County commissioner dies (Posted Friday , 8-30-02)
(Scobey-AP) -- Daniels County Commissioner Dallas
(Pete) Hagfeldt of Scobey is dead of heart problems at the age of
67. He died Tuesday at a Billings hospital.
A funeral is scheduled Saturday afternoon at Scobey Lutheran Church,
with burial in Scobey Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hagfeldt of
Scobey; a daughter, Christy Whitlow of Colorado Springs, Colorado;
sons Dallas Hagfeldt Junior of Laurel, Jay Hagfeldt of Las Vegas,
Rick Hagfeldt of Phoenix, and Mike Hagfeldt of Glasgow.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Peck Interpretive Center & Museum Construction Progressing (Posted
Construction is going well on the Fort Peck Interpretive
Center & Museum. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Vicki Silcox
sent us these photos of the Center on Thursday. Look for an update
coming up next week. Please click the small images below for a larger
2002 Junior Miss chosen At State Competition (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)
Eight teenage girls from across Montana competed for a share of
$3,100 in college scholarships Thursday evening at the Missoula
Children’s Theater. Chelsea Watts, Phillips County’s
Junior Miss, walked away with the title of Montana’s Junior
Miss 2003 and a $1,800 in cash scholarships.
In addition to winning the title, Watts won preliminary awards in
the areas of interview, talent, and poise. She will go on to compete
in the America’s Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile, Alabama,
in June, where she will have the opportunity to win a share of more
than $200,000 in cash scholarships.
The first runner-up, Elizabeth Webb, Cut Bank’s Junior Miss,
received a $500 cash scholarship. Brittany Murphy, Columbia Fall’s
Junior Miss, was the overall scholastics winner, receiving a $400
cash scholarship. The overall fitness winner was Alison Fullerton,
Kalispell’s Junior Miss. She was awarded a $200 scholarship.
A special recognition “Be Your Best Self” award for
the program was presented to Elizabeth Webb, Cut Bank’s Junior
Miss. She was awarded a $200 scholarship for volunteering the most
hours of community service in her community. “Be Your Best
Self” is the official platform of Junior Miss. This program
encourages young people to live by moral principles, get an education,
stay fit, eat properly, serve their community, set goals, and strive
to reach their goals.
The national presenting sponsor of America’s Junior Miss is
HealthSouth. Other national sponsors include Bally Total Fitness,
Coca-Cola, uppseedaisees loungewear, ThermaSilk, and Tyson Foods.
National category sponsors include The Guardian Life Insurance Company
of America, Terminix, Mobile Gas, and UBS|PaineWebber. Governmental
support is furnished by the City of Mobile, Mobile County, and the
State of Alabama.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the Montana’s Junior
Moss program should submit his or her name, address, phone number,
email address and area of interest to Colleen Rudio, P.O. Box 8929,
Missoula, MT 59807.
For more information about America’s Junior Miss, please contact
Leslie Powell, Assistant Marketing and Public Relations Director
at (251) 438-3621,
(800) 256-5435, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the Web at www.ajm.org.
Groundbreaking Held For Home
Run Pond (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)
The Kid's Fishing Pond at Sullivan Park is now
named Home Run Pond.
At a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday the new name for the pond
was announced by the committee spearheading the fishing pond. Glasgow
6th-grader Brittney Wersal came up with the winning name for the
Home Run Pond is a effort by several Glasgow organizations including
the Glasgow Chamber, Two Rivers Growth, Montana Department of Fish,
Wildlife and Parks, Valley County, City of Glasgow, Walleye's Unlimited
and the CTAP group.
The pond will be stocked with perch, crappie, bluegill and sunfish
by Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Construction on the project is expected to get underway next week
with crews from the City of Glasgow and Valley County doing a majority
of the dirtwork and preparation.
School Board Approves Budget (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)
The Glasgow School Board has approved a budget
for fiscal year 2002-2003 which totals $4,137,667.85. This total
is down $165,891.15 from last years budget.
Glasgow school superintendent Glenn Monson told Kltz/Klan that declining
enrollment has affected the school district because with fewer students
it means less funding from the state of Montana.
Enrollment for this school year is down 20 students with 17 fewer
students in the high school and 3 fewer students in the Irle School.
The Middle School enrollment has remained steady.
Monson also said the Montana Legislature transferred $121,550 from
the state base fund for education and moved it to the local taxbase.
This means that your tax bill will be a little more this year to
help fund the Glasgow school district.
Monson said this comes to an increase of 9.44 mills on your tax
bill. He stated that the legislature didn't raise taxes to eliminate
a state deficit but moved the tax increase to the local school district
West Nile Virus Found In 5
Montana Counties (Posted Thr, 8-29-02)
Three Montana horses have died of West Nile Virus
encephalitis, and four others have been diagnosed with the disease
as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Dr. Tom Linfield, Assistant
The disease has been found in five Montana counties
so far, including Yellowstone, Dawson, Rosebud, Powder River and
Richland. The horses that died were in Dawson, Rosebud and Richland
counties. Dawson and Rosebud are the only counties that have reported
more than one horse affected with WNV. The two horses in those counties
were at different locations within the counties.
The first case of WNV in Montana was confirmed through initial tests
in a horse in Yellowstone County on Aug. 22. That horse is still
"To confirm the index case in each state,
the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, required
positive test results utilizing two different tests, an ELISA test,
and a virus neutralization test," Dr. Linfield said. "In
subsequent cases, confirmation will be based on positive ELISA test
The viral neutralization positive test result
on the initial case was received by the Montana Department of Livestock
on Wednesday The disease is spread through the bite of an infected
mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on infected birds.
The virus is not spread from horse to horse, from horse to person,
or from person to person.
Clinical signs of encephalitis in horses include
loss of appetite and depression in addition to any combination of
weakness or paralysis of hind limbs, muzzle twitching, impaired
vision, incoordination, head pressing, aimless wandering, convulsions,
inability to swallow, circling, hyperexcitability, or coma.
State agencies, including the Departments of Livestock,
Public Health and Human Services, and Fish, Wildlife and Parks,
are working together to notify Montana residents of the disease
presence. A new link will be added to the official state information
website on WNV at www.discoveringmontana.com
under the features section. The new link will provide a map of Montana
counties that have had WNV cases confirmed. The link will be added
this week and updated as necessary.
