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Arrow Island - Unfavorable Decision


Arrow Island 'park", east of Shepherd on the Yellowstone, is an undeveloped county park . Nearby homeowners are proposing a Park Maintenance District (similar to an "RSID") for purposes of maintenance of the park under their ostensible control. The proposed annual budget is $1130 for brush control and garbage pick up. ( No other details or plan available at this time. However, we wonder how much of a viable park could be maintained for $1130 per year )

A hearing on the PMD was held on December 18, 2007 in the Yellowstone County Commissioners Board Room . At the hearing, the PMD was approved by a 2 to 1 vote with Commissioners Reno and Ostlund voting yea and Kennedy voting ney .

We believe this is a shortsighted decision not in the interests of the county as a whole. PLAAI has long advocated a FWP managed Fishing Access Site at the location. In this regard, FWP is proposing a state funded FAS complete with a parking area, fencing to stop ORV abuse, a boat ramp, and management by a part time staffer (10PM closing ) . Capital and operating funds are available for this site.

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Ruby River Stream Access Victory
( 07/01/2016 )   7/1/2016PLWA, once again, has been victorious in the battle for the public's stream access on the Ruby River, from the Seyler Lane Bridge, likely the original stagecoach route from Salt Lake City, north to Virginia City and Helena.It has been over a decade that PLWA (formerly known as PLAAI) has been involved in a lawsuit over public access to the Ruby River from Seyler Lane and the Seyler Bridge, a public prescriptive easement right-of-way in Madison County.

"Dark Money" Brought to Light
( 07/01/2016 )   The June-July, Newscasts section of Fly Fisherman reported on the recent investigation by Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices, Jonathan Motl, into a dark money campaign that could overturn Montana's Stream Access.Fly Fisherman recounted the Montana Growth Network's campaign contributions to District Judge Laurie McKinnon's run for our Montana Supreme Court.

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Seyler Lane Update
9/24/2015Seyler Bridge Easement - More Than Just RecreationUpdate - Kennedys attorney requested a postponement of the September 21 hearing.

Tenderfoot - Four Years and Counting
9/24/2015Tenderfoot Creek is a tributary of the Smith River, joining the Smith a mile or so north of Camp Baker.

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Arrow Island

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