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Returning to Montana Means Having a Life

Chinook has a new postmistress, and this one, in her words, is "here to stay." Kasha Jeide's first day on the job was April 27, and she expressed pleasure at being "back home in Montana." Jeide began...

In Some Capacity, Blaine County Fair Will Happen

Even though Cascade County Commissioners voted 3-0 on May 19 to cancel the 2020 Montana State Fair due to health and financial concerns tied to COVID-19, