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/ I • i v Í1 'I t- îfl 7 \ > ■ ’ ■ : ; ' , *a i <*< . v M < sí '^íW gS? ' * < 1 al . . . 2 r Wednesday. September 24.1997 Volume 118 No. 39 Following Beaverhead Trails Since 1881 75 Cents Dillon, M o n t a n a In brief Tribune's home makers school is Thursday The Dillon Tribune's Home Maker's School will be this Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the Bea verhead County High School au ditorium \It's going to be an informative, ■ fun event and we are expecting a good crowd,\ Susie Bramlette, ad vertising manager of the Dillon .'Tribune, sponsorofthe event, said, p Homemaker Schools of Greendale, Wisconsin, will present ' the cooking demonstration at the Beaverhead County High School auditorium Thursday, September 25. Betsy Kern, a home economist, will conduct the show for the sec ond year in Dillon. There is no charge for the pro gram. The two-hour cooking clinic ^includes on-stage demonstrations of food preparation, new food prod ucts and kitchen shortcuts, along with lots o f prizes. Each person attendi ng receives a free cookbook, and a gift bag with coupons and gifts. Dozens of free prizes, including bags o f groceries, will be given away at the program as well, Bramlette said. State Board of Housing plans hearing here The Montana Board o f Housing will hold a public information meeting Friday morning at the Forest Service Center, 420 Barrett, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be followed by its regular monthly business session, which is also open to the public. Tom Welch, president of Pio neer Savings and Loan in Dillon, is a member ofthe Montana Board of Housing, appointed by the gover nor. Immunization clinic closed The Beaverhead County Im munization Clinic has announced it won’t be open Wednesday, Oct. 8. Homeowner skills classes start to help home ownership Special classes, designed to help people build skills toward becom ing successful homeowners, are being scheduled for Sept. 30, Oct. 2, Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 The class includes seven courses Covering finding affordable mort gage credit, budget management and credit counseling, home se lection and maintenance and the building and real estate processes. Course leaders are community providers o f these services, coordi nated by the national affordable Housing Network and Habitat for Humanity o f Southwest Montana. The course is required for Tullamore and Habitat affordable homebuying programs. For information, call 782-9268 Weather T h e W e e k In R e v ie w Daté HI Lo PcpL Sept. 16 62 40 - Sept. 17 74 39 - Sept. 18 73 45 - Sept. 19 61 30 - Sept. 20 66 28 - Sept. 21 63 35 - Sept. 22 70 49 - Almanac ......... Buslness/Ag... Classifieds .... Entertainment Lifestyle .......... Obituaries ..... Ruby Valley.... Sports ............ Viewpoint ...... .Â-14 . A-12 ...B-8 ...A-8 ...Â-5 . A-14 ...8*7 ... A-S ... A-4 At the carnival Kitty Griffin o f Parkview Acres Convalescent and Rehabilitation C e n ter in Dillon helps Cheyanne P e n tze ,2 1 /2 ; J acob Pentze ¡and D. J . Lemieux fish for \ducks\ during the fun day and carnival c e le b rating National rehabilitation Awareness W e e k . Paul Stewart Photo Liner woes updated Sidewalk signs part of project By Paul Stewart Observant Dillon residents may have noticed that over the sum mer, a new kind of street sign has appeared. In and around the city, the sidewalks adjacent to storm drains are “posted\ with the in struction, “Dump No Waste, Flows To Stream.” The message, boldly procl ai med in white lettering, is delivered courtesy o f Dillon City authorities and Bureau of Reclamation offi cial Steve Morehouse, who were pleased to jointly sponsor the curb Btencilling project as a way o f pro tecting area rivers streams, and waterways. “The effort,” explained Morehouse, “is part o f the Bureau’s region wide environmental edu cation program to remind people that whatever flows down into storm drains is also carried out into our lakes and streams.” Morehouse got the idea after a visit to Billings, where he noticed similar sidewalk markings. He approached Mayor Wilson and Director o f Operations, Dan Linscott, offering stencils, environ- mentally-friendly paint, wire brushes, orange safety vests and rubber gloves. In exchange, Wilson provided Continued o n page A-18 By Paul Stewart Unable to confirm that the City of Dillon will incur no additional costs over the faults in the new sewer system, Mayor Jim Wilson has written to the members o f the City Council updating them as to the current status. On September 3, Councilperaon Marty Brenneke made a motion that demanded a Geosynthctic Clay Liner (GCL) which meets con tract specifications, be installed. It also demanded