News From Fish, Wildlife & Parks (Posted Tuesday,
August 26, 2003 08:32 PM)
Hunters can harvest any elk in many Region 6
In an effort to suppress elk populations in marginal habitat and
to buffer the region’s world-class elk herds from chronic
wasting disease, Fish, Wildlife & Parks has opened an elk season
this fall in many northeastern and north-central Montana hunting
Hunters will be able to harvest elk of either sex in nine hunting
districts starting with the archery season that opens Sept. 6 and
closes Oct. 19. The liberal regulation extends to the rifle season,
which runs Oct. 26 through Nov. 30.
Elk hunting in these nine units, which generally frame the northern
and eastern periphery of Region 6, is by general elk license; no
special permits are required to hunt. The regulation was proposed
by FWP and was the focus of several public meetings across the
region last winter. The final regulation was approved by Montana’s
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission in February.
The general elk season applies to the following hunting districts:
600, 610, 611, 640, 641, 650, 651, 652 and 670. In the region’s
remaining hunting districts, including those in the Missouri River
Breaks and the Bear Paw Mountains, elk hunting is by special permit
only. Though District 652 is open to general elk hunting, the portion
of the district on the C.M. Russell Wildlife Refuge is closed to
Hunters shouldn’t assume that they’ll see many, or
any, elk. The harvest is likely to be very low, says Harold Wentland,
regional wildlife manager for FWP in Glasgow.
As the regulations stress, elk numbers in these hunting districts
are very low and they will be difficult to find,” says Wentland. “The
reason we proposed this season is that we don’t want big
numbers of elk in many of these places. We have growing numbers
of individual elk and small herds that are popping up in non-traditional
elk areas. These are mostly agricultural lands where elk have the
potential to cause a great deal of damage to crops. We don’t
want to manage elk in these areas. We want to manage elk in the
Breaks and other areas with better elk habitat.”
The other reason for the general season in these peripheral hunting
units is to minimize the risk of Montana’s elk or deer herds
contracting chronic wasting disease (CWD) from animals in Canada.
Wild, free-ranging mule deer have tested positive for CWD in Saskatchewan
only about 125 miles north of the border,” says wildlife
biologist Pat Gunderson. “We have a mule deer doe wintering
in Bitter Creek (in northern Valley County) that summers about
75 miles from that infected animal. CWD is a real concern. Elk
can carry CWD, and the general season is one way we can slow the
spread of the disease to Montana.”
At least some of the elk currently occupying northern Montana migrated
from Canada, says Wentland.
Every year we hear reports of elk moving out of Canada,” says
Wentland, “and other elk probably come in from the Theodore
Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Some elk probably migrate
out of the Breaks and Bear Paw Mountains into the prairie and agricultural
Wentland says that even with the heightened hunting pressure, pockets
of elk will likely survive.
There will always be a few elk in this country,” he says. “Hunters
won’t get them all. But at least we can prevent a few of
these herds from becoming problems to landowners and allow us to
better manage elk in the region’s best habitat.”----
fwp ----Fall hunting seasons begin next week
Fall hunting seasons begin next week
Labor Day signals the beginning
of hunting season in Montana. Here are season dates for this fall’s bird and big-game seasons:
Mourning Dove: Sept. 1-Oct. 30
Sage Grouse: Sept. 1-Nov. 1
Sharptailed Grouse: Sept. 1-Dec. 15
Hungarian Partridge: Sept. 1-Dec. 15
Pheasant: Oct. 11-Dec. 15
Wild Turkey: Sept. 1-Dec. 15
Archery Deer/Elk: Sept. 6-Oct. 19
Archery Antelope: Sept. 6-Oct. 11
General Antelope: Oct. 12-Nov. 9
General Deer/Elk: Oct. 26-Nov. 30
Take steps to minimize fire danger when hunting
Nobody needs to
tell you that it’s hot and dry out there,
but hunters may need a reminder that they can take a few simple
steps to prevent fires in the field.
First, note that most of Region 6 is under State II fire restrictions,
which mean that driving off designated roads and trails is absolutely
prohibited. That means no driving off-road to retrieve a big-game
carcass. It means no driving across the prairie to scout for grouse.
And it means no driving to an off-road campsite.
Second, all open fires are prohibited. No campfires of any kind
are allowed; the only fires allowed are those fueled by liquid
petroleum or LPG.
Third, smoking is prohibited except in an enclosed vehicle or building
or in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at
least three feet in diameter and cleared of all flammable materials.
There are a couple of precautions hunters can take to further minimize
fire danger or to quickly extinguish any fire that might start.
First, you should carry fire-suppression equipment in your vehicle.
Carry at least five gallons of water and a shovel, and it’s
a good idea to add a fire extinguisher to your vehicle.
Hunters should also be sure they park in acceptable areas. While
off-road travel is prohibited, you should not park in the middle
of a roadway. Instead, pull onto a bare, vegetation-free shoulder
to park, leaving enough room for traffic to safely pass. Make sure
no grass is touching your catalytic converter or muffler.
The Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission’s current policy
is to not close hunting seasons, but instead to “let land
closures dictate where hunters can or can’t hunt,” according
to FWP Commission Chairman Dan Walker. If Stage II restrictions
fail to reduce numbers of human-caused fires, land managers may
close down access to public land, causing access problems for hunters.
To avoid this prospect, please do your part to minimize the risk
of hunter-caused fires in the field this fall.
Hot, dry weather could promote white-tailed deer losses
summer’s hot, dry weather continues, hunters and
landowners should be on the lookout for sickly or dead white-tailed
They may be infected with epizootic hemmorrhagic disease, more
commonly called EHD. The disease is carried by biting gnats, which
can rapidly infect numbers of white-tailed deer when they are concentrated
near water or in moist habitat.
The disease is responsible for wiping out nearly 60 percent of
the whitetails along the Milk River from Hinsdale to Havre in the
summer of 2001. In previous years, EHD has infected deer along
the lower Missouri and larger tributaries. Mule deer and antelope
can become infected and carry the disease, but generally do not
have the large-scale die-offs that occur in whitetails, says wildlife
biologist Pat Gunderson.
As hot and dry as this summer has been, I’m worried about
an EHD outbreak, especially along the Milk River in the areas that
weren’t hit in 2001,” he says. “We have high
densities of white-tailed deer from Hinsdale east to Nashua, and
our experience has been that long dry summers and deer densities
can be trouble because of EHD.”
Gunderson encourages people who find dead or sick deer to call
Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Glasgow at 228-3700.
Final quotas approved 2003 big-game season
in northeastern and north-central Montana will generally get more
opportunities to harvest antlerless deer and antelope
Most of the increases in permit quotas are for antlerless mule
deer and white-tailed deer. Populations of both have been climbing
in recent years and wildlife biologists hope to balance populations
with carrying capacity of the habitat, which has been stressed
by drought. Permit quotas and general-license restrictions were
the subject of public meetings around Region 6 last winter. Recommendations
were presented to Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission
in June and then finalized by the commission earlier this month.
Here are the final quotas for deer, elk and antelope in Region
6 hunting districts:
District Opportunity Restriction 2002 Quota 2003 Quota
006-10 antlerless whitetail resident single-region unlimited
600-00 antlerless mule deer 50 100
610-00 antlerless mule deer 50 50
630-00 antlerless mule deer valid in 630, 631, 632 75 300
630-01 antlerless mule deer archery equip. only. 100 75
Valid in portion of Fort Peck townsite
630-20 either-sex whitetail open to hunters with 10 10
640-00 antlerless mule deer 100 100
650-00 antlerless mule deer 100 200
651-00 antlerless mule deer 100 100
652-00 antlerless mule deer 50 75
652-50 antlered mule deer 100 100
670-00 antlerless mule deer 50 200
680-00 antlerless mule deer 100 200
690-00 antlerless mule deer 500 500
698-00 antlerless whitetail non-resident only. 500 750
Valid in all Region 6
699-00 antlerless whitetail resident only. Valid 500 750
in all of Region 6
620-00 antlerless elk valid in 620, 621, 622 85 85
not valid on CMR*
620-20 either-sex elk valid in 620, 621, 622 30 30
not valid on CMR*
620-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only. Unlimited unlimited
Valid in 620, 621, 622
621-00 antlerless elk Youth aged 12-14. 200 15
Valid only on CMR*
Portion of 621/622
621-01 antlerless elk valid east of road 202* 100
621-02 antlerless elk valid west of road 202 * 100
621-20 either-sex elk * 35 35
622-00 antlerless elk * 80 80
622-20 either-sex elk * 30 30
631-00 antlerless elk also valid in 630* 55 65
631-20 either-sex elk also valid in 630* 30 30
631-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only 200 200
also valid in 631
632-00 antlerless elk also valid in 630* 30 30
632-20 either-sex elk also valid in 630* 15 15
632-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only 100 100
also valid in 630
690-00 antlerless elk also valid in 680* 75 75
690-20 either-sex elk also valid in 680* 10 10
690-21 either-sex elk Archery equip. only 15 15
also valid in 680
* not valid in archery season
600-00 either-sex antelope 800 800
600-10 doe/fawn antelope 200 200
610-00 either-sex antelope 100 100
610-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 25
620-00 either-sex antelope 600 600
620-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 200
630-00 either-sex antelope 200 300
640-00 either-sex antelope 100 150
640-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 25
650-00 either-sex antelope 600 600
650-10 doe/fawn antelope 100 100
651-00 either-sex antelope 200 200
651-10 doe/fawn antelope 25 25
670-00 either-sex antelope 200 200
690-00 either-sex antelope 900 900
690-10 doe/fawn antelope 500 500
Water System Groundbreaking Set For Thursday
(Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003 08:27 PM)
After years of hard work and dedication, the
first of many ground breaking ceremonies for the Dry Prairie Regional
Water System will occur this Thursday, August 28, 2003. The ceremony
will be held from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Culbertson Water Treatment
plant. Distinguished guests attending as well as speaking at the
ceremony are Senator Max Baucus, Senator Conrad Burns, , Representative
Dennis Rehberg, Lt. Governor Karl Ohs and Department of Natural
Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Director Bud Clinch.
