Responds To Grass Fire (Posted Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:15 AM)
County Long Run Fire Department responded to a grass fire on Tuesday.
According to Long Run Fire Department Chief Dan Carney, the crew
responded to a fire west of Glasgow on Skylark Road; a spark from
a grader striking a rock started a small fire there. A full crew
responded at 12:08pm.
Carney also said the department has responded to about 36 fires since
the first of the year, including a couple grass fires over the weekend.
To Call In Nemont Telephone's Local Calling Area (Posted Thursday,
July 29, 2004 06:24 AM)
made within Nemont Telephone’s new expanded local calling area
will now only require only seven digits. In fact, if subscribers
dial 1-406 before the seven digit number, they’ll get a recorded
message to redial. Subscribers will need to reprogram any speed dial
numbers to the seven digits for calls within Nemont’s expanded
local calling area. All of Nemont’s exchanges in northeast
Montana and the East Westby exchange in North Dakota are included
in the expanded local calling area.
For more information, contact Nemont Telephone at 783-5654.
Woman Charged With Three Misdemeanors (Posted Wednesday, July 28,
2004 11:05 AM)
resident Misty Swenson was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors
on Monday afternoon.
The Valley County Sheriffs' Department told Kltz/Klan that Swenson
was charged with false reporting to a law enforcement authority, assault
and resisting arrest. Officers were called to 65 Skylark Road after
an incident involving Swenson and a Glasgow man. Reportedly the incident
occurred because of a disagreement over a Demo Derby Car.
Swenson spent 7 hours in the Valley County Jail before being bailed
out at a cost of $1150. She will make her next appearance in Justice
Court on August 9th.
Bike Rodeo Set For Tuesday (Posted Sunday, July 25, 2004 08:24 AM)
The Glasgow Police Department will be holding a bike rodeo for Valley County youth during the Northeast Montana Fair on Tuesday, July 27th in the Pamida Parking lot.
The rodeo will last from 10am to 1pm and several prizes will be awarded including 3 new bikes and several bike helmets. Hot Dogs and refreshments will be available for everyone who participates in the event.
All kids in Valley County are invited to show their skill on the driving course and enter the drawing for all the prizes. Police officers will also perform safety checks on the bicycles and will teach the proper hand signals for turning and stopping, so kids will know how to ride safely on the streets.
Every child who enters the bike rodeo must wear a helmet, either their own or one borrowed from the Glasgow Police Department.
For more information contact the Glasgow Police Department at 228-4333.
Glasgow Man Arrested After High Speed Chase (Posted Sunday, July 25, 2004 08:21 AM)
After a high speed chase on Friday evening a 20-year old Glasgow man, Michael Little, was arrested and charged with felony criminal endangerment and three misdemeanors.
Little is currently incarcerated in the Valley County Jail awaiting an appearance before the Valley County Justice of the Peace.
According to the Valley County Sheriffs Department, Little was clocked at a speed over 100 miles per hour Friday evening on Highway #24 near Glasgow. Little then proceeded to try to outrun the law enforcement authorities which included three deputies, two Glasgow Police cars and one Montana Highway Patrol vehicle.
He was finally apprehended after a chase that lasted an estimated 20 miles. Little was immediately arrested and charged with the felony along with the charges of speeding, no vehicle insurance and eluding a peace officer.
The Valley County Sheriffs Department told Kltz/Klan that alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
Compensation Board Unable T0 Make Salary
Increase Recommendation (Posted Saturday, July 24, 2004 06:17 PM)
The Valley County Salary Compensation Board was unable to come up with a recommendation for salary increases for elected officials for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.
The board met on Wednesday and made several attempts to increase salaries but were vetoed by the Valley County Commissioners. State law states that if two of the three commissioners vote against a motion put forth by the board the motion automatically is defeated.
The Compensation Board is comprised of the three Commissioners, Valley County Treasurer, Clerk and Recorder, County Attorney, Sheriff and four members of the public.
The board put forth several motions including a 7.3% increase in salary, 2.3% cost of living increase, 2% cost of living increase and separate increases for the Justice of the Peace and County Attorney. All of these motions were defeated when at least two of the Commissioners voted against them.
After the last motion was defeated the Compensation Board adjourned. Valley County Commissioner Dave Pippen told Kltz/Klan News that there will be no changes in elected official's salaries for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.
Glasgow Man Found Guilty
On Felony Assault Charges (Posted Friday, July 23, 2004 10:41 AM)
Charles "Pat" Dunn
was found guilty in District Court in Glasgow on the charges of
felony assault with a weapon and misdemeanor criminal trespass.
A 12 person jury deliberated for less than 40 minutes Thursday and
came back with guilty verdicts on both charges.
The two charges are the result of an incident that took place on March
8th in a front street bar in Glasgow. Court documents state that Dunn
threatened a bartender with a 8 1/2 inch buck knife and refused to
leave a bar when told to exit.
The trial started on Wednesday and wrapped up with jury deliberations
Judge John McKeon has set September 7th for sentencing for Dunn who
is free on bail.
Man Faces Felony Assault Charges (Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The first criminal trial in 2 years is taking place
this week in District Court in the Valley County Courthouse.
Charles "Pat" Dunn is facing the felony charge of criminal
assault with deadly weapon and criminal trespass as the result
of an incident that took place on March 8th in Glasgow.
