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Bitterroot’s Best 2020 is published by the Ravalli Republic Newspaper a division of Lee Enterprises Jim Strauss PUBLISHER Perry Backus ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Bitterroot’s Best

is the most fun project to produce. Every winner says that being voted by the community as Bitterroot’s Best is an honor. We live in a great community that appreciates excellence with workers, performers and entrepreneurs that enjoy doing their best.

Thanks for voting, thanks for reading and as you look through this tab listing Bitterroot’s Best do so with pride.

Dara Kilian PRODUCTION & DESIGN Erica Hurt, Kathy Kelleher, and Jack Ryan PROJECT SALES

COVER PHOTO by Perry Backus

ravalli republic PERRY BACKUS

www.mildenbergermotors.com

T hanks to

everyone who voted us the Bitterroot’s Best Candy Shop! We appreciate our loyal customers. 319 W. Main Street, Hamilton • 363-0580

T hank you

for voting us Bitterroot Valley’s Best New Car Dealer! 1717 N First Street, Hamilton, MT 59840 Sales: (877) 623-2177 • Service: (877) 392-2697


Thank you for voting us Bitterroot’s Best Grocery Store!

We appreciate your support!

Hamilton • 406-363-6200 1131 N. 1st Street

Stevensville • 406-777-7300 39 Stevensville Cutoff RoadW


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THANK YOU

for voting us Bitteroot’s Best Property Management!

GreenerMT.com 1920 N First St, Hamilton (406) 961-5153

Thank you to everyone who voted me “Bitterroots Best” Artist

Steve Wilson

493 Warp Drive, Corvallis

(406) 642-3781 stevewilsonart.com

Presenting the winners of the Bitterroot’s Best contest Faces In The Crowd ACTOR/ACTRESS Gina Collins Collins is the president of the HP Board and said she was surprised as she “hasn’t been in a production in a while but has been directing a lot.” “I am completely honored by the fact that our theatre patrons and the people in our lovely town have given PROVIDED PHOTO me this award,” Collins BITTERROOT’S BEST ACTRESS, said. “I love theatre, I GINA COLLINS love the Hamilton Players and it is a great honor to be chosen.” ARTIST Steve Wilson PERRY BACKUS


THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BITTERROOT'S BEST • First Date Spot • Place to Eat Solo • Place to Mingle If Single • Micro-Brewery • Pizza • Salad

• Soup • Bar • Beer Selection • Friday Night Spot (Tie)

Higherground Brewing Co. Online Ordering available at

Highergroundbrewingeats.com 406.375.5204 | 518 N. 1st St. Hamilton | highergroundbrewing.com


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ERIN MCCONNAHA

BITTERROOT’S BEST ATTORNEY, TOM SCHOENLEBEN (ABOVE)

PERRY BACKUS

BITTERROOT’S BEST AUTHOR, HEATHER MONTES (RIGHT)

Thank you for voting us Bitterroot's Best Pawn Shop The Post has everything you might ever need at good prices. Great people provide awesome service. If you can’t find what you are looking for, they’ll be happy to get it for you. The atmosphere is such that a person just wants to hang out in. Pawn Guns • Ammo Knives Special Order Guns Powder • Optics Accessories

1010 N. First • Hamilton, Montana 59840 • 406-363-2525

Serving the Valley Since 1974

ATTORNEY Tom Schoenleben “I am honored to have received this award and to be part of such a fantastic community,” Shoenleben said. AUTHOR Heather Montes Montes was surprised with the selection as Bitterroot’s Best Author. “That’s amazing,” Montes said. “I am really honored that the citizens of the Bitterroot chose me and I hope I represented them well. I am so flattered. This is so cool, it is my first book and COVID closures happened right after my book launch and it has been kind of hard, but this is amazing.”


GLOBAL EXPOSURE B I T T E R RO O T VA L L E Y E X P E R T I S E

ENGEL & VÖLKERS WESTERN FRONTIER

Thank you for voting Engel & Völkers Western Frontier the Bitterroot Valley’s #1 Real Estate Brokerage! Bitterroot Valley Shop Locations 100 Pinckney Street Hamilton, MT 406-375-5556

102 B Main Street Stevensville, MT 406-625-2686

www.westernfrontier.evrealestate.com ©2020 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act.