is being held to celebrate the initiation of construction of the
new public water system that will begin delivering water to area
customers by the spring of 2004. This is considered the first phase
of the off-reservation portion of the project. The entire water
system has within it two separate entities, the Assiniboine and
Sioux Rural Water System (on-reservation) and the Dry Prairie Rural
Water Authority (DPRWA - off reservation). Its purpose is to provide
residents of northeastern Montana with clean, safe drinking water,
something that has been long sought in numerous communities in
that part of the state.
The new construction will include a pipeline
from Culbertson to Froid and Medicine Lake, with water provided
from the Culbertson Water Treatment Facility. Residential and rural
service users will be connected to the service as construction
segments are completed during this first phase. Approximately 750
residents of northeast Montana will be affected by this new source
of high quality drinking water.
The water system will serve approximately
28,000 residents of northeastern Montana. An undertaking of enormous
size, its plans entail 3,200 miles of water main line to be put
in place around and within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. System
design specifications call for 13 million gallons of water to be
extracted from the Missouri River on a daily basis, through an
intake between Wolf Point and Poplar, treated at a state of the
art treatment facility and then shipped to communities and rural
users. The system will provide water to off-reservation residents
of Sheridan, Daniels, Roosevelt, and a portion of Valley Counties,
as well as to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The current anticipated
project completion date is
"This is monumental in Montana in that it is the first step toward a new,
brighter future for most of the folks in this part of the state," explained DNRC
Regional Water System Coordinator, Rick Duncan. "It's also a big step and we're
excited for what the future holds."
According to Duncan, an additional ground-breaking
ceremony will occur on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation at the soon-to-be
built intake near Wolf
Chamber Hires New Director (Posted Tuesday, August
26, 2003 02:14 PM)
The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
has hired Michael Quast as the new Executive Director effective
Quast is a 2003 graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman
and received a degree in Sociology with a Minor in Business Administration.
He's originally from Excelsior, Minnesota and played football for
the Montana State Bobcats and was a starter on the offensive line
Quast replaces Jill Hamilton who will leave the job on September
15th. Quast is expected to begin the job on September 8th.
Wolf Point Woman Accused Of
Killing Man (Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2003 08:18 AM)
Tribal police and FBI agents have charged
34-year-old Patricia Ricker
with beating a man to death Sunday at a Wolf Point home
on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Ricker appeared before Federal
Magistrate Jerry Schuster yesterday on a criminal complaint
charging her with the second-degree murder of 46-year-old Gerald
Criminal Investigator Terry Boyd said she struck him with a
metal bar, but he declined to release any more detail.
held without bail at the Roosevelt County detention center
in Wolf Point. She'll be taken to Great Falls for arraignment
(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
City Council Notes (Posted Tuesday, August 19,
2003 02:01 PM)
The Glasgow City Council met in regular session
on Monday and approved the 2003-2004 fiscal year budget. A public
hearing was held with no city residents appearing to comment on
the budget which totals $4,707,278. This compares with last years
budget of $4,443,589. The increased spending is due to a paving
project which totals just over $200,000. This money was re-appropriated
from last years budget and is being spent this year. Additional
money for this year is expected to come from a grant from the federal
government for the Glasgow Fire Department. The council also confirmed
Jon Bengocha as a city fireman and granted a leave of absence for
fireman Kent Murr. The council will also change the city ordinance
which does not allow the Glasgow Fire Department to bring on fireman
over the age of 35. The council will change that ordinance and will
now allow fireman over the age of 35 to join the department.
Sheriff's Deputies break up house party (Posted
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 02:01 PM)
The Valley County Sheriff's Department broke up
a house party in Hinsdale on Saturday, August 19th and cited four
individuals with illegal possession of alcohol. Those cited included
20-year old Jesse Grey, 18-year old Baun Ellsworth, 18-year old
Jess Korman and 20-year old Scott Korman. Two individuals were also
charged with illegal possession of alcohol and both of those indivduals
were under the age of 18. 21-year old Zachary Olson was cited for
unlawful transaction with minors and 20-year old Shane Carnahan
was charged with D.U.I. Three deputies responded to the party after
receiving a complaint from another residence in Hinsdale.
North Dakota man faces drug charges (Posted Tuesday,
August 19, 2003 02:01 PM)
A 24-year old Fargo, North Dakota man is facing
two misdemeanor drug charges after the Glasgow Police searched a
home where he was frequenting. Cole Donahue was arrested on August
12th and charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession
of drug paraphernalia. The Glasgow Police had received a tip that
there were illegal drugs in the house located at 9B in the Northern
Heights Housing Development. The Police then received a search warrant
and searched the home and found 1/2 an ounce of marijuana. Also
charged in the search was 18-year old Jerilee Hughes who was cited
for possessing or consuming alcohol. Both individuals were incarcerated
and spent the night in jail and the investigation
Long Run Fights Fire In North Valley County (Posted
Thursday, August 14, 2003 08:12 AM)
The Valley County Long Run Fire Department spent
Tuesday and Wednesday fighting a fire just south of Opheim in very
rugged terrain. The fire burned from 150 to 300 acres and was started
when a county road grader hit a rock and sparked the blaze.
Temperatures rose to over 100 degrees as firefighters worked to
get equipment around deep crevasses in the grassy hills of northern
Crews mopped up the fire on Wednesday evening.
Opheim had two trucks fighting the fire along with two trucks from
the BLM and the Long Run Fire Department had three trucks and two
Wolf Point Couple Found Guilty In Drug Case (Posted
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 09:20 AM)
A Wolf Point couple face up to life in prison,
after being found guilty on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute
methamphetamine and marijuana.
Newton and Donna Cantrell are
by authorities as patriarchs of a family-run drug ring, that
sold meth and marijuana along the Hi-Line for years.
Newton and 57-year-old Donna were also were found guilty
of doing their business within a thousand feet of a school or federal
project. And they were convicted of using guns while drug
Those circumstances could double their punishment.
defendants were also found guilty -- including two women
daughters and Newton Cantrell's stepdaughters. Two other
defendants pleaded guilty earlier. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated
All Rights Reserved.)
Lustre Woman Dies In Car
Crash (Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2003 06:16 AM)
A 54-year old Lustre woman, Nancy Wall, died
Tuesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash 2 miles east of Glasgow
The car drifted off Highway 2, just east of Glasgow, a little
after noon on Tuesday.
She was transported
to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital where she died from injuries
suffered during the accident.
Elk & Deer Shot Near
Pines (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003 05:31 PM)
FWP is looking for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual
or individuals responsible for a shooting spree of big game, which occurred
sometime between Friday, Aug 8 and Monday, Aug 11, 2003 off Pines Road in South
Valley. Three elk including a cow and two calves, and three mule deer does
were wantonly shot and abandoned.
If you have any information, please contact Tip-Mont (1-800-TIP MONT), your local
sheriff’s office, (228-4333) or your local Fish, Wildlife & Parks office,
(228-3700). Names of Person or persons providing information, can remain anonymous.
Odd Couple Open Friday (Posted Tuesday, August
12, 2003 07:12 AM)
The forces of order and disorder meet head-on
this weekend as the cigar-chewing Oscar Madison and the neat-as-a-pin
Felix Ungar take to stage at the Fort Peck Theatre in Neil Simon’s
comedy hit "The Odd Couple." Theatre veteran Ryan Grigg
returns to Fort Peck as Madison and Christopher Kristant appears
as Ungar. Curtain time is 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
through Aug. 31.
It is great to welcome these wonderful characters back into our
lives. Madison is a newspaper sportswriter who lives alone in untidy
grandeur in an eight-room apartment. His wife has recently fled
with their children, escaping the climate of clutter he enjoys.
Ungar is an old chum whose marriage has just fallen apart. He is
distraught and on the verge of collapse until Madison suggests
that he move in.