There is a conditional vaccination available to
prevent WNV infection in horses.
"Although we are nearing the end of mosquito
season in Montana, we continue to encourage horse owners to consult
with their veterinarians regarding vaccinating their horses for
WNV," Dr. Linfield said. The vaccine manufacturer recommends
two doses initially, given three- to -six weeks apart, followed
by an annual booster.
Citations And Warnings Given
During Highway Patrol Spot Check (Posted Wed, 8-28-02)
On August 24th between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. the Montana
Highway Patrol held a safety spot check 10 miles west of Glasgow
on Highway 2. During the spot check, officers contacted the drivers
of eastbound vehicles and requested they display drivers license,
registration and proof of insurance. Drivers were then directed
out of the spot check to continue their travel eastbound. The average
time taken was around 2 minutes.
One hundred vehicles were contacted, 68 with Montana registration.
One citation was issued for driving while under the influence of
alcohol. The driver’s blood-alcohol level was over two times
the legal limit.
One citation was issued for a drivers license violation, one citation
issued for a registration violation and 2 citations given for failure
to have liability insurance.
Eighteen warnings were issued for failure to exhibit current liability
insurance, 7 warnings were issued for drivers license violations,
6 warnings issued for registration violations and 9 warnings given
for seat belt violations.
Commissioners Vote To Continue
Insurance Tax Levy (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)
The Valley County Commissioners voted on Monday
to continue a tax levy on county taxpayers to help pay for employee
health insurance premiums.
In August of 2001 the commissioners voted to implement a levy increase
of $136,692. This money was used to pay for a substantial increase
in health insurance premiums for county employees.
The commissioners had meant for that levy increase to be permanent
but the wording in the resolution only made it good for one year.
They voted on Monday to make it permanent but froze the amount of
money it taxed at $136,692. If the commissioners wanted to increase
that amount they would be forced to hold another public hearing
and vote once again on the matter.
Until this year the county had been paying 100% of the premiums
but froze that amount at $335.20. Health insurance for county employees
increased 15% this year and the employees will have to pay for that
increase out of their own pocket.
In other county news the commissioners voted to add a position in
the county attorney's office. Their has been a huge increase in
the amount of criminal cases in district court this year and Valley
County Attorney Ken Oster had requested some help. The deputy will
earn a salary of $25,500 and with benefits the cost will be $33,500
Police Respond To Bar Fight
(Posted Tue, 8-27-02)
The Glasgow Police Department was called to a
disturbance at a front street bar on August 18th. The disturbance
involved a bar-fight with several women out of control.
According to the department, three Glasgow females were arrested
and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Those charged include,
Stacey Britzman, Christine Saiz and Robyn Geiser. All three were
cited and released.
The police department stated that more charges could be forthcoming.
Dakota Four-lane Plans Continue (Posted Tue, 8-27-02)
(Williston-AP) -- Plans for a four-lane U-S Two
between Minot and Williston have taken another step forward.
A state Transportation Department official says a draft environmental
study was signed by state and federal officials earlier this month.
Francis Ziegler says the next step is a comment period and a public
hearing. He hopes work can start next year on the first ten miles
of the project, between Ray and Tioga. A four-lane road for the
entire 100 miles is expected to take ten years.
Supporters say that once construction starts,
more money will be allocated. U-S Two is a four-lane highway from
Grand Forks to near Berthold, west of Minot. There it becomes two
lanes. Supporters hope to get four lanes through Montana as well.
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Rural Fire Department Receives Grant (Posted Mon, 8-26-02)
Helena - Governor Judy Martz today announced that five Montana fire
departments will receive grants under the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) Assistance
Firefighters Grant Program. The five departments are North Toole
Lewistown Rural, Denton Rural, Plentywood Rural and the Town of
Volunteer Fire Department.
"I am so pleased to congratulate the five Montana fire departments
received FEMA grants in this round of awards," said Governor
for fire operations and firefighter safety programs help to ensure
fire fighters are properly trained and prepared, as well as provide
equipment they need to do their jobs safely. Fire fighters are on
lines of public safety every day and grants for programs such as
vitally important to our local communities."
The departments, type of grant, and grant amounts are:
North Toole County Fire Dept.
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety
Lewistown Rural Fire Dept.
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety
Denton Rural Fire District
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety
Plentywood Rural Fire District
Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety
Town of Grass Range Vol. Fire Dept.
Grass Range Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety
A total of 354 fire departments nationwide will receive grants totaling
approximately $23 million awards under the Assistance to Firefighters
Program. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is administered
the U.S. Fire Administration, a part of FEMA. A list of all current
recipients announced to date is posted on the USFA web site at
Future grant recipients will be listed as awards
Bert Lund Added To Pioneer Museum Heritage Wall (Posted Sun, 8-25-02)
|Hilmer Bert Lund, born to Holiver
Obert Halverson and Susie Lund, was the first white child bom
in Hinsdale, Mont. He and his sisters and brothers, Cora, Ella
Selma, Hilda, (Helene), Sherman, Margaret, Burdick, Sylvia and
Gertrude, attended the old log school house known as the Happy
Flat School. Sylvia and Gertrude died as small children and
Margaret, a beautiful woman, died of diabetes at the age of
Hilmer Lund married Anna Croxton on Dec. 25, 1917, and they
lived on the Hubert Lewis place for a couple of years. Then
they, with baby daughter Junne, moved to Casper, Wyo,, where
Hilmer worked in an oil refinery. From there it was back to
the homestead near Henry Luraas and the Barr Post Office.
Much later, the Lunds rented the Ellinghouse place and were
there when the dirty "30s" blew in. The dirt completely
covered the fences. One time on the Ellinghouse place, the dust
was so bad, Mom put us all in the closet with damp cloths over
|We then moved to the Thiennes place in 1932.
Hilmer was ecstatic, he finally had a huge, elegantly painted
barn and house and other buildings. He'd finally made it! He
had had two other barns burn with his favorite saddle horses
lost and in the end that pride and joy, the Thiennes barn also
burned when lightning struck it.
