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The Corps of Engineers has extended activities in the Second Dredge area below Fort Peck Dam in a continued effort for their second year study of herbicide applications to treat invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil.
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 the inert tracer fluorescent dye, Rhodamine WT (RWT) was applied to the north end of the second dredge behind a yellow barrier curtain to determine bulk water exchange and dissipation rates. This fluorescent dye temporarily changes the water to a red hue.
To prevent disturbances that could interfere with sampling efforts, the Corps of Engineers is asking boaters and swimmers to stay out of this section of the second dredge until sampling has been completed on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
The site has been marked with “keep out” buoys behind the yellow barrier curtain and signs have been posted requesting the public’s cooperation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Patricia Gilbert at 406-526-3411 x4278 or Patricia.L.Gilbert@usace.army.mil.
GLASGOW — The Bureau of Land Management Glasgow Field Office is repairing four dams in Valley County.
“The primary functions of the dams are to control the flooding associated with spring runoff and high rainfall events and provide a reliable transportation route to and through BLM lands,” said Dean Jensen, the civil engineering technician for the Glasgow Field Office. “In addition, the dams provide seasonal wetland habitats for wildlife.” Dam reservoirs are also water sources for cattle grazing on BLM managed lands.
Jensen provides oversight and quality control for the projects. There are 87 BLM-managed dams in Valley County.
The combined cost of the projects is $2.6 million, stated Pat Gunderson, the BLM Glasgow field manager. The work is being done by contractors from the Central Montana and Hi Line areas.
The 63-year-old driver of a semi was killed in a crash just east of Wolf Point in Roosevelt County on U.S. Highway 2 at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Montana Highway Patrol said.
The 63-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was traveling east when the semi drifted off the north side of the road, struck a post and continued for another 800 feet before striking a fence and coming to a stop.
Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash, according to the highway patrol.
It is unknown whether the driver died before, during or after the crash. It’s possible a medical condition could have been a factor, the highway patrol said.
A 17-year old male juvenile was arrested last Friday and charged with several drug offenses according to Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier.
Meier told Kltz/Mix-93 News that the Tri-County Drug Task Force along with the Valley County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Kilty Drive just west of Glasgow on Friday, July 25th.
As a result of the search warrant, the 17-year old juvenile was charged with felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, felony criminal mischief, felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor obstruction of a peace officer, misdemeanor theft, and misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The juvenile appeared in court on Monday and was then transported to a juvenile detention center in Great Falls.
Also receiving criminal charges as a result of the search warrant were David Jondahl and Mary Ellen Jondahl who were charged with misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia. Melvin Grandchamp was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Meier said the investigation in continuing by the Valley County Sheriff's Office.
A line of severe thunderstorms that brought hail and strong winds passed through northeast Montana on Thursday evening.
The top wind gust in Glasgow was officially reported by the National Weather Service as 60 m.p.h. but a trained spotter 6 miles northwest of Fort Peck reported a gust of 73 m.p.h. Many tree limbs were down in Glasgow, and a power line was downed on 7th street north.
Near Circle, golf ball size hail was reported, which was enough to break vehicle windshields.
Widespread hail was also reported in northern Valley County.
Northwest Energy was reporting on Thursday that power poles were down with power outages in Malta.
BOZEMAN -- Twenty-four Montana 4-H youth were awarded scholarships during the annual Montana 4-H Congress at Montana State University July 8-10.
Close to 400 4-H members, volunteers and staff attended the 4-H congress from 43 Montana counties, said Brett Schomer, 4-H program and events coordinator at MSU. Nearly $23,000 in scholarship funding was awarded.
Youth participated in competitive and social events, educational workshops and a service-learning project for Ronald McDonald Houses of Montana. More than 100 4-H volunteers and Extension staff helped to coordinate activities during the three-day event. Montana 4-H also welcomed delegations from Alberta, Canada, and the Idaho 4-H program to the 84th annual leadership event. Teen 4-H leaders worked in committees to plan program details, emcee the general assemblies, and manage the event technology.
During the event, 4-H Foundation Executive Director Sandra Germann and board members presented 4-H students with various scholarship awards.
Sadie Reddick, Gallatin County, won the Douglas A. and Nancy W. Dear Memorial Scholarship. Reddick has been in 4-H for nine years and plans to attend either MSU or Oklahoma State University. She participated in 4-H equine and beef projects.
Kourtney Schott, Stillwater County, earned the Carson Christensen Memorial Scholarship. She is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend Gonzaga University to pursue a business degree. Schott has played an integral part in directing annual Cloverbud Camps and 4-H Achievement Days.