As Felix settles into Oscar’s apartment, he institutes changes
that begin to get under – not only sloppy Oscar’s skin,
but that of their poker playing pals as well. Oscar’s fraternity-house
disarray becomes a comedic contrast to the compulsively neat and
meticulous housekeeper and cook, Felix.
The Odd Couple" is one of the most popular works by playwright
Neil Simon. He has an ability to build characters that are loveable
and strong by using situations straight out of human frailty to
develop humor. The comic freshness of "The Odd Couple" is
as relevant today as it was in 1965 when the play opened on Broadway.
With grace and artistic skill, Grigg and Kristant will bring these
wonderful friends back for an end-of-summer visit.
Grigg has been a popular performer at Fort Peck since he first
appeared as the scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" where
the fluidity of his motions made for a wonderful character. Throughout
the seasons, he has made many friends here who admire his work
and welcome him back. This will be Grigg’s only appearance
on the Fort Peck Theatre stage this summer. Recently married to
Brittiny Hollow, who served as choreographer for the Theatre for
many years, he has purchased the Circle Banner newspaper in Circle
where they reside.
Kristant joined the Theatre Company in 2000 when he appeared as
Daddy Warbucks in "Annie." Named to leading roles in
productions each season since, he appeared as Lancelot in "Camelot" and
Lt. Cable in last year’s "South Pacific." He served
as costume designer for the 2001 and 2002 seasons, and this year
he leads the company as the artistic director. To appear in "The
Odd Couple," he relinquishes directing duties to Shawn Newton
Others appearing in the production are Scott McGee, Nina Buck,
Katie Kramer, Tory Seiter, Mike Turner and Shane Ereth. Dana Donovan
created the costumes and Alan Hanson the lights and sound.
Tickets for "The Odd Couple" are available at the Theatre
box office. An adult admission is $12, a student admission $7,
and a senior ticket $10, and seats may be reserved for an additional
cost of $5. Call the Theatre at 406-526-9943 for more information.
Glasgow Man Named To 4H Board (Posted Tuesday,
August 12, 2003 06:52 AM)
Several new members of the Montana 4-H Foundation
board were named during the State 4-H Congress, last month at M-S-U
New 4-H Board members are Fergus County Extension
agent Dave Phillips, of Lewistown, and Jeff Younkin of Glasgow.
Newly elected and re-elected
officers include: Jim McDonald of Ashland, who was re-elected
president; Lyle Zimmerman of Belgrade, re-elected vice president;
of Great Falls, elected secretary; and Jerry Waltari of Havre,
McDonald is finance director for the
Saint Labre (luh-BRAY') Indian School Education Association.
Zimmerman is branch president of First Security
Bank in Belgrade.
is with Foothills Community Christian School in Great
And Waltari works for Hamilton
Consulting. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Corps Begins Dropping River Levels (Posted Tuesday,
August 12, 2003 06:49 AM)
The Army Corps of Engineers has begun dropping
Missouri River water levels and will be in compliance with a federal
judge's order by this evening.
The corps says it had slowed water
releases to the minimum flow needed for navigation. The agency
will continue gradual reductions until it reaches the amount
ordered by a federal judge to protect endangered and threatened
There were no barge tows on the Missouri River
yesterday. The agency had warned barge operators to secure their
week. Barge and farming interests say the corps has an obligation
provide enough water for barges. (Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
For Life Raises Nearly $40,000 (Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Northeast Montanans braved warm conditions and
some thunderstorms to continue the tradition of Relay For Life
on Friday night and Saturday morning.
About $39,500 was raised through the Relay For
Life for cancer research.
Martz Appoints Montana Economic Development Advisory Council (Posted
Friday, August 8, 2003 08:22 AM)
(Helena) - Governor Judy Martz appointed fifteen members of a newly
created advisory council that will provide advice to the Martz Administration
concerning economic development matters in Montana. The council will
also offer advice regarding microbusiness finance and certified regional
development corporation programs.
" I am excited that the council
will work to provide focus for our state economic development programs
to ensure effective and efficient delivery to our customers," Governor
Judy Martz stated. "The Economic Development Advisory Council
will search for ways to best utilize available financial resources
to help Montana communities and businesses move closer to accomplishing
their economic development goals."
The new Economic Development
Advisory Council will hold its first meeting on Friday, August
8, 2003 at the Department of Commerce office in Helena. The creation
of the council was provided for in House Bill 76 that was passed
by the 2003 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Martz.
Bill 76, sponsored by Representative Joe McKenney, was one of four
major pieces of legislation brought forward by the Martz Administration
in the 2003 legislative session related to economic development.
The 19 members are a diverse group of Montanans from all corners
of the state, who bring a wealth of knowledge and personal experience
with economic development, and a strong desire to move Montana forward," Martz
said about the appointees.
Four legislative members of the council were previously appointed
by legislative leadership and include Senator Don Ryan - Great
Falls, Senator Mike Sprague - Billings, Representative Brennan
Ryan - Stockett,
and Representative John Sinrud - Bozeman.Governor Martz's appointments
to the Economic Development Advisory Council include:
Jim Atchison - Executive Director Southeastern Montana Development
Corporation - Colstrip
Kathie A. Bailey - Executive Director Snowy Mountain Development
Corporation - Lewistown
Evan Barrett - Executive Director Butte Local Development Corporation
Dave Gibson - Chief Business Development Officer Governor's Office
of Economic Opportunity - Helena
Steve Holland - Director Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Jane Karas - President Flathead Valley Community College - Kalispell
James Klessens - Coordinator Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development
Erin M. Lutts - Rural Economic Development Representative Mid-Rivers
Communications - Glendive
Tony Rudbach - Assistant V.P. Research and Development
University of Montana - Missoula Mark Sansaver - Executive Director
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Enterprise Community - Wolf Point
Mark Simonich - Director Montana Department of Commerce - Helena
Linda Twitchell- Executive Director Great Northern Development
Corporation - Wolf Point
Paul Tuss - Executive Director Bear Paw Development Corporation
Anita Varone - Commissioner Lewis & Clark County - Helena
Elaina Zempel- Executive Director Pondera Coalition for Progress
Fatality Victim Identified (Posted Friday, August 8, 2003 08:03
Authorities have released the name of the man
killed in a single vehicle accident near Frazer on Wednesday.
to Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier, 73 year-old Godfrey Phillip
of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, as the driver of the pickup truck
that drifted off U-S Highway Two, hit an embankment, and overturned,
Esterhazy was a prominent hotel owner in Esterhazy,
a town about 150 miles east of Regina.
Pond Notes (Posted Thursday, August 7, 2003 06:59 PM)
Young anglers will have just one more chance to attend a free fishing
clinic at Glasgow’s Home Run Pond.
The class scheduled for Aug. 12 has been cancelled, but the Aug.
19 class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon as previously scheduled.
The Aug. 19 class will be the final Tuesday clinic at the pond, located
on the east side of Glasgow.
Anglers age 14 and younger can learn about basic fishing tools and
tactics, fish identification and other elements of fishing and angler
ethics. Volunteer angler education instructors help teach the class,
along with personnel from Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
While no organized clinics will be held through the fall, the pond
will remain open to fishing to anglers 14 and younger. The pond will
be closed to unsupervised fishing through the winter, though it may
be open for scheduled ice fishing clinics.
Call FWP’s Andrew McKean at 228-3723 with any questions about
the pond or to schedule group use.
Several Fires Reported Wednesday (Posted Thursday,
August 7, 2003 11:22 AM)
The Valley County Long Run Fire Department had a
very busy day on Wednesday.
Three fires were called in within 12 minutes Wednesday afternoon.
At 2:27pm, a grain field fire was reported on the North Tampico
Road. Two trucks responded from Long Run and two from Hinsdale.
The blaze burned about 100 acres, and was caused by a bearing going
out on a combine.
At 2:36pm, a hayfield fire was reported, 10 miles northeast of
Oswego. Two trucks from Valley County, 2 from Wolf Point and 2
trucks from the BIA, who were mopping up the Porcupine Creek fire,
responded. About 100 acres and 10 bales of hay burned and the cause
was a bearing going out on a baler.
At 2:39pm, a pick-up fire was reported on fire at the intersection
of Highway 117 and Highway 2 in Nashua. The city of Nashua responded
and put out the vehicle fire.
Then at 8:19 last evening, the Hinsdale Fire Department sent 2
trucks to a fire call south of Hinsdale on the Bridge Road.
At 8:53pm a fire was reported by the trout pond near St. Marie;
Long Run and St. Marie responded.
At 9:18pm a fire was reported at the Pete Nyquist ranch, near Lustre.
At 9:24pm a fire was reported near the East Hanson road north of
Glasgow; at 10:25 a fire was reported west of Oswego; rain eventually
put out those fires.
Fire Marshall for Valley County Dan Carney noted that Long Run
had responded to 47 fires this year, slightly ahead of the average
by this time of year.
