VOTING LOCATIONS FOR ELECTION
LONGEST DAM RUN OVERVIEW (6/25)
About 340 people registered for the 6th annual Longest Dam Run, held Saturday at Kiwanis Park at the foot of Fort Peck Dam. The family event featured a 10K run, 5K run and walk and a 1 mile walk and run through the nature trail at Kiwanis Park. For the first year in quite a while, the weather was cooperative: winds were under 20mph from the southeast, and temperatures were in the sixties on Saturday morning.
In the 10K, Jake Zimmerman and Mary Tessmer were repeat winners. Zimmerman ran high school track and cross country for Wolf Point and currently runs on the MSU-Billings cross country team. He finished the 6.2 mile course with a time of 38:23. Mary (Weber) Tessmer of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, a 1984 grad of GHS, won the women's 10K with a time of 46:23.
In the 5K run, John Wetsit of Wolf Point won the men's division with a time of 17:22 for the 3.1 mile course. Bethany Long of Wolf Point was the first woman finisher, with a time of 20:45.
For the 5K walk, Rich Studsrud of Williston, North Dakota, was first with a time of 33:25, while Kim Monson was the top women's finisher and second overall with a time of 35:04.
In the 1 mile walk/run, Brett Bates of Wolf Point was first overall with a time of 5:46, while Maria Schuster of Wolf Point was the first female finisher, with a time of 7:22. She finished 6th overall. For complete results, pictures and age group breakdowns, see our Longest Dam Run pages at http://www.kltz.com/dam.html
REUNION UPDATE 6/23
The Reunion committee held their last pre-event meeting on Thursday night, and here are the details. First, if you're still looking for room, try these:
Anyone needing RV space can call 406-262-2330 for HiLine Trailer Court
Max Barnes has room for two. He may be reached at 406-228-2696
Jack Billingsley has space available. He has a 12x54' two bedroom trailer with bath, a 12x20' bunk with double occupancy and bath and an 8x10 bunk house with no private bath. Jack can be reached at 406-367-5577.
As for the parade: The awards to be given out are entitled Mayor Award, Superintendant of Schools Award, Alumni Award, Chamber of Commerce Award. Each winner will receive a plaque. Also, the Miles City band will be playing in the parade.
Any class with updates to their gathering information should provide the reunion committee with two posters. One will be placed at the appropriate registration table and the other in a window of the former Woolworth building. Speaking of updates, here is an update for the class of 1950:
Class of 1950 gathering at Bob Jackson's house, 284 Skylark Road, in Glasgow, Montana, 59230 on Saturday, July 1, from 1-5pm. 406-367-5345.
The Glasgow Reds Alumni baseball doubleheader is set for June 30th at Bill Connors field featuring two 7-inning games, at 5 and 7 pm. As of June 22, 20 players were signed up to play, and more are needed. If you’re a former Reds player and would like to play, call Chad Maczka at 406-228-8782.
AND, LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!
We are looking for people to help with registration. If anyone can help they are asked to call Kim Lacey at 406-228-8128. We need helpers for the Bop-A-Dips on Saturday. We need people to sell buttons. If anyone is interested in helping the band or selling buttons they can contact Gloria Flatow at 406-228-9477 or Brenda Leckie at 406-228-4246. The parade committee needs the help of two or three people. Anyone wanting to help with the parade can contact Bill Murch at406- 228-9479 or Gene Hartsock at 406-228-9288.
SCHOOL BOARD FILLS POSITIONS (6/20)
At the Glasgow School Board meeting on Wednesday night, the board decided to look at making golf more competetive. The school is looking to cut the size of the team to no more than 15 members.
Personnel issues included the resignation of Head girls basketball coach Todd Glaser from the Glasgow school system and Rod Karst from the head track position. John LaBonty will replace Karst as head track coach. LaBonty was previously Middle School head track coach, and head high school volleyball coach. Karst will stay on as head cross country coach and has been named head volleyball coach. Other hirings include Ryan Rebson of Broadus, Montana, as head librarian. He will also be head boys and girls basketball coach.
