When businesses began closing and subsequently laying off employees due to the coronavirus pandemic, North Valley Food Bank knew it would be seeing an increase in families needing assistance. But it was also faced with an additional hurdle as the food it normally receives from grocery stores all but completely ended as shoppers cleaned out store shelves.
The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the public.
Our sweet and loving Laura Kochis passed away on the morning of March 25 as a result of complications of a stroke (during surgery for an aneurysm). Laura was born Jan. 14, 1953 in Norfolk Virginia, the child of a Navy family. Her mother was Yolanda Kochis and father was Peter Kochis, who was a Commander in the Navy. She was the oldest girl in a family of eight children. She had three sisters and four brothers.