Fatal Accident Near Frazer (Posted Thursday,
August 7, 2003 10:11 AM)
(Frazer-AP) -- The Highway Patrol is reporting a death near Frazer,
in Valley County. A 73-year-old man's pickup truck drifted off
U-S Highway Two, hit an embankment, and overturned, pinning him
inside.Officials are withholding his name until relatives can be
Pioneer Museum Heritage Wall Plaques (Posted Thursday, August
7, 2003 09:00 AM)
|L-R: Donald & Eldora Skolrud and Shirley
standing. Eldora is holding the picture of her parents, Arthur
and Esther Zeiger. Shirley is holding the picture of Ernest
& Hilma Olson, their grandparents.
||L-R: Erma & Harold Brown with plaque of Erma's parents, Verner
& Mary Hartley.
ARTHUR (ART) & ESTHER OLSON ZEIGER
Art was born in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1905. He
moved to Montana with his parents in 1910 where they homesteaded
north of Hinsdale, Montana. He worked for sheep men around the
country. He was also a good mechanic and worked for different
ones in that capacity.
He married Esther Olson in November Of 1932. He continued to do
mechanic work and then went to work on the Fort Peck Dam. After
work there slowed down he moved his family to North Dakota where
he worked in the coal mines for four years. They came back to Montana
in 1941 where they lived seventeen miles north of Nashua on the
Porcupine Creek in the summer and moved to Nashua in the fall for
school. They had some livestock and Art continued to work for farmers
and ranchers. Esther was a very good seamstress, sewing for the
whole family. She also raised a big garden with the help of some
of their older children and canned for the winter. They also raised
bum lambs and chickens, so fried chicken was always a Sunday meal.
Then Art got a job at Fort Peck once again as a carpenter.
They had nine children, the youngest of which was one year old
when they were both killed in a car accident in 1951.
ERNEST& HILMA OLSON
Ernest (Ernie) Olson was born on January 14, 1890 in Tjorn, Sweden. At the age
of fourteen he came to America alone arriving in New York City in March of 1905.
From there he went to Manitoba, Canada and worked for an uncle until he could
speak English. He then went to Chicago and worked in the Swifts Packing Plant.
He went back to Saskatchewan, Canada where he homesteaded. He married Hilma Lindberg
in 1913. She was born in Waverly, Minnesota on March 18, 1894, later moving with
her parents to Canada. Two daughters were born in Canada. In 1917 they moved
to Montana north of Nashua on Sargent Creek and homesteaded there. Esther, the
oldest daughter, married Art Zeiger and Violet, the younger girl married Leonard
Brandt. They were blessed with sixteen grandchildren from their two daughters.
V. T. & MARY HARTLEY
The Hartleys moved from Fosston, Minnesota to North Valley County in 1916. V.
T. had come out in 1915 to settle, build a house and do what he could to the
land. Then going back, he brought his wife, Marie, and baby daughter, Zelda,
born December of 1915 along with the older children born to Dad and his first
wife who died in 1912. They were Earl, Howard, Lloyd, Lester, Gladys and Erton,
leaving behind Homer who had died at birth. Four more children were born of this
second union. They were Erma, Velma, Harland and Roland who died at age three.
About 1933 they sold the homestead back to the government and moved to Hinsdale.
Facts that forced this move were no school, no crops and a few other unpleasantries.
The homestead, by the way, was located eight rniles west of Thoeny and eight
miles south of the Canadian border.
Mary Hartley died in January 1937 at the age of forty-six. This left my Dad,
the second time, with a young family. 1, Erma, was the eldest at home having
just turned thirteen.
The next year of my life was the longest and hardest I've ever spent with trying
to cook with wood stoves, contending with kerosene lamps, younger siblings and
not knowing much of anything I was supposed to be doing. I learned and fast.
After that first year I wouldn't have wanted a step-mother. That is why today
I am very sympathetic to both motherless kids and stepmothers. Both jobs are
very, very hard. My one salvation was to be lucky enough to be in a little, caring
town where everyone helped and helped us keep out of big trouble. My thanks and
gratitude to my town.
V. T. died in September of 1951. Five of their sons have also died: Earl, in
1950; Lloyd in
1962; Lester in 1973 and Erton in 1983. Howard is eighty-six, but has had a bad
stroke and lives at the Brendan House in Kalispell, Montana.
Gladys and Edd Young five in Lakeside, Oregon; Zelda Garrin in Great Falls, Montana;
Erma and Harold Brown in Park Grove, Montana (north of Fort Peck); Velma Reber
in Helena, Montana (Paul died in 1985) and Harland and Ann in Stevenson, Wisconsin.
There are thirty-six grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.
Funnel Cloud Reported In Garfield County (Posted
Thursday, August 7, 2003 07:00 AM)
A funnel cloud was reported in Garfield County, but the National
Weather Service says no tornado touchdown was confirmed.
Valone is a Weather Service forecaster in Glasgow. He says the
funnel cloud was reported by the county fire marshal about 9:45
last night, near The Pines Recreation Area northeast of Jordan.
Valone says conditions prompted the Weather Service to upgrade
a severe thunderstorm warning to a tornado watch.
The storm packed
lightning, high winds and hail. The lightning sparked numerous
fires in the area.
A remote weather station reported winds
gusting to 85 miles per hour. A 77-mile-per-hour wind was reported
Jordan. There were no immediate reports of severe damage, but
trees down and garbage cans scattered about. (Copyright 2003
by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Preliminary Local Storm Report :
National Weather Service Glasgow Mt
0149 Am Mdt Thu Aug 07 2003
Time(Mdt) .....City Location.....State ...Event/Remarks.......County
1039 Pm 13 E Jordan Mt 60 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Garfield
1002 Pm Jordan Mt 77 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Garfield
0943 Pm Glasgow Mt 60 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Valley
0935 Pm Glasgow Mt 70 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Valley
0851 Pm 35 Sw Glasgow Mt 85 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Valley
0835 Pm 46 Sw Glasgow Mt 60 Mph Wind Gust 08/06/03 Valley
0830 Pm 22 Nw Brusett Mt 60 Mph Tstorm Wind 08/06/03 Garfield
0750 Pm 50 S Malta Mt 1.00 In Hail 08/06/03 Phillips
0635 Pm 8 E Zortman Mt 0.88 In Hail 08/06/03 Phillips
Highway 2 To Be Renamed To Honor Regiment (Posted Wednesday, August
6, 2003 09:18 AM)
2 in Montana will be named the 163rd Infantry Regiment Heritage
Highway, in honor of the unit's accomplishments. A formal unveiling
ceremony will take place at the junction of US Highway 2 and MT
State Road 24, just east of Glasgow, Montana at 1:00 p.m. on August
15, 2003. A no-host reception at the local Veteran's Center in
Glasgow follows the ceremony.
In April of this year, the Montana Legislature unanimously passed
Senate Bill 413, designating Montana's portion of U.S. Highway 2
in honor of the regiment. Montana Senator Sam Kitzenberg and other
members of the Senate Highways and Transportation Standing committee
sponsored the bill. Governor Judy Martz signed the bill on April
15, with current and former members of the military looking on.
The current members of the 163rd Infantry Regiment, together with
the Montana National Guard and the Montana Military Museum planned
the ceremony in honor of those who have served and are serving in
the 163rd. All current members of the Montana National Guard, including
the Air National Guard can trace their roots to the 163rd. The 163rd
served with honor and distinction in both World Wars. Most recently,
members of the 1-163rd, one of only two units in Montana to still
carry the 163rd designation, served in Bosnia as a part of Stabilization
Senator Kitzenberg was the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 413 in
the 2003 Montana Legislature. The event is being conducted in Glasgow
in honor of Kitzenberg's efforts.
I am gratified to see this finally come to fruition," said Maj.
Gen. John E. Prendergast, Commanding General of the Montana National
Guard, "the 163rd Infantry Regiment is the reason we're so successful.
The courage, competence and commitment those soldiers demonstrated
60 years ago is the standard by which we're judged today."
Delays, Corps To Drop Missouri River Flows (Posted Wednesday, August
6, 2003 07:27 AM)
-- The U-S Army Corps of Engineers says it will lower water levels
in the Missouri River for three days next week.
A federal judge
has ordered a one-month reduction, but the corps delayed, saying
it was under a conflicting order from a Nebraska judge to provide
enough water for barge shipments.
A federal judge in Minnesota
took over the case last month, and now has ruled there is
no conflict, so the order to reduce water levels remains in effect.
involves a long-standing dispute on how the Missouri River
should be managed. Conservation groups and upriver states --
Montana -- want water for species protection and recreation.
Downriver states and farming interests want sufficient water
barge industry. (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.
All Rights Reserved.)
Danger Continues High In North Central Montana (Posted Tuesday,
August 5, 2003 09:07 PM)
Wildland fire restrictions will continue on federal,
state and private lands in the Lewistown Restrictions Area of north
Stage 2 restrictions are in effect for the entire Lewis and Clark
National Forest, all lands in Liberty and Wheatland counties, and
private lands within the National Forest boundary in Chouteau County.
