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Volume XXII, Number 50

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Neighbors allege developer evaded subdivision regs

By Michael Howell

The County Commissioners heard last week from several people living along Airport Road northeast of Stevensville with complaints about what they believe is an illegal subdivision created in the area by Victor resident Terry Nelson. They accuse Nelson of evading the county's subdivision regulations through the abuse of the Family Transfer exemption from subdivision review. More...

Partial fishing closures in effect on Bitterroot River

By Michael Howell

With tempaeratures hovering in the three-digit realm, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has instituted fishing restrictions on many rivers across the state to protect the wild fisheries. More...

Lone Rock cook gets Silver Spoon Award

By Michael Howell

Patty Calkins, a cook at the Lone Rock School, received the Silver Spoon Award from the State School Nutrition Association. The award, a "lovely marble clock," according to Calkins, is given in recognition of school cooks who provide nutritious meals to the students as well as providing nutrition education. Calkins, who has worked at the school district for 25 years, was nominated for the award by Karen Stanford. More...

Open burning restrictions enacted in county

By Michael Howell

The time for open burning of vegetative debris in Ravalli County has passed. The Ravalli County Commissioners approved a prohibition on open burning in the county last Thursday due to the dry conditions. No open fires are allowed. More...

County hires new director of DHES

By Michael Howell

As of June 18, the Ravalli County Department of Health and Environmental Science has a new director, Lea Jordan. Jordan worked in the same department about nine years ago and is stepping into somewhat familiar surroundings. Since that time, she has also worked for the Missoula Water Quality District in the combined city/county health department as well as working as a science teacher in the Hamilton and Corvallis School Districts. More...

Court hears testimony in lawsuit over subdivision regs

By Michael Howell

Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton heard testimony Monday in the lawsuit filed by Bitterrooters for Planning against the county. The suit challenges the validity of the settlement agreement reached between the previous three-person county commission and eleven developers that sued the county in federal court over the subdivision regulations. More...


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