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Hamilton man charged with criminal endangerment following crash
A 60-year-old Hamilton man was charged with felony criminal endangerment after allegedly leading Hamilton police on a chase through town that ended with a crash. Robert Alexander Klein appeared Thursday on the felony charge and misdemeanor counts of DUI, fleeing from or eluding a police officer, rec
Hamilton Slips By Loyola in Saturday BB Game
The Hamilton Broncs edged a win over Missoula Loyola in a non-conference basketball game Saturday afternoon at the Hamilton High court. The final score was Hamilton 73 Loyola 66. Hamilton was in charge of the scoring in the first half, leading the Missoula team 19 to 14 at the end of the first quart
Hamilton Fire Department to get new SCBAs
The Ravalli County Fire Council recently received a $500,000 grant to purchase new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for the Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis and Pinesdale volunteer fire departments. The Hamilton City Council at its last meeting decided to fork up $127,739 to get an
Full Court Press: Saturday's high school highlights (Dec. 15)
Editor's note: Highlights and top scorers will be updated on the 406mtsports.com website as results arrive from around the state. • Connor Murgel scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Helena past winless Billings Senior 56-36. Junior Bergen was Senior’s top scorer with 11 points.
Artistic trappings for your holiday gift buying at Hamilton Culture Crawl
The Culture Craw in downtown Hamilton, 5-8 p.m., tonight, Dec. 14, is a great time to enjoy holidays art experiences, view the downtown lights and shop the venues for wonderful gifts for the season.
Montana A Cappella Society appointed Montana’s “Ambassador of Song”
Governor Steve Bullock has designated the Montana A Cappella Society Montana’s “Ambassador of Song.” The choir will perform in the Hamilton Performing Arts Center, Saturday, Dec. 15.
Hamilton High students, Kiwanis Club, community collect food for needy
HAMILTON, Mont. — Three-hundred families in the Bitterroot will have a bountiful Christmas dinner thanks to a massive food drive in Hamilton. Hamilton High School students went to work to help the Bitterroot Valley Kiwanis Food Box Project.
Eastern Montana documentary front and center at National Finals Rodeo
LAS VEGAS – It’s Championship Saturday at the National Finals Rodeo, as the 2018 PRCA world titles will be handed out inside the Thomas & Mack Center during Round 10. Outside of the arena though, a neat story out is brewing about a Montana legend.
Stevensville teen arrested after allegedly threatening to bring gun to school
A 15-year-old Stevensville teen was arrested Thursday night after he threatened in a text message to bring a gun to the Stevensville High School. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said all the threats occurred via text messaging during the evening and away from the school grounds.
Music for everyone – Rooted Music and Bitterroot School of Music make fine pairing
Rooted Music, a music store located in Hamilton, houses a unique school, the Bitterroot School of Music. Together they form an incredible duo. One is a store specializing in quality instruments of all types including banjos, mandolins and ukuleles, violins and violas, guitars, basses, percussion, ba
Extra law enforcement at Stevensville schools Friday
Law enforcement will be present at Stevensville schools Friday after someone made a threat late Thursday. According to a press release the RavallI County Sheriff‘s office arrested someone in connection with the threat early Friday morning.
15-year-old arrested after threatening to bring firearm to Stevensville HS
MISSOULA, Mont. — Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton has identified a 15-year-old male as the suspect responsible for a threat to the Stevensville School District. In a press release, Sheriff Holton said the suspect sent text messages Thursday night threatening to bring a firearm to Stevensville Hi
Missoula man faces felony DUI following wreck into ammunition maker’s building
A Missoula man who was severely injured in a crash last February now faces charges of felony DUI and five misdemeanors. Erick Daniel Bedwell, 39, will appear in Ravalli County District Court next week.
Christmas trees in the Bitterroot Valley going fast due to shortage
Steve Boshae’s stand of Christmas trees in the Albertson’s parking lot at the north end of Hamilton is about sold out. “This is the second week in December and I usually have a lot more (trees) at this time,” Boshae said. “Supposedly, there is a shortage of Christmas trees in the United States.”
Patrols beefed up at Stevensville School after alleged threat
STEVENSVILLE, Mont. — Extra patrol was visible at Stevensville School Friday after a 15-year-old boy was arrested off campus. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said the boy is accused of threatening to bring a firearm to the high school. He said the message was delivered via text.
Canyon Lake Wilderness Dam Needs Repairs
It was built before there was a Forest Service and before modern federal dam safety standards. But the Canyon Lake Dam has been in place west of Hamilton in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness since 1891. And it needs repairs every so often. The Canyon Creek Irrigation District has asked the Bitterroot
New police officer in Stevensville
Stevensville’s new police officer Kevin Oberhofer comes to the job with a good deal of experience. Police Chief James Marble, who has been handling the department by himself following two resignations, is happy that Oberhofer has the experience that he has. Training a new officer with no experience
Ravalli County Federal Credit Union rewards members with dividend
For the first time in its 61 years of business, Ravalli County Federal Credit Union (RCFCU) disbursed a $50,000 patronage dividend to its 4,900 members on Dec. 4. The Board of Directors approved the special dividend at the March 2018 board meeting to be disbursed in December.
How to watch the Geminid meteor shower from western Montana
MISSOULA – One of the best shows in the night sky is happening tonight. The Geminid Meteor Shower begins on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 13, and is expected to continue through the night.
Hamilton couple faces challenges after juvenile crashes vehicle into their home
Gordon and Carolyn White were within two weeks of retirement on the night their lives were turned upside down. They are still working to right their ship. “We had just bought a new truck and trailer and were planning on going on a trip to Oregon before spending the rest of the summer with our kids a