All other lands in the area are under Stage 1 restrictions. This
includes federal, state and private lands in Hill, Blaine, Phillips,
Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Chouteau, Judith Basin, Fergus,
Petroleum, and Golden Valley counties.
Stage 1 prohibits all campfires or charcoal fires outside of a
developed recreation site, and all smoking outside a vehicle, a
building, a developed recreation site, or in a cleared area at
least three feet in diameter. Stage 2 continues the smoking restrictions
and prohibits all campfires and charcoal fires. Only gas or LPG
stoves are allowed for cooking.
Stage 2 also prohibits driving off designated roads with any motor
In addition, under Stage 2, operations involving blasting, welding
or using an internal combustion engine outside of developed areas
are limited to the hours between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. This time frame
is known as “hoot-owl” restrictions. During these times
temperatures are lower and humidity is higher, thus lessening the
fire danger. The public is urged to use caution when working or
recreating in any vegetated area.
When camping carry an axe, a bucket and a shovel as a safety precaution.
If a campfire is allowed never leave it unattended, and always
douse it thoroughly before leaving. Spark arresters are required
for all chainsaws, motorcycles, ATVs or other internal combustion
Anyone who causes a wildland fire, whether intentionally or through
negligence, may be held financially liable for damages and costs
of suppressing the fire.
The Lewistown Area Restrictions Group coordinates fire restrictions
on federal, state and private land in the Lewistown Restrictions
Area, covering north-central and extreme northeastern Montana.
The group includes representatives from the Forest Service; Bureau
of Land Management; Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation;
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the counties
of Liberty, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan,
Roosevelt, Chouteau, Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Wheatland
and Golden Valley.
For more information, please contact the Bureau of Land Management
at 406-538-7461; C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge at 538-8706;
Lewis and Clark National Forest at 406-791-7700; Montana Department
of Natural Resources and Conservation at 406-538-7789; your local
office of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks or your
local fire department or sheriff’s office.
Relay For Life Schedule (Posted Tuesday, August
5, 2003 08:03 PM)
schedule for 2003 NE Montana Relay for Life at the Glasgow High
5:00 Luminaries will be sold
5:15 Team registration to start
5:30 Relay gift store opens
6:00 Survivor reception/Registration and receive t-shirts
7:00 Opening ceremonies including prayer by Rev. Jay Ashbaucher,
presentation of colors by Girls Scouts, and National Anthem by
The Flame of Hope to be lit before the survivors take their victory lap
Kirbi Siewing - "Angels in Waiting"
Parade of Teams
8:00 Lindsey Iwen - "There You'll Be"
Nancy Etchart - Speaker
Relay Idol Talent Contest
10:00 Luminary Ceremony to include lighting of the candles
Joyce Combs "Amazing Grace"
Arnold Hill testimonial
Jeffrey Sather - "I Miss My Friend", "I Believe", "Pure
12:00 Midnight Meal with Subway sandwiches,chips and drinks
Joe Rennick and Dave Pippin
6:30 a.m. "Revelry" - Brad Persinger
Linsdey Iwen - "National Anthem, "America the Beautiful"
"Bring on the Rain"
Joyce Holter Collins - Vocal/Guitar
BREAKFAST - fruit, donuts, milk, juice & coffee
8:00 MRRJ - vocals/guitars (Mary Jo Barnes, Audree Garsjo, Joe Rennick)
8:30 Audree Garsjo - "Amazing Grace"
Jessica Jimison - vocal
9:30 Monica Garten - speaker
10:30 Final Team Lap
Arrested On Drug Charges (Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2003 08:03
County Sheriff's Department has announced that eight people have
been arrested on drug charges as the result of an investigation
that took place by the Big Muddy Drug Task Force, Valley County
Sheriffs Department and the Glasgow Police Department.
The arrests took place on August 1st when the Glasgow Police
and VCSD executed a search warrant at 815 11th Avenue North in Glasgow.
The VCSD also told Kltz/Klan that the investigation continues.
Those arrested include:
Darin Aliperto-charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs
with intent to sell.
Jamie Aliperto-charged with possession of dangerous drugs with intent
Misty Heringer-charged with felony criminal sale of dangerous
drugs and misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.
Eli Sisson-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor
possession of drug paraphernalia.
James Keller-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.
Sean Garcia-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.
Derek Hughes-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sara Crater-misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.
Relay For Life Display At Former Adrian's Building
(Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 01:16 PM)
Check out the Relay for
Life display in JKW Properties building (formerly
Adrian's store). Included in the display are luminaries in memory
of people that have died since the August 2002 Relay, either
as a direct result of cancer or had been afflicted by cancer during
their lifetime. Although this is only a portion of such deaths
in the northeast corner of Montana, it is startling to see how
many friends and family members we have lost in one year.
Luminaries to be displayed at the Relay for Life can be purchased
by contacting Brenda Leckie at 228-4246, to honor someone who
has or had cancer or in memory of someone lost to the disease
time in the past to the present).
Also on display this week will be a Tree of Life, bearing the
names of cancer survivors. It may not carry the names of all
in our area, but we hope to see ALL of the survivors at the Relay
on Friday, August 8th, for the survivor lap and reception. Contact
Monica Garten at 228-2392, or Terri Ellsworth at 364-2232, or
be at the Glasgow High School between 6:00-6:45, to register.
Rehberg Announces Air Service Funding (Posted
Monday, August 4, 2003 01:14 PM)
Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today announced guarantees that will
continue funding Montana’s Essential Air Service (EAS), including
In the face of an overall scaling back of Essential Air Service across
the lower 48 states, we were able secure continued funding for Glasgow
with no local match requirement,” Rehberg, a member of the
Committee said. “Our state is disadvantaged when compared to
other, more populous states. In short, Montana deserves these air
Congress authorized the EAS program to guarantee a minimum level
of air carrier service to small communities. The Department of
Transportation currently subsidizes air service to approximately
38 rural communities
in the continental U.S. This year, the Bush Administration proposed
that local communities provide matching funds for individual service.
Rehberg, selected by House Speaker Dennis Hastert to serve as one
the House Conferees on the panel that reconciles Senate and House
versions of EAS reauthorizations, worked to exempt Montana from
the matching funds provision.
As a result, Glasgow and Montana’s seven other EAS communities
[Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney, Wolf Point and,
on a seasonal basis, West Yellowstone] will continue to receive the
full funding they deserve without the burden of having to pony up
local funds,” Rehberg said.
Called Out Twice (Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 07:08 AM)
at 10:53am, Valley County Long Run and Nashua Firefighters
were called to the Dayton Cherney farm North of Nashua for a grass
fire. This fire grew very fast due to the high winds in the area,
low humidity, and high temperature. The fire burned out of control
from the Cherney farm and continued to burn west. Out buildings
and vehicles were lost due to the fire at the Black Eagle residence
northwest of Cherney's.
BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) fire units from Poplar responded
as well as a pumper from Roosevelt County. All Long Run trucks
were called to this fire and
outlying fire departments were notified to be on standby in case of other fires
in the county. Area ranchers responded to this fire with water trucks and weed
sprayers, along with three Valley County Weed Control vehicles. Glasgow City
Firemen were called in under a mutual aid agreement to assist Valley County Firefighters
on this fire. Stat Ambulance was called to this fire scene to stand by in case
of any injuries to the firefighters, two Montana Fish & Game Officers as
well as the Valley County Sheriff and Deputies responded to assist traffic control
and fighting this fire. The BIA in Poplar sent a 20 person ground crew by bus
to the fire scene. Area farmers brought in tractors with tool bars to dig fire
lines around the fire along with a Valley County Road Patrol doing the same.
The fire burned into Porcupine Creek and got into timber. At that time the BIA
called in air support from Billings. Four planes responded: a twin engine spotter
plane, one heavy tanker, and two medium air tankers. These planes were used until
around 8:00 pm as they dropped water and fire retardant slurey on hard to control
Fire crews remained on the scene as of last night.
Valley County Long Run would like to thank everyone who assisted
effort. It just goes to show how neighbors can all come together for a common
goal! The fire is under control and in a mop up at this time. At this time
no estimated size of the fire is available.
County Long Run was also called to a grass fire just north of the
rest area 15 miles west of Glasgow on Highway 2 on Saturday afternoon
The Montana National Guard Unit from Miles City
was in convoy heading for training in
Canada when the fire started. They pulled into the rest area
and put soldiers on the fire line transporting them by humvees.
National Guard and area ranchers had the fire under control when
the two Long Run trucks arrived on the scene. Mop up was complete
within one hour.
Valley County would like to thank all the area
ranchers and the Miles City National Guard Unit for their help.
was caused by a horse's horseshoe hitting a rock, causing a
spark which set off the grass fire.
McMichael Wins Dinosaur Cast (Posted Saturday,
August 2, 2003 06:15 PM)
|Todd Hoelmer Fort Peck
Field Station of Paleontology technician, presented Arlie McMichael
accompanied by his son, Jacob, with his big prize,
the Right Dentary (lower right jaw) from Peck’s Rex, won in their raffle
at the Northeast Montana Fair.
