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Volume XXII, Number 38

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Commissioners withdraw one request for AG Opinion, make another

By Michael Howell

At a meeting attended only by Commissioners Greg Chilcott and Howard Lyons last week, it was decided to withdraw a pending directive to the County Attorney's office to seek a clarification of the county's Interim Zoning Initiative from the Attorney General. Specifically, the commissioners were seeking an AG Opinion regarding the meaning of the density restrictions that limited development to a "density" of one dwelling per two acres. It was decided to withdraw that directive and direct the County Attorney to seek an Ag Opinion clarifying the process which County Commissioners would use when interpreting a recently enacted Ordinance. More...

Out with the old... the old Cenex gas station and convenience store at the corner of Main and 2nd in Stevensville was demolished last week to make way for a brand new facility. The new building has already been constructed and sits to the north of the old building. The front of the new store, and the new gas pumps, will face 2nd Street. Michael Howell photo.

Father Ravalli Research Library opens its doors

By Michael Howell

A moving dedication ceremony was held last week in Stevensville to announce the official opening of the Father Ravalli Research Library located on the grounds of the historic St. Mary's Mission. The library is named after Father Antonio Ravalli, an early missionary in the area who, with his various talents from building, to painting, to sculpting, to furniture making, and medicine, helped found Montana's oldest permanent white settlement. He is buried on the grounds in St. Mary's Cemetery. Some of the artifacts produced by the industrious priest still survive and are enshrined in what has been preserved of the historical structures comprising the St. Mary's Historic Mission Complex. More...

Pictured left to right in the newly opened Father Ravallie Research Library, located in the Visitor Center and Museum at the St. Mary's Mission Complex in Stevensville, are volunteers Judy Wolfe and Riga Winthrop, who prepared and catalogued the many volumes included in the library, Susan Evans, daughter of Lucylle Evans, in whose memory the library is dedicated, and Colleen Meyer, director of the Historic St. Mary's Mission. Michael Howell photo.

Hamilton Police get new public affairs officer, new bike patrol

By Michael Howell

Department gets volunteer public affairs officer

Be careful what you do for a living, because if you are good at it, if you love it, it's probably what you will end up doing after you retire. More...


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