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COVID-19 updates

As of Tuesday morning, there were ZERO reported COVID-19 cases in Carter County. In fact, there is only one case east of Billings at this time, which is in Roosevelt County. However, to keep COVID-19... Full story

 

Bullock extends directives issued to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10. “We know that staying home will help...

 
 By Brad Mosher    Local    April 10, 2020

Insurance Store in Baker moving across street

It was a case of going.... going...gone. Wells Fargo closed the branch in Baker months ago. The bank's Automated Teller Machine (ATM) near the Main Street door was left behind. Until last week when...

 

Coldest April temp recorded since 1899

Last Friday morning, Ekalaka reached -8 degrees, the lowest ever temperature for the date and the second lowest ever temperature for the entire month of April. The record low for an April day in Ekalaka of -11 degrees was recorded on April 1 of...

 

Rose Mary (Rosie) Bickerdyke

PREVIOUSLY OF ABSAROKEE MT – Rosie Bickerdyke, 83, died April 2, 2020, of natural causes after suffering years from dementia. Cremation has taken place with services at a later date. Rosie was born...

 

Letter to the editor

In light of a disheartening Op Ed article that has been shared numerous times over social media, I wanted to share some positivity out into my community. My fiancé, son and I moved to Ekalaka in September 2018 and every day spent here in this...

 

Things are Hard: We're Here to Help

In just a matter of weeks it seems the world has been flipped upside down. There are very few in this country and in this community who have not been effected either by the novel virus or by the measures enacted to slow its spread. It seems...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear fellow Montanans, I am Jerry Schillinger, Republican candidate for House District 37. My Great Granddad moved his family from Northern Iowa to McCone County in 1910 to help his large family...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    April 10, 2020

Cooking in the West

No one alive now will ever forget the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 when we all stayed home to fight an invisible enemy. As I write this, we are not sure whether we are effectively flattening the curve, but most people seem to be trying to follow the...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: On a hillside near the city, a grove of olives grew, Gethsemane means ‘oil press’ – its nuance Jesus knew. This Garden Grove, a place of prayer – a happening there one night, near the press for oil – the press...

 

Region 7 offers 50 Block Management Areas for 2020 spring turkey season

Hunters in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 will have ample opportunities and many choices for where to hunt turkeys this spring, with 50 Block Management Areas allowing public access for t...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 10, 2020

Memories

My memories article this time will be a little different as I will write about several individuals who I knew, played sports with, or who brought back memories of years ago. The past articles in the...

 

MVD changes in response to COVID-19

Governor Bullock recently issued a directive extending the renewal deadline by 90 days for driver licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. These credentials will be reported as valid in government systems during this grace period even though...

 

Growth Through Ag Mini Grants

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Mini Grant Program is currently accepting applications. The Mini Grant program is used to strengthen and diversify Montana’s agricultural industry. Through these small grants, the program assists with the...

 

DOL releases COVID-19 guidance to ranchers

Agriculture, and the protection of our food supply, has been declared critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security during the COVID-19 response. This declaration means that we have a responsibility to maintain continuity within our...

 

Tips from Teachers: Remote Learning

BY Dylan Huisken, 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year, Bonner, Montana & Linda Rost, 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year, Baker, Montana COVID-19 has upended lives across Montana, making many of us reth...

 

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