McMichael of Glasgow came out the big “winner” in the
raffle held by Fort Peck Paleontology, Inc. during the Northeast
Montana Fair, held this past week. He won the cast of the Peck’s
Rex Right Dentary (Lower right jaw). Peck’s Rex is the famous
Tyrannosaurus rex found in the Hell Creek Formation in McCone County
in 1997. The original fossils are now the property of the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers.
Other winners of the three free drawings held daily during the
fair are as follows: 9 inch Peck’s Rex teeth: Kathryn Andersen,
Sheldon McGorman, and Josh McIntyre; Ft. Peck Paleontology t-shirts:
Jo Dorsey, Sherri Turner, and Janet Williams; Ft. Peck Paleontology
caps: LaDonna Sauer, Ed Fouch, and Lynn Hayward. In the event that
we have been unable to notify any of the recipients, if they would
please call us at the Fort Peck Field Station of Paleontology 526-3539,
OR STOP BY, we will be happy to make their winnings available to
We would like to express our thanks to the community for stopping
by our booth, entering our drawings and raffle, and purchasing some
of our gift shop items and fossil casts.
In other Field Station news, Patsy Clark of Brusett, Montana was
the winner of the dinosuar quilt raffle held this summer. The drawing
was held on Sue’s Saturday morning show on KVCK the 19th of
The quilt was made by Mareta Brusett, Fort Peck Paleontology,
Inc. Board Member. A picture of the presentation will be taken at
a later date.
Comment Now On Proposed
Fishing Regulation Changes (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 08:08
Streamlining and abbreviating rules, adding waters
where live bait fish may be captured and used and reducing trout
and ling limits
in eastern Montana are among changes being proposed to the state’s
Fish, Wildlife & Parks is encouraging anglers to comment on
these and other proposed changes through mid September. The final
regulations will be adopted at the FWP Commission’s October
meeting. Final regulations will take effect March 1, 2004 and be
in effect through Feb. 28, 2007. In the past, fishing regulations
have been revised every 2 years; under this new process, designed
to simplify the rules, the regulations will be revisited every
The proposed regulations are available now for public review on
the FWP web site at www.fwp.state.mt.us. Go to the Fishing page,
then look in the right-hand column under “Fishing Reg Revision.” You
can also call FWP’s Fisheries Division in Helena at (406)
444-2449 or in Glasgow at (406) 228-3706 for details.
Among revisions proposed for the Eastern Fishing District, which
includes all waters in northeastern Montana, are:
Changing the regulation that authorizes 6 setlines with 6 hooks
per line through the ice to allowing 6 setlines with 2 hooks per
line through the ice.
Changing the regulation that formerly required a setline owner’s
name to be attached to require the angler’s name and address
or ALS number be attached to the setline.
Designating the first pond at the Corps of Engineers’ Downstream
Campground at Fort Peck as a Children’s Fishing Water and
open to all youths age 14 and younger.
Adding whitefish to the list of species legal to spear through
Adding the following reservoirs to the list of lakes, reservoirs
and ponds where bait fish may be used or captured:
Blaine County – BR12 Reservoir, Cow Creek Reservoir, Reser
Phillips County – Gullwing Reservoir
Valley County – Grub, Gut Shot, Shoot, Triple Crossing, Valley,
VR2 and Wards reservoirs, plus all BLM reservoirs in the Willow
Additionally, Beaver Creek south of Havre has been reopened to
the use and capture of minnows, with the exception of the creek
upstream of Beaver Creek Reservoir.
Reducing the trout possession limit from 10 daily and 10 in possession
to 5 daily and 5 in possession.
Reducing the burbot (ling) limit from 10 daily and in possession
to 5 daily and in possession.
Increasing the minimum size of tiger muskies from 30 inches to
40 inches. This revision is designed to insure larger muskies are
maintained to control rough-fish populations and to provide anglers
with a trophy-fish opportunity.
Another rule change is allowing ice-fishers to spear Chinook salmon
and lake trout on Fort Peck Reservoir from December through March.
This change was made by the 2003 Legislature and will also go into
effect March 1, 2004.
The regulation revision process is designed to simplify the rules,
make them easier to understand and obey, and minimize the number
of exceptions. A number of rules previous listed as exemptions
will now be standardized. They include:
Changing the current “no limit” for northern pike on
Fresno and Nelson reservoirs to the standard limit of 10 daily
and in possession.
Dropping the seasonal closure on Beaver, Big Sandy, Clear, Cow,
Eagle, Little Box Elder and Snake creeks. Under the proposal, these
streams would be open to fishing year-round.
Statewide changes include a fee increase for paddlefish tags, from
$2.50 to $5 for residents and from $7.50 to $15 for non-residents.
Support For Amtrak (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:30 AM)
Governor Judy Martz today at a meeting with Amtrak
Governmental Affairs Director Ray Lang pledged her continued strong
support to keep Amtrak's Empire Builder line servicing Montana.
The Empire Builder crosses eight Midwestern and Western states
along its route from Chicago to Seattle
"The Empire Builder is very important to Montana and the Hi-Line," said
Governor Martz. "It not only provides good jobs, but it also brings visitors
to Montana, provides access to medical service for our rural residents, and gives
people another travel option when storms close our
As Western Governor's Association Chair, Martz
told Lang she has directed her staff to develop a WGA resolution
in support of Amtrak passenger service
that she will present to her fellow Western Governors at their annual meeting
in Big Sky, Montana this fall. Martz stated that she is pleased with Amtrak's
recognition of the importance of national passenger rail routes such as the
However, she expressed concern that proposed
decreases in federal funding
could reduce or eliminate funding for the route. The Governor pointed to
the results of a recently completed state study as evidence of
the importance of
the Empire Builder to Montana's economy.
The study, which was sponsored by
the Montana Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Transportation,
the Empire Builder contributes approximately $13 million annually to Montana's
economy. The study also noted that ridership and related economic benefits
could be even greater if Amtrak had enough passenger cars to meet
the demand for Empire
"As this study shows, Amtrak plays a vital role in the service
state," Martz said. "We will leave know stone unturned and will do everything
in our power to convey that message to our Congressional delegation. Our economy
would suffer a serious blow if the Empire Builder
were shut down."
The meeting between Governor Martz and Amtrak's
Lang came at the end of a weeklong series of Amtrak meetings with
Hi-Line mayors and other
local officials about the future of the Empire Builder. The Empire Builder
will celebrate 75 years of service in 2004. With 12 stations in
Montana alone, the
Empire Builder had Montana boardings and deboardings of nearly 110,000
For more information on the study of the Empire
Builder's economic benefits to
Montana, please call (406) 444-7646. The information is also available
online at www.mdt.state.mt.us.
Glasgow Man Sentenced On Sex & Drug Charges (Posted
Friday, August 1, 2003 06:26 AM)
Trent Kinzell appeared in state district court
on Wednesday for sentencing hearings on two cases before District
Court Judge David Cybulski of Plentywood.
The first case involved three felony charges of sexual intercourse
without consent. Kinzell and his attorney Terry Toavs of Wolf Point
had entered into a plea agreement with Valley County Attorney Ken
Oster on these three charges. Montana law states that if convicted
of felony sexual intercourse without consent the defendant must
serve at least two years with the Montana Department of Corrections
and could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
Judge Cybulski waived
the two year minimum prison sentence and sentenced Kinzell to
a 12 year suspended sentence. Kinzell must also serve 30 days in
the Valley County Jail and pay $4,142.48 in restitution to the
He must also register as a sex offender wherever he resides.
Kinzell also was sentenced in a separate case involving the sale
of dangerous drugs. Kinzell entered into a plea agreement on
a count of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. Judge
sentenced Kinzell to 8 days in the Valley County Jail and gave
him a 5-year deferred sentence. Kinzell was also fined $1500
with a portion of the fine going to the drug forfeiture fund
by Valley County and the City of Glasgow.
Glasgow Man Charged With Theft (Posted Friday, August 1, 2003 06:23
22-year old Glasgow
resident Aaron Cooper has been charged with misdemeanor theft involving
a motorcycle that was reported missing on June 20th. According
to the Valley County Sherrif's Department, Cooper has been charged
with using and concealing the motorcycle from the owner. Cooper
was officially charged on July 27th.
He will make an initial appearance in Justice Court on August 6th.
Kathryn Isobel Quam
Kathryn Isobel Quam, 85, of Glasgow, MT passed away
on Friday, August 29 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow,
MT from natural causes. Services will be Wednesday, September 3
at 2:00pm at the First Luthern Church in Glasgow, MT with Reverand
Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge
Kathryn Isobel Quam, devoted and beloved wife of
Clifford Quam of Frazer. Kathryn Quam, born February 16, 1918,
to Martin and Frances Lien in Pelican Rapids, MN. Kathryn lived
most of her life in Frazer, MT, where her parents came to homestead.