According to the police report, Dunn was arrested after a bartender
at a Glasgow bar called the police to report that Dunn that threatened
him with a 8 1/2 inch buck knife.
The jury trial started Wednesday morning with jury selection and
is expected to last 2 days. Valley County is represented by Deputy
County Attorney Dave Gorton. District Court Judge John McKeon is
presiding over the trial.
Car Show and Plot Tour Pictures Online (Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2004 05:46 PM)
Thanks to Valley County Extension Agent Verlin Koenig, we have lots of pictures online from last week's Flatland Cruisers Car Show and the Valley County Variety Plot Tour. Follow the previous links for the respective events; don't forget, you can click on the small images for a larger picture too!
Fish, Wildlife & Parks News (Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2004 03:36 PM)
Region 6 Citizens Advisory Council Will Meet July 31
The first meeting of the newly appointed Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Citizens Advisory Council will be held Sat., July 31 in Glasgow.
The council is composed of 15 volunteer advisors from across FWP’s Region 6, which stretches from Plentywood to Loma. CAC members, selected by FWP program managers and three members of the public, represent a number of communities and interest groups and will advise the department on all issues and programs. More than 40 individuals applied for the council.
The July 31 CAC meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Inn on Highway 2 East in Glasgow. The public is welcome to attend, and brief public comments will be taken at the beginning of the meeting. Agenda items include introductions of CAC members and FWP employees, an overview of agency programs, prioritizing of advisors’ issues, and development of future meetings’ agendas and venues.
“It’s taken us a few months to select the group and schedule our first meeting, but I think the outcome will be worth the wait,” said FWP Region 6 Supervisor Jim Satterfield. “I am impressed with the diversity, experience and enthusiasm of the council members.”
Region 6 CAC members are:
Fran Buell, Gildford – Buell is the statewide trapper education coordinator for the Montana Trappers Association, which presents school programs, education courses and hosts the annual Youth Trapper Camp in the Bear Paw Mountains. She also serves on the Havre Animal Shelter Advisory Council.
Tom Burch, Fort Peck – A longtime member of the National Rifle Association, Walleyes Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited, Burch served as angler-at-large representative on the last revision of FWP’s Fort Peck Lake Fisheries Management Plan.
Chuck Carlson, Fort Peck – A board member for the Montana Audubon, Carlson is a highly regarded bird expert. He is a member of the Valley County Conservation District board and previously served on FWP’s Non-Game Advisory Council.
Darlyne Dascher, Fort Peck – Dascher served eight years as a Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commissioner and has been involved in a number of regional and statewide resource issues. She chairs the Private Land/Public Wildlife group and has worked on wolf management, elk management in the Missouri Breaks and served on FWP’s Region 6 State Parks Search Committee.
Jim Graham, Malta – Graham works as a refuge operations specialist on the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge east of Malta, and has accumulated experience with a variety of natural-resource issues in his career with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. He is an avid hunter.
Dustin Hill, Scobey – Hill recently retired after nearly 40 years in education and remains an active Hunter Education instructor. A third-generation Montanan, he is a lifelong hunter and angler.
Dennis Idler, Glasgow – Another lifelong hunter and angler, Idler retired as an elementary principal after 37 years in education. He operates a part-time taxidermy business in Glasgow.
Jerry Ketchum, St. Marie – Ketchum, an employee of D&G Sports in Glasgow, served on FWP’s Fort Peck Management Plan committee and has been the tournament director for the Montana Governor’s Cup walleye tournament for the last decade. He is a retired naval officer.
Buddy Lundstrom, Malta – Past president of the Montana Bowhunters Association, Lundstrom owns and operates a plumbing and heating business in Malta. He is an avid bowhunter and partner in a ranch in the Missouri River Breaks.
Howard Pippin, Saco – Pippin served on the Missouri Breaks Elk Working Group, and is a longtime volunteer Hunter Education and Bowhunter Ed instructor. He has served on Saco’s school board, volunteer fire department and city council.
Robert Smith, Poplar – A self-described “fishing and hunting addict,” Smith farms and ranches north of Poplar. He is on the board of the Sidney Research Center and serves as liaison to a tribal farmer/rancher group.
Don Stein, Havre – A train conductor for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Stein is an avid hunter and angler and the Region 6 representative on the Montana Bowhunters Association. He is a Hill County landowner, Bowhunter Ed instructor and holds a degree in wildlife management.
Richard Stuker, Chinook – Stuker was one of the first Block Management cooperators in Blaine County, and served as a member of FWP’s Region 6 State Park Search Committee. He has served on the local school board for nearly 20 years.
Charles Young, Froid – A Block Management cooperator and bowhunter, Young is a lifelong farmer/rancher, has been a Bowhunter Education instructor since 1992 and has served on “just about every board in the town of Froid.”
Lowell Young, Plentywood – Owner of Hi-Line Sports stores in Plentywood and Wolf Point, Young is also a rancher and hunter. He served on FWP’s statewide Upland Game Bird Advisory Council.
Regional Deer B, additional elk licenses go on sale July 14
Hunters can buy additional antlerless elk and single-region Deer B licenses starting today, July 14. Single-region Deer B licenses allow hunters to take an antlerless deer in addition to a deer harvested with a Deer A or other Deer B licenses.