Wade Nelson has been hired as a 6th grade teacher, Heather Losleven, formerly of Malta, has been hired as Middle School English teacher. Chuck Barstad has been hired as Middle School P.E. instructor. Shantell Zeiger will be the new Middle School Special Education instructor. Annette Fassett has been hired as a part-time kindergarten teacher at Irle School. Toby Klind has been hired as a 3rd grade teacher, and the new cook at Irle School is Eileen Miller, formerly of Bozeman.
Gary Stidman has been hired as Middle School Site Manager, but no one has been hired for the high school spot. These positions were created to take the place the place of athletic director.
The board is also looking at having some work done on the parking lot and will
work with Valley County on getting road millings next year. Also in the plans
is a drive-through area closer to the front doors than the access allows.
The school district and the city of Glasgow have been working on the paperwork for land swaps on Scottie Pride Drive and 8th street. Also, resurfacing of the Glasgow High School track is set to start Monday morning, June 19th.
In academic news, Glasgow schools have purchased new math books titled: Focus on Algebra I, Focus on Algebra II and Focus on Geometry.
Also, all schools received regular accreditation this year. The school district will have a surplus property sale on July 10th at the administration office bus barn complex, with "something for everyone."
Montana Senator Conrad Burns announced this week that the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation has approved a funding bill that contains more than $17 million in projects in Montana. He said there are no guarantees what the final bill would look like, but the most critical step in the process is getting the funding included at the subcommittee level. The projects are scattered throughout the state, including the Six County Fort Peck Road Coalition project.
The coalition is a group of counties surrounding the lake. The money will be used to approve access to the lake in Valley, Garfield, McCone, Phillips, Petroleum and Fergus counties.
Annie is the story of a girl who lives in a New York City orphanage. She is
chosen to spend the Christmas holidays at the home of wealthy tycoon Oliver
Daddy Warbucks. He takes a liking to her, and joins in her search
for her long-lost parents who promised to return to her one day. Based on the
comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the action takes place in 1933 during the Depression.
In such a trying setting, Annie displays a gusty charm fueled by a spirit of
optimism and joy. Musical numbers such as Its a Hard-knock Life, Easy
Street, Maybe and Tomorrow highlight the show. Taking the challenge of the lead
roles are Christen Etchart of Glasgow as Annie, Christopher Kristant as Warbucks,
Megan Parker of Malta as Grace, his secretary, and Christina Pastor as Miss
Hannigan. In all, the professional company includes seven actors and an eight-person
production team. Completing the roster are actors from Glasgow, Wolf Point and
Fort Peck. Mary Strand of Havre and Fort Peck chairs the Summer Theatre Board
The acting company includes the following Glasgow residents who portray orphans: Tess Fahlgren, Marie Fahlgren, Taylor Markle, Cara Morehouse, Alexa Etchart and Katie Truscott. Additional orphans are: Becky Rogenes, Jenni Wagenhals, Kelly Hagfeldt, Kyra Flatow, Sable Sampson, and Sarah Grobel of Glasgow; Alison Dahl and Cassidy Dahl of Fort Peck; and Cassie Toavs, Lindsay Iwen and Andrea Jo Sarsaver of Wolf Point.
The following people play Hooverville residents, act as servants, or sing in the chorus: Nick Grobel, Luke Hystad, Jeff Irving, Cole McCloy, Jayson Evenson, Sam Helland, Kyle Boyer, Amelia Clampitt, Debra Ann Berger, Michelle Rohde, Dr. Robin ONeil, Anna Fahlgren, Judy Evenson, Debra Irving, Jim Smrcka and Bill Bell, all of Glasgow; Veronica Black, Nathan Black and Sue Dahl of Fort Peck; and Janielle Derden of Wolf Point.
Along with those already listed, members of the professional company are Mark Chenovick, Philip Pace, Carly Booth and Ryan Grigg. The production team includes Stage Manager Aaron Torgerson, Scenic Designer Brian Harms, Technical Director Theresa Jenson, Costume Designer Elise Packee, Musical Director Greg Bolin, Assistant Stage Manager Shawn Newton, and Choreographer Brittiny Hollow.
