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Oldtime Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Saturday

By Jean Schurman For 18 years, one of the harbingers of spring has been the Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association’s Oldtime Bluegrass Festival and Fundraiser. This year will be no different. The 19th annual Old-time Bluegrass Festival will be this Saturday, April 14, from noon to 8:30 p.m. at Lone Rock School northeast of Stevensville. “It’s…

Disc golf course proposed for Hamilton’s Hieronymus Park

By Michael Howell The proposal to create a disc golf course in Hieronymus Park in Hamilton was postponed last week after the Hamilton City Council heard from some irate citizens who said they were surprised by the proposal and in adamant opposition. Mayor Dominic Farrenkopf introduced the agenda item by noting that money had already…

Commissioners consider permit system for opening roads

By Michael Howell What is a road? That is one question that the Ravalli County Commissioners are wrestling with in the face of an increasing number of conflicts over road issues, many of them having to do with what are called the Orchard Tracts. It is a legacy from the valley’s Apple Boom days of…

City of Hamilton making headway on water right issues

By Michael Howell Since the passage of the Water Use Act of 1973 and the establishment of a water right permit system in the state of Montana, many municipalities have found themselves caught between the legislature, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the courts, in a confounding and frustrating situation. Each municipality…

Hamilton starts slow, wins big

The Hamilton Broncs began a bit slowly in their game against rival Corvallis. The two teams were tied at the end of the first inning at 2 all. Corvallis took the lead in the third inning when Ashlynn Nixon stepped up and hit a two-strike home run to center field. The momentum continued for Corvallis…

Chambers takes second at Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

Last January, Stevensville’s own Bridger Chambers won the steer wrestling at the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals in Great Falls. That win qualified him for the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida. These finals, unlike the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas in December, feature the individual circuit winners from 12 regions around…

Tennis results

Darby 5, Valley Christian 0 Singles – Elsa Podesta, D, def. Bella Roff, 7-5, 6-2, TeaAnna Rouse, D, def. Taylor Munoz, 6-2, 6-2; Kimber Schlapman, D, def. Mackenzie Dierking, 6-0, 6-1; Kori Rider, D, def. Lanessa Gedney, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Emmy Anderson/Kayla Lambert, D, def. Trinity Henry/Kiela Rumph, 6-1, 6-1.

Downing ads offensive

  I am a US Navy Veteran with a service-connected disability. I am proud of the fact that I gave my utmost. After I retired from the Navy, I went back to school and earned a BA in Elementary Education and completed my graduate studies in Special Education. I found both positions (the Navy and…

‘Top Gun’ takes down Tester

  I just viewed “Top Gun” and self-proclaimed war hero Troy Downing’s latest campaign video showing him jetting over a Sen. John Tester look-alike who is sitting on a farm tractor while blowing a trumpet. I’m a bit confused as to why a California expatriate realtor and non-resident hunter/fisherman living in Big Sky, MT would…

Common sense

  After the recent school shooting the usual cries for gun “safety” went out. Stephen Smith who lost his mother in a school shooting wrote a great pro-gun guest editorial which pretty much reflects my views on the subject. Democrats and other liberals are always in favor of “common sense gun safety laws” as a…