A Conservation License is the prerequisite for the single-region Deer B license. Single-region antlerless whitetail licenses ($8 for residents, $75 for non-residents) are available for Regions 3, 4, 6 or 7. The license is valid in all hunting districts for the hunter’s region of choice. Residents may also purchase one additional whitetail or two additional mule deer B licenses in Region 7. Non-residents may purchase one additional whitetail B license valid in Region 7.
The A9 elk license ($16 for residents, $270 for non-residents, whose additional elk license is called a B12) allows hunters to harvest one additional antlerless elk in certain hunting districts designated in hunting regulations, generally areas with mostly hard-to-access private land in central and western Montana. The licenses, designed to reduce abundant elk populations, are only valid on private or state (DNRC) land. A resident elk license is required before purchasing the A9 or B12 license. A hunter may only purchase one unlimited A9 or B12 license, and hunters must secure landowner permission in order to hunt.
Licenses are available at any license provider as well as online. To access online licensing, go to fwp.state.mt.us, click the “Online Licensing” icon and follow the instructions. Or go to the state’s official website, www.discoveringmontana.com. Click on “Online Services” and then on “Hunting/Fishing Licenses.”
For more license information, refer to the 2004 Montana Hunting Regulations.
FWP seeks comments on Block Management program recommendations
The Private Land/Public Wildlife (PL/PW) Council is seeking public comment through Aug. 4 on a dozen draft recommendations regarding Montana’s Block Management Hunting Access Enhancement Program.
The program enrolls nearly 1.3 million acres of land in northeastern and north-central Montana. Region 6's program includes 274 cooperators who provide access on 196 separate Block Management areas (BMA's), properties that hosted a total of 67,000 hunter days in 2003. Statewide, 986 BMA's provided access to more than 8.7 million acres. Last year Block Management acres across Montana hosted 408,000 hunter days.
According to Council Chairwoman Darlyne Dascher of rural Fort Peck, the council adopted draft recommendations to continue and enhance the existing program through new landowner incentives, additional funding, and better maps and patrol of enrolled lands. The Block Management Program is due to expire March 1, 2006, unless the 2005 Legislature acts to continue it.
Gov. Judy Martz appointed the 15-member council comprised of hunters, landowners, and outfitters to review the success of the program and make recommendations regarding its future.
Information about the PL/PW Council, a copy of the draft recommendations and a process for submitting comments can be obtained through the Internet at www.fwp.state.mt.us/hunting/plpw. Or, contact Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620; phone: (406) 444-3798, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Home Run Pond clinic devoted to fly fishing
Young anglers will learn the basics of fly fishing at the next fishing clinic at Glasgow’s Home Run Pond, but pre-registration is required and the class size will be limited to 12 students aged 10 to 14.
The clinic is Thursday morning, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the pond located on the Fort Peck Highway east of Glasgow. Participants will learn how to rig and cast a fly rod, learn a handful of useful knots, and will fish Home Run Pond with a variety of dry and wet patterns.
“Fly fishing can often be an effective way to catch trout, but it’s also a productive tactic for smallmouth bass, crappie and even perch,” says Andrew McKean, Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ angler education coordinator in Glasgow. “Our goal is to teach the basics of fly fishing so students can fish competently both here in eastern Montana and elsewhere.”
Because the topic is relatively advanced, the class is intended for anglers between age 10 and 14. Preference will be given to these older anglers. To sign up for the clinic, call FWP at 228-3700.
The final Home Run Pond clinic of the summer has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19, also from 9 a.m. to noon.
Windmills To Be Installed In Northern Valley County (Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2004 03:27 PM)
The Valley County Commissioners told Kltz/Klan that Westwind Inc. has been working on a project that would install 30-35 windmills in Northern Valley County.
The windmills would generate 25-50 megawatts of electricity and would be located on private land 18 miles north of the Vandalia turnoff on U.S. Highway #2.
Power Engineers, an engineering company located out of Boise, Idaho is currently working on the project in Valley County. The Valley County Commissioners told Kltz/Klan that this is a multi-million dollar project that will increase the tax base in Valley County substantially.
Another part of the project involves building a transmission line and a sub-station that would lead from the wind mills all the way to south of Tampico where the line would hook up with a WAPA power line.
Mary Rehabilitation Working Group Will Meet In Havre (Posted Tuesday,
July 20, 2004 07:08
The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group
will hold their monthly meeting in Havre on Monday, July 26. The
meeting will be held at the Triangle
Telephone Cooperative building (2121 Hwy 2 NW) from 10:00 – 3:00.
This months meeting will feature a presentation on the International
Joint Commission and their role in the apportionment of water in the
St. Mary and Milk Rivers between the U.S. and Canada. All interested
citizens in the Milk River or St. Mary River Basins are invited and
encouraged to attend.
The Working Group was brought together by Lt. Governor Karl Ohs to
assist the State in finding a workable solution for rehabilitating
the aging St. Mary Facilities. The fifteen-member Working Group includes
representatives from irrigated agriculture, the Blackfeet and Ft. Belknap
Tribes, municipal water supply, local economic development, and recreation.
For a meeting agenda and additional information visit the Working Group’s
web site at www.dnrc.state.mt.us/stmarycover.htm or contact Paul Azevedo at the DNRC office in Helena, 406-444-6635.