This summer marks the 31st season of live performances at the Fort Peck Theatre. This historic building opened 1934 as a movie theatre and saw its greatest use during construction of the Fort Peck Dam. In 1970, its new life began as a home to theatre. While acoustics have not been ideal, improvements have been made over the years. This year, velvet draperies were installed on the walls to stop the sound from bouncing between surfaces, and body microphones were purchased for performers with speaking parts. Work on installation of a new roof begins this month.
The Fort Peck Fine Arts Council, Inc., a non-profit arts organization, presents the season. The summers agenda is full. It includes a one-week performing arts camp for youth in grade kindergarten through 12. It begins June 19 in Glasgow and concludes with a performance at the Fort Peck Theatre on June 24. A highlight of the summer will be the guest appearance of the Dirty Shame Dancers from Scobey on June 25. They will appear at 7 p.m. before the evenings performance of Annie, and there will be no additional charge. Grease plays from July 14 to Aug. 6 and Oklahoma! plays from Aug. 11 through Sept. 3.
For more information on any of the summers activities, contact the Council in Glasgow at 406-228-9219.
You're all invited to Lewistown, Sunday, July 2 beginning at 11 a.m. for the Big Spring Bluegrass Festival. Featured bands are Front Range, Deep River, Open Road and Homestyle BlueGrass. A flatpicking workshop, arts and crafts fair and plenty of food vendors will round out the day's activities at the Central Montana Fairgrounds. All festival proceeds go to the Montana Hope Project to grant wishes for chronically-ill Montana kids. Call 538-HOPE for tickets.
Montana Department of Commerce has approved 19 applications for $241,205 in
funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The Department
of Commerce received 25 applications requesting a total of $294,105.
The CDBG program provides matching grants to local governments for planning, research, or technical design activities. The grant ceiling per applicant is $15,000, an increase of $5,000 over 1999.
"Each year the need out paces the dollars we have to distribute to our communities who face growing infrastructure demands, increasing project costs and shrinking local budgets," said Peter Blouke, Director, Montana Department of Commerce. "This money, although modest in individual dollars, is essential to each of these communities in addressing the well-being of their residents."
The successful applicants are:
* Anaconda-Deer Lodge County will receive $9,705 for the completion of a Capital Improvements Plan.
* Carbon County will receive $15,000 to update and complete the County's Master Plan/Growth Policy.
* The City of Colstrip will receive $10,000 to be used for the development of a Comprehensive Growth Policy that conforms to the requirements of Senate Bill 97.
* The Town of Ekalaka will receive $15,000 for the development of a Capital Improvements Plan.
* The City of Helena will receive $15,000 to create plans for two developing areas of the eastern fringe of Helena and to reassess city policies regarding infrastructure requirements for fringe area development.
* Judith Basin County, which sponsored an application for Raynesford, will receive $15,000 for a Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Engineering Study.
* Lewis & Clark County will receive $15,000 for the development of a Wastewater Management Strategy for the Helena Valley and will perform an inventory of individual on-site septic systems and domestic wells.
* The City of Lewistown will receive $15,000 for the development of a Comprehensive Plan/Growth Policy for the city of Lewistown and the surrounding 4.5-mile planning area, to provide guidance for land use, public investment decisions, and downtown revitalization.
* The City of Livingston will receive $15,000 for the creation of a Livingston Urban Design and Integrated Capital Improvements Plan.
* Madison County will receive $10,000 to develop and adopt a countywide Capital Improvements Plan and to revise the Madison County comprehensive plan to meet the growth policy standards outlined in Senate Bill 97 of the 1997 Montana Legislature.
* Park County, which sponsored an application for Cooke City, will receive $15,000 for a Water System Analysis and Engineering Study and other planning efforts that will help the Park County-Cooke City Water District address serious deficiencies in their water system.
* The City of Polson will receive $15,000 for Preliminary Engineering costs associated with the development of the Polson west shore water system.
* Rosebud County, which sponsored an application for the Ashland Water and Sewer District, will receive $8,000 for the development of a Capital Improvements Plan and to address the impact of the proposed Tongue River Railroad construction.
* The Town of Stevensville will receive $10,000 for the preparation of the town's first Comprehensive Plan, as a response to the community's rapid population growth.
* Teton County will receive $15,000 for the development of a County Growth Policy that will meet the new requirements set out by Senate Bill 97 in the 1999 Legislature.
