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Volume XXVI, Number 14

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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State pursuing every option for wolf control

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) began fully managing gray wolves as resident wildlife, along with Montana’s other wildlife, when federal delisting took effect on May 4, 2009. Montana’s federally approved plan, state laws, and administrative rules were implemented by FWP and the FWP Commission until August 5, 2010 when federal Endangered Species Act protections were reinstated by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy. The court order relisting the wolves took effect immediately on August 5, 2010. The final rule implementing the court order and officially relisting the wolves was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2010. More...

RSVP coat drive ongoing

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Center is continuing its coat drive for children/teen coats. The coat drive has been ongoing for a few weeks but most of the donated items have been for adults. More...

RSVP Coordinator Charlene Stevens and volunteer Chuck Fitzpatrick were collecting winter coats in Stevensville last week to be given away at the Ravalli County Food Give-Away at the Fairgrounds on November 12. The coat drive is ongoing through November 11.

Neighborhood park project input sought

A team is being put together to begin the process of resarching possibilities and available resources to be used for making improvements to the Father Ravalli Park, located at 1099 College Street in Stevensville. The opinion of the surrounding community would be greatly appreciated, so that the space can be designed to best meet the needs of the population as a whole. Public opinion survey forms on the use of the park space are available at the Bitterroot Star office, 215 Main. Any interested individual is welcome to fill out a survey. A general consensus of the surveys will be made at the beginning of the year so that park improvements can begin in the spring. More...

Master Plan being developed for Legion and River Parks

By Michael Howell

The City of Hamilton has been in the throes of developing a Master Plan for two of the city’s parks for some time now. Last Wednesday, landscape architects Anthony Pratt and Jolene Rieck of Peaks to Plains Design out of Billings gave the citizens of Hamilton a chance to see a few preliminary design concepts for future development of Legion Park and River Park based upon citizen input. More...

University pushes two-year higher education programs

By Michael Howell

Montana University System officials, including the new President of the University of Montana Royce Engstrom, joined Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Sheila Stearns at a listening session in Hamilton last Friday. Stearns has been on a listening tour that has taken her around the state to hear what Montanans think of their educational system and how it might be improved and to talk to them about the Montana University System’s (MUS) new “Two-Year College Initiative.” The aim of the initiative is to bring businesses, community leaders, K-12 educators, and elected officials together to make two-year colleges more affordable and accessible statewide. More...

Dr. Mary Sheehy Moe put in her last few hours as Deputy Commissioner for Two-Year Higher Education at a meeting in Hamilton last Friday. She is retiring after 38 years in the field of education, the first half spent teaching High School English and the second half in the Office of Public Instruction. When asked about her plans, Moe said that she’s been running so hard for so long that she just wants to sit and look out the window for a while.

Pictured left to right are Victoria Clark, Interim Director of the Bitterroot College Program; UM President Royce Engstrom; MUS Regent Clayton Christian; Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Sheila Stearns; Dr. Mary Moe Deputy Commissioner of Two-Year Higher Education; and Representative Bob Lake.

Town draws fire for lack of police protection

By Michael Howell

The Stevensville Town Council heard a complaint about the lack of police protection in town at its last meeting on October 25. The Town has two police officers but one has been out on administrative leave, leaving the town with only one officer, Chief James Marble. This leaves the town with no police coverage when Marble is off duty. More...

Planning Board doesn’t meet

By Michael Howell

Planning Board members Jan Wisniewski and Bill Menager called for a special Planning Board meeting to be held on October 29, because state law and the board’s by-laws require at, a minimum, that the board meet four times a year, in January, April, July, and October. The two men claimed that failing to meet in October would leave the board in violation of the law. More...

First Friday in Hamilton

Businesses in the Hamilton area are working to keep it local beginning on First Friday this week. Approximately 56 businesses have agreed to participate in a “Buy Local Auction.” Shoppers will be given an envelope, beginning this week. The idea is for people to collect their receipts between November 1, 2010 and July 22, 2011, which is Daly Days. More...


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