Hilmer worked desperately hard trying to eke out a living, he played
hard, had a host of friends and he and Mom used to win all the prize
waltzes at the dances. He had been a top notch cowboy, riding in
rodeos from Canada to Wyoming. It, too, was a tough life, he'd throw
his "shamastack" across the hood of our new Buick and
we were off to some rodeo. Hilmer and Anna raised a houseful of
children; Junne, Leora, Tom, Viola, Jim and Bill. The oldest son
choked on a grain of field corn when he was only two.
The Lunds, as with so many other ranch tamilies, were faced with
the problem of how to get the children educated. They solved the
problem for a while by having school upstairs in the house or in
a small building in the yard. It was difficult for the children
to concentrate on school with the fascinating world of blue skies
and birds and horses so near.
Later they solved the education problem by moving to town, where
they bought the Harry Ratchford house and put the children in high
school. They kept this home until Hilmer died of cancer in 1947
at the age of 53. Then Anna sold the house to Roy Hillman and she
moved back to the ranch with the two young boys, Jim and Bill, who
were only 12 and 14 at the time of their father's death,
Mrs. Lund and the boys kept the ranch, farming and running cattle
for 10 years until Anna sold it in 1956 and moved to the Coast.
She lived near her youngest daughter, Mrs. Joe Smith for 17 years.
She moved back to Hinsdale in 1974, and died in 1977, at the age
Tom retired from the Corps of Engineers after 30 years. Both Bill
and Jim Lund have worked heavy equipment jobs in Montana and Wyoming.
Jim owns and operates his own welding business.
Leora Lund married Harvey Jones, who with his father, was one of
the largest cattlemen in Eastern Montana, Viola Lund married a commercial
fisherman and now resides in Bremerton, Wash. Junne became a businesswoman
in Fort Benton, where she and her husband, Lyle Johnsrud and sons,
Carter and Mark, own several businesses and real estate, Junne became
President of the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, then to Director
of eight states of the Rocky Mountain Region and was elected to
be National President of the National Council of State Garden Clubs,
Inc., which represents all 51 state Federations and 40 foreign countries.
Dinosaur Specimens Airlifted
From Hell Creek (Posted Sun, 8-25-02)
(Jordan-AP) -- A helicopter successfully airlifted
new dinosaur specimens from dig sites in the Hell Creek region north
of Jordan. The operation yesterday was conducted jointly by the
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and a team of dinosaur
experts from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.
Two Tyrannosaurus rex specimens and a Triceratops
specimen were among the discoveries at a dozen excavation sites
in the Hell Creek area, about 25 miles north of Jordan. The specimens
were airlifted from the remote sites to the team's base camp to
prepare for shipment.
A partial T.rex excavated by the Smithsonian team
is being donated to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington,
D.C.. A more complete T.rex found in the same area will go to M-S-U's
on-campus museum. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights
Commissioners Completing Budgets
(Posted Wed, 8-21-02)
The Valley County Commissioners are in the process
of completing the budgets for fiscal year 2002-2003.
Commission Chairman Marlene Erickson told Kltz/Klan that the budget
picture looks good and they are expected to have the budget ready
by Monday, August 26th.
Erickson stated that the county is replenishing it's reserve accounts
for each department. It had been standard procedure for each department
to keep a 30% reserve but in the past few years some departments
have seen their reserve accounts drop to 6%.
The commissioners haven't made a decision yet on whether to add
another attorney in the Valley County Attorney's office.
Last year the commissioners eliminated the position of deputy County
Attorney for a savings of nearly $40,000.
County Attorney Ken Oster has requested a deputy due to the fact
that felony criminal cases in Valley County have risen dramatically
in the past year.
Valley County Signs
Lease Agreement With Great Northern Gas Co. (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)
The Valley County Commissioners have entered into
a lease agreement with the Great Northern Gas Company of Denver,
Colorado. Great Northern has leased 5,473 acres of county owned
land and will explore for natural gas.
They will pay the county $2 an acre for the first year of the five-year
contract and then $1 an acre in the remaining years of the agreement.
If natural gas is found, Great Northern will then pay Valley County
1/8th of the royalties from the natural gas.
For the past two years Valley County has been in the process of
selling all county owned land but they have retained all mineral
rights on that land.
The Great Northern Gas Company paid Valley County $10,947.54 for
the first year of the exploration contract.
Scientists uncover two
T. rex specimens and a Triceratops in Montana (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)
(Washington-AP) -- The Smithsonian Institution
says two Tyrannosaurus rex fossils, and a Triceratops (try-SAIR'-uh-tops),
are about to be recovered from their sites in Montana.
The fossils were found at excavation sites in
the Hell Creek rock formation near Miles City. They'll be airlifted
out on Saturday.
One T-rex will go to the Smithsonian's National
Museum of Natural History. The other will go to the Museum of the
Rockies in Bozeman.
The expedition that found the fossils was led
by Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies,
and a senior scholar at the Smithsonian. The partial T-rex being
donated to the Smithsonian was found on U-S Fish and Wildlife Service
land by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myrvoldd. The second,
more nearly complete T-rex will go to the Museum of the Rockies.
The Triceratops was found by in the same area by a separate research
team. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Long Run RespondsTo
Early Morning Fire (Posted Wed, 8-21-02)
The Long Run Fire Department responded to a haystack
fire at 4:04 a.m. Wednesday. A lightning strike started the blaze
on the Lee Dix ranch, about 9 miles southwest of Glasgow. The fire
burned down a pumphouse and damaged a corral. The Dix family did
respond with a four wheel drive tractor and removed some haybales.
Long Run responded with 2 trucks and 3 firemen, but had to battle
muddy conditions due to the heavy thunderstorms that moved through
the area. No injuries were reported and trucks were back in the
barn by 6 a.m.
The call was Long Run's 57th of the year; on July 28th the department
broke last year's number of responses with 51. (Tip from Mike Boyer)
Corps releasing more
water from Missouri River dams (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota-AP) -- Now that endangered
species of birds have left their nests along the Missouri River,
the Corps of Engineers has raised the water level to help downstream
barge traffic. The increase should bring the river closer to normal.
Marina managers say the action won't have much effect on water recreation.
The Missouri is low again this year because of
drought and little mountain snowmelt. Total runoff into the river
could end up at 70 percent of normal this year.