* The Town of Twin Bridges will receive $12,000 for the completion of a new Growth Policy that will meet the new requirements of Senate Bill 97.
* Valley County, which sponsored an application for Hinsdale, will receive $6,500 for the development of a Capital Improvements Plan for the new Hinsdale Water and Sewer District.
* The Town of Virginia City will receive $10,000 for the development of a town Growth Policy and Comprehensive Plan and for an update of the Design Review Ordinance.
* Yellowstone County, which sponsored an application for Lockwood, will receive $15,000 for an update of the Preliminary Engineering Plan and for preparation of funding applications for the proposed Phase I and Phase II
of the Lockwood Water and Sewer District wastewater system.
The Planning Grants play an important role in the operation of the Department's public facilities and housing programs. In most cases the proposed study or plan is the first step leading to subsequent submittal of a full funding application to the Department of Commerce's CDBG Program, Treasure State Endowment Program, or HOME (Home Investment Partnerships) program.
The CDBG grants can be used for a variety of planning activities, including initial planning necessary to get a project underway or preparing a neighborhood redevelopment plan, a housing study, capital improvement plan, or similar planning processes needed to help a community address critical housing and/or public facilities needs.
TEARING DOWN OLD ELEVATOR (6/11)
|Crews were busy this week, starting the process of tearing down the old grain elevator located near R & G Quality Feeds.|
|Jody's Conoco is replacing the old gas pumps with new 24 hour credit card pumps, and replacing the underground tanks. The convenience store is open throughout the construction and the gas station should be open within a few days.|
The deployment of advanced telecommunications services in Montana will be the
focus of panel discussions hosted by the Montana Public Service Commission beginning
at 1 p.m. on June 21 at Culbertson Hall on the campus of Montana State University-Bozeman.
Interested persons may also participate at one of the following four interactive
videoconference sites that will broadcast the event:
- Glasgow, at the Nemont Telephone Cooperative office;
- Billings, at MSU-Billings;
- Pablo, at Salish-Kootenai Tribal College; and
- Cheyenne, Wyoming, at the Little America Hotel.
In addition to the interactive videoconference, the conference will be web-streamed at www.montanavision.net\video\fcc.ram.
Representatives of state government, small rural telephone companies, and Montana communities will address the efforts and challenges of advanced services deployment during the panel discussions. An open forum to hear public comments will follow.
The public is invited to attend the event, which is being held in conjunction with the Mountain West region field hearing of the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Telecommunications Services scheduled for June 23 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The federal-state joint conference was established by the FCC at the suggestion of Montana PSC Commissioner Bob Rowe as part of that agency's efforts to ensure that advanced telecommunications services are deployed as rapidly as possible to all Americans. It consists of the five FCC commissioners and five state public service commissioners from around the country. Rowe is a non-voting member of the joint conference.
The purpose of the events in Montana and Wyoming is to assist the joint conference in gathering information about deployment of broadband technology in this region. The speakers will share practical information on what works, what does not work, and what policy makers should do to help bring broadband services to all citizens.
"It is very important to Montana's citizens and economy that advanced services such as high-speed Internet access and other broadband technologies be available throughout the state," according to PSC chairman Dave Fisher. "The Bozeman forum will give interested Montanans the opportunity to learn about these advanced services and to provide their comments on the subject."
The Wyoming field hearing will be co-hosted by the Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota public service commissions. Montana PSC member Rowe will be co-chair of the hearing, along with FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Wyoming PSC member Steve Furtney.
Registration packets that include complete program details and a conference agenda that includes both the Montana and Wyoming events are available from the Montana PSC by calling 406-444-6199. Registration is free. Persons wanting to participate may also register over the Internet at the Wyoming PSC's web site at psc.state.wy.us/.
BILL WOULD CURB FEDERAL LAND GRABS (6/7)
Montana Senator Conrad Burns today announced that the Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee, of which he is a member, passed the National Monument Participation
Act of 1999, which would establish a clear role for Congress and the public
in the process of declaring national monuments on federal lands.
