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Volume XXV, Number 53

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Trees planted at Fairgrounds - an arboreal heritage renewed

By Michael Howell

For those who miss the line of stately old giant Carolina Poplars that once lined the road along the south side of the Fairgounds in Hamilton, last Thursday was a day of renewal and promise as new trees were planted to replace the dying old giants that were removed for safety considerations earlier this year. More...

Francis Bessenyey, descendant of Marcus Daly, who imported thousands of Carolina Poplars to plant around his estate, was on hand to help plant the first of a new set of poplars to grace Fairgrounds Road. The old set, over 100 years old, was removed as a safety hazard. Michael Howell photo.

Wolves back on Endangered Species list

By Michael Howell

In an order issued last Thursday, August 5, Montana Federal District Court Judge Donald Molloy placed wolves in Montana and Idaho back on the federal Endangered Species list. The ruling effectively short circuits the next scheduled wolf hunting seasons in both those states. More...

The grand champion entry in the Creamery Picnic Parade was the green and white dray wagon driven by Sara Jane Neel with her grandpa, Bill Snedigar, riding beside her and her uncle Dean in the back. Mr. Snedigar, a retired blacksmith and welder, started building the wagon more than 30 years ago but didn't finish the project until this summer. Snedigar and his three sons – Greg, Dean, and Ron – helped set the wheels earlier this spring. Since then the family has painted the wagon and put a small plaque on it bearing the words “Snedigar Blacksmith & Welding." Sara and Grandpa have made several trips around the neighborhood, breaking the wagon in and getting ready for their appearance in the parade. Snedigar has owned the mules, Sammy and Burbon, for many years and has enjoyed passing his driving knowledge on to his granddaughter. Jean Schurman photo.

Hamilton awards contracts

Hamilton City Council members awarded four contracts for various city projects at the August 3, 2010 meeting. More...

Drive by shooting south of Hamilton

The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported shooting incident that occurred on Highway 93 south of Hamilton around 10 p.m. last Thursday night, August 5. The driver of the northbound vehicle sustained minor injuries when his vehicle was shot by someone in a car passing in the opposite direction. More...

Spate of burglaries in Hamilton may be connected

A spate of burglaries at five different Hamilton businesses may be connected, according to Hamilton Police Detective Stephen Murphy who is investigating the cases. More...

County releases road improvement schedule

The County recently released a road improvement schedule and associated costs for 2010 and 2011. More...


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