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Volume XXVI, Number 20

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Missoula museum recipient of artwork by Daly’s granddaughter

The Montana Museum of Art & Culture has received a gift of 19 oil paintings and seven charcoal drawings by artist Frances Carroll Brown, granddaughter of Montana copper baron Marcus Daly. More...

Frances Carroll Brown painting en plein air in Europe. Photo courtesy of MMAC.

"Portrait of a Woman" by Frances Carroll Brown, no date, oil on canvas, 24 x 22 inches.

Subdivision variance requests remanded back to Commissioners

By Michael Howell

District Court Judge James Haynes sent a decision about a couple of subdivision variance requests back to the County Commissioners for reconsideration after finding that the county’s original decision to deny the variance requests was “arbitrary and capricious.” More...

City pays for mistake in bid

By Michael Howell

According to Hamilton City officials, following a mistake in the advertisement for bids on construction of the new Public Works building, the City will now have to ante up about $73,000 more than what was originally agreed to with J-5 Construction in order to cover the increased costs of wages required to meet state requirements to pay prevailing wages. More...

Local Girl Scout camp to be sold

By Michael Howell

Hoover has trumped Cooney, in a way, as far as the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming’s (GSMW) new long range property plan goes. In an aggressive attempt to bring expenses down, the GSMW Board decided to whittle its set of council-sponsored resident camps down to three. In Western Montana, the use of multiple properties for council-sponsored resident camps was discontinued and all future resident camp activities in western Montana were consolidated into Camp Castle Rock near Butte. As a result of the consolidation, four Montana properties will be sold. They include Camp Thunderbird, Choteau land, Camp Scoutana, and a small camp located here in the Bitterroot Valley called Camp Cooney. More...

Hamilton Safeway celebrates grand re-opening

By Michael Howell

You won’t see a lot of changes in the façade at Hamilton’s Safeway grocery store, but if you go inside, you won’t recognize the place. More...

Safeway Manager Kathy Street, with a little help from County Commissioner Greg Chilcott, cut the ribbon on the newly remodeled store in Hamilton last Saturday.


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