The corps had to keep the river low in a 100-mile
stretch just upstream from Sioux City, Iowa, to protect two endangered
birds. In dry years, they make their nests on low-lying areas near
the water. The corps had to wait to raise the water until the birds
left this month. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights
Glasgow Fire Department
Called To Stockman (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a fire
at the Stockman Bar Saturday evening.
According to Fire Chief Ed Stein, the department was called out
at 10:45pm. Stein told Kltz/Klan that the motor on a cooler in the
bar started smoking and sparking.
The bar was cleared out and the fire department turned a breaker
off and extinguished the fire.
No injuries were reported.
Former North Dakota
man named acting BIA superintendent at Poplar (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)
(Poplar-AP) -- A former chairman of North
Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes is serving as acting superintendent
of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Poplar, Montana.
Ed Lone Fight has replaced Dennis Whiteman,
who retired from the Fort Peck B-I-A agency. A new superintendent
is expected to be named by the beginning of the new year.
Lone Fight is also a former superintendent
of Mandaree School in North Dakota. Lone Fight worked with the B-I-A
in Washington for about 20 years. This past year, he was tribal
operations specialist with the B-I-A in Billings. (Copyright 2002
by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Bid opening coming up for
new hospital in Malta (Posted Mon, 8-19-02)
(Malta-AP) -- Early next month, the Phillips
County Hospital Board will open bids to build a new hospital in
Malta. The four (m) million dollar project will connect with the
community's clinic and nursing home, creating a one-stop medical
center for people in Phillips County.
The existing hospital is more than three blocks
away from the town's nursing home and clinic. The clinic and nursing
home are separated by a parking lot. The new hospital will be built
on the parking lot site, joining all three facilities under one
Three years ago, the federal government
gave the present hospital until September 1st of this year to upgrade
its aging building, or lose its Medicare funding. The current Malta
hospital was built in the 1950s. Hospital Administrator Larry Putnam
says it's in violation of federal life safety codes and the Americans
with Disabilities Act. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press.
All Rights Reserved.)
CRP Haying and Grazing Extended
(Posted Mon, 8-19-02)
The Secretary of Agriculture has authorized an
extension of emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres in affected
regions across the country until November 30, 2002. Local FSA County
Committee’s must review conditions monthly and discontinue
the authorization when conditions no longer warrant emergency haying
or grazing of CRP acreage. At this time the FSA Committee has determined
to extend the authority for an additional 30 days. Haying of CRP
acres may continue until September 30, 2002 and grazing may continue
if there are animal units available for grazing. Please check with
the local FSA office if you have any questions.
Whitewater Infant Killed By
Pickup (Posted Sun, 8-18-02)
A 14-month-old boy was struck and killed by a
pickup truck outside a restaurant Thursday in Whitewater.
Terryn Allie Moore was playing among rocks and grass behind the
cafe before the 6:55pm accident.
According to law enforcement authorities, it appears the infant
stepped in front of a pickup that was coming down an allie behind
The infant was killed instantly. The driver of the vehicle, Zane
Geer, was not cited in the accident and no criminal charges are
being considered at this time.
Ellefson & Davis Win Tourney
(Posted Sun, 8-18-02)
Darci Ellefson and Jeanie Davis of Glasgow were
the big winners at the 2nd Annual Women's Walleye Tournament on
Fort Peck Lake.
Ellefson and Davis won $1000 after catching just one walleye. The
fish was 4.88 pounds which was big enough to win the tournament.
The duo also won the cash prize for the biggest walleye caught in
2nd place honors went to Marge Jacobson and Paula Hicks of Glasgow
with 4.1 pounds. They won $500.
The tournament which is sponsored by the Glasgow Chapter of Walleyes
Unlimited featured 32 teams competing for cash and prizes.
A cash prize was also awarded for the biggest Northern caught, and
that went to Carrie Mindt of Lambert and Beth Mindt of Sidney. Their
monster Northern Pike weighed in at 21.75 pounds.
Declining Enrollment Continues
(Posted Sun, 8-18-02)
As the new school year rapidly approaches the
concern continues to be declining enrollments in public schools
Local schools have been hit particulary hard because less students
means less educational funding from the State of Montana.
The Glasgow school system enrollment is expected to be down over
40 students for this school year. In October of 2001 Glasgow's High
School enrollment was 269 students. The elementary K-6 enrollment
was 422 with the 7-8 enrollment at 107 students.
Comparing those numbers to the enrollment in October of 2000. The
high school enrollment was 286 students. The K-6 enrollment was
438 and the 7-8 enrollment was 127 students.
Other schools in Valley County are also suffering drops in enrollment.
High School enrollment
Frazer 33 39
Hinsdale 33 37
Opheim 32 31
Nashua 64 46
Frazer 82 82
Hinsdale 55 53
Opheim 33 35
Nashua 63 62
Lustre 38 27
Here is a list of other high school enrollments from October of
Wolf Point 329
Fort Benton 146
Cut Bank 307
find on federal land in Montana: baby ferrets (Posted Fri, 8-16-02)
(Billings-AP) -- Federal biologists have made
a rare find in northern Montana: a wild-born litter of black-footed
ferrets. The two kits are the first known to have been born in the
wild on lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management in Montana.
They were found last week with a female ferret in southern Phillips
B-L-M spokesman Marc Whistler notes that the black-footed
ferret is probably the rarest mammal in North America. Captive-bred
specimens have been released in Montana and other states for several
years, with little success. The B-L-M released 20 on prairie dog
towns in Phillips County last fall and plans to release 24 in the
same area this fall. Other releases have been made on the National
Wildlife Refuge and at the Fort Belknap reservation. (Copyright
2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
police get federal grants (Posted 8-16-02)
(Helena-AP) -- The U-S Justice Department has awarded three-point-two
million dollars to the police departments on four Montana Indian
reservations. The money is to help hire, train and equip tribal
police officers and game wardens.
The grants, totaling almost 35 million dollars
nation-wide, are going to 150 tribes in 28 states.
More than one-point-one million dollars goes to
the Fort Belknap Reservation, with 702-thousand dollars of that
earmarked for fish and wildlife purposes.
