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Former Stevensville Resource Officer Faces Child Sex Charges

37 year-old Samuel Fawcett, a former school resource officer in Stevensville, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with sex crimes involving a minor child.Ravalli County Attorney Bill Fulbright said the investigation began in April.The charges came to light when the minor child was interviewed by F

KMMSAM.COM - 2018-06-21 15:27:09

Planned organization to better prepare the community for disasters

The Roaring Lion Fire in 2016 was a lesson learned by agencies and Non-Profit organizations involved in helping people in disasters.An organization is being formed to organize such efforts, when needed again, to allow a more correlated response to calamities that may befall our county.National Volun

RAVALLIREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-06-20 18:29:00

Rumor control: Stevensville will host its 106th annual picnic in August

Despite rumors of its possible demise, Stevensville will host its 106th annual Creamery Picnic in August.But the chairman of what’s been called the longest ongoing event in the state said people need to step forward and help out if they want to see it continue.“We have been discussing cancelling it

RAVALLIREPUBLIC.COM - 2018-06-20 12:00:00

Chaffin Lakes trail a wet route this spring

Montana hikers hoping to beat the summer wildfire season with June adventures must overcome another challenge: June rains.A trip to otherwise spectacular Chaffin Lakes in the Bitterroot Mountains was nearly scuttled when a spring storm raised creek levels 4 inches overnight. A tricky creek crossing

MONTANA STANDARD - 2018-06-21 01:00:00

Missoula judge bans Griz forum owner from posting about woman online

MaroonBlood owner Mike Schlosser, left, sits next to his attorney Nick Brooke Thursday in Missoula Municipal Court. Judge Kathleen Jenks granted Lisa Davey, far right, an order of protection against Schlosser for the next year, including a ban on him referring to her on social media.

MISSOULIAN - 2018-06-22 00:45:00

16 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Missoula Area

This three bedroom, four bath home on 5+ acres has Mediterranean style in a Montana setting. You arrive at 11675 Windemere on a tree-lined road leading to a circular driveway. Note the stucco exterior, clay tile roof, entry courtyard, and covered porch-hallmarks of classic Spanish architecture. Insi

MISSOULIAN - 2018-06-21 05:00:04

State Parks and Recreation Board

The Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will hold a meeting at Travelers’ Rest State Park located at 6717 Hwy 12 W. in Lolo on Friday, June 22. The Board will hold a work session to discuss the Parks Classification System at 9 a.m. and the Board Meeting will start at 10:30 a.m.The Parks Board wil

BITTERROOTSTAR.COM - 2018-06-22 09:00:00

Helena Brewers, Missoula Osprey rained out, rescheduled

It's the third Brewers game that's been postponed due to rain. Two of the Brewers games against Great Falls were also moved earlier this season.The Brewers return to Helena to face the Billings Mustangs on Friday with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

INDEPENDENT RECORD - 2018-06-21 23:01:00

Stevensville man charged after allegedly threatening to shoot two people

A Stevensville man was charged with two counts of felony assault with a weapon after allegedly pointing a pistol at his wife and a tenant in his home and threatening to kill them.Ryan Alan Yates, 31, appeared last week before Ravalli County Justice Jim Bailey on the felony charges and a misdemeanor


Missoula organization honors dancing man with dance off

“In each one of us there is this little voice that says, ‘Let’s let it all go, let’s jam and have a good time,’ and he was the epitome of that,” Missoula resident Michael Boxell said.

NBCMONTANA - 2018-06-20 17:50:05

Rains keep crews busy repairing, monitoring Ravalli Co. roads

"Crews are out from Sula to Florence," he said, "checking other spots and trying to find safety concerns and water over roads."


Stevensville council looks at using county law enforcement services

Since the recent resignations of two Stevensville Police officers, the department is currently operating with only a single employee, Chief James Marble himself. At the June 11th Town Council meeting, it was decided to look into the possibility of contracting with the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office


Forest seeks comments on project east of Corvallis

Proposed treatments include commercial timber harvest, non-commercial thinning, and prescribed burning to improve forest health.


Montana Innocence Project makes appeal for Stevensville woman’s release

Katie Garding of Stevensville has served seven years of a 40-year sentence in Montana State Prison for a crime she has always insisted she did not commit. The Montana Innocence Project filed an appeal on Garding’s behalf in 2015 asking for a new trial, alleging that Garding was not properly represen


Stevensville Creamery Picnic (almost) cancelled

After failing, for a number of reasons, to pull together plans for the Creamery Picnic celebration in Stevensville this year, the Stevensville Civic Club board of directors quietly cancelled the annual event. For over a hundred years, the town has celebrated the rebuilding of the Creamery following


Man who drowned in rafting accident in western Montana ID'd

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned when his raft overturned on a creek in western Montana.Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a raft carrying 71-year-old Alfred Tully, of Missoula, capsized on a log jam on lower Rock Creek on Sunday afternoon. Anot

BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE - 2018-06-20 02:34:27

Bitterroot Forest Releases Draft EA on Corvallis Area Project

The Bitterroot National Forest (BNF) has opened the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of the Gold Butterfly Project in the Sapphire Mountains east of Corvallis. Tod McKay of the BNF reported the project is on the Stevensville and Darby Ranger Districts between St. Clair Cre


Police: Woman found dead on Missoula's Westside apparently struck by car

A 22-year-old woman is dead after she apparently was hit by a vehicle in the Westside neighborhood near Lowell School early Sunday morning, according to Missoula police.Police Sgt. Jerry Odlin said officers were called to Phillips Street at 2:26 a.m. for a report of an injured woman in the road, and


The home stretch: Hamilton skate park nearing fundraising goal

Last week, the park grew by quite a lot with a $45,000 donation from the Montana Skatepark Association On-Deck Auction.


Pastor pleads no contest to bilking fellow Christian out of $150,000

A pastor who helped bilk a fellow Christian out of $150,000 has until Dec. 18 to repay his portion of restitution, or face a 10-year commitment to the Montana Department of Corrections, with five years suspended.James “Jeb” Bryant, 57, pleaded no contest Tuesday to three felony charges in connection