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Top Stories This Week

Hamilton skatepark plans unveiled, work may start next week

The long wait for a skatepark in Hamilton is over. Read more

Dirty Fingernails: There is a lot to consider when it comes to tomatoes

Q: I am completely confused by all the kinds of tomatoes that exist these days. Can you give me a road map so that I know wh… Read more

Federal grant to provide much-needed upgrades to five valley fire departments

A $587,637 federal grant will go a long way in helping six Ravalli County volunteer fire departments keep their firefighters… Read more

'MO' in their favor: Corvallis hitter Maureen Jessop sets bar for volleyball team

Five years ago, then-middle schooler Maureen Jessop watched in Bozeman as her sister and the rest of the Corvallis volleybal… Read more

This week's most-read stories

Local News

Cowboy Troy's in Victor under new ownership

VICTOR - Cowboy Troy’s restaurant, bar and casino in Victor has new owners with plans to keep the talented staff and traditi… Read more

Local News

Florence-Carlton School classes cancelled after early morning fire

Classes at Florence-Carlton School were cancelled Thursday after an early morning fire in the boy's locker room. Read more


Stevensville's Wemple dedicates life to 'orphans and widows'

STEVENSVILLE — As a young man Michael Wemple decided his life’s mission is to help widows and orphans in distress, based on … Read more

Montana & Regional

In Bitterroot for years, man faces deportation despite 4th Amendment concerns

A Mexican national living nearly a decade in the Bitterroot Valley will likely be deported after he was sentenced Monday in federal court in Missoula for illegal re-entry into the United States despite allegations by his family and attorney that he was apprehended unlawfully.  Read more

Local News

Missoula victim of fatal Labor Day crash near Hamilton identified

Travis Dishman, 34, of Missoula, has been identified as the victim of a fatal vehicle crash on Labor Day south of Hamilton, … Read more

Local News

Florence-Carlton to remain closed Friday to clean smoke damage

The Florence-Carlton School District will remain closed a second day Friday  following an early morning fire Thursday in the… Read more

Local News

Commission to consider asking DOT to reduce speed on Woodside Crossing Road

By Allen Bjergo’s count, there are 23 driveways with more to come along the Woodside Crossing Road where drivers can legally… Read more

Local News

Kurt Steele to serve as acting Bitterroot Forest supervisor

Kurt Steele, the current Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Idaho, has been named acti… Read more

Local News

Hamilton mural depicts local history and the four seasons

Drivers stopped at the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 and Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton can enjoy the commissioned public ar… Read more


Hiker severely injured in Beartooth Mountains bear attack

A Minnesota hiker was attacked by a bear in the Beartooth Mountains on Sunday, according to the Park County, Wyoming, sheriff's department. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: A look back at the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria

One year ago, Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, struck the island, wiping out as much as 7… Read more

Hamilton neighbors: Recently published obituaries

Read through the obituaries published in Ravalli Republic Read more