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Articles from the July 26, 2019 edition


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  • Shindig this weekend

    The 7th Annual Dino Shindig is set to take place this weekend in Ekalaka. Visitors will be in town from all over the world to hear lectures from leading paleontologists, partake in kids activities, and dance the night away. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, kid's can check out an array of activities on the museum lawn. Some of these activities include a fossil dig pit, face painting, arts and crafts, dino mini-golf, a photo booth, a bat booth and even a live animal booth. At...

  • Tornado touches down at Higgins Ranch

    Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Just before 1 a.m. last Friday, a tornado touched down at the Higgins Ranch a few miles northeast of Ridgeway. According to a report from the National Weather Service, the tornado was classified as an EF-1 with winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour. It was approximately 50 yards wide and on the ground for nearly 200 yards. Crystal Higgins told the Eagle that the tornado came through at 12:44 a.m., as evidenced by a security camera that captured a few seconds of footage...

  • Ventenata added to Montana noxious weed list

    Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture has updated its noxious weed list to include ventenata (Ventenata dubia). The Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup recommended adding ventenata to the Priority 2A list at its meeting on March 21, 2019. The amendment was adopted on June 21st, 2019. Priority 2A weeds are common in isolated areas in the State and require eradication or containment where less abundant. Management can be prioritized by the local weed districts. "...

  • Beargrass and yucca are two signature Montana plants

    Rick and Susie Graetz, University of Montana Department of Geography|Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Two particular flowering plants are the toast of late spring and summer in Montana. In the mountain forests and openings of northwestern Montana, beargrass – the official flower of Glacier National Park – struts its stuff along roads and highways, as well as throughout the wilderness areas in northwest Montana. Meanwhile, the sturdy yucca stands guard over the rolling land and river breaks east of the mountains. Both plants, so similar yet so different, are symbolic of the...

  • Ijkalaka descendants meet in Ekalaka

    Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Last Friday, a bus loaded with David and Ijkalaka Russell descendants traveled from Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Ekalaka. The trip was part of the Christenot family reunion. The Christenots are kin to Kate Russell, one of David and Ijkalaka's children. The family visited the Brence place out at Chalk Buttes and toured Carter County Museum before attending a luncheon at the Events Center. At the luncheon, they were told stories of their ancestors and given some family...

  • New provider joining team at Dahl Memorial

    Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association is thrilled to announce the addition of another healthcare provider! Alex Loudermilk, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), will be starting on August 2 and will be working in the clinic on Mondays and Fridays. Loudermilk was born and raised on a ranch near Mill Iron and graduated from Carter County High School in 2003. She then moved to Billings and graduated from Montana State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 2007. Louderm...

  • Chamber news

    Janelle Schneider, Carter County Chamber of Commerce Reporter|Updated Jul 25, 2019

    We’re full swing into summer. The pool is open and swimming lessons just wrapped up for the season. The Chamber’s 4th of July Bash on Main Street was a success as attendees had a great time playing games, dancing on Main Street and watching the awesome fireworks display. This weekend Carter County Museum’s Dino Shindig is taking place. Saturday will be a day full of activities. There will be speakers throughout the day and activities for kids and adults including a scavenger hunt, photo booth, arts and crafts, vintage car s...

  • Hat Tips

    Dean Meyer|Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Hello, You know I don’t fly a lot. I used to. Once in awhile to a legislative deal, or on an annual vacation. But I don’t really get excited about amassing airline miles on my credit card. Because when you get a lot of miles, you are tempted to use them on an airline ticket. But a week ago, I went. I saw. I conquered. Never mind, different story. A week ago, I had the opportunity to spend five days fishing with three of my grandsons and one of their cousins in Alaska. I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. To get to Alask...

  • Pet parade rolls into town on Friday, Aug. 9th

    JoAn Marshall

    The 25th Annual Carter County Fair Pet Parade is scheduled for Friday, August 9. The event begins at noon at the bleacher area of Carter County Fairgrounds. Registration for contestants will be from 11 a.m. until noon. Sponsoring the event are the Carter County Fair Board and Marshall Ranch. Sponsors invite all participants from 0-100 years old to participate and compete for a few bucks to get through the Days of ‘85. There is no pre-registration, no entry fee and no age limits or restrictions on pet species (it might be w...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated Jul 25, 2019

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, it is entertaining and amusing to look up bizarre and unique holidays. July does have some interesting ones. For instance, last week was Peach Ice Cream Day. Not everyone has tried that flavor, right, Sister Sal? Oh, maybe you and yours have, tee hee – since you live in a big city. This week we have a Cousin’s Day on the 24th - so Happy Day, Cousins! That day is also ‘Tell an Old Joke Day’; we probably all KNOW a few old jokes. Coming up the 25th is ‘Threading the Needle Day’. We we...

  • Busy summer for aquatic invasive species prevention

    Updated Jul 24, 2019

    It’s been a busy summer on the front to combat aquatic invasive species. So far, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and its partner agencies have conducted more than 52,000 watercraft inspections – with more than 7,000 of those happening over the Fourth of July weekend. To date, 13 vessels with zebra or quagga mussels have been intercepted. Several new watercraft inspection stations opened in the last couple of weeks, including the Broadus inspection station on Highway 212, operated by the Powder River Conservation District. Als...

  • DPHHS announces free online resource to help young Montanans quit tobacco products

    Updated Jul 24, 2019

    State public health officials recently announced a free online resource that offers coaching and support to young Montanans who want to stop using tobacco products, particularly electronic cigarettes like JUUL. “The number of young Montanans addicted to e-cigarettes is alarming,” said DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan. “It’s unfortunate that people under 18 have already been exposed to harmful substances like tobacco, but it’s critical we offer every resource possible to help them quit now to avoid a lifelong addiction. I’m excited...

  • 19 donors at last week's blood drive

    Updated Jul 24, 2019

    Nineteen people donated blood at last week’s community blood drive held at Carter County Events Center. Of those, seven had appointments and four were new donors. In total, 23 units of blood were donated. Sam Cook won the drive’s door prize, $25 worth of Carter County Chamber of Commerce chamber bucks. The next drive blood drive in Ekalaka has been scheduled for September....

  • Class registration August 8 and 9

    Updated Jul 24, 2019

    Registration for classes at Carter County High School and Ekalaka Junior High School, grades 7-12, will be Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9, at Carter County High School from noon to 4 p.m. If a student is unavailable for these dates, he/she may call the school at 406-775-8767 to set up another time....

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