Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle confirms that jail numbers are on the rise. The number of inmates rose from 13 to 41 this week, mainly due to transfers from Yellowstone, Missoula and Ravalli counties.
County Planner Rene Clampitt has Valley County atlas books for sale (complete with township, range and communities). She’s also offering excellent wall maps and folding maps featuring the county on one side and towns on the other. And the price is right: Atlas books are $30. Maps are $10. Contact Clampitt at 406-228-6222 or find her at Courthouse Square.
County Commissioner John Fahlgren also gave the Courier an update: Repairs to the Beaver Creek bridge on the Milk River in Hinsdale are nearing completion. According to Fahlgren, the concrete work is largely done, and the county will be responisble for gravel and other finish work. They are hoping to complete work by the end of the month.
Fahlgren also confirmed that no offer has yet been made on the Magruder property, which consists of three lots located on the south side of town along Highway 42. The seasonal Farmer’s Market held at the site will continue to operate through the end of November.