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Volume XXIII, Number 13

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Two more proposed subdivisions land in court

By Michael Howell

Two more proposed subdivisions have landed in court following denials of the subdivision applications by county commissioners. More...

Hordes of costumed children, and adults, paraded through Hamilton's downtown on Saturday and were rewarded wih Halloween treats at local businesses. Michael Howell photo.

Brown Valley Ranch conservation easement may expand

By Michael Howell

The Brown Valley Ranch conservation easement may soon be expanded by another 200+ acres. More...

Virginia Brown is looking to expand an already extensive conservation easement on the Brown Valley Ranch northeast of Stevensville, by adding 204.5 acres along Three Mile Creek. This addition, if approved, would bring the total easement to over 2,073 acres. Combine with neighboring conservation easements, all of which abut the Three Mile Wildlife Management Area, over 13,000 acres of elk winter range is protected from development in the area.

Inset: The quilt hanging on the wall behind Virginia Brown in this photo is a symbol of the working ranch and the way of life that she and her deceased husband, Wallace, would like to see preserved in perpetuity as a living interface with the wild.

Stevi woman gifted a kidney

By Michael Howell

Stevensville resident Mary Lyon is about to be granted a very big gift: a living kidney. She has needed one for long, long time. More...

Political action committee hopes to influence Hamilton elections

By Michael Howell

A local political action committee, called Citizens for Effective Government, has been formed with the aim of influencing the outcome of the upcoming Hamilton City Council elections. The group has initiated an advertising campaign based upon the slogan "Stop the Fighting!" and has endorsed two candidates in the upcoming election. The group represents itself on its web site as "a non-partisan effort dedicated to stopping the dysfunctional infighting on the Hamilton City Council and to electing folks that are more reasonable, respectful and responsive to the needs of our community." Not surprisingly, the group does not support the incumbent candidates, Bob Scott and DeAnne Harbaugh, whom it considers a part of the "dysfunctional infighting." Instead the group endorses candidates Jenny West and Al Mitchell. More...

Floyd a write-in candidate for Stevi Council

By Michael Howell

With no officially registered opponents, Clayton Floyd Jr.'s bid as a write-in candidate for a seat on the Stevensville Town Council representing Ward 2 is the odds on favorite. More...

Stevi Police Chief appointed to state council

By Michael Howell

Stevensville Police Chief James Marble was recently appointed to serve on the Montana Public Safety Officer Standard and Training Council. In the past, the council's duties were carried out under the auspices of the Board of Crime Control. Following passage of Senate Bill 273 the council was established as a quasi-judicial body under the Department of Justice. More...


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