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Volume XXIII, Number 7

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Saddle Hills subdivision denied

By Michael Howell

An application to create the Saddle Hills Subdivision east of Florence was denied Monday on a 3 to 2 vote by the County Commissioners. The proposal would have created 20 lots on about 118 acres east of Florence in the Eight Mile area off of Upper Woodchuck Road. After having approved one variance request related to the proposal at a previous meeting on September 11, the commissioners denied another variance request related to the proposal on Monday and then denied the subdivision as a whole due to significant and unmitigated impacts on local services, on public health and safety, and on wildlife and wildlife habitat. More...

Jill Hughes in Astavakrasana Thirteen ("Thirteen" because there are thirteen versions of this pose). It means the pose of eight crooks. This pose involves eight bends in the body - neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, waist - all bent at the same time. The pose tells a story about a son and a father, a curse and a straightening. Gretchen Langton photo.

Late oath by City Attorney won't invalidate prosecutions

By Michael Howell

Ravalli County District Court Judge Jeffrey Langton ruled last week in a case under appeal from Hamilton City Court that the failure of City Attorney Ken Bell to take an oath of office would not invalidate his prosecution of Hamilton resident Michael Lee Sokol. Public defender Reed Mandelko, attorney for Sokol, had argued that because Bell was not sworn into office his prosecution of Sokol for disorderly conduct was invalid. Sokol was convicted of disorderly conduct by a jury in Hamilton City Court on March 2, 2007. More...

Cruelty to animals charges filed

By Michael Howell

Charges were filed on September 13, against 80-year-old Corvallis resident Delbert Carter, alleging 16 counts of cruelty to animals. The charges allege mistreatment or neglect of over 30 horses and a number of pigs, turkeys, chickens, and dogs. More...

Increased reward offered for information about missing hiker

By Michael Howell

A $10,000 reward is being offered by friends and family of missing hiker Barbara Bolick for information leading to the identity of and contact with two men who may have seen her on the day of her disappearance. This is in addition to the $5,000 initially offered by the Carole Sund-Carrington Foundation, for information leading to Bolick's whereabouts. More...

Yoga Jill

By Gretchen L. Langton

For nearly nine months I have been attending a yoga class taught by Jill Hughes of Yoga in the Root. She has been practicing yoga for 22 years and instructing for eight years. She learned to do yoga from her mother and from a book by Richard Hittleman. More...


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