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Bartos retires after 30 years at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital

By Michael Howell   Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital CEO John Bartos has publicly announced his plan to retire in June after 30 years at the helm. Bartos actually has about 43 years of experience working as a hospital CEO. His first job as a hospital administrator, at 23 years of age, was in White Sulphur…

Alpenstuble Bakery – an authentic German bakery in Stevensville

Where owner Silvia Allen combines her helping skills with her culinary skills By Michael Howell If you ask Silvia Allen about the story behind her business, Alpenstuble Bakery, located at the Stevensville Junction on Highway 93, you are likely to hear a lot about her life, her youth growing up in Germany but vacationing every…

Chamber of Commerce to honor members at banquet

By Michael Howell Not many organizations can claim over a century of service in the Bitterroot. One that can is the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, which will hold its 112th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 3 at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton. The annual dinner and awards celebration, with its raffles and…

Judge backtracks, issues new order in Board of Health lawsuit

  By Michael Howell In an Opinion and Order issued on January 11, Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton vacates an order he issued last September that directed the Board of Health and rental property owners Timothy and Elaine Burt to reduce their agreement over alleged violations of the County wastewater regulations and State…

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…

County moving forward on airport land acquisition

By Michael Howell The Ravalli County Commissioners voted on December 27, 2017 to move forward with the process of obtaining an appraisal for purposes of establishing the fair market value of the properties adjacent to the Ravalli County Airport. The acquisition of these lands would be required to complete the current plans for improvement and…

Plan in the works to restore fishing access at Stevi bridge

By Michael Howell According to Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 Supervisor Randy Arnold, serious talks have been initiated with Myla Yahraus, the new owner of Fort Owen Ranch, that could lead to the re-opening of the historical fishing access on ranch land right next to the bridge prior to the upcoming…