After more than a week of 24/7 patrols, Mineral County Sheriff Tom Bower and Undersheriff Mike Boone, can finally take a day off. According to Teamsters Local 2 Spokesman Shawn Fontaine, Deputies, dispatchers and detention officers went back to work this morning, June 8, and ended the strike.
It looks like it will be a long weekend for Mineral County Sheriff Tom Bauer and Undersheriff Mike Boone, who are left to patrol the whole county alone, while the rest of the deputies are out on strike, picketing commissioners for higher wages and a long term contract.
Tomorrow, June 2, Mineral County Commissioners will meet, but the union contract negotiations that have led to a strike by Sheriff’s Deputies, 911 dispatchers and detention officers aren’t even on the agenda.
Residents living near the West Fork Fish Creek Fire burning on the border between Missoula and Mineral Counties received new evacuation notices on Monday. Fire information officer Asano Otsu said the total number of evacuations is nearing 300...