Dillon Tribune (Dillon, Mont.) 1989-current, October 23, 2002, Image 1

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section house site selection , '4 fc ; '■ Where to put a new maintenance fëçtion house for the Montana De- ptt^hfht of Transportation in Wis- will be the focus of a public ilÿetlng; ‘ ' The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at the Wisdom Community Building on Highway 43 in Wisdom. Hie present maintenance facil­ ity, now.approximately 50 years old, is- not large enough- to accommo­ date larger tandem trucks and other equipment. . It has also deteriorated in condi­ tion over the years. . The property where the building is. located is also not large enough to meet the needs of the section for the new truck building, a new sand ¿bed and storage of gravel, materi- i h and equipment. I • Expansion of the current site Can't be considered because of en­ vironmental and right of way is­ sues. ' - The new location of the facility is’planned to be four miles south of Wisdom on Secondary Highway 278, away from the community and homes of Wisdom, and on state- owned property. - ■ The meeting will be used to present the purpose and need for the new maintenance facility and to detail other reasons for selecting (lilt site. ' t o r more ta/anruftioo, o r to com­ ment on the project, contact John Blacker, Maintenance Administra­ tor, Bdx 201001, Helena MT 59620- 1001, or call 444-6158. V t i # set for Thursday ;: -The first-ever Community Service £xpo to be held at the Lewis and Clark Room of the University of Montana- Westem on Thursday, October 24. TBe event is free of charge to attend e£to participate in and will occur 6pm 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. that day. • 'The event is \an opportunity for service organizations that work within Beaverhead County to present wjiat they do,” explained organizer Sarah Schwanfelder, who works on the UM-W campus as an AmeriCorps- Yista member, t • Special raffles and door prizes will be offered, including a raffle for Patagonia Outlet items. Great Har­ vest has donated refreshments for the event. Candidates vie off in local debate Here Thursday Candidates for the House of Rep­ resentatives race, Debbie Barrett and Louise Bruce, and for County Attor­ ney, Tom Scott and Mike Riley, will meet in debate Thursday night. The debate, sponsored by the Dillon Tri­ bune and KDBM/KBEV radio, will \begin at 7 p.m. in the Old Depot The­ ater. The event will be moderated by UMW Chancellor Steve Hulbert. A lmanac ...................................B-6 £ h u r c h ....................................D-4 C lassified ................................ D-6 E ntertainment ........................ D-3 L ifestyle .................................A -5 \O bituaries ............................... B-6 R uby V alley ............................D-5 S po r t s ............................. B-1 Remembering Jackie Zadow Jackie Zadow, left, is seen in the Elderhostel office at the University of Montana Western with administrative assistant Deborah Henningsen this summer. Zadow, 46, died as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident near Big Sky Friday, October 18. Zadow is known throughout the state and country for her work with the aging services program, which offers educational, adventure, and service excursions for senior citizens. Her obituary is printed on Page B-6. Elaine Spicer Photo Vehicle accident claims A Dillon woman died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident near Big Sky. Jackie Zadow, 46, veered off the east side of U.S. 191, overcor­ rected, and her vehicle rolled. She died at the scene. Officials say Zadow was wearing her seatbelt, but the chest strap was behind her back. When the car rolled, her head hit a support bar between the car's windshield and door window, officials say. Over the past ten years, Zadow was well known through her work with the University of Montana Western Elderhostel Program, which offers educational opportu­ nities* to senior citizens. Hundreds of persons across the country were touched by her as she coordinated and trained coordinators for Elderhostel programs. Starting in her work with Elderhostel part-time as a student, Zadow had a huge impact on the success of the program. Elderhostel is learning about the world and meeting new people. Zadow explained, “the educational compo­ nent is the most important part, even in the service pro­ grams. The value of Elderhostel is in the teaching.” She was especially proud of the impact working with the program had on students, saying in an interview last summer, \they step out and shine when they coordinate. We have been able to help them learn and grow.\ “This little program is vital and does a lot around the state,” said Zadow of the UMW Elderhostel program. Not­ ing that their local programs have a lot of impact on the community, Zadow said, “community involvement makes this program as vital as it is.