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BARBER Donna Mitchell - Loose Ends BARTENDER Bethany Andersen CHIROPRACTOR Robert’s Chiropractic “I find it a nice honor with all the chiropractic offices and the good chiropractic care that everyone experiences that we got picked the best,� said Gilbert Robert. “We have practiced in Hamilton since 1995 so this is our 25th year. It’s a really great career and we help so many people. I can’t tell you how many thank yous I got today and that keeps us going.� MICHELLE MCCONNAHA

BITTERROOT’S CHIROPRACTOR, DR. ROBERTS FROM ROBERTS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Bring this ad in for 10% off product and services OR a Free PC Assessment

Expires 7/15/20

hamiltoncomputer.com

(406) 363-1540

Thank you Bitterroot Valley for choosing us as your favorite bakery, sandwich, and dessert.


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BITTERROOT’S BEST COACH, LAURIE JONES, CORVALLIS VOLLEYBALL

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BITTERROOT’S BEST HAIR STYLIST, DONNA WEIDOW

COACH Laurie Jones

DOMESTIC CAR MECHANIC Scott’s Automotive

FOREIGN CAR MECHANIC Reliance Auto

CONTRACTOR Garber Construction

EMPLOYER Hamilton Physical Therapy

HAIR STYLIST Donna Weidow

DENTIST Hamilton Advanced Dentistry

EYE DOCTOR Big Sky Eyecare

MASSAGE THERAPIST Judy Banks

820 West Main Street, Hamilton www.bigskyeyecare.com New Patients and Emergencies Welcome Call 363-2020

Thanks for voting us Bitterroot’s Best Eye Doctor 2020!

Creating a world where children and families are healthy and free from abuse and neglect.

emmashousecac.org

Thank you for voting us Bitterroot’s Best Non-Profit and for your continued support.


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MUSICIAN/BAND Who Dat! From Minnesota to the high line of Malta, Montana...California to the Colorado Rockies, and ‘way down yonder near New Orleans’, the members of Who Dat! have assembled from across this land right here in the Bitterroot Valley. They bring a diverse and eclectic range of musical experience that, for some, dates back to the 1970’s. With their mix of guitars, fiddle, keys, and percussion, blended with their sweet vocal harmonies, this group rocks it out when performing songs by The Eagles, Zac Brown Band, The Beach Boys, Alabama, The Doobie Brothers and many more. Who Dat! truly is, “a Montana band with a southern rock soul.” BITTERROOT’S BEST BAND, WHO DAT!

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NAIL TECH Hamilton Nail & Spa PERSONAL TRAINER Justen Zimmerman PHOTOGRAPHER Jaela B. Photography Physical Therapist Bryce Yasenak “Bryce understands how devastating pain and injuries can be. He has been practicing for 17 years in the Bitterroot Valley with Hamilton and Corvallis Physical Therapy. He helps his patients reduce their pain and return to activity. Bryce is board certified in orthopedics and a certified manual therapist.” PROVIDED PHOTO

BITTERROOT’S BEST PERSONAL TRAINER, JUSTEN ZIMMERMAN

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BITTERROOT’S BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST, BRYCE YASENAK

PHYSICIAN Nikki Weston, FNP

Thank You

to our loyal guests for voting BITTERSWEET SALON-Bitterroots Best and Best Hair Stylist

We are better because of you!

• Best STYLISTS, Best NAIL TECHS • Best Esthetician • Best skin care products • Best Hair products • Best entertainment BEST SALON in Montana

Looking for a new salon?

Call us 363-2731 Donna would also like to say thank you for all her beautiful guests for taking the time to VOTE for her for BITTERROOTS BEST HAIR STYLIST. Thank you for trusting me to just do my thing.

202 State Street Hamilton MT


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REALTOR Judy Porter REPORTER/VALLEY VOICE Perry Backus TEACHER Brittany Hayes VETERINARIAN Valley Pet Clinic VOLUNTEER/HERO Bryan Dufrense “That’s a remarkable thing,” Dufresne said. “I’m honored and humbled because I realize how many amazing volunteers there are in this community. I hope people continue to volunteer to make it a better place.” WAITER/WAITRESS Michelle Cole

MICHELLE MCCONNAHA

BITTERROOT’S BEST VOLUNTEER/UNSUNG HERO, BRYAN DUFRENSE

We wish to express a THANK YOU to all of our “4 Legged Patients” and their owners for voting us the

