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Volume XX, Number 32

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

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A proposal to develop 650 lots along Woodchuck Lane will significantly impact this intersection on the Eastside Hwy. which provides access to much of the Eight Mile area. Michael Howell photo.

650-lot subdivision planned near Florence

By Michael Howell

The quiet little unincorporated town of Florence has suddenly become a vortex of development. Highway 93 is being widened to four lanes. Two fairly large subdivisions of over 30 lots each have recently been approved across the highway from each other just south of town. A destination ski resort with accompanying residential and commercial village development, complete with hotel and convention center, and much, much more, including possible ski lifts to the top of Lolo Peak, has recently been proposed north of town on the MacClay Ranch. And now, east of town, just on the other side of the river, the largest subdivision ever proposed in the Bitterroot Valley is possibly set to go before public review by the end of the month. More...

Commissioners sign off on Homestretch Subdivision

By Michael Howell

On March 2, 2005 the Commissioners signed off on another final plat against the advice of their civil counsel, the Homestretch Subdivision southeast of Stevensville. More...

FS investigates tree cutting along Carlton Lake road

By Michael Howell

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating allegations that local land owner Tom Maclay is illegally cutting trees along the old access road to Carlton Lake in the Bitterroot National Forest northwest of Florence. More...

Judge Langton admits to driving drunk

By Michael Howell

After pleading innocent at his initial arraignment, Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton pleaded guilty last Friday to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) per se and an open container violation. More...


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