"This bill, while it will benefit the whole nation, really hits home in Montana, where the administration has a history of trying to undermine public input and Congress in establishing monuments," Burns said. "I'm happy that Secretary Babbitt has agreed to sit down and discuss the future of the Upper Missouri, but it sure took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get the administration's ear. We need to legally bind the president to a process that gets everyone involved in order to assure fair, democratic decisions in the future."
The National Monument Participation Act, or S. 729, requires that the administration undertake a full environmental impact statement before any land can be designated as a monument. In doing so, the bill mandates that any monument designation be opened for public comment to ensure the local, state, and federal governments and general public are informed and involved. Additionally, the bill requires the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to perform an assessment of current uses of the land proposed for designation.
Burns said that this bill "has more teeth" than a similar bill being considered in the House of Representatives. "Unlike the House bill, this bill would require the administration to get public and Congressional input right from the beginning," Burns said. "The House bill allows the administration make top-down decisions, and only steps in after the fact to give the public limited say over how a monument is managed."
Many people have criticized the Clinton-Gore administration for abusing the current monuments process in areas that are vital to the economic well-being of local residents and over areas far larger than preservation needs dictate. Burns pointed to President Clinton's establishment of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah as such an abuse of power. As the president's term draws to a close, he has stepped up his aggressive campaign of monument designations.
Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) is the lead sponsor of the bill. Burns and 15 of his Senate colleagues are cosponsoring the bill.
RESULTS FOR THE JUNE 6TH PRIMARY ELECTION
Valley County Primary Election:
|PRESIDENT||AL GORE||648 / 75.08%|
|U.S. SENATOR||JOHN DRISCOLL||229 / 25.99%|
|U.S. SENATOR||BRIAN SCHWEITZER||652 / 74.00%|
|U.S. REPRESENTATIVE||NANCY KEENAN||883 / 100.00%|
|GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR||MIKE COONEY/DIANA WYATT||154 / 16.04%|
|GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR||JOSEPH MAZUREK/DOROTHY BRADLEY||329 / 34.27%|
|GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR||MARK O'KEEFE/CAROL WILLIAMS||477 / 49.68%|
|SECRETARY OF STATE||HAL HARPER||485 / 64.75%|
|SECRETARY OF STATE||PAUL TUSS||264 / 35.24%|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL||STEVE BULLOCK||195 / 23.15%|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL||MIKE MCGRATH||647 / 76.84%|
|STATE AUDITOR||DAVID EWER||177 / 21.87%|
|STATE AUDITOR||JOHN MORRISON||531 / 65.63%|
|STATE AUDITOR||BARRY "SPOOK" STANG||101 / 12.48%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||GAIL GRAY||163 / 17.67%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||LINDA MCCULLOCH||245 / 26.57%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||MIKE SCHWINDEN||514 / 55.74%|
|CLERK OF SUPREME COURT||ED SMITH||785 / 100.00%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 96||TODD WAGNER||508 / 100.00%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 95||ART ARNOLD||282 / 100.00%|
|COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3||MARLA J. MAXNESS-DEDOBBELEER||481 / 46.11%|
|COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3||RON GILBERTSON||562 / 53.88%|
|CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT||PATRICIA HILL||937 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 1 COMMITTEEWOMAN*||IRENE RUYLE BAKER||118 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 3 COMMITTEEMAN*||STAN OZARK||150 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 3 COMMITTEEWOMAN*||VIRGINIA BORTAS||139 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 4 COMMITTEEMAN*||ARTHUR K. BUEN||109 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 7 COMMITTEEMAN*||MANSON BAILEY, JR.||195 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 8 COMMITTEEMAN*||MARION HELLSTERN||62 / 100.00%|
|PRESIDENT||ALAN KEYES||217 / 14.58%|
|PRESIDENT||GEORGE W. BUSH||1193 / 80.17%|
|U.S. SENATOR||CONRAD BURNS||1302 / 100.00%|
|U.S. REPRESENTATIVE||DENNIS REHBERG||1250 / 100.00%|
|GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR||ROB NATELSON/TOM KEATING||456 / 31.14%|
|GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR||JUDY MARTZ/KARL OHS||1008 / 68.85%|
