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Volume XXVI, Number 22

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Last ones out at Stevensville Junior High

By Michael Howell

It was a touching moment last Wednesday, December 22, as students and teachers at the Stevensville Junior High all donned t-shirts emblazoned with a picture of the junior high building and the words “Last Ones Out” and celebrated with mixed emotions the fact that they were indeed going to be the last group of students and teachers to exit the old building. More...

The Stevensville Junior High student body poses after a last walk through the doors of the building which will be soon be leveled.

Junior High teachers savor the last photo on the steps of the historic junior high building.

Vickie Vernon, Stevensville Junior High Secretary, is salvaging an old door knob from an office closet door. Vernon went to school in the old Junior High school building for 12 years and then went on to end up working in the building for another 28. She will cherish the memories of all those years but looks forward to working in the new building as well. Michael Howell photos.

Subdivision regulation changes adopted, lawsuit filed

By Michael Howell

At a meeting on Wednesday, December 22, the three outgoing County Commissioners, in a 3 to 2 vote, adopted the latest draft of amendments to the Ravalli County Subdivision Regulations. A lawsuit, filed on behalf of 18 county residents on December 20, challenging the legality of the public process, also asked District Judge Jeffrey Langton to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the county from holding the meeting. The request for an injunction was denied on Tuesday and the Wednesday meeting proceeded as scheduled. More...

Attempt to serve papers on commissioner draws sheriff’s response

By Michael Howell

According to Penny Howe and Jimmy Canton, the day after the lawsuit against the Planning Department and the Board of County Commissioners was filed in District Court, they went about trying to serve the papers on John Lavey of the Planning Department and the various commissioners. More...

Commissioners consider video taping meetings

By Michael Howell

Two weeks ago the Ravalli County Commissioners agreed to hire Planning Board President Lee Tickell for $1 a year to work with the county’s Information Technology expert Joe Frohlic to develop a set of options for audio taping and/or video taping the Commissioners’ meetings. Tickell, who works for Microsoft and has extensive experience with audio/video recording systems, will work with Frohlic to produce a range of options including costs. More...


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