Snake Bite Tips From FMDH (Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2004 04:03 PM)
||There are many myths about snakes and what to do for snake bite. The truth is most snakes are defensive animals. They prefer to be left alone and will go to great lengths to prevent contact. Their main interests seem to be eating and otherwise surviving without any human contact. When provoked, startled, or threatened, many snakes will prepare to first take flight and then fight if given no alternative out.
Very few snake bites occur totally as an accident. Most victims are aware that the snake was present before they were bitten. People feel it is their duty when they spot a snake to mess with it. They hit it, throw a rock at it, and try to catch or kill it.
|This rattlesnake picture was taken by Connie Brunelle, RN at FMDH, in South Valley County near Bone Trail.
Remember, simply walk away and leave everything as you happened upon it. Most snake bites can be avoided with very little extra effort or thought.
If a bite does happen, it can be one of the most painful and excruciating, traumatic injuries. There are many contributing factors and myths to the treatment for snake bite. Many times even the most toxic of snakes may not inject venom.
This may be because the snake is not angered, not threatened, nor in pain. It may be a previously injured snake with no venom available or one that had just completed a serious eating binge where most of the poison was used up. It may not be a direct hit, one with only partial contact or it may be a non-poisonous snake. At any rate it can be a frightening event.
The myths about snake bite treatment include the “cut and suck” method, the cold compress, electroshock treatment, or even self injected antivenin. All these treatments can have negative consequences and should be avoided.
“There are some very simple things that should be done for snake bite situations” said Dr. Anne Millard, Family Practitioner at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
“First remove the victim from the area of the snake and keep everyone else away so no one else gets bit” she said. “Calm the patient; this decreases the rate of spread of venom. Keep the patients from exerting him or herself. Reassure the patient and keep them calm.”
“If possible immobilize the bitten area. Use a splint or bandage wrap to apply a light restricting band both above and below the bite area. This is designed to slow down the flow of body fluids. Make sure not to make it so tight that it completely restricts the blood flow. Do not use a tourniquet and keep the bit area level with the heart. Raising it can cause the venom to travel into the body. Holding it down can increase swelling.” Dr. Millard continued.
“Do not allow the bit victim to consume food, or drink, especially no alcohol.” “Seek medical attention as soon as possible for evaluation.” Dr. Millard concluded.
If it is safely possible, bring the snake in a metal container or, if dead, in a plastic bag with the patient. If not possible, notice the color, size, shape of the head, presence or absence of rattles at the tail and any other identifying features. This information will assist your healthcare provider to determine the correct treatment actions.
Not all snake bites are fatal or even serious. Use caution when around snakes and areas where they may be. Wear appropriate protective clothing and foot wear when in snake areas. Be cautious and respectful of all snakes and be prepared if a bite does occur.
Glasgow Hospital Attains Prestigious Star Rating (Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2004 03:55 PM)
According to Avatar International data for the Inpatient setting, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital has attained a prestigious star rating for the period of May 2003 through April 2004 in three areas. Noted as outstanding for the Glasgow hospital were the areas of: Environment, General Care and Meals. In the Environment category the hospital was ranked as exceeding most other organizations surveyed by 1.20, in the General Care category the hospital was exceeding most others by 1.45 and Meals exceeded others by 1.40.
Some of the specific questions patients were asked about their general care were:
There was good teamwork among the doctors, nurses, therapists, and other staff who cared for me. (FMDH scored 95.24% while the national database average is 91.55%)
Tests and procedures were adequately explained to me before they were done. (FMDH scored 98.44% and the nation database average is 90.72%)
My needs were handled promptly and efficiently by the hospital staff. (FMDH scored 96.05 while the national database average is 90.58%)
Hospitals that work with Avatar embrace a continuous improvement philosophy that makes them exemplary and standard for comparison.
Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow is very interested to know how they can improve patient service. To better their services FMDH has contracted with Avatar International, a patient satisfaction survey company.
There are several survey areas and areas of improvement identified by the survey.
If you have received medical services at FMDH a survey from Avatar Improving Healthcare, a company based in Florida, may come to your home. The best way we can improve the care we give is by patient input through this survey. Please fill out the survey and return it to Improving Healthcare, in the envelope provided. We, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, value your feedback and want to provide the best care we can. Please let us know if there is any way we could have better served you.
Officials Salary Increase Still Undecided; Commissioners Working On Budget (Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2004 03:50 PM)
No decision has been made regarding any possible increase in Valley County Elected Officials salaries.
State law requires a County Compensation Board to set salaries for elected officials in each county. The board is made up of the three County Commissioners, Clerk and Recorder, Sheriff, County Attorney, Treasurer and four members of the public.
Valley County started the process of setting salaries in May but have made no decision after three meetings of the Compensation Board.
The last meeting was held on July 13th but only one public member of the Compensation Board attended the meeting so another meeting has been scheduled for July 21st.
In other county news, Valley County Commissioner Dave Reinhardt told Kltz/Klan that the Commissioners are set to begin working on the upcoming budget starting July 19th. Valley County is still awaiting financial numbers from the Montana Department of Revenue before any official budget can be put together. On July 19th the Commissioners will begin reviewing each county departments budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year.
