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Top Stories This Week


Snowmobile grooming and avalanche advisories to begin on Lolo Pass

Winter conditions are settling in across Idaho and Montana, and snow is accumulating at higher elevations prompting the Miss… Read more


Western Ag Research Station explores small fruit opportunities through new grant

Thanks to a recent grant from the Montana Department of Agriculture, one of Montana State University’s agricultural research… Read more


Manhunt continues for Hamilton man

Law enforcement officers are searching for Justin Johnson, 40, who fled after the stolen vehicle he was driving ran into a tree. Read more


Florence woman charged with meth possession

A Florence woman was arrested Tuesday on felony drug charges after someone reported that she was acting suspiciously at the Florence Town Pump. Read more

This week's most-read stories

Montana & Regional

Montana child in critical condition after being hit by car

Montana authorities have said a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a car while exiting a school bus remains in critical condition. Read more


Firewood collecting turns traumatic for young camper

The boys kicked the dead tree, tempting the 90-foot widow-maker with each stomp, caught in the exuberance of outdoor adventure. Read more

Local News

Quick action averts tragedy from fire at senior housing apartment building

Quick action by law enforcement officers from the Hamilton police and Ravalli County sheriff’s office may have saved lives f… Read more

Montana & Regional

Montana clothing company sues fashion giant over copyrighted camo design

An apparel company out of Montana is suing a designer brand over their copyrighted camouflage print. Read more

Local News

Being thankful: Victor man offers inspiration to others

At Hamilton’s Sapphire Lutheran Homes, a ray of sunshine comes twice a week in the form of Chris Clare. Read more

Local News

School Resource Officer Randy Eppinger is a Hometown Hero

Officer Randy Eppinger, the School Resource Officer (SRO) for Hamilton School District, is a Hometown Hero. Read more

Local News

Hometown Heroes: Doug and Heidi Martin always ready to go above and beyond in Corvallis

There are many different definitions of a hero, whether it be Superman himself or your mother we all have that certain someo… Read more

Local News

Corvallis Class Without Walls students work to improve Teller Refuge trail

Students with Corvallis High School’s Classroom Without Walls are hoping that their new partnership with Teller and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in managing the 1.5-mile long trail can help begin addressing so issues there. Read more

Local News

Hundreds served free Thanksgiving dinners

A pair of free Thanksgiving dinners in Hamilton and Stevensville touched hundreds of people in the Bitterroot Valley last week. Read more

Crime & Courts

Charges jump in Roundup-area elk poaching case

Prosecutors have stepped up charges against a 23-year-old Roundup man accused of illegally killing three elk in August. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Today in history: Dec. 7

Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more

Hamilton neighbors: Recently published obituaries

Read through the obituaries published in Ravalli Republic Read more

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