The act would add about 78,000 acres of wilderness to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Mission Mountains wilderness areas and create two recreation management areas for snowmobiling and mountain biking.
Citing everything from economic opportunity to childhood education, a number of people spoke in favor Wednesday of the proposed public acquisition of Marshall Mountain – a move that will require around $2 million in funding from the open space bond and an estimated $400,000 in annual maintenance costs.
In past years, the city has made deep investments into social services but little into fire. The fire department has requested a new station in the Mullan area for the past four years – a request the city has failed to fund.
With bear conflicts on the rise, Missoula County has voiced its intent to adopt changes to existing health codes that would expand the bear buffer zone around the city and implement over three years a measure requiring bear-proof trash containers.
My two years at KOB radio in Albuquerque (1970-1972) hold a lot of memories. Tom Dunn did the morning show (with me in the newsroom). His 5:30 a.m. opening monologues were works of art. Sometimes, they started with Tom mumbling and shuffling papers, as if he was getting ready but wasn’t yet on the air. Eventually, he’d get to the point and you’d realize it was a completely prepared shtick.
One month removed from passing a budget that included a tax increase of 9.7%, members of the City Council on Wednesday considered a new spending proposal that would require the city to place $200,000 more each year into the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.