The owners of property at Fort Missoula on Tuesday said they're ready to apply for a demolition permit to remove the Old Post Hospital after the city denied a permit to develop housing on an adjacent lot to fund the hospital's restoration.
"We have long supported grizzly bear delisting once population objectives are met and once laws and regulations will remain in place to assure grizzly bear populations and habitat will continue to be carefully managed post-delisting."
Terry Minow writes, "Due to this loss of eligibility, Montana stands to lose millions of federal health care dollars that support our rural hospitals, local pharmacies, nursing homes and treatment centers."
Citing the support of Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines, postal workers from Missoula called upon the City Council to ask the U.S. Postal Service to reconsider a proposal that could move the local processing center to Washington state.