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Articles from the April 29, 2022 edition


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  • Visit Southeast Montana highlights local culinary ingenuity

    Updated Apr 28, 2022

    As the summer tourism season approaches, Visit Southeast Montana is launching a new visitor attraction that's sure to pique the curiosities and appetites of foodies looking for a true taste of Montana-the Southeast Montana Burger Trail. With twenty-four locations across the region, the Southeast Montana Burger Trail boasts burgers as unique as the communities themselves. From the unexpected "Mango Burger" at June's Bungalow in Colstrip, to the branded-literally-"Wibaux...

  • Farm safety program at Ekalaka Elementary

    Updated Apr 28, 2022

    The Powder River / Carter County Farm Bureau presented the ABC Farm Safety program to Ekalaka Elementary second and fifth graders on April 13th at the school. A wide range of topics were covered including ATV and farm equipment safety, being careful around animals, not playing in grain bins and even using milk jugs as a life-saving device when someone is drowning! Students had the opportunity to see how fast a PTO turns, watch a toy man get buried in grain and got to feel a...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Apr 28, 2022

    I received a message from Linda Story, Chance Story's grandmother, regarding the outpouring of love and support that readers have shown to Chance and the Story family following the rodeo accident that broke all of the bones in Chance's face except his lower jaw. She wrote, "Thanks so much to you and all the generous readers who have sent prayers, cards, and donations to Chance. He is recovering as well as can be hoped. It has been an unbelievably humbling experience. The notes have been a great reminder that there are a lot o...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Apr 28, 2022

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know Lord, curious things happen, now and then. A friend said that she and her hubby had started a Gratitude Book: every day they would/could write one thing for which they were thankful for. She gave a few examples as we just looked at her, Like really? She smiled and said, “How about you - just look out your window –and thank God for the gifts He has given you/us.” Then she named: her shed, butterflies, streaks of lightning – we laughed then thought – why not? Once home, - what did we see out...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated Apr 27, 2022

    4-04-2022 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, April 04, 2022, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Present were Steve Rosencranz, Chairman; Rod Tauck, Vice Chair and Mike Watkins, Member. County Maintenance Bob Jacobs joined the meeting to discuss the utilities for the old hospital building. Dahl Memorial is currently paying the electric, water and propane bills. The water and electrical services...

  • Denbury creating long-term future with regional pipeline

    Brad Mosher, Fallon County Times|Updated Apr 27, 2022

    bmosher@badlandspatriot.com Denbury celebrated the activation of its Cedar Creek Anticline pipeline recently in the Red River Conference Room inside the Baker facility on Shell Oil Road, even though it had started two months earlier. The CCA pipeline is designed to be able to move barrels of oil, but now it may able help produce another 400 million barrels in the future. The president and CEO of the Texas-based company, Chris Kendall, was one of the speakers at a meeting...

  • Election connection

    Updated Apr 27, 2022

    Tis the season, election season that is. Carter County electors may be a little confused this election season, and hopefully this article will clarify some of the questions that have come up regarding the three active elections that are going on at this time. School District #1, Hawks Home All active voters registered for School District #1, Hawks Home should have received their mail ballots. They were mailed on April 14 and may have been delayed due to recent weather events. If you did not receive a ballot for that district...

  • USDA announces assistance for producers impacted by recent blizzards in Carter County

    Updated Apr 27, 2022

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Samantha Wright in Carter County recently announced that producers who suffered livestock losses due to natural disasters, including blizzard, may be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “The Livestock Indemnity Program provides producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the financial impact of extreme or abnormal weather” said Wright. “The blizzard has really had a significant impact on some livestock produ...

  • Community wide yard sale, June 4

    Carter County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Community Wide Garage Sale is slated for Saturday, June 4 this year. The sale has been very popular for the last several years, drawing shoppers from other towns. Sign up sheets for the sale will soon be made available. The sheets will have a place to write your name, street address, items for sale, and if you are paying the $10 fee in cash or by check to the chamber. Fees charged help pay for printing and circulation of the map that shows all sale locations. The deadline for s...

  • School District No. 15 and High School District No. 3 poll election on Tuesday

    Updated Apr 27, 2022

    For the first time in a long time, many active voters in School District No. 15 and High School District No. 3 will need to head to the polls to cast their votes. Polls will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the elementary school. There are currently 665 active voters for the school election. Of those, 209 were sent ballots in the mail as they have previously elected to vote absentee. The rest can vote absentee prior to election day if they chose to by stopping at the school, or they can head to the polls...

  • April snowfall record shattered

    Updated Apr 27, 2022

    Another spring blizzard swept through the area over the weekend. The system resulted in another 18.3 inches of snow and 1.34 inches of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Almost 70 percent of the snow from the system fell on Saturday, and accompanying high winds again led to several state highways closures in the area. Highway 212 was closed by 9 a.m., and by noon Highway 323 and Highway 7 were also closed. High winds persisted on Sunday and blizzard conditions continued, even as snow tapered off in the...

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