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Volume XXV, Number 37

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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‘Tax Day Tea Party’ held

By Michael Howell

“Prayer is the artillery barrage that softens the ground in front of us,” said Hollis Poe, at the invocation for the latest Tea Party celebration in Hamilton’s Driscoll Park last week. Poe, who represents All Nations Ministries, a non-denominational ministry that operates in tents across the nation, asked the crowd to “engage in prayer like any other form of combat.” More...

A Tax Day Tea Party was held in Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton on April 15. About 150 people showed up for music and speeches. Earlier in the day close to 150 people lined all sides of the intersection of Highway 93 and Main Street in Hamilton. Some celebrated conservatism. Some celebrated freedom. Most are fed up with what they view as a tax and spend government gone overboard.

Jennine Jones announces the official formation of Ravalli County Tea Party Patriots.

Officer cleared by coroner’s jury

By Michael Howell

A six-person jury only deliberated an hour last week before rendering a verdict in the case of Raymond Thane Davis, who was gunned down by Hamilton Police officer Ross Jessop in a deadly shootout following a traffic stop last January. The jury ruled that the decedent did not come to his death by criminal means. They found officer Jessop’s use of deadly force justified in this case. More...

RML to present ‘Science in Wonderland’

Anyone curious to learn how an electron microscope works or who just wants to see “through the looking-glass” at the many intricate images it provides, here is your chance: Beth Fischer of Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) will present “Through the Microscope: Science in Wonderland,” on Friday, April 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of Hamilton High School, 327 Fairgrounds Road. More...

Hamilton adopts updated Water Facility Plan

By Michael Howell

The Hamilton City Council adopted a revised and updated Water Facility Plan that has been in the works for over a year. The plan examines the city’s existing water system and then, based on land use records and population projections, forecasts the type and cost of infrastructure improvements that may be required to meet the needs of the projected growth. More...

Stevi passes interim prohibition of marijuana dispensaries

By Michael Howell

The Stevensville Town Council held a public hearing on April 12 to solicit public comment on a proposed ordinance imposing restrictions on the opening, operation and location of any establishment that grows, sells or distributes medical marijuana. They passed the ordinance a short time later at the regularly scheduled council meeting. More...

County regulates burial on private property

By Michael Howell

After balking the first time around, the County Commissioners approved a resolution on April 12 regulating the burial of human remains on private land. The resolution is not intended to govern scattering ashes of cremated human remains. More...


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