to foster a meaningful sense of understanding and stewardship of nature through education. “The Refuge has proven…

Grief and how to handle it

By Michael Howell Just as grief itself can manifest in so many different ways, so too does the therapy, the counseling, and the support. A new form of bereavement support in a group setting is now being offered by Marcus Daly Hospice. Social worker Michelle Meyer, who is heading up the program, said that she…

Wayne J. Barlow

March 5, 1934 – December 22, 2017 Wayne J. Barlow passed away December 22, 2017, at the age of 83 from heart failure. Wayne was born in Evanston, Wyoming on March 5, 1934, to Arthur and Eleene Barlow. He attended school in Rock Springs and Evanston, Wyoming, and Ogden, Utah. While still in high school, he…

Thanks to new ranch owner

  I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Myla Yahraus. The fishing access at Stevi has been a part of my life for close to 30 years. The first fish I caught in the Bitterroot was right in front of this access. I’ve walked with 2 different generations of dogs at this…

Thanks, President Trump

  President Trump’s efforts to increase industry, lower our taxes, reduce regulations and rebuild our defenses are worthy of praise. Locally, it is great to see the coal cars gone from our railroad storage area along Hwy 93. There is at least an armistice in the “war on coal.” It’s refreshing to see commerce getting…

Conservation 

  In researching history of National Forest Rangers and Supervisors, it is interesting to note that they protected, preserved and guarded what was in their district, while at the same time they allowed logging, cattle and sheep grazing, and human use. Forest fires were put out immediately, and nothing was wasted. Forests were improved, grazing…

Tax windfall should be used to help Colstrip

  When you get a big tax return, it’s tempting to spend it right away on a gift or vacation. But we all know it’s responsible to use the savings to pay bills or invest for the future. That responsible approach is what’s needed now from electric utilities that are about to get a big…