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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…

Trexlers to be honored by Bitterroot Stockgrowers

By Jean Schurman Longtime Bitterroot Valley ranchers and agriculture boosters Cliff and Jane Trexler will be honored by the Bitterroot Stockgrowers at the group’s annual banquet on Saturday, January 13 in Hamilton. From an early age on his family’s ranch outside of Bynum, Montana, and throughout his adult life in the Bitterroot Valley, Cliff Trexler…

Stamey appeals case ruling

Former Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey has filed an appeal of the Federal District Court order issued in December dismissing her case filed against sitting and former county commissioners, other county officials and employees and the co-publisher of the Bitterroot Star, Michael Howell. Following the recent suspension and disbarment of Hamilton attorney Robert Myers, who…

New leadership in municipalities

By Michael Howell Three new mayors were sworn in and have begun serving in Hamilton, Stevensville and Darby. Dominic Farrenkopf took the oath of office as Mayor of Hamilton a bit early, actually being sworn in by City Court Judge Michael Reardon on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in order to avoid a vacancy in the…

Hamilton attorney disbarred

By Michael Howell Hamilton attorney Robert Myers has been disbarred from the practice of law in the state of Montana. The Montana Supreme Court, in a set of three unanimous Orders of Discipline issued on December 28, 2017, accepted and adopted the recommendations for disciplinary action made by the Commission on Practice. Applied consecutively, the…

Local business rises out of the ashes

By Jean Schurman On January 2, 2017, the building in Hamilton that housed Global Wireless and Vac and Sew caught fire and was totally destroyed. Kelly Clark, owner of Global Wireless and the building, didn’t want to give up on his customers, and couldn’t give up because the business was his livelihood, along with five…