Morgan Beckett, Mussellshell/Golden Valley County, received the Wilcox Family Scholarship. Beckett is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU to pursue a degree in engineering. Beckett has been active in the market swine, electricity and shooting sports projects.
Layton Hrubes, Dawson County, won the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship. She is a 10-year 4-H member who is currently attending MSU, studying animal science and political science.
Ellen Guyer, Carter County, received the Miller Scholarship. Guyer is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to pursue a degree in psychology at MSU. Guyer has helped plan District Mini-Congress and hosted photography workshops.
Kyle Patten, Fergus County, won the Montana Agricultural Business Association (MABA) and the Montana Grain Elevator Association (MGEA) scholarship. Patten is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU to pursue a degree in agricultural education.
Tanner Engle, Sweet Grass County, earned the Montana Meat Processors Association Scholarship. Engle is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to major in agricultural business at MSU.
Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply sponsored $1000 scholarships to the following five 4-H individuals:
Katherine McCleary, Big Horn County, is a 12-year 4-H member who plans to attend Yale University to pursue an anthropology or archeology degree. Some of her projects have focused on history of the 18th century. McCleary was also featured in the PBS documentary “Six Montana 4-H Stories.”
Layne Oliver, Gallatin County, is a nine-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Oliver has been active in the swine program for eight years and was a barn supervisor at the Gallatin County Fair for two years.
Elizabeth Carlson, Lewis & Clark County, is a 12-year 4-H member who plans to attend Carroll College to study mathematics. Carlson has been active in the BioScience Montana project and was also accepted to work for the Montana Space Grant Consortium BOREALIS project.
Bethany Lacock, Valley County, is a 12-year 4-H member who plans to attend Carroll College to pursue a degree in pre-pharmacy. Lacock has also participated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Future Farmers of America.
Kendra Smith, Judith Basin County, is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend Carroll College to pursue a degree in health science. Smith has run a Cloverbud project for four years and volunteered with the Stanford Cage Camp basketball camp for grades 4-8 for four years.
The Montana 4-H Council established an endowment with the Montana 4-H Foundation to be used for leadership opportunities for Montana 4-H youth and volunteers. The $500 Montana 4-H Council Scholarship went to:
Justin Stilson, Fergus County. Stilson is a 14-year 4-H member who currently attends MSU and is pursuing an exercise science degree. Stilson continues to be active in 4-H as the president of Collegiate 4-H. He excelled in the photography project in 4-H and has taken photos for classmates, the 4-H Foundation and the 4-H state office.
The State 4-H Shooting Sports Committee sponsors a $500 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship for a student exemplifying leadership and mentoring in shooting sports. It was awarded to:
Barry Francis, Gallatin County, is a 12-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU-Northern in Havre to pursue a double major in Diesel Technology and Agricultural Operations Technology. Francis has represented Montana at three National Shooting Sports Foundation tournaments and volunteers on the Manhattan Volunteer Fire Department.
The Barbara Edens Memorial scholarship is awarded to 4-H members who have been active in the horse project and have strong leadership skills. It was awarded to:
Alyssa Morris, Missoula County. Morris is a 10-year 4-H member, who plans to attend the University of Montana to pursue a degree in speech pathology. Morris has coordinated local cancer support events.
The Bud Dawson Livestock Scholarship offers two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who have been active in livestock projects. The recipients are:
Brittany Wetstein, Carbon County, is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend Miles Community College to receive an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Wetstein has been active in her community through 4-H.
Christine Patten, Lewis & Clark County, is a 10-year 4-H member who will attend MSU to study mechanical engineering. Patten has taken an average of 10 different projects each year and is currently building a woodworking project.
The Cedric & Elfriede Maurer Memorial Scholarship was established by the Maurer family to honor their parents, who farmed and ranched in Teton County and were long-time 4-H leaders. The scholarship is awarded to 4-H members who show a dedication to 4-H, a history of volunteering and are involved in their community. Preference is given to residents of north central Montana, specifically Teton, Cascade, Choteau and Pondera counties:
Kelsey Smith, Cascade County, is a longtime 4-H member who is currently studying nursing at MSU. Through the state “Make It With Wool” competition, Smith earned an appearance at the national competition in Arizona. She also interned and will do research with the McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
The Montana Wheat & Barley Committee gave two $1,000 scholarships to the following 4-H members with an interest in the agriculture industry, especially as related to grain production:
Alyssa Riley, Powder River County, is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU to study pre-veterinary science. Riley has been involved in sheep, horsemanship, quilting, vet science, hog, and beef projects and has worked with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Joshua Pecukonis, Cascade County, is an 11-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU to achieve a degree in environmental horticulture science. Pecukonis has been active in livestock projects and maintains a flock of 50 Navajo Churro sheep.
