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Volume XXIII, Number 36

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Big day for Democrats

Obama in Missoula

By Stan Roden and Phyllis de Picciotto
Special to the Star

Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, gave a rousing speech to an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 8000 at the University of Montana Adams Center on Saturday morning April 5. More...

Joyce Mphande-Finn of Stevensville poses for a photo with Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) who visited Montana over the weekend in her quest for the Presidency. Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama (below), held a rally at UM's Adams Center, while Clinton held a fundraiser at the Hilton, followed by a rally at the Missoula airport. photo.

Flood insurance, anyone?

By Greg Lemon

The Ravalli County Floodplain Administrator wants people to start thinking about flood insurance.

“Anyone that’s living in an area that’s near surface water or perennially flowing (streams) or even intermittent streams, I recommend getting flood insurance,” Laura Hendrix said. More...

St. Mary’s Mission to open for season

By Greg Lemon

The winds blow off the snow-crested peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains, much like they did in the spring of 1841, but many other things have changed since Montana’s first white settlement was established near Stevensville.

But through the changes, historic St. Mary’s Mission as stayed much the same. More...

City inventories water rights

By Michael Howell

Following a ten-month long investigation, Missoula attorney Ross Miller has submitted an inventory of the City of Hamilton’s water rights, including an analysis of the total of the rights currently in use and the unused portions of these rights available for future growth. He also cautions the city about potential legal problems involved in protecting those rights, especially the portions of those rights which are currently unused, but which the City desires to be held in reserve for future growth. More...

Hamilton hikes water and sewer rates

By Michael Howell

At its April 1 meeting (no fooling), the Hamilton City Council passed two resolutions of intent to raise water and sewer rates over a period of four years. Rates would rise 4 percent annually over that time span, yielding an overall 16 percent hike by the year 2011. More...


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