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Volume XXVI, Number 23

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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A new day...New county officials sworn in

On Thursday, December 30, 2010 a new set of county officials, all of them Republicans, were sworn in at the County Commissioners’ meeting room in Hamilton. The meeting room was packed with citizens. Many family members of the elected were also present. The mood was ceremonious and celebrative. More...

Sheriff Chris Hoffman

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Floodplain permit for gravel pit granted

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners, at a public hearing held on Monday, December 27, unanimously approved a floodplain permit for Scott Mucha to mine gravel on his mother’s property along Alpenglow Road, off of Bell Crossing south of Stevensville. More...

Legislative Session News – Week 1

Follow the bouncing bills: What to watch as Montana’s 2011 Legislature gets to work

By Cody Bloomsburg
Community News Service
UM School of Journalism

HELENA – Montana’s 62nd Legislature opened for business this week, with lawmakers offering more than 1,900 ideas for bills so far. Most won’t survive the journey into law, but they do show what’s on legislators’ minds. More...

Victor handweaver recognized by Montana Arts Council

By Michael Howell

It was announced in November that Deb Essen, a local handweaver from Victor, will be inducted into the Montana Circle of American Masters (MCAM) for Traditional and Folk Art. The date for the induction ceremony, which will be held in the Capitol Rotunda in Helena, has not yet been set. Essen was one of seven traditional and folk artists in the county to complete the Montana Arts Council’s Montana Artrepreneur’s Program in 2010. She was nominated for selection to the MCAM by Kristine Komar of the Bitter Root Cultural Heritage Trust. More...

Deb Essen, a handweaver from Victor, has been selected for induction into the Montana Circle of American Masters (MCAM) for Traditional and Folk Art. Cindy Kittredge photo.

This 42 inch by 36 inch wall hanging by Deb Essen will be on display at the Seven on Seven Bitterroot Traditional Artists Show at The Frame Shop and Gallery in Hamilton this month. It is a doubleweave (two layers of cloth woven on the loom at the same time) converted from a name draft for "The Four Seasons." Each of the five panels were woven individually, then sewn together. The colors in the four outer panels represent spring, summer, fall and winter.

Hamilton extends union contract

By Michael Howell

At its December 21 meeting, the Hamilton City Council authorized the Mayor to sign an agreement with Laborer’s Union Local #1618, extending the current contract with the union to June 30, 2011. The motion to extend the contract was amended to include the condition that the Mayor will not sign the agreement until the Union has accepted the agreement and withdrawn its complaint before the Labor Board of Appeals alleging unfair labor practices by the City. Special Projects Director Dennis Stranger told the council that the city’s negotiating team had worked out the proposed agreement at a meeting on December 16, but that it would still require approval by the union members as well as the council. More...


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