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Volume XXIII, Number 9

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Behind closed doors

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners held some closed door meetings this year ostensibly to consider litigation strategy concerning the federal lawsuit filed by several developers who claimed that their subdivision proposals had not been handled appropriately by the county. More...

What goes up must come down. A colorful hot air balloon lands in a field near Stevensville after drifting across the valley in perfect fall weather complete with full moon last Wednesday. Michael Howell photo.

Forest officials crafting Travel Management Plan

By Michael Howell

After months of considering input from a variety of public and agency sources, the Bitterroot National Forest has crafted a Proposed Action for its Travel Management Planning project. More...

Gravel washing wash out

By Michael Howell

A complaint has been filed with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) over a gravel washing operation conducted by the Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department. According to the complainant, Mark Behrman, polluted water from the gravel washing operation was running into a wetlands and creek adjacent to the work area located near the Ravalli County Airport for over a week. More...

Main Street to celebrate accomplishments

By Michael Howell

The Stevensville Main Street Association will hold its second annual Boast & Toast event on Saturday, October 6. The event, which features a special dinner made from locally grown ingredients, a cash raffle drawing and a silent auction, will start at 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Family Center. Admission is $10 and beer and wine will be available. More...

New director at Ravalli County Museum

By Michael Howell

Tamar Stanley, the new Director of the Ravalli County Museum, Tamar Stanley, is not exactly new to the Ravalli County Museum or to the job of museum director. She has already served as the museum's Interim Director following the retirement of past Executive Director Helen Ann Bibler. Stanley worked as a museum assistant for about six months before that. All of this was preceded by years of volunteer work as part of Apple Days. She has fond memories of the team work involved in producing the tasty Butte tamales and, following that, the "legendary and delicious" McIntosh apple pies. More...

New Ravalli County Museum Director Tamar Stanley


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