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Volume XXIII, Number 10

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Bitter Root Trails

By Gretchen L. Langton

Bitter Root Trails IV (BRT IV) is a book about Victor. There have been Trails before this one as the Roman numerals suggest. Bitter Root Trails III covers Hamilton and Corvallis. Bitter Root Trails I and II were about the area from Darby to Grantsdale. The Preface of BRT IV reads:

"Bitter Root Trails IV follows in the historical footsteps of Bitterroot Trails I, II, III. It is a personal history, written and provided by the families and descendants of the earliest pioneers who settled in the Victor vicinity between the 1860's and about 1930" (8). More...

Second Annual Scarecrow Contest They are hard to miss. Thirty-six shining examples of a community coming together are displayed along Stevensville's bike path to the river. It just plain warms the heart to see residents and visitors strolling down the walk studying each entry, laughing, taking pictures, and chattingwith other passers-by, and of couse, there are the magnificent scarecrows themselves. Maybe this same feeling was what inspired SASS, at the suggestion of Mel and marty Walter, to hold their Annual Scarecrow Contest. The Walters were motivated by a similar event they attended in Spain. Last year's contest had twenty-six entries; here were thirty-seven this year. By popluar vote, the winners are as follows: First Place ($300): Red Hat Society "Lydia's Lively Lady" (pictured above); Second Place ($200): Discovery Care "Pretty Spry for an Old Guy"; Third Place ($100): Three Way Tie between Valley Drug "Dan-Yell", Emily Hansen "Postal Peril", Genesis House "Retro". Gretchen Langton photo.

Commissioners consider Interim Streamside Setback Zoning

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners have agreed to move forward with consideration of possible Interim Streamside Setback Zoning regulations, but will likely only approve a bare bones, scaled down version of the lengthy draft submitted by the Streamside Setback Committee. More...

Family transfer/subdivision dispute settled

By Michael Howell

A dispute over a family transfer of land that, according to neighbors, turned into an illegal subdivision has been settled out of court in an agreement between developer Terry Nelson and the affected neighbors. More...

Hamilton enacts transportation fees

By Michael Howell

The City of Hamilton enacted a transportation fee to be assessed new construction in the city. The city already assesses new construction fees to support the water and sewer systems as well as for providing fire and police protection. But, like the county, the city is now looking to charge developers a fee for impacts upon the transportation system. The fee has been set at $2,816 per residence based upon the calculated impact of a single residence on the city‚s roadways. The cost for construction of condominiums, apartments and other multiple-family dwellings is based on a cost per unit measure. More...

Stevi approves Infrastructure Access Fees

By Michael Howell

The Town of Stevensville has determined that, since the town's water system has been built over the years from funds, grants, and revenue bonds that have since been paid off, that all new development should be required to "buy-in" to the system. The cost is calculated to be $3,850 per "equivalent dwelling unit", or EDU for the year 2007. That fee value was arrived at by dividing the value of the existing water system, estimated at $3,660,000, by the number of dwelling units serviced, 950. More...


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