Bitterroot’s Best Veterinarian! Bitterr

406.363.5390 1420 South First Street Hamilton, MT 59840


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Thank you, FOR VOTING US THE

BITTERROOT’S BEST HORSEBACK RIDING TRAIL, CALF CREEK

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Places to Go DAY HIKE Blodgett Overlook

DOG WALKING SPOT River Park

HORSEBACK RIDING TRAIL Calf Creek

BITTERROOT’S BEST CHILDCARE OF 2020 PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY CARE FOR CHILDREN AGES 0-12

Small town charm, Big Sky hospitality

Thank you for voting us Bitterroot’s Best Bed & Breakfast

BitterrootRiverBB.com 406 777-5205 • 501 South Ave, Stevensville, MT

WWW.BITTERROOTEARLYLEARNINGCENTER.COM


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MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL Lake Como ANNIVERSARY SPOT Spice of Life Cafe ANNUAL FESTIVAL/EVENT Ravalli County Fair BEST DAY TRIP Lake Como

BITTERROOT’S BEST DAY TRIP, LAKE COMO

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FIRST DATE SPOT Higherground Brewing Higherground: “Thank you for voting Higherground Bitterroot’s Best in nine different categories; we are very grateful for that and grateful for continued support from all the locals and everyone

Thank You For Voting

CHEERS UNLIMITED Bitterroot’s Best Liquor Store We appreciate our customers!

Locally Owned & Community Involved for 30 years Hamilton’s State Liquor Store and More Liquor • Craft Beers • Domestic Beers • Wine • Mixes • Snacks Tobacco • eCigs and Juices Party Supplies Ice & More Check out our Humidor - We have a large selection of fine cigars

Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm • 501 South First • Hamilton • 363-3751


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in the Bitterroot Valley. This is eight or nine years in a row I think for the microbrewery which is obviously a big one for us and also for the pizzas quite a few in a row as well so we’re very grateful for that.” HISTORICAL SPOT Daly Mansion OUTDOOR DINING The Edge Restaurant

Keep dreaming, Montana

PLACE TO EAT SOLO Higherground Brewing PLACE TO MINGLE IF SINGLE Higherground Brewing PLACE TO PEOPLE WATCH Hamilton Farmers Market WEEKEND GETAWAY Glacier National Park

We’re here for you today and all of your tomorrows.

Voted #1 Financial Institution*

Thank you for your confidence and trust.

Farmers State Bank

DOUG MCCONNAHA

BITTERROOT’S BEST FIRST DATE SPOT (AND MORE), HIGHERGROUND BREWING

farmersebank.com • Your Montana Bank Since 1907 *Source: Ravalli Republic, 2020 Member FDIC


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(406) 363-3260 | 24 Hour Towing

Thank you for voting us Bitterroot’s Best ‘UNIQUE GIFTS’ We feature local hand crafted Montana Made Products plus hand selected reasonably priced Home & Garden Decor From Eclectic to Refined

219 Main ~ Hamilton • 363-4789 BITTERROOT’S BEST ATMOSPHERE (AND MORE), NAP’S GRILL

Assisted Living and Memory Care Homes

Food and restaurants APPETIZER The Edge Restaurant ASIAN FOOD 2nd Street Sushi

Thank you for voting BeeHive Homes of Hamilton The Bitterroot’s Best Assisted Living Residence 826 New York Ave. Hamilton, MT

406.375.5464

www.BeeHiveHomes.com/Hamilton

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ATMOSPHERE Nap’s Grill BAKERY River Rising Bakery BREAKFAST The Kitchen


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Thank you for voting Judy Porter

Bitterroot’s Best Realtor. ‘‘My clients are some of my biggest fans! As a seasoned professional, I recognize and value they place in me and strive to exceed their expectations.’’ FILE PHOTO

BITTERROOT’S BEST MEXICAN FOOD AND BUDGET LUNCH, MARIA’S RESTAURANT

BUDGET LUNCH Maria’s Restaurant BURGER Nap’s Grill

- Judy Porter

Broker, GRI, ABR Br

BUSINESS LUNCH Bouilla COFFEE/ESPRESSO SHOP Bitterroot Beanery

TouchPointProperties.com • 406-214-5718


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DELI Back Door Deli DESSERT River Rising Bakery DONUTS Hamilton Market Place FINE DINING Spice of Life Cafe MEXICAN Maria’s Restaurant MICRO BREWERY Higherground Brewing