Fort Peck will receive just over one million dollars,
all for equipment and training.
The Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department will
receive 705-thousand dollars.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai (SAY'-lish
and KOOT'-nee) Tribes will receive 294-thousand dollars. (Copyright
2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Park Youth Fishing Pond Groundbreaking Set (Posted Fri, 8-16-02)
Groundbreaking for the Sullivan Park Youth Fishing
Pond is set for August 27th.
The fishing pond is a join project between the City of Glasgow,
Valley County, Glasgow Chamber, Two Rivers Growth, Walleye's Unlimited
The pond will be located at Sullivan Park which is located just
east of Glasgow.
A contest will be held to name the pond. Glasgow's 5th, 6th, 7th
and 8th graders will compete to name the fishing pond.
The winner will be announced August 27th at the groundbreaking.
Sound Is Solved (Posted Wed, 8-14-02)
Congratulations to Deb Waarvik, who solved
the Secret Sound on Tuesday morning. Deb won $500 in Chamber
Big Bucks. Consolation prize goes to Richard Fewer, who solved
the tough words on Monday!
The Secret Sound phrase: THE FUNNER SUMMER
HILINE BYLINE IS: FISHING, LONGEST DAM RACE, FORT PECK SUMMER
THEATRE, REUNIONS, RODEOS, FAIR, CAMPING, GROUND BREAKINGS,
TOURS, BOATING, VACATIONS, SOFTBALL, SWIMMING, PICNICS, BARBECUING,
ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS, AND MOSQUITOS.
District Budget Takes Another Hit (Posted Tue, 8-13-02)
The Glasgow school system will take another budget
hit because of the actions of the recently completed Montana Legislature.
School Superintendent Glenn Monson told Kltz/Klan that the legislature
reduced the amount of money available in the K-12 flex-fund which
will amount to a cut of $6000 for the Glasgow school district.
The district had been slated to receive $32,000 in flex-fund monies
but that has been reduced to $26,000. Monson said that doesn't appear
to be much money but on top of the $150,000 that was cut out of
last years budget it affects the district quite a bit.
Monson said the legislature also reduced direct state aid to schools
but did not have the figures on how that would affect the Glasgow
In other school news, Monson said the asbestos project at the Glasgow
High School is nearly complete. The roof project was completed Tuesday
morning and the ceiling tile project is expected to be done by August
School is slated to begin on August 21st and Monson said all the
workers should be out of the building by that date.
The asbestos project was primarily funded by a federal grant. The
project also included a new roof for the school building and new
ceiling tiles throughout the facility.
Finance Information Released (Posted Tue, 8-13-02)
(Ed. note - corrects earlier story)
With the General Election just a few months away,
Kltz/Klan radio obtained campaign finance information from the candidates
who will be on the ballot in November.
The information was obtained from the Valley County Clerk and Recorders
State Representative Jeff Pattison who is seeking a second term
in the Montana House of Representatives in House District #95 is
behind in the fundraising race with his opponent Burt Johnston.
The campaign finance report which included activity from May 19th
to June 19th showed Johnston with $2704.32 in the bank. Johnston
raised $2195 during the period and spent just $492. Pattison raised
just $500 during the same period and spent just $69.20. He has $830.42
in the bank as of June 19th. Neither Pattison or Johnston had any
competition in the June primary election.
In the 2000 election Pattison spent $5,976 in his successful bid
for the Montana House. Karl Waitchies who was a successful candidate
in House District #96 spent $6055 in 2000. Waitchies hadn't filed
a campaign report for 2002 with the Valley County Clerk and Recorder;
his place of residence is in Daniels County and KLTZ news had not
contacted them as of this story.
Both of those candidates paled in the fundraising department compared
to State Senator Sam Kitzenberg who spent $19,835 in his successful
bid for the state senate in 2000. Kitzenberg ran unopposed in that
election while still spending over $19,000.
The candidates for county offices all had little cash in the bank
after the June primary election.
Democratic Sheriff candidate Dave Watson had just $5.21 in the bank
as of June 20th. His opponent, Republican Glen Meier had just $46.90.
Both had opponents in the primary election.
In the race for Valley County Commissioner, Republican Ron Reddig
had $409.64 in the bank compared to the Democratic candidate, Dave
Pippin who had $85.21 in the bank.
These reports were all filed almost immediately after the June primary
election so these figures have undoubtedly changed since that time.
But new reports have not been required since that time.
City Man Drowns On Fort Peck Reservoir (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)
(Miles City-AP) -- Police say Miles City man drowned
while boating in the
McGuire Creek area of Fort Peck Reservoir this weekend.
Searchers recovered the body of Vincent Hafla, 67, about 10:30 a-m
yesterday. McCone County Sheriff Paula Dunham says Hafla was boating
his wife, Sylvia, when he disappeared. results of an autopsy haven't
The Sheriff's office, Valley County Search and Rescue, Fish and
Department, Fort Peck Dive and Rescue and the Rock Creek Marina
contributed to the search. (Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All
rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed.)
To Hold Free Party For Valley County Residents August 15th (Posted
Montana's Senator Max Baucus is bringing his message of doing what's
right for Montana to Glasgow on Thursday, August 15, when he holds
a free "Baucus Burger Bonanza" in Hoyt Park from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Baucus, Montana's senior elected official, is holding the free party
as part of his reelection bid to the U.S. Senate. Baucus said he
hopes Montanans will attend the free barbeque to discuss how "folks
can work together to move the Hi-Line forward.”
"We're holding this free party in Glasgow because I want to
talk to folks in Valley County about what we’ve been able
to do to move our state forward,” Baucus said.
"Glasgow is a town on the rise. Between the Fort Peck Fish
Hatchery and Interpretive Center, working to expand Highway 2, and
fighting for disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, we're
working hard to bring more good-paying jobs and boost the quality
of life in the Glasgow area. I hope folks bring the kids, grab a
burger, and talk with me about the issues most important to them.”
Bonanza organizers said the public is invited to the free barbeque,
which will include burgers and hot dogs off the grill, entertainment
for the kids, and music provided by Dave Pippin. Members of the
local Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3107 will kick off the party
by presenting colors and leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
"It's going to be an old-fashioned, Montana-style party,”
Valley County Commissioner Marlene Erickson will introduce Baucus
at the event, and says Montanans can‚t afford to lose Baucus‚
effective voice in the U.S. Senate.
