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Wright settles in as new superintendent

Kathryn Wright officially assumed her superintendent duties at Ekalaka Public Schools on July 9. The Rapid, City South Dakota native first visited the area eleven years ago and “fell in love” with Ekalaka’s skies. Wright completed...

 
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Discover the night sky at Medicine Rocks

Makoshika State Park will host a Star Party at Medicine Rocks State Park on Thursday, August 29, at 9 p.m. Montana State Parks and Carter County Museum are teaming together to bring Star Party, an astronomy viewing event, presented by Steve Hobe,...

 

Montana FSA: USDA opens signup for Market Facilitation Program

Signup opened last week for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA...

 

Hunter Education courses available in Region 7

There are still a couple of Hunter Education courses available in Region 7 prior to general hunting season. Students must be 10 years old by the first day of class. To register, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website at fwp.mt.gov, click on...

 

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Father Thomas Tobin

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Father Thomas Tobin of Carter County for his tremendous impact on the state of Montana. Through his "Montanan of the Week" initiative, Daines each...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 9, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, I don’t often make mistakes. Well, actually I do. I’ve been making mistakes for seventy years. Some grievous, some not so bad. I made a mistake a week ago. I figured I was done haying. I’ve been haying for several weeks. I put some hay...

 
 By TJ Smith    Opinion    August 9, 2019

Letter to the editor

Meatless Mondays for your school lunch program? Meat grown in a petri dish from a foreign lab? These are questions we need to ask Governor Bullock. By his executive order, Montana is now obligated to advance the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement....

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, now and then ‘things’ just happen that are very pleasing to the eyes – well, maybe pleasing to all of our senses. One can’t help but pause and simply stand in wonderment about Your creation. It...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    August 9, 2019

So you think you want to work outdoors

Depending on your point of view, the summer is either beginning, half over or nearly done. Recent graduates of both high school and college probably wish summer would never end and people would stop...

 

Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales

The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8. This delay gives local biologists time to complete antelope population surveys that often don’t even start...

 

Montana's fire fund nearly doubled heading into wildfire season

On Wednesday, Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s fire fund will be nearly doubled to $66.5 million, up from $36 million, heading into the wildfire season. “Montanans can rest assured that due to strong fiscal management by the state...

 

Nies clan 2019 reunion

The Nies clan held their family reunion over the weekend starting July 26 at Camp Needmore. Approximately ninety-five family members were in attendance. There was a lot of visiting, reacquainting and...

 

Dahl ice bucket fundraiser to end at Sunday's parade

Dahl Memorial Healthcare’s ice bucket challenge will be coming to a close on Sunday, August 11 following the Days of ‘85 parade. The challenge was started at the beginning of July by employees in order to raise funds to build a walking path...

 

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