|SECRETARY OF STATE||RUSS FILLNER||297 / 27.34%|
|SECRETARY OF STATE||BOB BROWN||789 / 72.65%|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL||JIM RICE||1136 / 100.00%|
|STATE AUDITOR||BRUCE T. SIMON||476 / 45.55%|
|STATE AUDITOR||JOYCE SCHMIDT||569 / 54.44%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||ELAINE SOLLIE HERMAN||309 / 29.31%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||BOB ANDERSON||275 / 26.09%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||WAYNE BUCHANAN||269 / 25.52%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||DENNIS JOHNSON||201 / 19.07%|
|STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #48||SAM KITZENBERG||1309 / 100.00%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #96||LEE HUMBERT||139 / 16.72%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #96||TIM THARP||120 / 14.44%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #96||KARL A.WAITSCHIES||572 / 68.83%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #95||JEFF PATTISON||378 / 62.37%|
|STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #95||WAYNE STAHL||228 / 37.62%|
|COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3||KARI LEE KNIERIM||751 / 50.98%|
|COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3||JULIE BURKE||722 / 49.01%|
|PRECINCT 1 COMMITTEEMAN*||CHARLES WILSON||219 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 1 COMMITTEEWOMAN*||BECKY ERICKSON||222 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 2 COMMITTEEMAN*||LLOYD T. EIDE||97 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 3 COMMITTEEMAN*||JON BENGOCHEA||145 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 3 COMMITTEEWOMAN*||ERIN GLENNIE||117 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 5 COMMITTEEMAN*||JOHN D. HERRIN||111 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 5 COMMITTEEWOMAN*||RACHEL C.HERRIN||107 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 7 COMMITTEEMAN*||WILLIAM W. SILVER||215 / 100.00%|
|PRECINCT 7 COMMITTEEWOMAN*||FLORENCE BURSHNICK||205 / 100.00%|
|U.S. SENATOR||SAM RANKIN||20 / 100.00%|
|SECRETARY OF STATE||J.R. MYERS||19 / 100.00%|
|SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION||LARRY D. FOUST||19 / 100.00%|
|CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT||KARLA M. GRAY||1123 / 51.44%|
|CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT||TERRY N. TRIEWEILER||1060 / 48.55%|
|SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #3||FRANCIS P. "FRANK" MCGEE||312 / 15.26%|
|SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #3||JEFF RENZ||119 / 5.82%|
|SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #3||CHRIS TWEETEN||536 / 26.22%|
|SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #3||PATRICIA (PAT) COTTER||1077 / 52.69%|
|DISTRICT COURT #17||JOHN C. MCKEON||1958 / 100.00%|
Special Election Primary Ballot:
|An additional 10 mill levy of 10 mills per tax year for fiscal years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 for construction of public highways and bridges.||FOR: 667 / 51.74%
AGAINST: 622 / 48.25%
POLLING PLACES FOR THE JUNE 6TH PRIMARY ELECTION (6/6)
Polling places are open 7am-8pm, except for the Lustre Grade School Polling Place 10, which is open from noon-8pm. We'll have full results on the air and on the web tonight and Wednesday, from our longtime election coverage sponsor, Town & Country Furniture.
|Glasgow Civic Center||1||876||96|
|Glasgow Civic Center||3||788||96|
|Nashua School Library||4||417||96|
|Frazer Community Hall||5||327||96|
|Lustre Grade School (PP 10)||5||185||96|
|Courthouse Community Room||6||285||96|
|Fort Peck Rec Hall (PP 11)||7||328||95|
|Hinsdale Legion Hall||8||361||95|
|Opheim Northern Electric Building||9||374||95|
Montana Senator Conrad Burns has called on Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman to provide Montana agriculture producers additional drought relief by helping them improve their wells and access to additional grazing lands.
"The drought is going to hit parts of Montana hard, and we need to make sure that the safety net for our producers is up to snuff," Burns said. "Right now it isn't, but Secretary Glickman has the power to change that. I am asking him to take the necessary steps to ensure Montana producers will still be around next year."
Burns said that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) should play a bigger role in offering drought relief to producers. The CRP is a program that protects highly erodable or environmentally sensitive lands. In counties where CRP lands have been opened for grazing, producers who allow grazing on their CRP lands receive smaller payments for acreage they have enrolled in the program.