"Folks in Glasgow and Valley County owe Max a huge debt of
gratitude,” Erickson said.
"Time and time again, Max has delivered for our area. Just
look at what he's been able to do for us recently: Max secured funds
for the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center and the Fort Peck Fish
Hatchery, he got funds to help expand Highway 2, he helped us get
federal dollars for the Dry Prairie and Assiniboine-Sioux Rural
Water Project, and he fights every day to boost agriculture and
"It's clear Montana needs Max's seniority and leadership in
Washington, Erickson concluded.
"We're going to give him a big, Glasgow welcome when he comes
here on Thursday.”
The Baucus Burger Bonanza is free and open to the public, but folks
are asked to RSVP by calling (406)365-7901, or sending an e-mail
Disheartened At Special Session (Posted Mon, 8-12-02)
Republican State Senator Sam Kitzenberg of Glasgow
told Kltz/Klan radio that he is disheartened by the recent special
session of the Montana Legislature but is not yet to the point where
he will be leaving the Republican Party.
Kitzenberg said there was too much politics, game playing and too
many budget cuts in the special session which wrapped up Sunday
morning. He said he understands the decision by State Representative
Butch Waddill who recently became an Independent. But Kitzenberg
said he is not to the point of leaving the party but was disappointed
by some of the actions of the Republican leadership.
In the special session Kitzenberg frequently voted with the Democrats
against Republican sponsored budget cuts.
Kitzenberg was first elected to the Montana House of Representatives
in 1994 and was elected to the Montana Senate in 2000. His term
ends in 2004.
Glasgow Man Charged With Running Bookie Operation (Posted Sun, 8-11-02)
(AP) State officials have charged former Glasgow
resident John Fischer with running a bookie operation from his home
The attorney-general's office charged Fischer after a lengthy investigation
by the Justice Department's Gambling Control Division. They say
he was taking bets on college and professional sports.
Investigators say they found 35-thousand dollars in a safe in Fischer's
home and bank records showing large cash deposits. Cell phone and
airline records show he worked with a company in Las Vegas, where
bookmaking is legal.
In February, state officials shut down a card game that Fischer
operated at a Billings casino and temporarily suspended his gambling
license. At that time, investigators said they believed he was operating
an illegal bookmaking business. (Copyright
2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Walleye Tournament Set For August 17 (Posted Sun, 8-11-02)
The Walleye's Unlimited Chapter of Glasgow and
Fort Peck will be hosting their 2nd Annual Women's Walleye Tournament
on Fort Peck Lake, August 17th.
The tournament will be based out of the Fort Peck Marina with an
entry fee of $70 per team and a limit of 75 teams. There will be
an 80% payout.
A rules meeting will be held Friday, August 16th at 6:30pm at the
Fort Peck Marina.
The tourney rules do allow for a driver to pilot the boat in the
tourney. This person will not be allowed to fish and can be male.
Last year's champions were JoAnn Gilman, Billings and Lori Mason,
For more information contact Mary Humbert at 228-8740.
City Council Approves Budget
(Posted Fri, 8-9-02)
The Glasgow City Council met in regular session
on Monday and approved the fiscal year 2002-2003 budget for the
According to Mayor Willy Zeller the budget is approximately $200,000
higher in spending than last year. Zeller said the city was able
to fund everything that the city departments wanted concerning operation
and maintenance. He also said that the city was still able to stay
within the constraints where they have a budget surplus of roughly
Zeller said the only large project that the city has in the works
for this budget year is $140,000 for street overlay work for next
The city also postponed a decision on whether or not to join the
Dry Prairie Rural Water Project. Six months ago the council deferred
a decision on joining Dry Prairie. In that six month period Dry
Prairie has hired an engineering firm to do a rate study and compare
the proposed rates from Dry Prairie to the rates currently offered
by the city. This study is to be completed by August 15th and the
council is expected to make a decision on September 9th.
Commissioners Work On
Budget (Posted Thr, 8-8-02)
The Valley County Commissioners continue to work
on the county budget for the 2002-2003 fiscal year.
The commissioners told Kltz/Klan that the budget will hold basically
the same for this budget year compared to last.
They said that the value of a mill is down for Valley County and
this means that to keep county revenue the same they will have to
increase the amount of mills levied on taxpayers. This will mean
a small increase in taxes for the county taxpayer.
The commissioners are holding the line on spending and don't plan
on any large budget increases. They told Kltz/Klan that at this
time no employee positions will be eliminated but they have had
requests for additional employees.
The Valley County Attorney is requesting a part-time deputy to help
in the attorney's office. The number of felony criminal cases in
district court have increased dramatically. There have been 17 criminal
cases in Valley County as of July this year compared to 8 all last
The commissioners eliminated the part-time position last year to
save $40,000 in the budget.
The public hearing for the 2002-2003 fiscal year budget is set for
The commissioners have also announced that the lawsuit concerning
the sale of county owned grazing lands is now in the hands of the
presiding judge in the case, Judge John Warner of Havre. He is expected
to make a judgment in October of this year.