She was among the early graduates of Frazer High School and a life-long
member of St. Paul Luthern Church, wehre she was confirmed at age
16 by Pastor Gerhard Frost. After the closure of St. paul in 1983,
she and Cliff became members of Our Redeemer's Luthern Church in
Nashua, MT. Under the guidance of her piano teacher and mentor,
Florence Friedlund (who also became a teacher for her children),
Kathryn developed her passion for music. In her father's business,
Lien Motor Sales in Frazer, she clerked, drove cars to and from
Minnesota, kept books and helped collect bills. She attended St.
Olaf College in Norhfield, MN, transferring to the University of
Minnesota in MN, where she graduated in 1939 and with a B.S. in
Early Childhood Development.
Following college she taught Kindergarten and Glee
Club at Mahtomedi, MN, where she met fellow teacher, Clifford Quam.
After their engagement, Cliff nearly lost Kathryn to tuberculosis;
but with his help she recovered, and they were married in 1942.
During WWII, Cliff's work as a civilian instructor with the Air
Force took them to St. Louis, MO and Sioux Falls, SD>
Following the war, Kathryn and Cliff moved to Frazer
with their infant daughter, Ann, where Cliff joined Kathryn's father
in business. Three more children, Bob, Jon, and Tom, were added
to the family while they lived in Frazer. Kathryn continued to
share gifts of faith and music with family, friends, worshipers,
choir singers and piano students. Her life sang in her service
as accompanist for church, school, junior and senior chiors and
community gathering. She maintained a life-long passion for writing
witty and soul-searching letters to her friends and family. She
found time for the magic of picnic suppers in the cottonwoods by
the Missouri river, and for marathon conversations accented with
bursts of laughter over waffles cooked at the table with family
and friends. Her collection of "friendship" tea cups
were put to frequent use for coffee and a "good visit".
She loved her travels with Cliff, in trailer camping with their
young family, and later in many RV adventures: camp-outs at Fort
Peck and trips to see friends and family from Alaska to Florida.
Her dat bars, and her pickled beets, crab-apples and green tomatoes
remain family legends.
Kathryn's gifts for teaching were again excercised
when she tutored a disabled Frazer student from 8th grade through
graduation. She also found joy as caregiver to both her parents
in the last years of their lives. Her life with others reflected
in her "tickled to see you" smile, masked only in her
final few years by Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin
and Frances, and by a stillborn granddaughter, Kathryn Ann. She
is survived by her husband of 61 years, Clifford, of Frazer, daughter
Ann Quam Haakenson, Rapid City, SD; grandson Haakon Haakenson,
a student of Carroll College, Waukesha, WI; sons Robert Quam, Billings,
MT, Jon Quam, Washington D.C. and Thomas Quam and his wife.
Worship with Holy Communion celebrating Kathryn's
life and witness will be at First Luthern Church in Glasgow, MT
on Wednesday September 3, 2003 at 2:00pm.
Darlene D. Lone Fight
Darlene D. Lone Fight Belgarde, 56, of Brockton,
MT passed away on Tuesday, August 26 at the Billings Deaconess
Hospital in Billings, MT from cancer. Wake service will be Friday,
August 29th at 7pm at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton,
MT. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 30th at 11am at the
Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton, MT with Reverand June Lockwood
officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Darlene D. Lone Fight Belgarde left this world to
be with all Gods Angels. Darlene was born on November 23, 1946
to Lavina Rescette and Jack Lone Fight in Fort Kipp, MT. She spent
her time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
She was born and raised on the Fort Peck Reservation and later
moved to Denver, CO. She made Wolf Point, MT her home with her
companion Sam Garcia of Wolf Point, Pepe (her dog) and Little Man
(her cat). She is survived by her daughter, Darla Belgarde and
husband Fred Crowe of Brockton, a son, Curtis Belgarde of Poplar,
2 special step-children, Brenda Bauer of Poplar and Byron Bauer
of Wolf Point, her mother-in-law, Rita Belgarde of Brockton, 6
brothers; Wade White Body, Elgin White Body, Donald Lone Fight,
Franklin Lone Fight, Kevin Fox, and Paul Fox all of Newtown, ND,
4 sisters; Carrie Brokovski of Turtle Lake, ND., Clara Bow Smoker
of Wolf Point, 2 sister-in-laws; Judy Johnson of Brockton, Rae
Belgarde of Brockton, 1 brother-in-law, Kermit Belgarde, 4 grandchildren;
Cara and Jarid Fast Horse of Brockton, Bo Stanley Crowe and Tosheena
Crowe of Brockton, 1 great granddaughter, Kayleigh Fast Horse of
Brockton. She is proceeded in death by her husband DeWayne E. Belgarde
of Brockton and her parents, Jack Lone Fight Sr. and Lavina Rescette,
2 brothersw; Jack Lone Fight Jr. and Harry Bow Jr., and 8 sisters;
Inez White Owl, Genieva Aho, Theresa Bluhm, Allison Lone Fight,
Margie Black Hawk, Irene Lone Fight, Lavita Marie Bow, and Mary
Pallbearers: Johnny Bird, Rodney Todd, Byron Bauer,
Charles Silk, Gerald Melbourne, Terry Conklin, Kyle White Owl,
Franklin Lone Fight, James White Body.
Honorary Pallbearers: All her friends and relatives
that knew and loved her
Norman Hopstad, 77, of Glasgow, MT passed away on
Wednesday, August 20 at the Veterans Medical Center in Portland,
OR. Services will be Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at the Highland Cemetary
with Reverand Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow
is in charge of arrangements.
In loving memory, Norman Hopstad passed on August
20, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Doris, one son,
Kyle and his wife Mary of Billings, MT; three sisters, Thelma Dostert
and Margaret Rorvik of Glasgow, MT and Ruth VanKoten of Helena,
MT; and grandchildren Jerret Hopstad, Luke Hopstad, Daniel Kaercher
and Brooke Kaercher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on December
22, 1925, he grew up as an athletic farm boy on the northeast Montana
praries. He enlisted in the Armer to serve WWII. After serving
on the European front, he married Doris on March 8th, 1947. He
retired after 39 years at Alcoa Aluminum in Vancouver. He passionately
coached baseball; little leage and Babe Ruth, and was a fan of
all sports; including snow skiing at age 71! During retirement
he enjoyed his family, his dog, travelikng, rose gardening, constructing,
gambling, dancing, hunting and fishing. He was a great man.
Kevin M. Long
Kevin M. Long, 44, of Fort Peck, MT passed away on
Thursday, August 21 at his brother's home in Nashua, MT from cancer.
Services will be Sunday, August 24, 2003 at the Bell Chapel at
2p.m. with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow
is in charge of arrangements.
Kevin Long was born July, 22, 1959 in Wolf Point,
MT to Wilbur V. Long and Betty Long. He is survived by his father,
Wilbur Long of Fort Peck, MT; brother's Jay Long of Nashua, MT
and Joe Long of Aberdeen, SD; and his maternal grandmother Evelyn
Hamill of Burke, VA.
Nancy Marie Wall
Nancy Marie Wall, 54, of Lustre passed away on Tuesday,
August 12 from a car accident just east of Glasgow. Services will
be Saturday, August 16 at the Lustre EMB Church at 2p.m. with Reverend
John Skillman officiating. The burial will be at the Lustre EMB
Cemetery. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy was born on May 26, 1949 in Missoula to Harvey
A. McDonald and Anna Maxine (Vicain) McDonald. She was raised in
Frenchtown and graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1967. She
graduated from Western Montana College in Dillion. On May 23, 1970
Nancy married Dwain Wall in Frenchtown. They lived in Lambert for
two years before moving to Lustre on the family farm. Nancy taught
school at the Lustre, Frontier and Frazer Schools. She enjoyed
quilting, reading and cooking. She was also active in the FMB Church
and Sunday School, was a 4-H leader, belonged to the ADK (Teachers
Organization) and was a member of WIFE.
Survivors include: husband, Dwain Wall of Lustre;
children, Steven D. Wall of Bozeman, Heidi A. (Matt) Burns of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and their child Joseph Burns, Gretchen M. Wall of St.
Paul, Minnesota, Heather N. (Robert) Atienza of West Covina, California
and Katrina C. Wall of Lustre; sister, Marcia (Ray) Cline of Fernandino
Beach, Florida; and her mother, Anna Vicain McDonald of Missoula.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Harvey
A. McDonald Sr.; brothers, Harvey A. McDonald Jr. and Bobby G.
McDonald; and an uncle, Gilbert Vicain.
Pallbearers include: Richard Denny, Eldon Unrau,
Timothy Wall, Ranmond Cline, Jack Conatser, James Petersen, Daniel
Burns and Harold Dean Blount.
Honorary Pallbearers include: Roger Wall, Chance
Hammer, Lester Vicain Jr., John Vicain, John Wall, Thomas McDonald,
Reverend Gayle Fisher, Raymond Rahn and Norman Teichrow.