that it be in stalled without additional engi neering or construction costs to the City, that it meet all manufac turers specifications, and that it conform to the Montana DEQ leak standards. The motion came in response to the discovery that the existing liner had failed leakage tests. Leaking more than 1000 times the amount allowed under state regu lations. Questions concerning re sponsibility for the failure were raised at the September 3 meet-' ing, but the general opinion ofthe council was that installation should proceed as quickly as pos sible. Reading an earlier letter to the council, Wilson stressed, “I know for certain that the City is not at fault nor are we responsible to correct the situation.” In response to a question re questing what steps would be token to facilitate the installation, Wilson stated that the first step would be to obtain a guarantee from CETCO, the manufacturer of the GCL that the liner would meet state leakage requirements. If the guarantee could not be fur nished, Wilson replied to another question, then the City would have to look at alternatives which could entail additional costs. Asked whether these costs might be borne by the City, Wilson indi- cated t h n lt WM too seen to an swer suchqpifcfctionB. More impor-' tent now h* argued, was obtain ing the guarantee from CETCO, He gave a similar response when asked if the city would take legal action against these deemed liable for any additional costs. In his latest letter to the coun cil Wilson, dated September 19, Wilson informed them that CETCO had provided a warranty that was very general and did not address the area o f the Council’s September 3 motion dealing with leakage standards. Continued on page A-18 Yes, the bridge is coming By Paul Stewart County Commissioner Spence Hegstod, answering criticism as to the year long delay in rebuild ing the Kidd Bridge, said that the bridge would be operational by November 30. County authorities had recently been the subject of harsh words by same local residents over the repair of the bridge which was damaged over three years ago by an area rancher. Early in 1996, the commission considered a petition submitted by Blake Huntley, the rancher in question, not to repair the bridge and abandon the county road which crosses it. The road, lead ing into the Ashbough Canyon, and Crossing private property for merly owned by Huntley, is used by hunters and recreationists as an access point onto public land. In mitigation Huntley at the time suggested building another road which would provide the same ac cess, but would take a different route. The road would be funded by the $28,000 paid out by Huntley’s insurance company to repair the bridge. At a subsequent public meet ing hunters, fishermen, and pub lic land access groups expressed vociferous opposition to the clo sure ofthe road. They argued that Continued on page A-18 Watch the s ign s Bureau o f Reclam a tion M a n a g e r S teve M o rehouse p oints out o n e of the many signs s tenciledon Dillon s idew a k s , rem inding p e o p le that the Storm drains flow to the river. Paul Stewart Photo Army band, chorus to perform in Dillon By John Barrows The U. S. Army field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of Washington, D.C. will be in Dillon on Saturday, Oct 11, for a a free concert at the Straugh Gymnasium at Western Montana College. The internationally famous band is the official touring musical representative o f the U. S. Army. The band is under the control o f Army’s Chief o f Public Affairs at the Pentagon. Known as the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army,” the Field Band travels thousands of miles each year on three major concert tours, and is considered by music critics to be of the most distinctive musical organization’s now appearing before the public. Accompanying thebandis the Soldiers’Chorus, alsoofWashing- ton, D.C. The chorus has been featured with several noted symphony orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Together, the band and chorus boasts a staff o f over 100 perform ers and a number of support personnel as well. The concert is free to the public, although tickets are recom mended. The free tickets are available, starting Thursday, Sept. 25, from the Dillon Tribune, Beaverhead County Chamber of Commerce, Western Montana College Campus Bookstore, and The Bookstore in Dillon. Their Dillon r-ppetrr-ncc is ‘ p-xrored by the D4lkn Trilnrx, f . ’ T1 = ~ T Z ' ' 5 ^T-T^ - 1 ' * p \ ^ V*\ v] Lr ' r P 7* T o psrform hsre The U. S. Army Field Band and S Slraooh Gymnasbrn. Theirappearan diers’ Chorus vvi’i perform in Dillon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the \ > here is being sponsored by the D;\on Tribone and Western Mo: