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Volume XXII, Number 33

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Commission wants AG Opinion on Interim Zoning density restriction

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners decided last Thursday to request an Attorney General's opinion about the interpretation of the one dwelling per two acre density restriction included in the Interim Zoning regulations passed by voters last November. The decision to seek the opinion came after listening to a roomful of people express divided opinions about whether the limitation refers to lot size or whether it refers to the overall average density of the subdivision. In the meantime, it was agreed by default after several failed motions, that the Planning Department would continue to follow the interpretation offered by the County Attorney's office and treat the regulation as a minimum lot size. More...

Lone Rock second graders tried their hand at some drumming, dancing, and storytelling in the African tradition recently, to the delight of the public and their schoolmates. Pictured l to r, T. Amt, Katie Bertram, Michaela Schardt and Brittany Calhoon.

Streamside Setback Committee goes to public hearing

By Michael Howell

Last Tuesday the Ravalli County Commissioners agreed to schedule a public hearing to consider establishing a Streamside Setback Committee to help form setback regulations for the county. The public hearing is scheduled for April 12 at 10 a.m. More...

RML incinerator in compliance

By Michael Howell

Dr. Marshall Bloom, Associate Director of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML), and Dianne Huhtanen gave an environmental compliance update concerning disposal of infectious medical waste at the lab to members of the Ravalli County Health Board last week. More...

Trout Unlimited National Council wants to back away from stream access issues

By Michael Howell

The National Board of Trout Unlimited (TU), one of the largest conservation groups in the nation and a major player in the establishment of Montana's Stream Access Law, is now considering a policy change that would prohibit local TU Chapters and Councils from participating in stream access disputes. More...


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