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Volume XXII, Number 21

Wednesday, December 28, 2006

Nativity display at school calls school policy into question

By Stanley M. Roden and Phyllis dePicciotto

The question of whether a nativity scene may be displayed in the foyer of the Lone Rock School during the weeks in December leading up to Christmas was discussed by the Lone Rock School Board at its December 19 meeting. Based upon a recommendation from Superintendent John Miller, the board agreed that it needs to review its policies relating to use of school facilities for such purposes. More...


Two successful ballot measures challenged in court

By Michael Howell

Ten Ravalli County citizens have filed for a judicial review of the two ballot measures sponsored by the Local Government Review Study Commission that were approved by voters in the last election. One of the amendments would increase the number of Commissioners from three to five and the other would limit their terms in office to four years. Both amendments were approved by the voters in the November 7, 2006 election. More...


County agrees to 10-year lease for Hamilton Gun Club

By Michael Howell

The County Commissioners agreed last week to renew a 10-year lease with the Hamilton Gun Club for use of land at the Ravalli County Airport. The club has proposed an improvement project on the land to replace decadent concrete walkways on the site to make it more safe and accessible. More...



Commissioners approve funds for creating office space at airport

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners decided last week to reach into their own budget to fund construction of some office space at the County Airport Building. More...



Gene Crosby stands in front of one of the dozens of tractors he's restored. Despite crippling arthritis and a host of other maladies, Crosby and his wife continue to find tremendous enjoyment in repairing and restoring antique tractors on their lace northeast of Stevensville.


A Tractor a Day...

By Gretchen L. Langton

Gene Crosby was six years old when he began fixing tractors. Then, he did it out of necessity. His father was a sheep shearer in Platte, South Dakota; with nine children, a good deal of shearing had to be done in order to feed the family. When he was away, Gene and his brothers were responsible for making sure the Ford Furgeson was in working order. Gene's older brother would say to him, "I'll take it apart if you can put it back together." More...


Middle East Fork Project approved by Court

By Michael Howell

U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy rejected every claim made in a lawsuit by the WildWest Institute and Friends of the Bitterroot (FOB) contesting the approval by Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Dave Bull of the state's first fuel reduction project done under President Bush's Healthy Forest Restoration Act. More...

 

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