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Volume XXIII, Number 24

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Local kidney transplant a success

By Michael Howell

For Mary Lyons, of Stevensville, it has been a long, drawn out ordeal and it is not over yet. But a big hurdle has been passed in her quest for a new kidney. She has one! More...

An alpha female in the Trapper Peak pack, which calls Chaffin Creek, south of Darby, home.

Wolves back to stay

By Greg Lemons

The black wolf sat on a rock and just watched. He was about 100 yards away, high up above us as we searched for a way across Sawtooth Creek, 12 miles into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. More...

Two wolves in the Sula pack, as seen from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks monitoring flight.

New Councilors sworn in

By Michael Howell

Three new Hamilton City Council members were sworn into office last week by Mayor Jessica Randazzo. They included Ward 1 Councilor and former mayor Joe Petrusaitis, Ward 2 Councilor Al Mitchell, and Ward 3 Councilor Jenny West. County Commissioners Carlotta Grandstaff and Kathleen Driscoll were on hand to welcome the new councilors to their respective positions. Both commissioners expressed excitement about anticipated collaboration over areas of mutual interest between the county and the city governments. Randazzo said that she looked forward to working with the new councilors as well. More...

Canyon Breeze subdivision approved

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners gave conditional approval to the Canyon Breeze Subdivision, near Stevensville, last week. The proposal, made by Robert Kwapy, is to create 14 lots on a little over 28 acres along Stevi River Road. More...

Darby meeting on forest travel plan punctuated by profanity and threats

By Michael Howell

Close to 250 people packed the Darby Club House last Wednesday, January 9, for a public meeting hosted by the U.S. Forest Service to disseminate information and accept comment upon proposed changes to the Bitterroot National Forest Travel Plan. Unable to proceed according to plans, which had called for breaking up into groups, Virginia Tribe, the private moderator hired to facilitate the meeting, adapted by changing the format to simply take comment from the public one at a time. Comments from the public were, however, disrupted by other comments from the floor, some of which were profane and at least one of which was threatening. More...


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