Bitterroot Star Masthead

Volume XIX, Number 29

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

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Dawn Wakefield (left) receives a certificate of appreciation from Sue Lyons, chair of the Spirit of Stevensville Committee, at a ceremony on February 6 at the Star office. Jean Schurman photo.

Darby School Board votes for 'Objective Origins'

By Michael Howell

The Darby School Board in a 3-2 vote last Monday passed on first reading a controversial change in school policy that may change the way science is taught in the classroom. More...

Commissioners aim to put library district on ballot

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners passed a Resolution of Intent last Thursday to place a proposal on the next general election ballot to create an independent North Valley Public Library District with an elected Board of Trustees. More...

Planning Board denies proposed subdivision

By Michael Howell

In an 8 to 1 vote last Wednesday, the Ravalli County Planning Board decided to recommend to the County Commissioners that they deny a four-lot subdivision proposed in the Hamilton Heights area off of Wilcox Lane northeast of Hamilton. The proposal to split 14.5 acres into 4 lots, made by property owners Lyn and Janet Nielson of Stevensville, came before the Planning Board with a recommendation of approval with some conditions by the planning staff. However, while the Nielsons' consultant, Leonard Shepherd, was the only person to speak in favor of the subdivision, a roomful of people spoke against it, some apparently convincingly enough to sway the Planning Board members to recommend denial. More...

Hamilton Mayor and City Council edge toward compromise

By Michael Howell

Hamilton Mayor Joe Petrusaitis hopes that recent tensions between himself and some Hamilton City Council members may be winding down. More...

Huhtanen asks for resignation to be tabled

By Michael Howell

Hamilton City Grant Administrator Dale Huhtanen, who turned in a resignation letter recently, has now asked that his resignation be tabled. More...


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