Like a Bad Neighbor, Stimson Lumber Mill is There

by jhwygirl

Gotta give credit to Pete for that title…he thought it up quite a while back when we were doing other pieces on Stimson Lumber. I’d asked him about using it and he had given me the go ahead. Given yesterday’s development, it’s hard to resist. Thanks Pete.

Stimson is disconnecting the Bonner Post Office from its septic system.

Nice.

As the story goes, as part of the processing of shutting down the mill, Stimson is disconnecting the Bonner Post Office from company’s septic system. It’s been connected for something like 100 years.

Scott Cooney, the developer who had a deal with Stimson to buy the entire site before it fell through earlier this month, is dismayed. He currently owns most of the old home sites in the town – including the Post Office and will, because of his lease with the USPS that requires the building to have a bathroom, have to install a temporary tank until he can install the community system he is planning for all of his new ownership.

Cooney is dismayed. I’m not. Are you?

On another note – given all my past criticism of Stimson lying about “not having any logs” (try this post) – Stimson is keeping its “White House” open to maintain logging operations on its land holdings in southwest Montana. They have logging sales in progress, planned, and in the planning process. Stimson is also continuing to look for forested property to purchase, and maintains that it will continue to manage its holdings and timber sales in the area.

And that is straight from the horse’s mouth, folks.


  1. there are quite a few eyes in print and internet media watching what happens in Bonner and they are leary of both Stimson and Mr Cooney.
    there are shovels out at night with lanterns in this festering graveyard of skullduggery.
    Mr patterson, Mr Hall, exxon…..beware

  2. It’s well known that the site is a future DEQ cleanup site…I’m guessing the deal fell through with Cooney because Stimson wanted some clause that required him to kick in cash on the cleanup.

    It’s the bane of the Scott Street Partners/White Pine Sash site – the original owners are on the hook for the cleanup $ – they only thing they thought to do, in an attempt to reduce clean up costs, was to deed restrict it to industrial uses only.

    We won’t know the truth about the Cooney/Stimson deal. What is clear is that neither is thinking about anything more than their own best interest. Hell with the neighbors – it’s all about money.

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