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Volume XXIV, Number 49

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Local man to produce Glacier Centennial cards

David Sylvester, of Hamilton, has been granted a license to produce Glacier National Park Centennial photo greeting cards.

Glacier National Park will celebrate its 100th birthday next year (2010). In honor of this event a special logo has been produced. During the last year and a half Glacier National Park has been soliciting companies to produce a line of souvenir items to commemorate the event. More...

David Sylvester of Hamilton, with some of his Glacier Park postcards being produced especially for the Glacier Park Centennial celebration. Jean Schurman photo.

Stevi Council nixes AR-15s in squad cars

Council considering purchase of Tasers instead

By Michael Howell

The Stevensville Town Council, at its June 22 meeting, played the Grinch with Police Chief James Marble’s “wish list.” Marble was asked to submit a prioritized “wish list” for items to be purchased with an $11,000 grant from federal stimulus funds. In dual motions the Council removed the purchase of AR-15s from the list and voted not to send an officer to an AR-15/M16 Armorer Training Course. The council suggested in later discussion that it would look favorably on adding the purchase of Tasers to the list. But in either case, Council members said, purchase of the weapons should be preceded by development of a sound policy governing its use and training in the implementation of that policy. More...

Talent sparkles at ‘Gems of the Bitterroot’ quilt show

By Michael Howell

One of the most striking things about the Bitterroot Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show was the number of quilts on display that were not for sale. These quilts are very special items indeed. Of inestimable value, you might say. More...

The Best of show this year, at the Bitterroot Quilter's Guild 2009 Quilt Show, chosen by popular ballot, was a quilt entitled Little Brown Bird designed by Colleen Peterson. The inspiration and title came from a book by Margaret Docherty. The quilter is unknown.

County Briefs

Commissioners make board appointments

Grantsdale Cemetery Trustee Board - Susan France, Dan Paddock and Frank Popiel were appointed to four-year terms ending June 30, 2013.

Impact Fee Advisory Board - John Meakin, Peggy Steffes and Bob Harkin were appointed to two-year terms ending June 30, 2011.

Right to Farm and Ranch Board - Al Pernichele and Jay Meyer were appointed to three-year terms ending June 30, 2012.

Salary Compensation Board - Jim Tadvick was appointed to a three-year term ending June 30, 2012. More...

Ammo theft under investigation

In a press release issued Monday, Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman reports that the state Division of Criminal Investigation and the Ravalli County Sheriff?s Office are investigating the theft of the significant amount of rifle and handgun ammunition from the Sheriff's Office. More...


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