In a letter to Glickman, Burns thanked him for increasing the diminished rental payments on CRP lands that have been opened for grazing, a measure that Burns requested earlier. He added, however, that much more needed to be done. Burns called on Glickman to reevaluate the process used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in determining drought status, which is done on a by-county basis.
Burns said that many counties in Montana are so large that a few scattered monitoring stations may not accurately reflect the amount of precipitation different parts of the county receive. He hoped that changing the process could open CRP land for grazing in more Montana counties than the seven where grazing is currently permitted. Burns also asked Glickman to revise the rules for the Environmental Conservation Program (ECP), which helps producers to improve needed wells.
Due to the lack of precipitation over the last three years, many existing wells are no longer deep enough to reach diminishing groundwater.
Under the current rules, ECP relief is granted based on current moisture levels, but groundwater levels have been steadily declining for years and will not be back to full strength for some time. Burns believes that subsurface moisture levels must be taken into account.
(Great Falls-AP) -- A former civil engineer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Fort Peck, has admitted bilking the government out of nearly eight-thousand dollars in credit card charges.
Forty-seven-year-old Leroy Headdress pleaded guilty in Great Falls. He admitted using a government MasterCard, for just under eight-thousand-dollars in cash and merchandise. Headdress said he knew he would not be able to pay off the balance.
He could get up to five years in prison, when federal Judge Donald Molloy sentences him September 27th.
In April, B-I-A officials acknowledged the agency has a "department-wide problem" with employees misusing government credit cards and failing to pay the bills. Thirteen employees in Montana and Wyoming were disciplined. (Copyright 2000, Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
CMR FIRE PICTURES (6/1)
Here are a few pictures from the Long Run Fire Department of last weekend's CMR fire.(Click the small pictures for a larger image.)
|The yellow Pines Truck and red Long Run truck #11 at Harper's Ridge||Long Run Firefighters with portable water tank, looking south in Harper's Ridge area.|
|Looking east on Harper's Ridge||Harper's Ridge, looking south. The country was so rough the firefighters had to walk in and put the fire out with shovels and rakes.|
2nd Annual VFW Picnic (6/24)
The 2nd Annual VFW Picnic was held Saturday, June 24th in Kiwanis Park . The Veterans of the Korean War were honored this year. There were displays by the U.S. Air Force and Montana National Guard, door prizes donated by local businesses, horseshoes, a live band, & a preview by the Ft. Peck Summer Theatre actors.
|Water Safety classes conducted by Park Rangers Mark Calamar and Cowboy Murch. Topics discussed included hypothermia, water safety, water rescue, and the proper use of personal flotation devices (PFD). They also rode in electric mini boats, which as you can see, even the adults enjoyed.|
Royal W. Moray
Royal W. Moray, 51, of Billings, was born to Henry and Florence Paus Morey
Aug. 18, 1948, in Glasgow. He died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home in Billings.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at First
Lutheran Church in Opheim and memorial in Billings at 3 p.m. Thursday, June
29, at Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements were made by Cremation or Funeral
He graduated from Opheim High School in 1966 and was employed by Farmers Union and Westland Oil in Opheim.
He went to Billings Automotive and obtained a service job in Great Falls. After graduating from a parts school in Great Falls, he worked for Valley Motors in Glasgow and later at Michels Parts Store in Buffalo, Wyo. In 1989, he moved back to Billings and attended Denver Business College, graduating in 1991. He was then employed by Sysco until time of death.
Royal was an avid fisherman, enjoyed bowling and loved his family, especially his six nieces.
He is survived by his mother, Florence of Opheim; two brothers, Dale (Micki) of Culbertson, and Michael (Patricia) of Waldorf, Md. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry and brother, James.
Hans Boyum of Circle, 87, died June 9th at his home. Memorial services will
be Tuesday, June 13th at 2pm at the First Lutheran Church in Circle. Internment
will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Circle with Pastor Neva Rathbyn officiating.
Clayton Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Hans was born on the homestead, miles outside of Circle in 1913 to Knute & Gurden Boyum. He lived in the Circle area all his life. He worked on various ranches around Circle and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Circle. He loved hunting for rocks and arrowheads.
Survivors include 1 sister, Hannah Mackenstadt of Bremerton, Washington, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.