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Volume XXV, Number 23

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Check out the new Bitterroot Star blog!

Class of ’56 wants to replant poplars

By Michael Howell

At the turn of the century wealthy mining magnate Marcus Daly began planting stately poplar trees, commonly referred to now as the ‘Daly Cottonwoods’, not only around his Riverside mansion near Hamilton, but all around the valley. Many of the stately giants still survive, shading homesteads and lining roadsides from one end of the Bitterroot valley to the other. More...

Most of the Daly Cottonwoods that grace the old homesteads and roadsides of the Bitterroot Valley are approaching the end of their lifespan. The Hamilton High School class of 1956 is hoping to kick off another 100-yearcycle by replanting the giant trees along Fairgrounds Road.  Pictured above: Daly Cottonwoods on Eastside Hwy. near Stevensville. Michael Howell photo.

Planning report stirs controversy

By Michael Howell

A ‘minority report’ passed on from the Ravalli County Planning Board to the County Commissioners on proposed changes to the subdivision regulations concerning the effects of subdivision on agriculture drew heated response from a group of citizens last week. From 25 to 30 people showed up at the County Commissioners’ office on Tuesday and again on Wednesday to protest the report’s recommendations as an illegal infringement on private property rights and a violation of the Constitution. More...

Comment sought on septage proposal

DEQ seeks additional comment on proposed septage dump site near Stevensville

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide additional information for the proposed use of the Edward Cummings property west of Stevensville for the land application of septage and grease trap type wastes. More...

Map showing two sites proposed as dumping areas for septic tank pumpings and grease trap wastes on property owned by Ed Cummings northwest of Stevensville.

Spreadbury seeks new hearing

By Michael Howell

Former Hamilton mayoral candidate Michael Spreadbury, in a motion and affidavit filed December 30, has asked Hamilton City Court Judge Michael Reardon to reconsider the restraining order that was issued against him in November precluding any contact with Hamilton Library Director Nansu Roddy. He also wants the judge to remove himself from the bench for misconduct. More...

Transportation plan open house set

By Michael Howell

The City of Hamilton, Ravalli County, and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) are completing a comprehensive, area-wide Transportation Plan. The updated Plan, called the Hamilton Area Transportation Plan (2009 Update), examines all forms of ground transportation, including non-motorized uses, within the study area boundary. More...


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