Corvallis, MT

Forest Service says proposed Bitterroot Front Project project necessary to reduce fire danger 

FLORENCE — The Forest Service is moving ahead with plans for a logging and forest management project encompassing 144,000 acres in Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest. Billed by the Forest Service as a “fuels reduction, vegetation management, and forest health improvement” effort, the Bitterroot Front Project will focus on national forest west of the Bitterroot River along the face of the Bitterroot Mountains, from northwest of Florence and south to Conner and Trapper Creek.
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Florence dog competing at Westminster show

A Saint Bernard dog from Florence is competing in the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held June 18-22 in Tarrytown, New York. “Ian” was invited to attend the prestigious dog show after being ranked as a top dog in 2021. Lasquite’s Ian of Rolando, call name...
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Darby group thanks Hall for ‘putting Darby on the map’

“Thank you for literally putting Darby on the map. The Lewis and Clark map, that is.” The Bitterroot Heritage Civic Group in Darby has issued a public thank you to Ted Hall. Hall has written two books in connection with the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery. As a member of the Bitterroot Heritage Civic Group in Darby, “he has worked extremely hard to help make the [Sacajawea] park a very informative stop to not only tourists, but to our residents. He just beams when the students of various classes visit the life size bronze of Sacajawea and look at the beautifully displayed maps of the journey in the park.”

Olympic medalist to welcome runners for Robert’s Run

The Play Like Robert Foundation is excited to announce that former Olympian, and Nike sponsored professional runner, Bernard Lagat will participate in the 4th Annual Robert’s Run, August 5-6 in Hamilton. Lagat will be on hand in several capacities, including the key speaker at a Runner’s Clinic presentation on Friday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. Race participants will have the opportunity to run with the American and Kenyan record holder on Saturday, August 6 during the 5k, and he will welcome runners across the finish line for the 10k and 1-mile run. Participants will be able to meet Lagat and pose for a photo with the running legend.

You Can Stay At Yellowstone’s Fictional Dutton Ranch

We all have our preferred fandoms. Sometimes that comes with interesting opportunities for fans invested in a particular fandom. For those who are fans of the neo-Western drama, “Yellowstone,” there is some exciting news. You have a chance to stay at the fictional Dutton Ranch. The fictional story...
Idaho State Journal

Andrews, Ronald Lee

Andrews Ronald Lee Andrews Ronald Lee Andrews of Corvallis Montana passed away June 15th2022 surrounded by loved ones whom shared this time with him. Ron was born 9/4/1953 in Pocatello, spending most of his growing up years in Inkom, ID. He was rambunctious & adventuresome from the beginning, and this never abated. He LOVED life. He married his high school sweetheart & they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. How do you sum up one's life? Ron was a man of many trades and talents some of which included working for railroad, owning and running a wallpaper and paint business and after going to college after age 40 he spent 20 years as a golf course superintendent. He took "any" opportunity available to fish for salmon and steelhead, he loved any fishing, being out in his boat, hunting over the years and taking numerous golf trips with friends. If he was your friend, you were blessed! His family meant the world to him. He was proceeded in passing by his Grandparents, Father Vernon and sister Julie. He is survived by his wife Laura, his children Conan and Christi, Papa to Ciara, Felecia, Dalton, Elli and Aaron, Grand papa to Chevelle and Ayden, as well as his mom Elaine, sisters Debbie, Teresa and Lisa and brother Steve. Soar in the heavens Dad!! You are in our hearts and memories for all time.

Local growers stay positive despite hailstorm damage to crops

STEVENSVILLE, Mont. — A spring hailstorm went through Stevensville on Saturday and damaged local crops. Cindy Smith-Putnam, who owns Bleeding Heart Flower Farm, says her flowers took a huge hit. “I think this has been a really tough spring for growers from all kinds, even before the hail, it's...