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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Roaring Lion Fire/ Ballot Issue Challenged/ Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Arnone et al v. City of Bozeman
“In June 2014, the Bozeman City Commission (Commission) adopted Nondiscrimination Ordinance 1890 (Ordinance), which “prohibit[s] discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression” by landlords, providers of public accommodations, and parties engaged in residential real estate transactions.”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bikes and Wilderness

S.3205 - Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act
“To allow local Federal officials to determine the manner in which nonmotorized uses may be permitted in wilderness areas, and for other purposes.”

The Wilderness Act, signed into law in 1964, created the National Wilderness Preservation System and recognized wilderness as ‘an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.’”

Monday, August 1, 2016

Roaring Lion Fire/ State Parks

Missoulian: Structures destroyed, at least 500 homes ordered evacuated due to Roaring Lion fire south of Hamilton
MT InciWeb: Roaring Lion fire
“The Roaring Lion fire is located 5 miles southwest of Hamilton, MT. After an IR (infra-red) flight last night, the fire is currently 3,505 acres. Approximately 500 homes have been evacuated or warned they may have to evacuate soon. There are 5 helicopters working this fire, along with numerous firefighters on the ground.”

Bozeman Chronicle: Montana state parks have record visitation
Montana State Parks Visitation Estimates
2015 Visitation Summary (Montana State Parks & Fishing Access 2015 Site Visitation Summary 735 KB)
2014 Visitation Summary (PDF icon and link to Visitation Summary 757 KB)