BITTERROOT’S BEST DESSERT (AND BAKERY), RIVER RISING

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ORGANIC FOOD SELECTION Rainbow’s End

Moose Creek BBQ & Grill Catering all size groups up to 1,200 people Thank you Bitterroot Valley for voting us Bitterroot Valley’s Best Caterer - We love BBQ and it shows in every event we cater True Award Winning Southern BBQ and Comfort Foods


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PIZZA Higherground Brewing PRIME RIB Victor Steakhouse ROMANTIC DINING Mission Bistro SALAD Higherground Brewing SANDWICH River Rising Bakery SEAFOOD 2nd Street Sushi

BITTERROOT’S BEST SOUP, HIGHERGROUND BREWING

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SOUP Higherground Brewing

FIESTA EN JALISCO Best Mexican Food North of the Border!

BITTERROOT’S BEST ASIAN FOOD: 2ND STREET SUSHI

Stop by and ask your server about our new margarita flavors! a huge thanks to all Buy any #1-14 diner comBo and receive

$5 off

a second #1-14 diner comBo *Coupon not good on any other special *Expires 8/31/20

BITTERROOT’S BEST BAKERY: RED ROOSER

of our local supporters for voting us Bitterroot’s Best margarita!

Coupon accepted at any Fiesta en Jalisco

(406) 363-4439


HAMILTON — 363-6204 • 1120 N. 1ST Sun 10am-5pm • M-F 9am-8pm • Sat 8am-6pm


BEST SPORTING GOODS

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, FAMILY, & FRIENDS FOR SUPPORTING BOB WARD’S FOR 103 YEARS!

Shop 24/7 at www.bobwards.com


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STEAK The Wild Mare

BITTERROOT’S BEST VEGETARIAN FOOD, SUZETTE’S ORGANICS

DOUG MCCONNAHA

VEGETARIAN Suzette’s Organics “Hey community thanks for choosing us as best New Business Opened Within a Year and best vegetarian. We love our community. Thanks guys, we love opening our kitchen; we love extending our dinner table to the public. We’ll see you – let’s eat – Kain Tayo!”

Preserving western art and western culture for over 25 years

Thank you for voting us Bitterroot’s Best for three years in a row!


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Nightlife BAR Higherground Brewing CASINO The Edge Restaurant FRIDAY NIGHT SPOT A tie between Higherground Brewing and Bitter Root Brewing HAPPY HOUR The Edge Restaurant BITTERROOT’S BEST HAPPY HOUR (AND MORE), THE EDGE

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LIVE MUSIC Bitter Root Brewing MARGARITA Fiesta En Jalisco SPORTS BAR The Edge Restaurant STIFF DRINK Westslope Distillery “We thank you for voting us the Bitterroot’s Best Stiff Drink,” Susan Young said.

BITTERROOT’S BEST STIFF DRINK, WESTSLOPE DISTILLERY

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We Thank Everyone who voted us

Bitterroot’s Best Landscaper We appreciate your business and look forward to providing you with the best prices and selection in the valley

Serving the Bitterroot Valley for years VERN’S LANDSCAPE. INC. 360-0170 Next to Als’ Cycle

The Outdoor Living Market 381-2643

2140 North First Street, Hamilton


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Businesses

Alternative Medicine Between the Worlds “It’s all thanks to the community, we appreciate you all,” Trevor Kelvie said. Art Gallery Art Focus Assisted Living Residence Bee Hive Homes, Hamilton Auction/Estate Sales RLP Auctions

BITTERROOT’S BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, BETWEEN THE WORLDS

ERIN MCCONNAHA

AUTO BODY/REPAIR SHOP Rod’s Auto BED & BREAKFAST Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast BEER SELECTION Higherground Brewing BOOK STORE Chapter One Book Store BOUTIQUE The Closet CANDY SHOP Big Sky Candy CAR WASH Splash

BITTERROOT’S BEST BOUTIQUE, THE CLOSET IN HAMILTON

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CATERER Moose Creek BBQ CLOTHING STORE Yours, Mine & Ours Yours Mine and Ours: Jennifer Paul “I am blown away by the enthusiasm and support from our customers and community! Thank ya’ll for loving up on our little store!” COMMUNITY INVOLVED BUSINESS Fords

BITTERROOT’S BEST CLOTHING STORE, YOURS, MINE & OURS

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COMPUTER REPAIR Hamilton Computer Service

Voted Bitterroot’s Best

• Asian Food • Seafood The old menu is back!

