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Volume XXIV, Number 51

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Whaley homestead being preserved and interpreted

By Michael Howell

For the second year in a row, members of the Montana Preservation Alliance (MPA) in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other local organizations, agencies and volunteers are hard at work weather proofing and restoring the old Whaley homestead located on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, east of Stevensville. More...

Youth Conservation Corps members Brant Grove, Garin McGrann, Lindsey Brassfield, Supervisor Bruce Murray, and Rylee Johnson stand behind the white picket fence they constructed to replace the dilapidated barbed wire fence along Wildfowl Lane at the historic Whaley homestead located on the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge near Stevensville. They also helped re-glaze the windows of the house. The period fence is getting an old fashioned whitewash with lime paint.

Chris Weatherly of Bitterroot Woodwright has the kind of knowledge and experience that an old home in need of repair really loves. He’s a historic renovator ‘par excellence.’ He recently returned from five weeks of work in Pryor, Montana on the Crow reservation where he worked on restoring Chief Plenty Coups’ cabin. “I get excited about any historic building,” said Weatherly, “but the Whaley homestead is my adopted baby. It’s very special to me.”

Commissioners to consider impact fees for Corvallis area

The Ravalli County Commissioners are headed to Corvallis this evening, Wednesday, July 22, to hold a public hearing at the Corvallis Grange Hall to consider enacting impact fees for new residential construction in the Corvallis School District. More...

Kootenai fire growing

Many valley residents noticed that activity on the Kootenai Creek Fire picked up on Monday afternoon. On Monday afternoon the fire was burning upslope to the north towards the ridge between Kootenai Creek and Bass Creek and had reached about 60 acres in size. More...

Commissioners add two options to Airport EA

By Michael Howell

Following a four and a half hour meeting on Monday, July 20, the Ravalli County Commissioners voted unanimously to send the Environmental Assessment of proposed airport improvements back to the drawing board. They want two additional alternatives to be included in the EA and more details about the costs and benefits of all the alternatives. More...

On Monday, County Commissioners faced a roomful of people and heard from over thirty of them about various alternatives for improving the Hamilton Airport. In the end the Commissioners directed Scott Bell of Morrison-Maierle to add two new alternatives to the EA and provide more details about the cost and benefits of all the options.

State report on county’s floodplain program draws commissioners’ ire

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Commissioners last week sent a scathing letter to Mary Sexton, Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), in response to the agency’s latest Community Assistance Visit (CAV) Report. The CAV Report, a type of floodplain program review usually conducted every three years, reviewed both the county’s floodplain regulations as well as its administrative and enforcement procedures to see if they are in compliance with minimal federal and state standards. While the report noted few problems with the county’s regulations, it was more critical with respect to local enforcement efforts. More...


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