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Articles from the June 2, 2023 edition


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  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Youth rodeo season is in high gear right now, and moms like Jenny Proue Gilbert are pounding down the road with their families and their horses in a horse trailer with living quarters gaining points and making memories in towns from Cohagen to Harlowton and beyond. Some of my fondest memories happened in youth rodeo arenas, so I loved this poem by Jenny about rodeo moms that I have to share this week. Jenny and her husband, Denver, have two kids, Molly (16) and Brody (12). They run cattle on the Bar Diamond Ranch just north o...

  • Multi-decade history of Italian Dinner comes to a close next weekend

    The Boyes Community Club|Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Friends and family are welcome to gather for the last and final Italian Dinner, to be hosted at the Boyes Community Club Hall on Sunday, June 4th. The club has been putting on the Italian Dinner for over 40 years in commemoration of the Italian immigrant families that originally settled in the area. To name a few of the local families: Barbero, Trucano, Capra, Chiesa, Landa, Borla, Giacametto, Gianino and the Carretto families. The Boyes Community Club would like to honor past community members by asking family members to...

  • Superintendent's Corner

    Charles Cook, Superintendent|Updated Jun 1, 2023

    6-2-23 Ekalaka Public Schools want to thank the community for their support of our Elementary and Technology Levies which passed in May. We are grateful for the support the community continues to give to Ekalaka Public Schools. The class of 2022-2023 graduated on Saturday, May 20th. There were 25 scholarships passed out to the seniors, with a grand total of $91,000 dollars being granted. Congratulations to the seniors and we wish them well as they move on to new adventures in their lives. The 2023-2024 school calendar has...

  • Why Montana college tuition is on the rise

    Alex Sakariassen, montanafreepress.org|Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Earlier this month, Montana's Board of Regents approved a series of tuition increases for resident and nonresident students on university system campuses over the next two years. For in-state students, that means the cost of higher education will grow 4% per year in 2024 and 2025. For out-of-state graduate and undergraduate students, the increase will be roughly 6%. As Deputy Commissioner for Budget and Planning Tyler Trevor told regents during their May meeting, the primary f...

  • Miles City to host trapper education field day June 18

    Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a Trapper Education Field Day on Sunday, June 18 from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Miles City Region 7 headquarters. To purchase a Montana resident Class C trapping license, residents aged 12 and older must now complete a Montana Trapper Education course or have purchased a trapping license in at least three prior years in Montana or another state. Non-residents are exempt from the trapper education requirement, as they cannot purchase a...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, dear Lord, time’s flying by; here comes the month of June. Next time we look, guess what we’ll see? A lovely bright full MOON! Lord, what could be so new and young, June’s dawn, so fresh and sweet, Wakes us to songs that birdies sing, just hear the birdies tweet! The green grass grows next to the hills, birds fly ‘round in the air; Flower perfume is everywhere, a scent we wish to wear. June’s dawn is fresh, sweet and clear, the valleys lie in mist. There is no hast, the day’s begun, it fee...

  • At the museum

    Updated Jun 1, 2023

    On May 24th the Ekalaka Elementary kindergarten class visited Carter County Museum. The students enjoyed completing crafts with Mrs. Barb Elmore and learning about dinosaurs from Dr. Nathan Carroll....

  • State track

    Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Eight CCHS student-athletes traveled to Laurel for the MHSA Class A-C State Track & Field meet last weekend. For the women, freshman Nasya O'Connor finished 24th in the 100m hurdle prelims and sophomore Danica Shepherd finished 22nd in the discus. Four of the men, J.W. Elmore, Zander Ashbrook, Ethan Frye and Avory Matthews competed in the 4x100 relay, finishing 22nd in the prelims. Freshman Chace Loehding-who described himself as being on 'injured reserve' after a case of...

  • Thrivent Charitable recognizes Huntley for philanthropic work

    Updated Jun 1, 2023

    Krista Huntley, an Associate Financial Advisor with Thrivent a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization, has received the 2022 Voices in Philanthropy (VIP) Award from Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing® (Thrivent Charitable). As a public charity that works collaboratively with Thrivent and its financial advisors, Thrivent Charitable offers a wide range of charitable impact and planning options. This award honors Huntley for her exemplary service in...

  • Makoshika to host 3-D archery shoot for youths, adults June 17

    Updated May 31, 2023

    Makoshika State Park will host a 3-D Archery Shoot for youth and adults on Saturday, June 17 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will be in the park at the archery range, with concessions provided by the Glendive Lions Club. Shooting fees are $20 for adults 18 and older, $10 for youths 6-17, and kids 5 and under are free. All proceeds will go to support upkeep of the archery range and targets in Makoshika. Participants can come and go as they wish between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. There are no prizes and no scoring for this event....

  • Sink holes prompt closure of Makoshika switchback road

    Updated May 31, 2023

    The switchback road at Makoshika State Park is closed to vehicle traffic following formation of sink holes after the most recent rain event. This public safety closure will remain in effect until further notice. There is currently no access to the new picnic shelter, the amphitheater, some trails and primitive camping sites located above the switchback. Hike/bike traffic is still permitted at this time. The Makoshika Visitor Center, Canes Campground and other facilities below the switchback are open normal hours of operation...

  • Application available for FWP's Habitat Conservation Lease Program

    Updated May 31, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is again accepting applications for its Habitat Conservation Lease Program. A habitat conservation lease is a voluntary, incentive-based agreement between FWP and private landowners in which the landowner commits to specific land management practices that protect priority wildlife habitat. In turn, FWP pays landowners a one-time per-acre fee for the lease. These agreements will have a term length of 30 and 40 years. As it has for decades, FWP is still pursuing conservation easements and land...

  • Rit Sterns

    Updated May 31, 2023

    Graveside Service for Rit Sterns, 63, of Ekalaka, will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Beaver Lodge Cemetery in Ekalaka, Montana with Pastor Steve DeFord officiating. All are welcome to a reception following the service at the Church of Hank Williams in Ekalaka. Rit passed away May 21, 2023 in Ekalaka....

  • Junior scientist summer program at CCM

    Updated May 31, 2023

    The staff of Carter County Museum are very excited to welcome Barb Elmore as the Museum Educator for the 2023 summer season! Beginning on Monday, June 5th, Elmore will be teaching the Carter County Geological Society Junior Science Program at the museum, helping with camp programs, and running the kids’ activities during the 11th Annual Dino Shindig July 22-23. She will also host Dark Sky events at Medicine Rocks State Park on June 21 and August 16, both beginning at 8:30 p.m. Elmore came to the Ekalaka area around 30 y...

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