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Perry Backus


Hamilton, ON, Canada

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  • The Ravalli Republic
  • Billings Gazette
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Past articles by Perry:

Stolen dreams: Bitterroot veterinarian reels after loss of prized dogs

It took just 15 minutes for Teresa Petterson’s life to turn upside down. → Read More

Hamilton’s Kmart prepares to close after 33 years

The end to blue light specials is coming in March to Hamilton. → Read More

Horsepower: Victor couple's horses help them savor life in the Bitterroot

Life moves at a different pace at the Hackett place, just up off Bear Creek Road west of Victor. → Read More

Rafters save drowning horse in Bitterroot River

The Eickholt family likely won’t soon forget this year’s Father’s Day float down the Bitterroot River. → Read More

Gianforte signs landmark investment in broadband expansion

In Montana, one in three residents doesn’t have broadband access. That's three times the national average. → Read More

Corvallis standoff moves into third day

A standoff involving a 35-year-old armed man barricaded in his Corvallis home moved into its third day Wednesday. → Read More

Corvallis man dies in Idaho avalanche Friday

A Corvallis man was killed in an avalanche in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains Friday. → Read More

Corvallis man dies in hunting accident

A Corvallis man died Saturday morning after a rifle discharged inside a vehicle during a hunting trip. → Read More

Victor woman drowned in Bitterroot River

A 66-year-old Victor woman drowned Wednesday evening in the Bitterroot River after getting trapped under a log jam. → Read More

Lightning sets six fires on Bitterroot Forest

An early morning lightning storm touched off six fires on the Bitterroot National Forest Thursday. → Read More

Gold-Butterfly: Bitterroot Forest prepares for work to begin on largest project in memory

There’s a race of sorts happening in the upper reaches of the Sapphire Mountains east of Corvallis. → Read More

Ravalli County has its first community spread

Ravalli County officially has its first case of community spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Swan cygnets spotted at Lee Metcalf Refuge for second year

For the second year in a row, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has a brood of trumpeter swan cygnets. → Read More

Ravalli County has second COVID-19 case

Ravalli County’s second COVID-19 case was confirmed Friday. → Read More

Rescued huskies slowly finding new homes

The Bitter Root Humane Association is working to find good homes for huskies that were rescued in December. → Read More

Rescued huskies slowly finding new homes

The Bitter Root Humane Association is working to find good homes for huskies that were rescued in December. → Read More

A legacy preserved: McCrossin Cabin placed on the National Register of Historic Places

A couple restores a cabin near Hamilton that now is on the National Register of Historic Places, → Read More

Stevensville neighbors paint over anti-Trump graffiti

A Stevensville couple received help from neighbors and others after their garage was covered in anti-Trump graffiti. → Read More

Fugitive arrested in Hamilton hideout

A Hamilton man who authorities have been seeking since Dec. 5 was arrested Friday. → Read More

Judge allows enforcement of vape ban to begin today

A Ravalli County judge filed a ruling Tuesday that will allow the state to begin enforcing a ban on those products. → Read More