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Volume XXIII, Number 3

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Oral arguments scheduled in Mitchell Slough case

By Michael Howell

The Montana Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the Mitchell Slough case (Cause No. DA-06-0520) to be held on October 10, 2007 in Helena. More...

Life goes on, and straw gets baled, even during the extremely smoky conditions of recent days. on Monday, valley residents got a reprieve as a cold front moved in, blowing ot the smoke (below) and bringing a bit of moisture to the parched land.
Jean Schurman photos.

Citizen's group challenges Board of Adjustments

By Michael Howell

A local citizen's group has filed suit in Ravalli County District Court challenging the county Board of Adjustments' recent decision to grant a variance to the voter-mandated Interim Zoning Regulation that limits development to a density of one dwelling per two acres. More...

Stevi proposes infrastructure access fee increases

By Michael Howell

The Town of Stevensville has proposed increasing its Infrastructure Access Fees (IAF). A public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for September 24, at 7 p.m. in the Town Council chambers. More...

County Road Supervisor answers a few questions

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Planning Board got a few answers to some questions that they put to Ravalli County Road and Bridge Department Supervisor David Ohnstad last week. More...

Planning Board recommends denial of Saddle Hills subdivision

By Michael Howell

The Ravalli County Planning Board went against the Planning staff recommendations last week and decided to recommend denial of the Saddle Hills Subdivision. The proposed subdivision is located about six miles northeast of Florence off of Upper Woodchuck Road in the Eight Mile area. It would create 20 lots on 118 acres, with a minimum lot size of 2 acres and the largest lot being 48 acres. It is situated in the Florence-Carlton School District and would be served by Florence Rural Fire. More...

Fire update

Rombo Mountain Fire

The Rombo Fire, burning south of Darby in the West Fork area, burned aggressively to the east-northeast on Monday. A Stage II Evacuation Order for Zone 17, affecting about 35 structures between just south of the Trapper Creek Jobs Corps Center south to Lloyd Creek along the West Fork Road, was lifted Monday afternoon due to cooler temperatures, reduced winds and higher relative humidity. The evacuation order was downgraded to a Stage I Pre-Evacuation Alert. New Stage I evacuation notices have been issued for residents between Warm Springs Creek west to Conner. Residents can get up-to-date information about these evacuations by calling the Ravalli County Evacuation Hotline at 375-6650. Information regarding the fire can be accessed by visiting or by calling the Rombo Fire Information Team at 821-0082. More...


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