Cecil G. Toftness
Cecil G. Toftness, age 83, died peacefully, after
a long illness, on Monday, August 11 at his home in Palos Verdes
Estates in California which he shared with his late wife, Chloe,
for almost 50 years. Services and interment will be Monday, August
18 at 11a.m. at the Highland Cemetery with Reverend Martin Mock
officiating. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil was born in 1920 in Glasgow to homestead farmers.
He graduated from Glasgow High School during an era lacking future
promise. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1938 as an enlisted man eventually
to receive his officer commission and final duty assignment as
Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Ptarmigan, one of the lead minesweepers
into Tokyo Bay upon the Cessation of Hostilities. Moving to Southern
California, Cecil received his law degree in 1954 and later relocated
his "Toftness Law Office" to Malaga Cove Plaza, close
to his home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that he & Chloe cherished
so much. A member of the Palos Verdes Golf Club...he never played
golf. His contribution as a "nonplayer" was simply to
improve the golf course and club house facilities as an asset to
the City of Palos Verdes Estates. With business associates, he
joined in the development of landmark office buildings and community
centers on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and was active throughout
his life in these enterprises. He and Chloe created and personally
endowed educational trust funds for their respective high schools,
namely, Glasgow High School Educational Trust Fund in Montana and
the Joaquin Bessie Vincent Trust Fun in Maui, Hawaii. The main
library in Glasgow High School has been named in Cecil's honor.
He was one of the founding supporters of the Richstone Center,
an organization that has contributed so much to the prevention
of child abuse.
He is survived by his nephew, Roger Van Remmen, and
countless friends which he considered his extended family. He will
always be remembered for his generosity, good nature and enduring
compassion for his fellow man. He shall be sorely missed by all
he knew and loved him.
Eulane M. Quiring
Eulane Mae (Stenbakken) Quiring, 67, of Nashua, MT
passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 2 at her home after
a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born the daughter
of Bernard and Myrtle (Berg) Stenbakken of Nashua in the family
home on February 1, 1936. After her mother died unexpectedly when
she was only 10 years old, she began her career as a caregiver,
helping her father with her younger siblings. She adored her father,
a Norwegian immigrant who was a local businessman and former mayor
of Nashua. She attended Nashua schools and graduated from Nashua
High School in 1954. She was active in school choir and band. She
married Howard B. Quiring of Nashua on November 20, 1954 at the
First Lutheran Church in Nashua, which was renamed Our Redeemer
Lutheran Church in 1961.
Eulane was an active, lifetime member of Our Redeemer
Lutheran Church in Nashua, where she was especially involved in
the education and music programs. She was a member of the church
choir and played organ and piano for services for over 25 years.
She also was a substitute organist and pianist at the First Lutheran
Church in Glasgow, Fort Peck Lutheran and Bethel Lutheran in Grain.
She also sang in the choir at Love of Christ Lutheran in Mesa,
AZ. She played in a bell choir that performed at numerous churches
in the Phoenix, AZ area (where she and her husband spent most winters
since the early 1980's) and joined other musicians in weekly "jam
sessions" playing the piano and singing.
She was active in the Nashua community, planning
and working on the three-year landscaping project for the Nashua
Senior Center. Eulane was also active in the organization, Women
in Farm Economics (WIFE) that promotes agriculture.
She was a lifetime homemaker and loving wife and
mother. In her early years of marrieage, she drove shool bus in
Nashua and worked in the school cafeteria. For many years, Eulane
also taught piano lessons to children in the Nashua area. After
her children graduated, she worked for an area radio station for
a short time and took advanced educational classes. She enjoyed
music, quilting, sewing, handicrafts, genealogy, collecting antiques
and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren
and many friends and relatives. In 2001, she was instrumental in
locating a used organ at a Lutheran church in Coon Rapids, MN that
was later donated and installed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Eulane was outgoing and enjoyed visiting with and
helping people, and valued her very close relationships with friends
and family. She lovingly guided her children with life lessons
and wisdom. She touched many lives. Her heritage was extremely
important to her and thus, it was a life-long dream to travel to
Norway. In 1190, she was thrilled to finally be able to travel
to her ancestral homeland with her duaghter, Diane.
Preceding her in death were her mother, Myrtle (Berg)
Stenbakken in 1946 and father, Bernard Stenbakken in 1961, and
her three brothers, Bernard, Jr. in 1956, Ryamond in 1934 and Donald
Survivors include: her husband, Howard of Nashua;
sisters, Ardis House of Winnemucca, NV, Darlene Durell of Nashua,
Marlys Urdahl of Libby, MT; daughter, Diane Quiring of Fort Collins,
CO; sons, Steve Quiring and his wife, Elaine of Eagle, CO, Daryl
Quiring and his wife, Lillian (and son, Dameron) of Durango, CO;
Russell Quiring (and daughters, Megan and Chelsey, and son, Alexander)
of Andover, MN; and Ronald Quiring and his wife Minnie (and sons,
Benjamin and Thomas) of Beaverton, OR; and numerous nieces, nephews
and other loving family members and relatives. In addition to her
husband, her sisters Darlene and Marlys lovingly helped care for
her until her death. She also leaves behind many wonderful friends.
She is greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August
9 at 10am at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua. Interment
will follow the funeral service at the Nashua Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, her family requests that any memorial contributions
be made to the Eulane Stenbakken Quiring Memorial Fund, P.O. Box
503, Nashua, MT, 59248. Funds will be distruted to Our Redeemer
Lutehran Church and ALCASE (Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy,
Support and Education.) ALCASE is a national not-for-profit organization
dedicated solely to helping people with lung cancer, and those
who are at risk for the disease, improve the quality of their lives
through advocacy, support and eduaction.
Esther D. Zeiger
Esther D. Zeiger, 78, passed away on Wednesday, August
6th at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. Services
will be Friday, August 8th at 10am at the Hinsdale Legion Hall
with Reverend Martin Mock officiating. The burial will be at the
Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge
Esther D. Zeiger was born in Hinsdale on Ocotober
25, 1924 to Henry and Mollie (Kesie) Weasa. She was raised on the
family farm 16 miles north of Vandalia. She attended the Richter
School in grade school, then graduated from Hinsdale High School.
She worked in Wolf Point as a waitress in the Sherman Hotel. Esther
and George Zeiger were married on April 7, 1945 in Wolf Point.
She and George both worked for the Funk Ranch north of Hinsdale,
where Esther cooked. She always worked on their farm. Esther enjoyed
gardening and there was never a weed in it. She enjoyed her chickens
and other farm chores, and she was a great cook. She sewed, patched,
mended and darned socks. Her husband, George, died in 1990.
Survivors include: son, George Zeiger of Saco; daughters,
Louise Kuki and (Bill) of Hinsdale, Mary Wiers and (Frank) of Glasgow,
Evelyn Cornett and (Ivan) of Dayton, Oregon, Carol Forbes and (Pete)
of Saco; sister, Lorraine Hellstern of Sun City, Arizona; brother,
Bob Weasa of Hinsdale; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: son, Bill; one grandchild,
Lynn; two brothers, Art and Hank.
Clarence R. Simpson
Clarence R. Simpson, 75 yeras, a retired rancher
and cemetery caretaker, died Sunday, August 3, at the Phillips
County Hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be 2:00pm,
Wednesday, August 6th at the Saco United Methodist Church with
interment in the Grandview Cemetery at Saco. Adams Funeral Home
of Malta is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include: sister, Hazel Woodall of Saco;
brothers, W. Elwood Simpson and Larry Simpson both of Saco, Irvin
Simpson of Malta; numerous nieces and nephews.
Clarence was born June 9, 1928 at Hinsdale, the son
of Wlater E. and Grace H. (Zieger) Simpson. He was raised on the
family ranch in the Bowdoin area. Clarence attended schools in
Bowdoin and Saco. After school he worked with his father on the
family ranch. He married Eleanor Tjaden in 1974 and they divorced
in 1985. Clarence worked at the Grandview Cemetery in Saco after
retiring from the ranch. He enjoyed reading and repairing lawnmowers
and small engines.
Draven Mingan Stevens
Draven Mingan Stevens, 7months old, passed away from
heart failure on Friday, August 1 at his home in Nashua. Services
will be Tuesday, August 5th at 12noon at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow.
The interment will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Bell
Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.
Draven Mingan Stevens was born on December 12, 2002
in Glasgow to Mike Stevens and Kimberly Kano. Draven liked his
puppy, Kian Pepper, and his blue bear. He liked to throw his bottle,
throw toys, pull hair and stick his tongue out. He loved people
and he enjoyed life.
Survivors include: parents, Michael Stevens and Kimberly
Kano of Nashua; grandparents, Tami and Lloyd Treese of St. Marie,
Jan and Richard Kano of Claremount, California; great grandparents,
Nona Bemis of St. Marie, Hazel Bemis of Bellingham, Washington,
Agnes and Bob Jones of Hemet, California, June and Harriet Kano
of Hanapepe, Hawaii; great great grandmother, Leona Holthus of
St. Marie; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.