It’s time that a group of people finally got together to implement common sense use on the forest land of Montana. To close multiple use of the forest takes away what makes Montana appealing to me, and, I believe, most others.
You can snowmobile, horse- back, ATV, backpack, cross-country ski and a host of other things.
There are millions of acres of wilderness, plus millions of acres of road-less and non-motorized use which is awesome. Want solitude and no chance of seeing a person on an ATV? It’s there. I want the Rocky Mountain Front kept like it was, for my children, like it was for Mom and Dad. That is the common cry. But what you don’t hear is the last best place on earth had logging roads, access roads, seismograph trails, wagon trails, and yes, roads built to drill for oil. Four wheelers did not put the road into the Badger/Two Medicine. Bulldozers did, to build an airstrip.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
If you have read or watched any news over the past couple of years, you couldn’t have missed that many banks have taken a tumble.
Go back a few years to 2007 and there were just three failed banks that year. The following year that number climbed to 25 and the handwriting was on the wall.
With the collapse of the housing market and the increase of mortgage delinquencies and home foreclosures, not to mention a credit card crisis banks began to close their doors at an alarming rate.
In 2009, the number of banks closing exploded upward to 140 and already this year, 42 banks have failed bringing the total number up to 210.
The total assets of the failed banks are $570+ billion and loss to FDIC’s is $58+ billion, numbers that are just too big to comprehend.
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
This year the Conrad School District has elected not to run an annual school election. The reasons for not running an election vary.
To start with the two trustee positions up for election have been filed for by incumbents Carol Jones and Jill Johnson.
They are both running unopposed, Jones for the one year position and Johnson for the three year position. With no write-in candidates announced they will be appointed through acclamation of the board.
The school district has also elected not to run a levy election this year.