Monthly Archives: July 2014

“Working Girls” in Ravalli County

When I was going to school in Butte, there were still “working girls” plying their trade in the red light district down on Mercury Street. The running joke was, “A student approaches and propositions (the offer) one of them. Her response—What kind of a girl do you think I am? Not to be deterred, he tries again (the offer). And again she responds—What kind of a girl do you think I am? Whereupon the student says, We know what kind of girl you are, now we’re simply negotiating the price.”

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Husband of Ravalli Commissioner Foss Applies for Ground Water Permit for Big-Box Store

Real estate broker Lee Foss has applied to the DEQ for a Ground Water Control System permit for a parcel of land located at the intersection of Highway 93 and Blood Lane—specifically for a retail store in excess of 156,000 square feet. Doesn’t sound like a Mom & Pop Operation to me. Foss is the husband of Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss, who was recently defeated in the June primaries. He will also be applying for a public water system permit for the site. Terry Nelson, appointed by the present Commissioners to the position of County Planning Department Administrator, said the county will not be involved because there is no zoning. This is the same County Commission which did away with zoning.

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