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Marijuana legalization changes some law enforcement practices

(Editor's note: This is the second in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.) With recreational marijuana now legal in the state of Montana, law enforcement is making adjustme...

 

Public health department sets up shop in courthouse

Patricia “Trish” Loughlin is actively setting up the Carter County Public Health office in the basement of the courthouse since being hired by the county as the public health nurse at the end of January. Loughlin, who resides in Belle Fourche,...

 
 By Marvin Quinlan    Local    March 5, 2021

What's in a name?

Carterville or Cartersville (depending on which state highway sign one sees) is an unincorporated community in Rosebud County, Montana, north of the Yellowstone River. A U.S. Post Office was establish...

 

Food hubs and CSAs can fill food supply gaps

Southeast Montana is blessed with talented gardeners and producers, and garden season is right around the corner. When planning for vegetable or flower garden season this year, think about how value can be added by joining or creating a food hub or...

 

Frank Klauzer

Frank Klauzer, 98, passed away on February 16, 2021 in Andover, Kansas. His goal has always been to live to 100, and he got close, but unfortunately not all the way. We were looking forward to that...

 

Maurice Overn

Maurice T. Overn, 98, of Spearfish, formerly of Capitol, passed away February 26, 2021 at Monument Health in Spearfish, SD. Services are pending with Stevenson Funeral Home Ekalaka and will take place in spring. Condolences may be shared with family...

 

Legislative update

Working day 45 is fast approaching and the pace is picking up. It appears likely transmittal break will begin after session on Tuesday the 2nd. We will have the opportunity to dash home for a short...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    March 5, 2021

Cooking in the West

My favorite holiday of the year is Dr. Seuss's birthday, which was March 2. Yes, Theodor Seuss Geisel would have been 117 years old this week. He and his 60 plus books have inspired young readers since 1937 when “To Think I Saw It All on Mulberry...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, March is a glorious month, actually, it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year. This year it arrived as a lamb. Thank You, Lord. All we need do is look out our windows and see snow drifts melting...

 

Crop insurance deadline nears

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that the final date to purchase or make changes to crop insurance on spring-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming...

 

Governor expands vaccine distribution with Phase 1B+

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the state will expand its efforts to protect the most vulnerable Montanans by entering Phase 1B+ of the state’s vaccine distribution plan on March 8, 2021. In Phase 1B+, COVID-19 vaccines will be...

 
 By Erwin Curry    Voices    March 5, 2021

The Corner

The following is my first of five poems of twenty-eight I’ll write for all members of my Carter County High School class of 1974. I’m writing in alphabetical order. One must write when the faculties still exist. The poems are entirely from my...

 

Lady Bulldogs take 3rd at Southern C tourney

The Carter County Lady Bulldogs ended another quality season with a third place finish at the Southern C Divisional Tournament in Laurel over the weekend. CCHS started the tournament with a 25-point w...

 

'Dogs finish season in Laurel

CCHS ended their basketball season at Laurel Middle School on Friday after losing to Plenty Coups in a loser-out game at the Southern C Divisional Tournament. Bulldog fans were split during the...

 

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