\ She was en route from her last Elderhostel program of the season to an state program directors' meeting when the accident occured. A memorial program was held Tuesday at the Beier Auditorium at the University of Montana-Western. | Foster dad charged here As a result of a complaint filed by the Montana Department of Family Services, Beaverhead County Under­ sheriff Jay Hansen, of Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office, conducted an investigation of an alleged offenses committed against a juvenile by a fos­ ter parent. The investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued by Beaverhead County Justice of the Peace Candy Hoerning. Arrested October 18 was 44 year old Michael Jay Simonsen, of Grant. Simonsen is currently being held in the Beaverhead County Jail on charges of Felony Sexual Intercourse Without Consent and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with bond set at $25,545. County looks to expanded dog law The Beaverhead County landfill has gone back to its winter hours, effective Monday, October 21. The landfill will be closed on Sundays and holidays and open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Beaverhead County Commis- sioners have accepted bids from two companies, Western States Caterpil­ lar and RDO, to supply road graders to the county. A question and answer session is set for Monday, November 4 during the next regular commissioner's meeting. The Beaverhead County/City Health Board has been working on an expansion of a dog ordinance. The health board would like the ordinance expanded to include animal other than dogs that may carry rabies. The is­ sue will be discussed at the Novem­ ber 4 meeting. Beaverhead County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Larry Laknar has been appointed by the commissioners to be the local agent of the DES Mitigation Grant. Beaverhead County has agreed to . allow its employees to receive a flu shot, with payment to come from each department's budget. The maximum allowed for each employee is $12. Beaverhead County Road Manager { Richard Miller, Wise River Forest j Service District Ranger Charlie | Hester, Forest Service engineer Dick Judge, and resident Burr Lively vis­ ited Trapper Creek Road to discuss options. The road has not been identi- I fied as a county road. DiUon Library seeks approval of 2 mill levy to expand local services, serve county readers better . . .. y . '• ; ]?•:< \ ■ Photo and story by John Barrows When voters head to the polls November 5 they'll find a box ask­ ing them to approve the Beaver­ head County Commissioners allow­ ing to levy up to two mills to pro­ vide additional revenue for the op­ eration and maintenance of the Dil­ lon City Library. Although earlier this year the commissioners authorized $7,000 for the city library, a first time ac­ tion on the part of the county, the requested mill levy would mean the county will now be helping to fund the library on a substantial basis. That could mean county resi­ dents will help out the city to the tune of about $32,00b to sustain the library and to hel£> it expand, and maintain, additional services. The city currently has a budget of approximately $56,000 for the li­ brary, paid for entirely by city resi­ dents, except for a small amount raised by a $7 annual charge for non-city residents to use the facil­ ity. * If the levy passes, that would mean the end of the $7 surcharge,. library board officials said. A concern for library operations has been the fact that many library users are county, not city residents, but do not pay an equal share of the cost of maintaining the facility. Passing the levy will help equal­ ize the cost of operating the library county-wide, and provide a great number of additional services as well. . Two main reasons for putting the levy before the voters, supporters said, is to correct the present dis­ parity of funding and provide an equitable support from the present city-only financing. The commissioners, Library Board Chairman Melissa Heckard said, \have been very supportive and proposed the election.\ Although passage of the levy will mean financial help from country residents, it will not actually be city- coiinty library, but will continue to operate as at present. What is being planned, however, is to provide greater outreach to rural readers. The board, Heckard said, is currently looking at the li­ brary in Sidney and Richland County as a model for the Dillon facility. Passage of the levy ' will mean county residents will pay'less than $7 on a $100,000 home. City residents are already being taxed approximately $29 to support the library, she said. Already the li­ brary has under­ taken a number of steps designed to help both Dillon and country library us­ ers. Those longer hours, expanded interlibrary loan services, development of In­ ternet access to finding and order­ ing books and library materials. Other services are planned to be expanded, including interaction with rural schools and Internet ac­ cess. A favorite of youngsters, the library's youth programs in the summer are open to all county resi­ dents, and last year alone over 400 boys took advantage o f them. Members of the Dillon City Li­ brary board of trustees include Heckard, Swede Troedsson, Cindy Bennett, Mary Beth Mclsaac ar.d John Warren. Barbara Fredrickson, the library's director, also acts as the board's secretary.

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