Jail Committee Moves Forward In Pursuit Of Study (Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2004 03:48 PM)
The Jail Committee formed by Valley County Sheriff Glenn Meier has agreed to move forward and pursue a study to determine whether or not their is a need for a Regional Jail in Valley County.
Sheriff Meier will be contacting the National Institute of Corrections to determine the cost of a feasibility study and whether financial support can be obtained to pay for the assessment.
Meier has been in contact with federal officials including U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer about the possibility of housing inmates at a Regional Jail located in Valley County. Mercer told Meier that the federal government is always searching for jail bed space to house prisoners that are awaiting trial or sentencing. These prisoners would be housed at a regional jail for less than a year but would provide outside income to Valley County to operate the proposed jail. Mercer also told Meier to look into the possibility of the federal government providing financial assistance to build the jail in return for bed space for federal prisoners.
The regional jail would also provide prisoner bed space for outlying counties along with prisoners from Valley County. Meier has also contacted other law enforcement agencies in Glasgow and Valley County to inquire if they would be willing to locate their offices to the proposed jail.
The Jail Committee plans to meet again in August to look into the cost of a feasibility study for a proposed regional jail in Valley County.
School District Continues Head Boys Basketball Coach Search (Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2004 08:57 AM)
The Glasgow School District will continue its search for a Head Boys Basketball Coach for another 10 days. Glasgow Superintendent Glenn Hageman told Kltz/Klan that they've found no suitable replacements for Ryan Rebsom after advertising Rebsom's former position. Rebsom had served as High School Librarian and Media Specialist for the past 4 years before accepting a job at Rockford University in Illinois.
Hageman said they will transfer Kathy Jensen from her 4th Grade teaching position and move her to the High School where she will be the Librarian. They will then advertise the 4th grade position for the next 10 days looking for a teacher who can also coach basketball. Hageman also said first and foremost he's looking for a good teacher who's also capable of coaching basketball.
In other school news, lunch at the Eastside School will now be served upstairs at the school rather than in the basement. The school board also approved the purchase of new school lunch tables for the East Side School.
Hearings This Week On Proposed Highway Two Improvements (Posted Monday,
July 12, 2004 07:26 AM)
-- The public gets a chance to comment on proposed U-S Highway
Two improvements at four public hearings this week. And supporters
a four-lane highway across the Montana Hi-line say they're prepared
to speak up.
The Montana Department of Transportation is holding
the public hearings in Havre, Chinook, Fort Belknap and Harlem,
to collect comments on the U-S Two Draft Environmental Impact
Statement. It involved improving a 45-mile stretch of the highway
between Havre and Fort Belknap.
In anticipation of the hearings, the Highway Two Association
held its own meetings last week in Havre and Chinook. The association
also unveiled a 166-page report, critical of the draft E-I-S.
As directed by a 2001 state law, the Montana Department
of Transportation selected a four-lane Highway Two as its preferred
But the Federal Highway Administration selected a narrower
The federal agency will make the final decision. (Copyright
2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Cup 2004 Results
Congratulations to the team of Randy Aten of Glasgow
and Leon Garfield of Wolf Point, the 2004 Governor's Cup winners!
They caught 47.06 pound of walleye to win the tournament.
Second place went to Dale Janota of Gillette, Wyoming,
and John DeCourdres of Fort Peck with 45.38 pounds of walleye. The
day one leaders, Matt Fischer and Chad Stewart of Helena finished
with 43.40 pounds of walleye for third place.
For full combined results, use this link:
2004 Final Results (in
Adobe pdf format)
2004 Results, Day 2 (in
Adobe pdf format)
2004 results, Day 1(in
Adobe pdf format)
Weather Rolls Through Eastern Montana (Posted Monday, July 12, 2004
A tornado warning was issued for northern Valley County on Sunday
evening as severe weather rolled through eastern Montana. Also,
a tornado warning was
issued for extreme southern Valley County and northern Garfield County. No
injuries were reported.
Below are the preliminary storm reports from the National
AP-MT--GGW-MT NE Local Storm Report
Preliminary Local Storm Report ... Summary National Weather Service Glasgow
Mt 548 Am Mdt Mon Jul 12 2004
..Time... ...Event... ...City Location... ...Lat.Lon... ..Date... ....Mag....
..County Location...St.. ...Source.... ..Remarks..
0610 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 7 N Sleeping Buffalo 48.58N 107.53W
07/11/2004 50 Mph Phillips Mt Trained Spotter Wind 40 To 50 Mph
0618 Pm Hail 3 W Frenchman Reservoir 48.71N 107.29W
07/11/2004 2.75 Inch Phillips Mt Public
0632 Pm Hail Sun Prairie 47.85N 107.75W
07/11/2004 0.75 Inch Phillips Mt Public Lots Of 1/2 To 3/4 Inch Hail At Sun
0643 Pm Hail 3 Se Glasgow 48.16N 106.59W
07/11/2004 1.75 Inch Valley Mt Trained Spotter
0644 Pm Hail Hinsdale 48.39N 107.08W
07/11/2004 1.75 Inch Valley Mt Public Golf Ball Hail North Of Hinsdale At Black
0700 Pm Hail 15 S Opheim 48.64N 106.41W
07/11/2004 1.00 Inch Valley Mt Public
0710 Pm Hail 5 S Frenchman Reservoir 48.63N 107.22W
07/11/2004 2.75 Inch Phillips Mt Unknown Hail Broke All Vehicle Windows. Wind
Gusts 60 Mph At 1830.