The Anton and Helga Sundsted Pioneer Scholarship was established in 2011 by the Sundsted family in honor of the pioneers who settled over 100 years ago. This scholarship is for students who demonstrate entrepreneurship through 4-H projects and involvement in their community, church and school by embracing ideals of leadership, responsibility and integrity:
Kaitlyn Goroski, Wibaux County, is a 10-year 4-H member who currently attends MSU with a major in Agriculture. Goroski makes time for Collegiate 4-H and Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, and has been active in 4-H leadership from the club to state level.
The $2,000 W. Doyle Stocks Scholarships benefit Montana students planning to attend MSU to study agriculture or family consumer science. The recipients are:
Jennifer Greger, Gallatin County – a nine-year 4-H member who helped start a 4-H club in Gallatin County and has also competed with her sled dog team across the Northwest and in Canada. She plans to major in animal science .
Trestin Benson, Lincoln Countys – an 11-year 4-H member who plans to major in natural resource and range ecology and pursue a career as an Extension agent. Benson has helped with the lamb project in her county and been part of the State Ambassador Officer Team.
Caleb Reichhardt, Silver Bow County – a 12-year 4-H member who plans to major in biotechnology in animal systems. Reichhardt is a junior leader in the rabbit and beef program and also raises shorthorn cattle.
The first Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta will be held August 15th – 17th, 2013. The Sailing event will be held at the Fort Peck Lake Marina.
Come join the fun of seeing a great sailing event take its inaugural plunge into Fort Peck Lake. Fort Peck Lake Sailing will be the organizing authority for the sailing competition.
The Laser is a 14-foot, single-handed sailing dinghy. The Lasers are an Olympic Class and raced all over the world. The Laser is known for fast competitive racing. It is a very exciting sailboat. Fort Peck Lake’s great waters and Eastern Montana’s ever present monumental winds will be the perfect venue for epic sailing
All Laser sailboats and sailors are welcome.
This years’ sponsors for the 1st Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta are:
Sail Montana. http://www.sailmontana.com/
Fort Peck Marina
More sponsor opportunities are available and volunteers are Welcome!
The Fort Peck Lake Marina is the event headquarters.
For further information please contact Page Anderson at, firstname.lastname@example.org 406-580-0487 or Julie Burke at, email@example.com 406-939-0280
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation say they're encouraged by proposed rules for rail tank cars that carry crude oil.
Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the issue of rail safety is important, though they also want commonsense rules that are workable. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp adds that it takes a comprehensive approach that includes government and industry in the discussion.
U.S. regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude. It's the government's response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including one at Casselton in December that left an ominous cloud over the town and led some residents to evacuate.
Casselton Mayor Lee Anderson says anything that will make oil shipments safer is welcome news.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
859 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014
...LATEST RAINFALL REPORTS...
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE
12 SSE OPHEIM 1.09 IN
7 NE THOENY 0.78 IN 0830 AM 07/24
16 N BROCKTON 0.76 IN
SCOBEY 0.70 IN
4 W BREDETTE 0.59 IN 0833 AM 07/24
OUTLOOK 0.50 IN
10 W MEDICINE LAKE 0.50 IN
MALTA 0.40 IN
21 N POPLAR 0.38 IN
20 N SACO 0.30 IN
5 WSW FORT KIPP 0.24 IN 0842 AM 07/24
MALTA WEATHER STN 0.23 IN 0800 AM 07/24
1 ESE MEDICINE LAKE 0.23 IN 0758 AM 07/24
FROID 0.22 IN 0830 AM 07/24
BAINVILLE 0.16 IN
POPLAR RAWS 0.09 IN 0818 AM 07/24
BUFFALO RAPIDS-GLENDIVE AGRIME 0.07 IN 0700 AM 07/24
1 WSW THOENY 0.07 IN 0844 AM 07/24
GLASGOW WEATHER STATION 0.06 IN 0800 AM 07/24
4 W WELDON 0.04 IN 0832 AM 07/24
2 ESE CULBERTSON 0.03 IN 0800 AM 07/24
1 E GLASGOW 0.03 IN 0845 AM 07/24
6 ENE SACO 0.02 IN 0800 AM 07/24
MANNING CORRAL DOGTOWN 0.01 IN 0841 AM 07/24
OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.