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Articles from the April 19, 2024 edition


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  • CCHS Track results

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Thursday, March 28 Glendive Opener Mens Results 100 Meters 5. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 12.31 22. 12, Ethan Frye, 12.96 24. 10, Kaleb Frye, 13.09 PR 25. 10, Ronald Bruce, 13.16 PR 33. 9, Meric Berg, 15.23 200 Meters 4. 11, Zander Ashbrook, 25.46 21. 9, Meric Berg, 32.37 400 Meters 10. 10, Ronald Bruce, 1:02.87 3200 Meters 6. 10, Ronald Bruce, 13:55.51 PR 110m Hurdles 3. 12, Ethan Frye, 19.15 4. 12, Ryker Carroll, 19.50 300m Hurdles 3. 12, Ethan Frye, 47.27 4. 12, Ryker Carroll, 47....

  • MSGA opposes BLM's carbon sequestration project in Carter County

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    submitted by Montana Stockgrowers Association The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) recently submitted comments in opposition to the BLM Snowy River CO2 Sequestration Project Environmental Assessment (EA). The BLM is planning to partner with Denbury Carbon Solutions to build a carbon storage facility in Carter County, Mont. The project would encompass 100,200 acres of land south of Ekalaka where 15 deep wells would be drilled and injected with CO2, storing carbon from...

  • Climate fix or pollution pipeline?

    Amanda Eggert, montanafreepress.org|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Ridge resident Dan Dinstel remembers his introduction to the Snowy River project, a proposal to inject 150 million tons of carbon dioxide thousands of feet below southeastern Montana's sagebrush steppe. It came in the form of an announcement in the Eagle, that the Bureau of Land Management would be hosting a public meeting to discuss a pitch to combat climate change by "safely injecting carbon dioxide - the most common greenhouse gas - deep underground, permanently preventing...

  • Settling in

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    The Carter County Extension Office (formerly Fallon/Carter Extension) is up and running. Extension agent Amanda Williams, who served as the agent for the combined agency, has set up her office in the Carter County Courthouse and is ready to serve the producers and residents of Carter County on a full-time basis. To contact Carter County Extension, call (406) 775-6305, email amanda.williams19@montana.edu or mail PO Box 371, Ekalaka, MT 59324. Follow the new Facebook page, MSU...

  • County developing a growth policy

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Carter County has received planning funds from the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Division to update its County Growth Policy. County Commissioners have authorized the Carter County Planning Board to update the Growth Policy on behalf of the County. A Growth Policy is a means of proactively preparing for change affected by growth or lack of growth. It is a community’s development plan. It evaluates existing community conditions and sets goals for housing, land use, economic development, local s...

  • Carter County Public Health Corner

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    submitted by Carter County Public Health To all of the Graduating Class of 2024 in Carter County, MT We are excited to announce the offering of three (3) scholarships! We take pride in our efforts through our Tobacco Prevention Program and this learning initiative is just one way in which we can support those efforts. Our scholarship is a little unique and different than others and we encourage those interested to check it out! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Find out more and how to apply on our Facebook p...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    In the last five months I have had three cardioversions, one angiogram, and two ablations. Those procedures have made me appreciate the technological advances in treating heart issues, and it served as a general wake-up call. It seems to be the general consensus that I need to cut back on a few of my obligations, so I am working to do that. However, ranchers and farmers either have to die or go broke to get out of the business, so retiring from ranching is not really an option for us—yet. Still it is interesting to think a...

  • CAPITOLETTER

    Karen Odell|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    April 15, 2024 The eclipse was not total at Capitol and on Tie Creek. It was cloudy all day on Monday, so we didn’t even get a glimpse of the occasion. Karen Odell watched the NASA website, which had very good coverage of various city sightings along the path of the eclipse. She had never thought about the fact that there would be a three-hundred sixty-five degree sunset if you happened to view in line with the total eclipse. One NASA astronomer mentioned the fact that there would be a southern and a northern sunset, too, m...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, friend, ‘Ce De’, asked if she and her neighbor could pop on over, to ‘spill her guts’ – like WHAT? So, here they came. They settled in for some tea and cookies and off she went. “You know, long ago, Ally was my best friend – she’s since died and gone to heaven, but I can’t help but now and then, think about her – how great she was. Oh, maybe I’d best start out in the beginning. A ‘casual acquaintance’ invited a group of gals over, including me. Well, surprise. That day Ally, ne...

  • Dedicated service

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Longtime Ekalaka Public Schools board trustee Helen King received a plaque for her years of service to the school at the unified board's regular meeting on April 9th. King served on the board as a trustee of high school district one from 2010 until her resignation late last year. King also served several years as the board chair....

  • Extension gardening program in Ekalaka

    submitted by Amanda Williams, Carter County Extension Agent The Carter County Extension Office and the Carter County Conservation District will be hosting a gardening program on April 29th at the Event Center. The program will run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Topics covered will include garden soil basics, planting basics, season extensions/modified planting, rain barrels and water quality, growing and harvesting tips and tricks, and a demonstration on tree planting and fabric laying from the Conservation District. Please come...

  • Getting to know your school board candidates

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Four individuals have filed for two open positions on the Ekalaka Public Schools Unified Board of Trustees. Both openings are three-year terms for candidates from Elementary District No. 15 and High School District No. 3. Those who filed include incumbent Samantha Wright, David Loudermilk, Sarina O'Connor and Tricia Lovec. A list of six questions was sent to each of the candidates on Monday morning with a request to have the answers back to the Eagle by Tuesday afternoon....

  • Ronald Meyers

    Updated Apr 18, 2024

    Ronald Leroy Meyers, 81, of Great Falls, Montana, passed away on April 8, 2024, following a health decline caused by pulmonary fibrosis. He is survived by his wife, Marla; children, Colleen Mannix and Brian (Janet) Meyers; grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Kenadie, Declan, Andrew and Emily; sister-in-law, Betty Meyers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, Leroy & Leona Meyers and his brother Rick Meyers. Ron was born on January 23,1943, to...

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