0710 Pm Hail 20 N Hinsdale 48.68N 107.08W
07/11/2004 2.00 Inch Valley Mt Unknown Hail Caused Crop Damage. Winds Over
0710 Pm Hail 20 N Hinsdale 48.68N 107.08W
07/11/2004 2.00 Inch Valley Mt Public Hail Caused Crop Damage...Winds Over
0710 Pm Hail 12 N Saint Marie 48.58N 106.53W
07/11/2004 2.00 Inch Valley Mt Unknown 517 Ferman Rd. Reported 2 Wide And 3
Inch Long Hail That Knocked Branches Off Trees
0715 Pm Hail 20 Nw Hinsdale 48.60N 107.39W
07/11/2004 2.00 Inch Phillips Mt Public Wind Estimated Well Over 50 Mph With
2 Inch Hail
0720 Pm Hail Tiegen 47.04N 108.60W
07/11/2004 0.75 Inch Petroleum Mt Trained Spotter
0728 Pm Hail 18 Ne Saco 48.64N 107.06W
07/11/2004 4.25 Inch Valley Mt Public Golf Ball To Soft Ball Hail...4 Smashed
0745 Pm Hail 6 S Glendive 47.02N 104.71W
07/11/2004 1.00 Inch Dawson Mt Trained Spotter
0745 Pm Hail 15 S Opheim 48.64N 106.41W
07/11/2004 1.75 Inch Valley Mt Public
0755 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst Lindsay 47.22N 105.15W
07/11/2004 60 Mph Dawson Mt Trained Spotter
0805 Pm Tornado 22 S Sidney 47.40N 104.16W
07/11/2004 Richland Mt Public Tornado Observed On Ground
0805 Pm Tornado Savage 47.45N 104.34W
07/11/2004 Richland Mt Law Enforcement 20 Ft. Section Off Of 60 Ft. Fertilizer
Plant In Savage...Rotation/Possible Tornado Observed.
0810 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 15 S Wibaux 46.77N 104.19W
07/11/2004 68 Mph Wibaux Mt Trained Spotter
0813 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 15 S Wibaux 46.77N 104.19W
07/11/2004 85 Mph Wibaux Mt Trained Spotter Previously Reported 68 Mph At 810
Pm Before Phone Went Out. Half Of Shop And Shed Roofs Blown Off...Wind Breaks
Taken Out...And Half Mile Southwest - Complete Barn Roof Blown Off With Large
0815 Pm Tornado Savage 47.45N 104.34W
07/11/2004 Richland Mt Trained Spotter Savage Farmers Union Elevator Hit...Did
See Rotation...Debris Spread Out
0815 Pm Hail 14 S Scobey 48.59N 105.42W
07/11/2004 2.75 Inch Daniels Mt Public Up To Baseball Size Hail...Broke Living
Room Window. No Tornado Sighted...But There Was Roaring Sound.
0815 Pm Hail Scobey 48.79N 105.42W
07/11/2004 2.75 Inch Daniels Mt Public 2 3/4 Inch Hail South Of Scobey...Mesocyclone
0818 Pm Hail 43 Ene Jordan 47.56N 106.06W
07/11/2004 1.00 Inch Mccone Mt Public
0822 Pm Hail 5 S Opheim 48.78N 106.41W
07/11/2004 2.00 Inch Valley Mt Trained Spotter Broke Windows
0825 Pm Tornado Savage 47.45N 104.34W
07/11/2004 Richland Mt County Official Dispatch-Reported...Possible Tornado
Struck East End Of A Grain Elevator
0835 Pm Hail 14 S Scobey 48.59N 105.42W
07/11/2004 3.00 Inch Daniels Mt Public Golf Ball Hail...Some Up To 3 Inch Diameter
With Moderate Winds
0840 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 7 Ne Wibaux 47.05N 104.08W
07/11/2004 60 Mph Wibaux Mt Trained Spotter
0840 Pm Heavy Rain 5 Ne Savage 47.50N 104.27W
07/11/2004 1.40 Inch Richland Mt Trained Spotter
0844 Pm Hail 9 N Weldon 47.74N 105.89W
07/11/2004 0.75 Inch Mccone Mt Trained Spotter 3/4 Hail With Wind
0845 Pm Hail 7 E Jordan 47.32N 106.76W
07/11/2004 1.00 Inch Garfield Mt Trained Spotter
0855 Pm Hail 2 E Homestead 48.42N 104.49W
07/11/2004 0.88 Inch Sheridan Mt Trained Spotter
0857 Pm Flash Flood 2 E Homestead 48.42N 104.49W
07/11/2004 Sheridan Mt Trained Spotter 2 To 3 Inches Deep Of Water Over Road
0900 Pm Hail 5 S Vida 47.76N 105.49W
07/11/2004 0.88 Inch Mccone Mt Public
0900 Pm Hail 7 Ene Vida 47.88N 105.37W
07/11/2004 0.75 Inch Mccone Mt Trained Spotter
0900 Pm Flash Flood 5 N Savage 47.53N 104.34W
07/11/2004 Richland Mt Law Enforcement Water Reported Over Highway 16.
0913 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 4 W Wibaux 46.99N 104.27W
07/11/2004 100 Mph Wibaux Mt Public Windows Blown Out Of House.
