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County Facilities and Services the Focus of Planning Project

The Blaine County Commission has started the process to update the County’s 2012 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). A Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) is a budgeting and financial tool that will be used by the County Commission to set maintenance and... Full story

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 17, 2017 

Two Chinook firefighters move to reserve status

By Steve Edwards BCJ News Two Chinook firefighters, with a quarter century of firefighting experience between them, moved to reserve status at the start of the new year. Firefighters on reserve...

 By Robert Lucke    News    May 17, 2017 

Meet the Candidates for House of Representatives Election

When Congressman Ryan Zinke was appointed by President Trump to be the Secretary of Interior, that left Montana’s only seat in the House of Representatives vacant. Three men are running for that seat in a special election to be held toward the end... Full story

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 17, 2017 

Shriners' annual Vidalia onion sales coming soon

Members of the North Central Montana Shrine Club are expecting to receive their usual shipment of three tons of Vidalia onions "sometime around the 20th of May." The annual sale of the delectable...

 News    May 17, 2017 

Individual Transportation contracts due June 1, 2017

Individual Transportation Contracts due by June 1st As the 2016-17 school year ends, we are already beginning the preparations for the 2017-18 school year. Parents who live more than 3 miles from a school that does not provide bus transportation or... Full story

 News    May 17, 2017 

Blood Drive collects 47 units from 52 donors

On Tuesday, May 9th, the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Wallner Hall welcomed 52 donors with a total of 47 units collected on a goal of 47. Two first time donors were registered; Evelyn Schubert...

 News    May 17, 2017 

Harlem Library

A great big shout out of appreciation goes to everyone who supported the Friends of the Library Spring Basket Social fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who donated the fabulous baskets! Thanks to those who attended the social to show their support. To th...

 News    May 17, 2017 

Blaine County Library

"Love is Never Silent" will be the movie at 1:00 p.m. today. A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her hearing-impaired parents in this depression...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 17, 2017 

Edwards Funeral Home hosted Business After Hours

By Steve Edwards BCJ News Cherie Edwards welcomed guests to the Business After Hours event hosted by the Edwards Funeral Home. With new funeral director Daniel Dahl at her side, Edwards told about 40...

 News    May 17, 2017 

Chinook High School Honor Seniors Recognized

Chinook High School continues to recognize the efforts of their honor students. To earn Honor Student status, a senior student must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher. Many of these students are not only high achievers in the... Full story

 By Kody Farmer    News    May 17, 2017 

Chinook Rod and Gun Club reaches out to local schools for this years annual 'Fishing Day'

As far as clubs go the Chinook Rod and Gun Club is just in its infancy but in the five years since it resumed activity there is no doubt the impact the club has had on the community. In 2013 the Club held its First Annual fishing Day and had a great...

 By Kody Farmer    News    May 10, 2017

Blaine County School Board/Levy Election Results

School Elections were held across Blaine County on Tuesday, May 2. Trustee positions were on the Ballot for Chinook School District No. 10, Harlem School District No. 12 and Hays/Lodge Pole School District No. 50. Elections were not held in...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 10, 2017

2017 North Central Relay for Life set for June 23

Colleen Mulonet, one of three co-chairs for the new 2017 North Central Montana Relay, recently described how Blaine and Hill Counties will combine their efforts for the upcoming June 23 event. The collaboration marks a new stage in how the American C...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 10, 2017

Blaine County Fair Board approves construction of 100' x 200' Indoor Arena

Last week, at its regular monthly meeting, the Blaine County Fair Board approved the erection of an indoor arena at the county fairgrounds in Chinook. The project would utilize a surplus 100' by 200'...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 10, 2017

Hi-Line Garden Clubs hosted by Chinook's Jumping Junipers

Last week Chinook's Jumping Junipers, a local garden club that is part of the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, hosted 40+ members of four other area garden clubs that make up District 7, the...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 10, 2017

Chinook's 2017 Community Chest make quick work of annual canvass

A larger than normal group of canvassers took advantage of a pleasant spring late afternoon to complete the 2017 canvass of Chinook. Volunteers, many representing groups that receive support under...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 10, 2017

Chinook seniors connect with Meadowlark students

Intergenerational events and activities, where people from multiple generations get together, are all the rage nowadays. As the population ages researchers and service providers are realizing the...


Harlem Library

Tonight is the Friends of the Library Spring Basket Social beginning at 7:00 with the final bidding on the fabulous baskets donated by local organizations and individuals ending at 8:00. Delicious desserts will be served and there will also be a...


Blaine County Library

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” will be the movie at 1:00 p.m. today. Steve Martin and Michael Caine are two con men living in the south of France who join forces to bilk rich American women of their fortunes. “Love is Never Silent” will be the...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 10, 2017

Jason DeShaw shares "Serenity in the Storm" program with Blaine County students

Jason DeShaw performed before two audiences of students in Blaine County. Last Wednesday, in the Chinook High gym, he sang and spoke to about 350 students gathered from Chinook, Harlem and Turner....

 News    May 3, 2017

Dr. Waded Cruzado to speak at ANC Graduation ceremony

The 2017 Graduation season kicks off Thursday, May 11 with Commencement ceremonies at Aaniiih Nakoda College in Fort Belknap. Graduation will be held at the Red Whip Gymnasium beginning at 5:30 p.m....

 News    May 3, 2017

Jason DeShaw to Perform at Chinook and Hays/Lodge Pole Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2017 Contact: Dana M. Pyette Sweet Medical Center Jason DeShaw, a national award-winning mental health speaker and country singer from Montana, will perform in Chinook...

 By Steve Edwards    News    May 3, 2017

Sweet Memorial Nursing Home hosts annual luncheon to thank volunteers

By Steve Edwards BCJ News For several years the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) has held a spring luncheon to recognize and thank the many volunteers who help at the Chinook care home. The 50+...

 News    May 3, 2017

Chinook Red Cross Blood Drive is Tuesday, May 9th

Walk-in donors will be accepted from 12:30 P.M. - 1 P.M. Story submitted by, Carla Jenewein Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you have not made an appointment you can go on-line at or call...

 News    May 3, 2017

Absentee Ballots for May 25 Special Election in the Mail

Absentee ballots will be mailed Monday, May 1st for voters that have requested their ballots be mailed to them for the upcoming 2017 U.S. Representative Special Election which will be held on May 25th. If you would like to request an absentee ballot...


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