Northeast Montana Relay For
Life Schedule Released (Posted Thr, 8-8-02)
6:00 – 6:45 P.M. Registration for Survivor Lap
6:45 – 7:00 P.M. Assemble for Survivor Lap
7:00 P.M. Opening Ceremonies – Rod Karst
Opening Prayer – Rev. Jay Ashbaucher
Presenting the Colors – National Guards
National Anthem – Mark Johnston
Light “Flame of Hope” – Garten Family
Survivor Victory Lap – Reception to follow
(served by Fort Peck women)
“Angels in Waiting” - Kirbi Siewing
Parade of Teams (we have 20 teams so far)
8:00 – 9:00 P.M. “Fourth Street”
Band: Joe Rennick, Derrrick Schakosky, Gary Anderson, Dean Stein,
and Sam Knodel
Play: old time Rock ‘n Roll
“Ice Box” – 12 yrs. old (2)
9:00 – 9:20 P.M. Karen Wall, Kristi Iman, Pam Marks &
9:20 – 9:30 P.M. Lindsey Iwen –
Sing: "Complicated", "The Rose", "But I
Do Love You" "Wild One"
9:30 – 10:00 P.M. “Soggy Bottom Boys”
Josh Feller, Mark & Cory Johnston
10:00 P.M. Luminary Ceremony – Lighting of candles (1800 lit
Kirbi Siewing – “Amazing Grace”
Readers – Kari Knierim, Michelle Page
Sandy Schakosky - Poem
Kirbi Siewing – "Blessed"
11:00 – 12:00 A.M. Jeffrey Sather - Singer/Music
Joe Yeoman – Jitterbug and/or Two Step Lessons
MIDNITE MEAL for relay participants
12:00 – 1:00 A.M. “Rubber Band”
Band: Cami Collins, Kari Holom, Keefe Farr
Play: New Rock ‘n Roll
1:00 – 6:45 A.M. Quiet Time
6:45 – 7:00 A.M. “Revelry” - Britney Jensen on
7:00 – 8:15 A.M. Karaoke – Anyone welcome to step up
and strut his or her “stuff”
8:15 – 8:30 A.M. Lindsey Iwen
Sing: "Complicated", "The Rose", "But I
Do Love You" "Wild One"
8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Virgil Vaupel
9:00 – 10:00 A.M. Joyce Holter Collins
10:30 – 11:00 A.M. Final Team Lap
Closing CeremoniesOpen Sumo Wrestling - Fun For All Several different
groups/teams will have concessions stands – including Fry
bread, Tacos in a bag, bottled water, pop, caramel rolls, apples,
hot chocolate and coffees, and more
Also, teams will provide raffles for quilts and other quilted items,
and for prizes donated by area merchants, a 50/50, as well as frisbee,
roping, coloring contest, and other games.
John Campbell is organizing the beauticians and they plan to set
up a haircutting booth – for $10.00, that will be donated
to the Relay – the times will be from 7:00 to 10:00, and 11:00
to 12:00 Friday night – and again from 8:00 to 11:00 Saturday
Bob Hansen will also have his homemade train to provide rides to
We have a Relay store where they can buy shirts, pens, glow necklaces,
Also – a Cancer Control booth/tent with information about
Anne Stanley of Renu Massage Therapy - will set up her table for
massages Friday night
Havre teen fails to show for
wedding (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)
(Wolf Point-AP) -- Concern is deepening
for a Havre man, who's been missing more than three weeks.
Nineteen-year-old Russell Turcotte was on
his way home from a gathering of the free-spirit "Rainbow Family"
in Michigan. His family says he hitchhiked -- his first time --
from Brainerd, Minnesota, to Grand Forks, North Dakota.
He called his mom from a Grand Forks mini-mart
July 12th, asking for 75-dollars for a train ticket home. Linda
Flynn, of Wolf Point, wired her son 100-dollars the next morning,
but he never claimed it.
His family's concern has grown as each day
passes. Their hearts sank further, when Russell failed to show up
Sunday for a wedding in Kalispell, where he was supposed to be the
A surveillance tape from the Grand Forks
mini-mart confirmed that he was in town the night he called his
mother. But Grand Forks police haven't turned up any other useful
clues. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Arsenic & Old Lace Premiers
Friday At Fort Peck Theatre (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)
Have you met the Brewsters at the Fort Peck Theatre?
No kind deed goes undone with these thoughtful, lovely sisters around.
They are two of the nicest old ladies you could ever meet…but
their fondness for murder has developed into a very bad habit.
The Brewsters are in residence at the Theatre starting Friday when
Arsenic and Old Lace opens for a four-weekend run. Curtain time
is 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sundays through Sept. 1.
Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of Abby and Martha Brewster.
Their old brownstone house witnesses a constant stream of good deeds:
toys for children, beef broth for Officer Brophy’s ailing
wife, jam for Dr. Harper. In every way, they seem to be wonderful
Every way except one, that is. For, it seems that the sisters have
one secret vice in otherwise blameless lives. They murder men.
Abby claims they’ve done in 12. Martha is of the opinion that
the number is 11; one died a natural death. In fact, it was that
one – the first one – who launched them into wholesale
homicide. He came one day in answer to a furnished-room advertisement
and he died while they were showing him the room. He was an old
man, and he looked so peaceful when he died. The sisters decided
it would be very nice, if, in addition to their many good deeds,
they could bring peace and happiness to other old men.
It is Mortimer, their nephew and a New York drama critic, who unwittingly
uncovers his aunts’ secret profession. This discovery lights
the fuse on the rest of this delightful story.
Fort Peck veterans Brittiny Hollow and Carly Booth appear as Abby
and Martha, with
Christopher Kristant as the only sane Brewster, Mortimer. Steve
Hodgson appears as brother Teddy who lives under two mistaken impressions.
He believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and that the Panama Canal runs
through the basement. Ryan Grigg completes the family circle as
Jonathon Brewster, the country’s most prolific murderer, whose
main interest is to top the murder record of his aunts.
Artistic Director Bobby Gutierrez returns to stage as Dr Einstein,
the impressionable physician who specializes in disguising the features
of underworld mobsters through plastic surgery. Alan Hanson, light
and sound designer for this summer season, makes his acting debut
as The Rev. Dr. Harper. Katie Truscott takes on the role of Elaine
Harper, Mortimer’s patient and charming fiancée. Also
appearing will be Shawn Newton as Lt. Rooney, Dana Donovan as Officer
O’Hara, Nick Grobel as Officer Brophy and Mike Turner as Officer
Klein. Tom Klotz accepts the challenge of two roles: Mr. Gibbs and
When all these characters gather on a September afternoon in a quiet
house on a quiet street in Brooklyn, the repercussions almost unhinge
Mortimer and completely demoralize the Brooklyn police force. The
result, as one review said, is a "crazy combination of homicide
and nonsense, frightfully funny. Every shudder it sends down the
spine lands with a crash on the funny bone."
Since its first Broadway production in 1941, Arsenic and Old Lace
has become one of the favorite comedies in theatre. Received with
great enthusiasm by theatre groups all over the country, it has
enjoyed long runs in almost every major international city. In its
second appearance at Fort Peck, it was one of four productions offered
during the 1971 summer season.