0920 Pm Tstm
Wnd Gst Froid 48.33N 104.50W
07/11/2004 60 Mph Roosevelt Mt Public
0930 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 50 Se Wolf Point
07/11/2004 70 Mph Dawson Mt Public Estimated 6O To 70 Mph Wind With Broken
Tree Limbs...Also Pea-Sized Hail And Heavy Rain
0953 Pm Tstm Wnd Gst 12 Nne
Lambert 47.85N 104.55W
07/11/2004 75 Mph Richland Mt Trained Spotter 75 Mph Wind Gust With Pea
Environmentalist Appeal Court Decision On River Flow (Posted Sunday, July 11, 2004 07:59 AM)
(Washington-AP) -- Environmentalists are appealing a federal court decision to let the Missouri River flow at levels they say will harm endangered fish and birds.
The decision by U-S District Judge Paul Magnuson in Minnesota favors the Corps of Engineers. And the corps is proceeding with its plan to keep summer water levels on the Missouri high enough for barge shipping.
Conservation groups have appealed to the Eighth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. In Montana and the Dakotas, conservationists and the fishing and recreation industry want a spring rise and a lower summer flow, mimicking how the river flowed naturally for centuries.
Farming and shipping interests in Missouri and other downstream states argue that changing to an ebb-and-flow would end barge shipping and cause flooding. (Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Police Looking For
Information On Theft (Posted Friday, July 9, 2004 06:27 AM)
The Glasgow Police Department is seeking help in finding the individual
or individuals involved in the theft of a chrome grill guard from
the Newton Motors used car lot. The theft occurred sometime between
July 4th and July 7th. The Luverne grill guard was removed from a
1992 Ford F-150 XLT pickup.
If you have any information on this crime or any other crime, please
call the Crimestoppers number toll free at 1-800-222-2226. You may
Valley County Coalition Duck Race Is Saturday (Posted Thursday, July 8, 2004 09:53 PM)
The 2nd Annual Valley County Coalition Duck Race is Saturday, July 10th. It’s after the kids fishing derby at the Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament. Lunch will be available. The business battle begins at 12:30pm with the main duck race to follow. Everything takes place at the Boy Scout Camp on the Missouri River. Everyone is welcome. Prizes will be given to anyone dressed in duck attire.
There will be 10 winners for the main duck race. 1st place is almost $400 in cash and prizes! This is a fun event for the kids in our area plus raises money for the Valley County Coalition programs such as the after school program (when schools in session), the summer program and the Saturday night youth center…just to name a few.
Crimestoppers Tip Solves
Hit And Run (Posted Thursday, July 8, 2004 10:01 AM)
A hit and run incident
was solved thanks to a tip to crimestoppers.The driver of a vehicle
collided with a parked vehicle and left the scene. Someone with
knowledge of the crime called in with information and the case was
If you have tips on any crimes in the area, you may call the Crimestoppers
number toll free at 1-800-222-2226. You may remain anonymous.
Duck Creek Man Faced
Drug Paraphernalia Charges (Posted Thursday, July 8, 2004 09:48 AM)
A 44 year old man has
been charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia as
the result of an incident on July 15, 2003.
Gerald Brabeck of 36 Duck Creek will have a court appearance on July
16th on the drug paraphernalia charges.
The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Big
Muddy River Drug Task Force, Valley County Sheriffs Department and
Glasgow Police Department.
Hinsdale Fireworks Postponed Again (Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2004 05:03 PM)
The Hinsdale fireworks show that had been moved to Wednesday night have been re-scheduled again to this Saturday night.
Glasgow Fire Department Responds To Garage Blaze (Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2004 04:29 PM)
The Glasgow Fire Department responded to a garage fire at approximately 2:20 on Wednesday afternoon.
The fire started in a detached garage owned by George and Myrna Fairclough at 119 4th avenue north, apparently the result of a pick-up backfiring. No serious injuries were reported, although the Fairclough's son, Mike, suffered some minor burns.
The fire also spread to the outside of the Fairclough home, but the Glasgow Fire Department stopped the blaze from spreading inside, and preliminary investigation revealed no structural damage in the home.
Burns Representative To Be In Glasgow Friday (Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2004 03:53 PM)
Montana Senator Conrad Burns today announced that his Glendive Field Representative, Pam Tierney-Crisafulli, will hold community outreach hours in Glasgow on Friday, July 9.
Tierney-Crisafulli will be available from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in the Community Room of the Valley County Courthouse, 501 Court Square in Glasgow. She will be available to meet with anyone who has a problem with a federal agency or questions or concerns regarding issues before Congress.
Burns said “I encourage folks with questions or concerns to please visit with Pam while she’s in Glasgow. I know it’s not always convenient to visit our Glendive field office, and this is a prime opportunity for the people in Valley County to stop by and visit about any issues they’re having with a federal agency. Pam will get all your comments back to me, and we’ll do what we can to help out.”
Voters To Elect Study Commissions For Government Review (Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2004 03:45 PM)
Voters in Glasgow, Nashua and in Valley County will elect Government Review Study Commissions in the November General Election.
All three entities will elect three people to serve on those Study Commissions and those elected will then review the form of government in their respective city, town or county.
