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Volume XXIII, Number 34

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

School levies scheduled

Corvallis School district proposes $23 million building levy

By Michael Howell

At a special board meeting on March 18, the Corvallis School Board voted unanimously to place a bond issue before the voters in the June 3 primary election. The bond issue, in the amount of $23 million, would provide for the construction, expansion and renovation of school facilities. More...

Metcalf Refuge employee Deb Goslin displays the winner of Best of Show in the Montana 2008 Junior Duck Stamp Contest, an oil painting of Wood Duck by 17-year-old Whitefish High School student Jana Duty. The painting will advance to the national competition. The winner nationally will be featured on a Duck Stamp. See story inside. Michael Howell photo.

Countywide zoning: what’s coming next

By Greg Lemon

If the Ravalli County countywide zoning process were a race, the first leg – with all its controversy and drama – would be over.

However, the next leg of the race is starting soon. More...

Community planning committees submitted their values maps to Clarion Associates last week as part of the public process for the countywide zoning project. The maps represent how each committee felt their school district should be zoned and the values zoning should protect or enhance. From left to right, Jim Olson, Linda Dworak, Jenny Stoddard, Quinty Smith, Gordon Maus and Doug Soehren work on the Hamilton values map. Greg Lemon photo.

Date for Darby straw poll set

By Greg Lemon

Citizens in the Darby school district, who do not live within the town limits, will vote on June 3 as to whether or not baseline, countywide zoning efforts should continue in their district.

The date was set at a Ravalli County Commissioner meeting Monday, which was a continuation of a March 17 meeting. More...

Commissioners table decision over planning board/cpc member

By Michael Howell

Last Thursday, the County Commissioners briefly considered the possibility of  removing Jan Wisniewski from either the Ravalli County Planning Board or the Darby Community Planning Committee (CPC). Wisniewski currently serves on both. More...

Aspen Springs back in line for review

Questions arise as to whether it must meet new regulations

By Michael Howell

The largest subdivision ever proposed in Ravalli County is now back in line for processing after a side trip to Ravalli County District Court. The Aspen Springs subdivision, proposed by Perry Ashby of Wesmont Developers, Inc., would create 671 lots on 393 acres east of Florence off of Lower Woodchuck Road in the Eight Mile area. More...


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