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Ravalli County Montana

Gazette opinion: Billings’ rising home values reflect healthy economy

Nobody wants taxes to go up, but homeowners are happy to know their investment increased in value. It’s possible that most Montana homeowners will be satisfied on both counts when statewide reappraisal notices are mailed out next summer.

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Guest opinion: No grass roots in plots to take over Montana's public lands

Over the last few months, some Montana legislators have been ginning up attention to the idea that national forests and other public lands should be taken away from the federal government and transferred to state or local governments. Proponents of these schemes offer legal-sounding rhetoric…

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Salish-Pend d’Oreille cultural leader brings lesson to Bitterroot Valley

HAMILTON — “I think the Creator made each one of us different for a reason.”

May 24, 2014 9:26 amLoading…

Ravalli County Sheriff's Office and ATF seek information on stolen explosives

The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are seeking information related to the recent theft of 285 pounds of explosives from a storage facility west of Victor.

April 05, 2014 6:05 pmLoading…
FBI launches investigation into Ravalli County Treasurer's Office

FBI launches investigation into Ravalli County Treasurer's Office

HAMILTON – One investigation into the troubled Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office has concluded and another one – this by the FBI – was confirmed to have started this week.

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Ravalli County to hire temporary treasurer

HAMILTON  — Ravalli County's commissioners continue their efforts to get the county's accounting mess cleared up.

January 31, 2014 10:03 amLoading…

Corvallis man nabbed with hundreds of prescription pills

MISSOULA − A Corvallis man landed in jail on a felony charge last week after being caught with hundreds of prescription methadone and oxycodone pills and allegedly admitting he planned to sell them in Billings.

January 18, 2014 10:07 amLoading…

Ravalli County seeks outside help for treasurer's office

HAMILTON — Commissioners in Ravalli County are asking the state Department of Administration to assess issues with the treasurer's office and provide guidance to the treasurer, who is months behind in processing monthly reports and disbursing tax money.

January 14, 2014 11:30 amLoading…

Ravalli County man faces 6 felonies in theft cases since 2010

HAMILTON — A Victor man is facing six felony counts of burglary and theft in three separate cases that date back more than three years.

December 28, 2013 4:36 pmLoading…

Backyard marijuana garden leads to charges for Hamilton man

HAMILTON — A backyard marijuana garden and a baggie of methamphetamine led to felony charges for a Hamilton man on Thursday.

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Ravalli County commissioners again say no to family planning dollars

HAMILTON - In the first time in more than 40 years, Ravalli County’s public health department will not operate a family planning clinic starting Oct. 1.

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Hamilton man says daughter’s statement in drug case should be thrown out

HAMILTON -- A Hamilton man claims law enforcement officials didn’t have the right to question his teenage daughter without his permission and wants the court to throw out her statement to police that led to his arrest on drug charges.

January 04, 2013 1:37 pmLoading…
Spooky creatures lurk in fields outside Stevensville for Scarecrow Festival

Spooky creatures lurk in fields outside Stevensville for Scarecrow Festival

STEVENSVILLE -- The big bad wolf will be in Stevensville all week, but he had special company on Monday.

October 09, 2012 9:40 am Photos


In the mood for food

In the mood for food

Alfalfa attracted this moose to a field in Ravalli County before it returned to the trees on the way for a drink.

September 07, 2012 9:51 amLoading…

Mustang fire advances toward Montana's Bitterroot National Forest

SALMON, Idaho - The 89,859-acre Mustang fire continues to advance north through the Salmon-Challis National Forest toward Montana's Bitterroot National Forest.

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Ravalli County Sheriff's Office looking for Wyoming man reported as missing

Ravalli County Sheriff's Office looking for Wyoming man reported as missing

HAMILTON — The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who was relocating to Montana from Wyoming and has been reported missing.

July 03, 2012 5:24 pmLoading…

Hamilton man gets 20-year prison sentence for tampering with witnesses

HAMILTON - A Hamilton man convicted of felony tampering with witnesses and informants, will spend more than a decade in prison, despite his parents pleading for leniency on his behalf.

May 10, 2012 9:53 amLoading…

Regional outbreak of whooping cough 'serious'

MISSOULA -- It's official: Western Montana has a regional outbreak of whooping cough, and the illness has been confirmed in Billings, too.

May 10, 2012 9:45 amLoading…

Whooping cough shows up in Missoula, Butte

MISSOULA -- Health officials say high school students in Butte and Missoula have tested positive for whooping cough, but the outbreak in Ravalli County might be slowing down.

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