FULL LIQUOR LICENSE Buy One, Get One Happy Hour 2PM-4PM

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday • 11AM to 9:00PM

322 S 2nd Street Hamilton, Montana

363-0600


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CONVENIENCE STORE Corvallis Merc

THANK YOU

CUSTOMER SERVICE Jaela B. Photography DAY CARE Bitterroot Early Learning Center

Bug Off

FOR VOTING THE RAVALLI COUNTY FAIR

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BITTERROOT’S BEST

Join us this year September 2-5!

Pest Control and Tree Health Services

406-363-1932

1135 S 1st ST, Hamilton, MT 59840 | www.bugoffinc.com

Pest Control Manager: Connor Laine • Tree Service Manager: Chase Laine Owned By: Sam & Teresa Laine

thank you Bitterroot’s Best Jewelry Store! for once again voting us

201 W. Main • 363-6236

mikesellsfinejewelry.com

Mikesell ’s fine jewelry

Serving the Bitterroot for 37 years!

BITTERROOT’S BEST

ANNUAL EVENT


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FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Coffee Cup Cafe FINANCIAL INSTITUTION Farmers State Bank FISHING HEADQUARTERS Freestone Fly Shop Freestone – Michael Brushia (left) and Trevor Paro (right) Quote: “We strive to be the best full-service fly shop in the valley.” – Jim Loranger

BITTERROOT’S BEST FISHING HEADQUARTERS, FREESTONE FLY SHOP

DOUG MCCONNAH

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BITTERROOT’S BEST CHIROPRACTOR 2020!

Fast, Friendly and Gentle Chiropractic Care! • Headaches • Neck Pain

• Low Back Pain • Whiplash

www.robertsfamilychiropracticcenter.com 803 North 2nd Street Hamilton, MT 59840

406-363-2111

SERVING THE BITTERROOT VALLEY FOR 25 YEARS


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FLORIST Flower Happy FURNITURE STORE Bitterroot Furniture GARDEN SUPPLY/NURSERY K&S Nursery GOLF COURSE Hamilton Golf Club GUN STORE Frontier Guns & Ammo HARDWARE/HOME IMPROVEMENT Evans Ace Hardware

BITTERROOT’S BEST FORIST, FLOWER HAPPY

Thank You Bitterroot Valley for voting us Best Boutique!

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HEALTH & FITNESS GYM The Canyons

Thank you

Bitterroot Valley for voting us Favorite Tax Preparation!

Follow us for updates @lovethecloset Summer store hours from 9-6 164 S 3rd St. Hamilton, MT 59840

(406) 777-9966

406 Main Street, Ste A • Stevensville, MT 59870 www.w-vcpa.com


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INSURANCE AGENT Jones Korman JEWELRY STORE Mikesell’s Jewelry LANDSCAPER Vern’s Landscape LIQUOR STORE Cheer’s LODGING Bitterroot River Inn MOTORCYCLE/ATV DEALER Al’s Cycle BITTERROOT’S BEST LANDSCAPER, VERN’S LANDSCAPE NURSERY

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We thank you for your support during these challenging times and for voting us BITTERROOT'S BEST STIFF DRINK. Making pure Montana spirits and serving locally sourced craft cocktails in our tasting room 172 S. 2nd St Hamilton, MT Westslopedist.com


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NEW BUSINESS OPENED WITHIN A YEAR Suzette’s Organics NEW CAR DEALER Mildenberger Motors

THANK YOU for voting Nicolett Weston Bitterroot’s Best Physician

NON-PROFIT Emma’s House OFFICE SUPPLIES The Paper Clip PAWN SHOP Bitterroot Trading Post PEST CONTROL Bug Off PET CARE/BOARDING Daly Dog Care

TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED GARBER CONSTRUCTION

BITTERROOT’S BEST

CONTRACTOR Proud to serve the Bitterroot Valley for

25 YEARS

Nicolett Weston, FNP-C was born and raised in Hamilton, MT. She has provided family medicine in the Bitterroot Valley since 2008. Her practice is devoted to caring for the entire family with a focus in women’s health, pediatrics and dermatology. Her interests include biking, most outdoor activities, sports and art.

