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Articles from the April 17, 2020 edition

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Local father and son bond searching for artifacts

Soon-to-be five-year-old Tate Wolff is quite an accomplished archaeologist. One day a few weeks ago, the youngster was feeling pretty down. His father Tyler, a local rancher, had just had a calf die,...

 

COVID-19 updates

There are no cases of COVID-19 in Carter County as of Wednesday, April 15. As suspected, last week Governor Bullock extended the end date of the executive directives to April 24, 2020. The Governor...

 

Food bank receives grant in response to COVID-19

On March 25, Carter County received notification that the local food bank would be receiving a $1,500 grant from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The notification states that the foundation...

 

Timeline of Montana COVID-19 activity

April 7 • Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Directive along with certain other Directives to April 24 • Directive waiving some restrictions on local and county governments gaining access to emergency funding from the state and federal...

 

Letter to the editor

For the purposes of this letter, I am speaking as a community member, as well as on behalf of my position with Dahl Memorial. During this time, there seems to be more questions than answers, more fear than normality, and more rules than rights....

 

Public lands more precious than ever

by Tom Puchlerz Montanans are doing our part in this very difficult time to help each other out and curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus. We come together and look out for each other, as we always have in times of crisis, and in this case that...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    April 17, 2020

Cooking in the West

Here in our calving commune on Lower Deer Creek, we are going into our fifth week of social distancing or sheltering in place. 102 years ago, the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people...

 

Paddlefish season on Yellowstone, Lower Missouri canceled; still opportunity on Upper Missouri

The 2020 paddlefish seasons on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers (yellow tag) are canceled in response to Gov. Steve Bullock’s extension of the directives for social distancing and non-resident quarantine to help stop the spread of...

 

Suspension of evictions only applies if tenant can't afford to pay rent due to COVID-19

Governor Bullock’s March 31 Directive with consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services does not absolve renters or lessees from their financial...

 

SNAP Food Assistance:

Who is eligible for SNAP? If you were laid off or lost income and need help putting food on the table, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is here to help. Here are some core eligibility rules: • If you live with your spouse or your...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, it was interesting when a friend shared that the dictionary defines Easter as a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Christ. Easter, Sunday brought to mind a myriad of images, one of whic...

 

Shop local

The coronavirus has brought out the worst and the best in people. The worst seen by shoppers hoarding items, people ignoring stay at home orders, gathering in larger numbers. The best as seen in our o...

 

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