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Ravalli County

Coroner's inquest: Ravalli County deputy justified in fatal shooting of Hamilton man

HAMILTON — A coroner's jury today found that Ravalli County Sheriff's Deputy Tod Wofford was justified in the shooting death of Lonnie Gene Roberts.

December 15, 2014 3:40 pm

Inquest finds officer justified in shooting

HAMILTON — A coroner's inquest has determined that a Ravalli County Sheriff's deputy was justified in the shooting death of a man last spring.

December 15, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana Republicans cross over to be Democratic candidates

In an affirmation of ideological purity the Ravalli County Republican Central Committee, is suing the county election administrator and the Montana secretary of state to block anyone but Republicans from voting in a Republican primary election. Their concern is that in some Republican primar…

September 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Flathead, Ravalli: Still largely suburban and rural – and hard-core Republican

Flathead, Ravalli: Still largely suburban and rural – and hard-core Republican

KALISPELL — While Flathead County is among the state’s most populous counties, Whitefish business owner Dave Fern said it’s a mistake to call it an “urban” county — and that’s one reason why it’s so reliably Republican.

September 15, 2014 4:00 amLoading…

Two Bitterroot Valley men arrested for allegedly strangling women

MISSOULA — Two Ravalli County men were arrested in separate cases Sunday after they allegedly strangled the women in their lives after becoming intoxicated.

September 04, 2014 9:24 amLoading…
Bitterroot researchers listen, gather data on bats

Bitterroot researchers listen, gather data on bats

PAINTED ROCKS — There was a time when the bats in the Bitterroot were something of a mystery.

July 20, 2014 11:05 pmLoading…
Ravalli County sues treasurer for poor job performance

Ravalli County sues treasurer for poor job performance

HAMILTON — Ravalli County sued interim treasurer Valerie Stamey on Monday for $29,000 plus interest for 58 instances in which the county commissioners allege she failed in her official duties.

June 24, 2014 1:57 pmLoading…

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.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ravalli County commissioner alleges intimidation by sheriff

HAMILTON – Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss says the county’s sheriff backed her into a wall and verbally intimidated her in a crowded hallway last month.

April 26, 2014 9:48 amLoading…
Auditor: Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office disburses $1M in payments

Auditor: Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office disburses $1M in payments

HAMILTON – An independent auditor released a third status update on his examination of the troubled Ravalli County Treasurer’s Office on Friday, saying workers have deposited and disbursed a backlog of nearly $1 million in tax payments.

April 05, 2014 9:16 amLoading…

Corvallis homeowner won't be charged for killing burglar

HAMILTON — Although the investigation is not yet complete, Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman said he does not anticipate that charges will be filed against the Corvallis-area homeowner who shot and killed a Missoula man during a burglary.

March 24, 2014 5:20 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.

March 15, 2014 9:05 amLoading…
'It broke our heart': Woman's death from exposure in Hamilton brings sadness

'It broke our heart': Woman's death from exposure in Hamilton brings sadness

HAMILTON — Hamilton Police Officer Norm Williams remembers the cold, hard rain that fell on the day they found her.

February 24, 2014 10:18 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 treasurer months behind in payments to local governments

HAMILTON — Ravalli County is running on reserves.

January 08, 2014 12:41 pmLoading…

Ravalli County judge asked to suppress evidence in murder trial

Five months after Douglas Reynolds was charged with deliberate homicide in the death of his common-law-wife, he appeared in Ravalli County District Court to ask that evidence in the case be suppressed.

April 13, 2013 8:45 amLoading…
Montana man arrested in connection with Washington murder

Montana man arrested in connection with Washington murder

HAMILTON - A Victor man was arrested at his home Monday in connection with the 1996 disappearance and murder of a Kirkland, Wash., woman.

December 05, 2012 10:53 amLoading…
For now, Ravalli County commissioners back off sign ordinance

For now, Ravalli County commissioners back off sign ordinance

HAMILTON — For the time being, the Ravalli County Commission will leave its sign ordinance alone.

October 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Feature photo: Late-summer snack

Feature photo: Late-summer snack

A large moose had just finished a snack in a field of alfalfa just off the Eastside Highway in Ravalli County on a recent afternoon.

September 07, 2012 9:51 amLoading…

Libertarian Party gaining strength in Ravalli County

CORVALLIS -- They call him "Grandpa Liberty."

April 09, 2012 10:00 amLoading…

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