Call 363-3627 to make an appointment! At the Family Medicine Center, our doctors and staff are committed to provide you and your family with high quality health care that is personalized, comprehensive and cost-effective.

Garber Construction, Inc. Chuck Garber PO Box 1150, Corvallis, MT

406-360-6900

garberconst@cybernet1.com

All of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Brenda Kirkland, M.D.

Daniel Child, D.O.

Brett Heath, M.D.

330 North 10th Street, Suite A

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Hamilton, MT 59840

Nicolett Weston, FNP-C

Phone: 363-DOCS(3627)

Fax: 363-3638


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ERIN MCCONNAHA

BITTERROOT’S BEST PET GROOMING, WAGS AND WOOFS

PET GROOMING Wags and Woofs “We have the most wonderful customers to be voting us Bitterroot’s Best. Just a big thank you to everyone who voted for us!” PET SUPPLY Murdoch’s Home &Ranch PHARMACY Bitterroot Drug PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Greener Montana Properties

BITTERROOT’S BEST TAX PREPARATION, WEBER & VANORIO

MICHELLE MCCONNAHA

RANCH SUPPLY STORE Murdoch’s Home & Ranch

SUPERMARKET Super 1 Foods

REAL ESTATE OFFICE Engel & Völkers

TAX PREPARATION Weber & Vanorio “We’d like to thank everyone for voting for us for Bitterroot’s Best,” said Wade Weber. “We really feel like our service that we provide to our customers is our strongest point that we have in the office, as well as the awesome employees that we have retained over the last several years.”

RESTAURANT Spice of Life SALON Bittersweet Salon SPORTING GOODS/OUTDOOR STORE Bob Ward & Sons, Hamilton


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Hamilton Physical Therapy, apy P.C.

Bryce Yasenak was voted BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST!

ERIN MCCONNAHA

BITTERROOT’S BEST UNIQUE GIFTS, STONE COTTAGE. PICTURED WOOD CARVING ARTIST JEFF NEFF

THRIFT STORE Ravalli Services Thrift Store TIRE STORE Jerry Wessels Les Schwab Tire Center TOWING S&S Towing UNIQUE GIFTS Stone Cottage Quote from owner: “We’re so grateful to be voted for Best Unique Gifts, we love the Bitterroot!” USED CAR DEALER Quality Cars & Trucks of Hamilton WINE SELECTION Blodgett Canyon Cellars

Bryce understands how devastating pain and injuries can be. He has been practicing for 17 years in the Bitterroot Valley with Hamilton and Corvallis Physical Therapy. He helps his patients reduce their pain and return to activity. Bryce is a board certified in orthopedics and is a certified manual therapist

Hamilton Physical Therapy was voted BEST EMPLOYER! As our partners discussed, this award should go to our employees. It’s a pleasure to manage a great team. Our employees are creative, smart, humble, and genuinely care for our patients. So, we accept this award on behalf of our great team! Call our Corvallis office to make an appointment with Bryce Yasenak. You can visit our website at www.hamiltonpt.com to make an appointment or get more information about our 8 convenient locations in western Montana.

To our community, thank you for all of your support over the past 20+ years. Our practice has continued to grow through your support and loyalty. We pledge to continue to improve in all areas of clinical practice, service, and community involvement.


Thank you for voting us Bitterroot’s Best Tire Store! We look forward to seeing you walk through our doors and welcoming you to the Jerry Wessels Tire Center family. Employees of the North 1st Street Les Schwab store believe in giving back to the community where we live and work.

211 North 1st Street, Hamilton

406.363.3884 www.lesschwab.com


It’s ab o ut yo u.

HOME OF THE B I TTE RROOT’ S B E ST RE P ORTE R, P E R RY BA C K U S .


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We carry a large selection of

Congratulations Bryan Dufresne!

Montana

“Your Bitterroot Valley Department Store”

T-shirts and active wear

Ford’s Department Store Family Owned Since 1947

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BITTERROOT’S BEST COMMUNITY INVOLVED BUSINESS

We are proud of you for being a champion for youth in the Valley!

