Powell County received a request for a Floodplain Development Permit from Will McDowell to
improve irrigation diversions on McQueary Limited Partnership property at the confluence of
Cottonwood Creek and Baggs Creek on the south side of Emery Road near Deer Lodge. The
proposed actions are to consolidate the diversions, realign the channel of Baggs Creek, and install a
fish screen. The project site is on the south side of Emery Road in Section 32, Township 8N, Range
8W. Interested parties may contact County Planning Director Carl Hamming, CFM at 406.846.9729
for further information regarding the request or submit comments to the Planning Office.
Comments are due by 5 pm on September 18th. The application and all supporting materials are
available for viewing at the County Planning Department, 409 Missouri Ave., Suite 101, Deer Lodge,

Public Hearing
The Powell County Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 1 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2019
in the Meeting Room at William K. Kohrs Memorial Library to consider a Conditional Use Permit
request submitted by Lytle Williams. The petitioner is seeking permission to construct a second residence.
The property is located at 1446 Monture Rd in Ovando in Section 21 of Township 15 N, Range 12 W.
Section #V-D-3(c)(iii) of the Powell County Zoning & Development Regulations requires the issuance of
a Conditional Use Permit for multiple residential dwellings on property in Zoning District #3.
The Planning Board has the authority to render a decision on a CUP request after the public hearing
portion of the meeting. The Planning Board invites all interested parties to attend or submit comments.
The petition and all supporting materials are available for viewing at the Powell County Planning
Department, 409 Missouri Ave., Suite 114, Deer Lodge, MT. Contact County Planning Director Carl
Hamming at 846.9729 for further information.


 We have received reports of a scam artist who has been telling citizens they have a warrant because they did not show up for jury duty.  The caller further threatens that there are outstanding fees and that law enforcement is coming to their house with an arrest warrant.

Please know that if you are called for jury duty in Powell County you will receive a jury duty notice in the mail and a follow up call verifying you have received your notice.  WE DO NOT ASK FOR MONEY OR THREATEN WARRANTS.

Anyone who receives such a call is urged not to provide any information to the caller and to contact the Powell County Sheriff’s Office at 406-846-2711.

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