THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

News

Surface water map indicating the proposed 40-foot setback on the unnamed stream in the middle/right-hand side of the subdivision. PHOTO COURTESY OF MOONLIGHT BASIN, PRELIMINARY PLAT

Planning Board disapproves of 40-foot waterway construction setback, approves PUD

The Lee’s Pool Subdivision Public Hearing was originally scheduled Jan 29. The applicant, Moonlight Basin, requested to postpone this hearing to address topics in the staff report including a Geotech analysis, and resubmitted part eight of the preliminary plat which discussed a request for a stream construction setback reduction.

ON-THE-FARM TRAINING

Last week’s Graying Pains story explored the challenges of family farm succession as Montana’s agricultural demographic ages, and a program designed to connect up-and-coming farmers in western Montana. This week’s installment explores the same issue — and a community college proposal to address it — near the state’s eastern border.

MONTANA'S FAMILY FARMS AND RANCHES FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE AS PRODUCERS AGE OUT

The 68-year-old old poultry farmer pointed out the hen houses he built decades ago, providing details of each wooden tenement's residents.

Hugh Spencer built the hen houses and accompanying grain bins, which look like high-density housing for chickens, shortly after he and his wife, Viki, purchased the land in 1981.

Pages

More Information

The Madisonian

65 N. MT Hwy 287
Ennis, MT 59729
406-682-7755
www.madisoniannews.com

Cori Koenig, editor: editor@madisoniannews.com
Susanne Hill, billing: shill@madisoniannews.com 
Erin Leonard, legal ads: eleonard@madisoniannews.com
Ad orders, inserts, classifieds: info@madisoniannews.com
Comment Here