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Volume XXII, Number 51

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Commissioners approve Moiese Meadows Subdivision

By Michael Howell

Ravalli County Commissioners approved the Moiese Meadows Subdivision last week with at least one caveat, that the decision could possibly be annulled by an upcoming District Court ruling. More...

Smoky conditions make for spectacular sunsets. On Monday, the Bitterroot National Forest had 18 fires in some phase of suppression, mop-up and monitoring, but according to forest officials, most of the smoke in the valley is coming from fires in Idaho. For the most current information about new and existing starts on the Bitterroot Forest, go to Stage II fire restrictions are now in effect. Michael Howell photo.

Hamilton City Attorney takes oath of office

By Michael Howell

Almost four months after being appointed to a two-year term as Hamilton City Attorney, Ken Bell was quietly sworn into office on June 11, 2007. More...

Eckert survives rollover

By Michael Howell

Conrad "Connie" Eckert, Sr., owner of Eckert's Septic Service of Stevensville, is a lucky man, according to his wife, Carolyn. And not just because he married her, but because he was lucky enough to survive the single vehicle accident that ruined their large septic pumping truck last week. More...

Tester keeps in touch

By Michael Howell

In an effort to keep in touch with constituents throughout the state, Senator Jon Tester has instituted, on a somewhat regular basis, a telephone press conference with small newspapers from around the state. The aim is to give those small Montana newspapers without the resources for a Washington D.C. correspondent the chance to be informed about U.S. Senate actions affecting the state as well as the chance to ask questions on any topic. More...

County won't stop Lost Horse Quarry mining proposal

By Michael Howell

On Monday, July 23, the Ravalli County Commissioners considered a motion to direct the Road and Bridge Department to withdraw its request to the U.S. Forest Service to re-activate the Lost Horse Quarry. The Darby Ranger District is considering a proposal from the Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department to re-open the Lost Horse Quarry located about 4.5 miles up Lost Horse Road, just across the road from the bridge that crosses Lost Horse Creek. More...


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