Tickets are available at the door, priced at $10 for adults, $9
for seniors and $5 for students. Seats may be reserved in advance
for an additional $5 each. Call the Theatre at 406-526-9943 for
Two Glasgow Residents Make First
Court Appearance On Drug Charges (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)
Two Glasgow residents facing felony drug charges
appeared in District Court Monday for an initial appearance.
Carrie Gartner is being charged with felony criminal possession
of dangerous drugs, felony possession of dangerous drugs with intent
to distribute and felony manufacture of dangerous drugs.
Gartner has pleaded not guilty to the three felony charges and her
next hearing is set for September 30th.
Dahl is facing the same felony charges and has yet to plead guilty
or not guilty. His arraignment is set for September 3rd.
The charges stem from an investigation by the Valley County Sheriffs
Department. Court documents show that Gartner and Dahl were living
together on June 7th when the Sheriff's Department was called to
a domestic disturbance at their home at 363 Riverside. The deputies
observed marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia. They then
obtained a search warrant and searched the home and found suspected
marijuana seeds, leaves and plant stem structures.
Gartner and Dahl were both arrested on July 30th and charged with
the three felony drug charges. They are free on $5000 bond.
North Dakota Man Enters
Plea From Fatal Accident (Posted Tue, Aug 6, 2002)
23 year old Minot, North Dakota resident Travis
Kirchdoerfer has entered into a plea agreement with the Valley County
Attorney for his role in a single vehicle accident between Nashua
and Fort Peck in 2000.
Kirchdoerfer was the driver of a vehicle that crashed on November
4th, of 2000. The accident was fatal for Glasgow resident Terri
Ann Young who was a passenger in the car.
Kirchdoerfer was originally charged with one count of felony negligent
homicide, 2 counts of negligent vehicular assault, 2 counts of unlawful
transaction with children, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
As part of the plea agreement, Kirchdoerfer pleaded guilty to negligent
homicide, negligent vehicular assault, failure to have liability
insurance and failure to use a seatbelt.
If the plea agreement is agreed to by Judge John McKeon, he will
be given 2-five year deferred sentences and fined $270 for the two
The plea agreement will let the court decide if any fines should
be assessed for the felonies and if any restitution should be paid
to the victims of the accident.
Court documents state that Kirchdoerfer had ingested alcohol before
driving the vehicle and as a result drove the vehicle in a negligent
manner resulting in the death of Terri Ann Young and injuries suffered
to Cody Tade.
Montana law states that Kirchdoerfer could have been sentenced to
25 years in prison for the two felony offenses.
He will be sentenced in District Court on September 16th.
Alaska firm proposes to design
and build pipeline for Fort Peck tribes (Posted Mon, Aug 5, 2002)
(Fort Peck-AP) -- One of the largest and most
successful American Indian engineering companies in the country
wants to design and build the Fort Peck tribes' new water pipeline.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is privately
owned by nearly eight-thousand members of the Yupiak Tribe in Alaska
and is based in Anchorage. It is proposing a profit-sharing plan
with the tribes and promises that participation from Indian contractors
will be maximized.
Company official Terry Kenyon says a design-and-build
plan is the quickest way to get the project off the ground. Groundwater
in the area surrounding the reservation is contaminated with iron
and sulfates and is so bitter many residents rely on bottled drinking
The federal government has approved building a
huge pipeline to serve the area, transporting water from nearby
Fort Peck Lake. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights
Two Valley County Residents
Face Felony Drug Charges (Posted Sun, Aug 4, 2002)
Two Valley County residents will be making
initial appearances in State District Court on Monday facing felony
Jason Dahl and Carrie Gartner are each being charged with felony
criminal possession of dangerous drugs, felony criminal possession
of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and felony manufacture
of dangerous drugs.
The Valley County Sheriffs Department responded to a disconnected
911 call on June 7th at 363 Riverside. This was the primary residence
of Dahl and Garten who had been living together. Two Sheriff's deputies
responded to the disconnected call and found Dahl and Gartner arguing
outside the residence and Gartner accused Dahl of hitting her on
the lip. The deputies escorted Gartner away from the scene and received
permission from Dahl to search the residence. The deputy observed
marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia.
The Sherif'fs Department then obtained a search warrant and completely
searched the home at 363 Riverside.
According to court documents they found several suspected marijuana
seeds along with suspected marijuana leaves weighing over 60 grams
and 39 suspected marijuana plant stem structures. The deputies also
found two 1000 watt transformers with light fixtures attached. These
are commonly used for growing marijuana. The Sheriff's Department
also confiscated notes with names and numbers. According to the
court documents these notes appeared to be weight measurements and
Dahl and Garten were both arrested on July 30th and have been released
on $5000 bond. They will make initial appearances in District Court
Valley County man Charged
With Assault (Posted, Sun, Aug 4, 2002)
Valley County resident Scott Redstone has been
charged with felonly aggravated assault and was arrested by the
Valley County Sheriff's Department on July 30th. Redstone has been
released on $5000 bond and will make an initial appearance on Monday
in District Court.
Redstone is being charged with the felony for his role in an incident
that occured March 27th at the Stockman Bar in Glasgow. According
to court documents, Redstone hit Phillip Turner several times in
the head and face area causing serious bodily injury.
If convicted Redstone could face up to 20 years in prison.
sentenced in deer-for-fish scheme (Posted Sat, Aug 3, 2002)
(Billings-AP) -- Sentences ranged from probation
to prison time for three men involved in a poaching scheme that
traded Montana deer tags for Minnesota walleye.
In Billings, a federal judge sentenced two Minnesota
men: Charles Campbell and Daniel Tonga. Campbell was given a year
in prison and Tonga received six months.
Also involved in the scheme was Jan Peters of
Froid, Montana. He was sentenced to three years probation.
According to an indictment, the illegal trading
occurred from 1996 to 1999. In all, approximately 20 whitetail and
mule deer were poached in exchange for 343 pounds of walleye fillets.
The judge called it "random killing of wildlife" that made no sense.
Campbell also was ordered to pay about 35-hundred dollars apiece
to Montana wildlife officials and to Minnesota's Leech Lake Band
of Ojibwe. (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)