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On the same day that Gov. Steve Bullock announced the state was pursuing enforcement measures in Flathead County against businesses that flouted COVID-19 health mandates, the Ravalli County Commission heard from residents upset about a proposed message to the community urging people to follow CDC guidelines.

As if COVID scares aren’t spooky enough, Halloween events are still happening in the Bitterroot Valley. Opportunities for spooky adventures include the Field of Screams, Darby Library (Oct. 23), the Hamilton Downtown Association’s weeklong “Parade of Scarecrows,” the Witches Brigade on Oct. 30, the Daly Mansion’s Trunk or Treat event, the Halloween Carnival & Halloween Fun House at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds and night Trick or Treating in Hamilton on Oct. 31.

HAMILTON — Carol Lynn Farley passed away at home in Hamilton on Oct. 16, 2020, at 6 p.m. with her family by her side. Carol was born in Fort B…

“The recent influx of people into Ravalli County is being driven by a migration of people moving away from places they want to get away from,” said longtime Ravalli County appraiser and real estate agent Darwin Ernst said. “And this is a place that has all the things they want, including a low crime rate, access to public lands, and open spaces.”

George Danker, former owner and publisher of the Ravalli Republic and its sister newspaper, the former Northwest Tribune in Stevensville, pass…