Corner of Main & 2nd • Downtown Hamilton Monday - Saturday, 8am-6pm

Love from your family: Finn, Lila, Jessie, Dale, Kathy, Dave, Lynne, Cal, Susie, Jonah, Jeff, Jenny, Emilia, and Dacia.

We would like to thank everyone who Voted us Bitterroots Best

Motorcycle/ATV Dealer

We appreciate your business We live in the ‘ Best’ valley with the ‘ Best’ people Bitterroot’s Best Garden Supply 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020

From your friends at

619 Highway 93 North • Hamilton Hamilton, MT 363-3433



Thank you for vo ng us

Bitterroot’s Best

Corvallis Merc 100 Main Street 406 961-4830

Cominn!g Soo

Convenience Store

NEW NAME & LOGO • STAY TUNED!

Beer Wine Smoker Grill Prepared Foods Gi�s Soda Ice Cream Grocery


Bitterroot’s Best 2020 Winners

FACES IN THE CROWD Actor/Actress Artist Attorney Author Barber Bartender Chiropractor Coach Contractor Dentist Domestic Car Mechanic Employer Eye Doctor Foreign Car Mechanic Hair Stylist Massage Therapist Musician/Band Nail Tech Personal Trainer Photographer Physical Therapist Physician Realtor Reporter/Valley Voice Teacher Veterinarian Volunteer/Hero Waiter/Waitress PLACES TO GO Day Hike Dog Walking Spot Horseback Riding Trail Mountain Bike Trail Anniversary Spot Annual Festival/Event Best Day Trip First Date Spot Historical Spot Outdoor Dining Place To Eat Solo Place To Mingle If Single Place To People Watch Weekend Getaway FOOD & RESTAURANTS Appetizer Asian Food Atsmosphere Bakery Breakfast Budget Lunch Burger Business Lunch Coffee/Espresso Shop Deli Dessert Donuts Fine Dining Mexican Micro Brewery Organic Food Selection Pizza Prime Rib Romantic Dining Salad Sandwich Seafood Soup Steak Vegetarian

Ravalli Republic, Friday, June 26, 2020 - 39 Gina Collins Steve Wilson Tom Schoenleben Heather Montes Donna Mitchell Bethany Andersen Robert’s Family Chiropractic Laurie Jones Garber Construction Hamilton Advanced Dentistry Scott’s Automotive Hamilton Physical Therapy Big Sky Eyecare Reliance Auto Donna Weidow Judy Banks Who Dat! Hamilton Nail & Spa Justen Zimmerman Jaela B. Photography Bryce Yasenak Nikki Weston, FNP Judy Porter Perry Backus Brittany Hayes Valley Pet Clinic Bryan Dufrense Michelle Cole Blodgett Overlook River Park Calf Creek Lake Como Spice of Life Ravalli County Fair Lake Como Higherground Daly Mansion The Edge Higherground Higherground Hamilton Farmers Market Glacier The Edge 2nd Street Sushi Nap’s River Rising The Kitchen Maria’s Nap’s (by a landslide) Bouilla BR Beanery Back Door Deli River Rising Hamilton Market Place Spice of Life Maria’s Restaurant Higherground Rainbow’s Higherground Victor Steakhouse Mission Bistro Higherground River Rising 2nd Street Sushi Higherground The Wild Mare Suzette’s

NIGHTLIFE Bar Casino Friday Night Spot Happy Hour Live Music Margarita Sports Bar Stiff Drink BUSINESSES Alternative Medicine Art Gallery Assisted Living Residence Auction/Estate Sales Auto Body/Repair Shop Bed & Breakfast Beer Selection Book Store Boutique Candy Shop Car Wash Caterer Clothing Store Community Involved Business Computer Repair Convenience Store Customer Service Day Care Family Friendly Restaurant Financial Institution Fishing Headquarters Florist Furniture Store Garden Supply/Nursery Golf Course Gun Store Hardware/Home Improvement Health & Fitness Gym Insurance Agent Jewelry Store Landscaper Liquor Store Lodging Motorcycle/ATV Dealer New Business Opened Within a Year New Car Dealer Non-Profit Office Supplies Pawn Shop Pest Control Pet Care/Boarding Pet Grooming Pet Supply Pharmacy Property Management Ranch Supply Store Real Estate Office Restaurant Salon Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store Supermarket Tax Preparation Thrift Store Tire Store Towing Unique Gifts Used Car Dealer Wine Selection

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