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Articles from the July 14, 2023 edition


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  • Ekalaka Range, Tri-County Weed Tours upcoming

    The Fallon/Carter Extension Office recently announced upcoming dates for the Ekalaka Range Tour, July 19th, and the Tri-County Weed Tour, July 20th. This year, the Ekalaka Range Tour will be at the Carroll Ranch (Gabe and Stephanie), 2261 Hwy 323, about 23 miles south of Ekalaka on Hwy 323. The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Carter County Conservation District. Topics of discussion will include grass identification, water quality for livestock and people, portable water systems and e...

  • New FWP program to focus on developing shooting-sports facilities

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on how it should move forward with developing shooting ranges throughout the state. An online survey is open now to gauge public interest in shooting ranges and public opinion on what should be included when considering the development of new shooting ranges or improvement to existing shooting ranges. This 10-minute survey will help gather detailed information to guide efforts throughout the next five to 10 years. FWP recently launched a Shooting Range Development...

  • New school accreditation rules take effect

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    The new school accreditation rules in ARM 10.55 took effect on July 1, 2023. School accreditation standards include rules on curriculum, class sizes, teacher and staff qualifications, Indian Education for All, and student learning assessment to ensure all students receive a quality education. The new accreditation process has three steps: 1) Assurance Standards To determine the assurance standards levels a 4-point system will be utilized: Family and Community Engagement, Professional Development, Academic Programming...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a friend shared her ‘silly’ July calendar page, with chuckles, plus some good thoughts. She mentioned that they, and we, had just missed Fried Chicken Day. She was surprised to know that sliced bread was first sold in 1928! ‘Goodness sakes’, she said, “Why didn’t grandma tell Mama so that we’d know that?” We chuckled. Then her son stepped up and asked, ‘What else is on that page, besides probably the Full Moon’, he snickered, grabbed the calendar page and said, ‘Mom! LOOK here, there...

  • USDA reminds Montana producers to file crop acreage reports

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    Agricultural producers in Montana who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) service center before the applicable deadline. “Many USDA programs require producers to file an accurate crop acreage report by the applicable deadline,” said Maureen Wicks, State Executive Director in Montana. “Once planting is complete, call your local FSA office to make an appointment to report your acreage. Our FSA s...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated Jul 13, 2023

    The Big Timber NRA Rodeo and the high school rodeo were successful as are all rodeos due to the planning, preparation, and just plain hard work that goes into putting on a rodeo. The Big Timber Rodeo has a rich history which began with Leo J. Cremer (1891-1953) and his family who built a rodeo legacy based out of Melville, Montana. He established the greatest string of bucking horses ever owned by a single person. After his death in 1953, his business became part of Gene...

  • Record low recorded here last week

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    Locals enjoying their Fourth of July holiday evening last week likely noticed cooler than normal temperatures. In fact, a record low was recorded the following morning on July 5th, when the mercury dipped to 38 degrees in Ekalaka. Ekalaka’s record high for July 5th of 108 degrees occurred in 1936. Normal high and low temps for the date are 83 degrees and 55 degrees, respectively....

  • Get prepped now for this year's parade

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    This year's Carter County Days of '85 parade is quickly approaching. With the fair four weeks away, now is the time for businesses, farms and ranches, churches, organizations and classes holding reunions to start brainstorming winning float ideas. "Wheat Stands & Cattle Brands" is this year's fair and parade theme. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, August 13th at 11 a.m. Entries for the parade are due by Friday, August 11th. Late entries may be accepted, but will not be...

  • Rodeos on tap for Saturday in Ekalaka

    Ekalaka Track and Arena will host its annual youth rodeo this Saturday, July 15th in Ekalaka. The action begins at 10 a.m. for boys and girls up to age 18. Events include keyhole races, mutton bustin', pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying, barrel crawling, breakaway roping, flag racing, double mugging, team roping, calf riding, ribbon roping, goat tail tying, steer riding and calf roping. Trophies will be awarded in each age group. Contestants may move up in age group to...

  • Trial for Fallon homicide suspect gets moved back, officials discuss logistics

    Hunter Herbaugh, Ranger-Review|Updated Jul 13, 2023

    The trial for one of the suspects in the homicide investigation of Fallon resident Isaac Carrier has been moved back to next year while the other is still scheduled for later this summer. Planning for the trials has already begun, with the anticipated size of the events posing a serious challenge for Prairie County officials. Two suspects are facing charges in the death of Carrier, who was found deceased in his apartment in Fallon following a fire that broke out on Jan. 23....

  • Dague takes Honor Flight

    Updated Jul 13, 2023

    Franklin Delano "Dell" Dague visited the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. last month. Dague was named after the 32nd President of the United States, and enjoyed visiting the memorial as part of the Honor Flight he took June 12-14. Honor Flight is a national nonprofit network formed in 2005 that aims to honor veterans by flying them to D.C., free of charge, and coordinating visits to several memorials. Dague had originally looked into going on an Honor...

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