Valley County Clerk and Recorder Lynn Nyquist told Kltz/Klan that those who wish to serve on the commissions must be a registered voter and live in the town, city, or county in which they wish to serve.
Nashua, Glasgow and Valley County voters decided in the June Primary Election that they wanted their form of government reviewed.
Those elected to the commission will serve without pay but will have their expenses paid for by the local government.
If you wish to serve on any of the study commissions you need to fill out paperwork at the Clerk and Recorder's Office by August 19th. There is no filing fee and the study commission if non-partisan.
Fireworks Display Postponed To Saturday Night (Posted Monday, July 5, 2004 3:36 pm)
Residents of Glasgow have to wait until Saturday evening to view the 4th of July fireworks display sponsored by the Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Annual Independence Day Celebration was postponed after the Glasgow area received nearly 1.25 inches of rain Saturday evening and all day Sunday.
Organizers of the event had safety concerns after realizing the Valley County Fairgrounds was so muddy and wet that firetrucks and other vehicles involved in the display had a tough time getting into the arena where the fireworks were let off.
The entire celebration including a barbeque, car show and musical entertainment were moved to Saturday evening with the fireworks set to start at 10:00pm.
Events include at barbeque, a classic car show, beer gardens, portable
basketball hoops for the kids, music and karaoke by Dave's Hat Music.
The celebration will begin at 7:00pm with all activities and the
fireworks will be set off at 10:00pm.
The Chamber of Commerce has ordered $5000 worth of fireworks and the
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department will be igniting the fireworks and
it promises to be a great show.
There is no charge to attend the celebration at the Valley County Fairgrounds.
Continue To Drop (Posted Thursday, July 1, 2004 07:09 AM)
Army Corps of Engineers projects that water levels on Fort Peck Reservoir
will continue to drop throughout the month of July.
The latest forecast from the Corps of Engineers predict that the water
level on Fort Peck will drop to 2202 acre feet by July 31st. This is
a drop of almost 2 feet from the beginning of July. The water level
on July 1st is 2203.8 feet which is still 5.9 feet below the previous
all-time record low set in 1991.
Statistics from the Corps of Engineers show that water levels on July
1st are 10 feet below July of 2003 and 18 feet below the water level
in July of 2002.
Even though water levels are at record low levels the Corps of Engineers
has 8 of the 11 boat ramps on the lake operational. The only ramps
not operational this summer are Nelson Creek, Crooked Creek and Fourchette.
Lola M. Hayward
Lola M. Hayward,age 79, formally of Glasgow, a retired
nurse’s aide, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at a Billings hospital
of natural causes. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday July
24, 2004 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Vigil Services will be 7:00
P.M. Friday, July 23, 2004 at the Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta.
Cremation will follow the Mass with interment of her cremated remains
in the Malta Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of
Lola was born May 24, 1925 at Timber Ridge, near Hays,
Montana, the daughter of Robert and Isabel (Gardipee) Werk. She was
raised and educated at Hays. She married Weldon Sparks and later
was divorced. She married Leo Hayward on Dec. 7, 1964. They lived
in Glasgow where she worked as a nurse’s aide at the hospital. Leo
passed away on May 5, 1986. Lola retired in 1990 and moved to Malta
in 1994. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends. She was known
as “Little Grandma” by several of her grandchildren. Lola always
enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, listen to fiddle music and attending
the Matis Celebration in Lewistown.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law; Weldon
(Marjorie) Sparks of Missoula, Theo (Cinda) Hayward of Copperas Cove,
Texas, Leon (Rosemarie) Hayward of Alexandria, Virginia; brother,
Harold “Bazoo” Werk of Hays; grandsons, Dale Sparks, Glen Sparks,
Ivan Hayward; great-grandson, Colton Sparks; numerous nieces and
Alton William Lien
Alton William Lien, age 84, died early in the morning
of July 9, 2004 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital of kidney failure
following a bout with pneumonia. Services are planned for Monday – July
26, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at the VFW in Glasgow, Montana.
He was born on June 17, 1920 in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.
He attended schools there and after three years in the Civilian Conservation
Corp, he enlisted in the Army in 1942. He made staff sergeant in
the 44th division but decided he wanted to be in the newly formed
ski corps. After a period of intensive training in Idaho he was shipped
to Italy with the 10th Mountain Division where he served until war’s
end. He was then stationed in France and Germany for the occupation.
He was married in Germany but later divorced. He married again and
has a son, Gordon F. Lien, and a daughter Kirsten E. Rademacher who
has two children, boy and girl all of whom reside in Germany. Alton
did two tours in Korea during the conflict in 1950-51. He was then
transferred to Huntsville, Alabama where he worked on the Redstone
missile. Next he was transferred to Cape Canaveral where he worked
on missiles. From Florida, he was transferred to New York and finally
to Washington, D.C. where he retired as a chief warrants officer.
Alton was hired as a lead man working on Texas towers off the coast
of Scotland. He also went with a tower, which was being towed around
the Cape of Good Hope to China. He later worked in generating plants
in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. In 1991 he retired from work and after
a brief visit to Wisconsin, he headed to Alaska when he heard about
St. Marie. At that time it was a military retirement community, so
he decided to make it his home. He would have liked to have been
a veterinarian; he loved animals. He loved to hunt and fish. His
companion here who also loved to hunt was his cat, Goldie, who survives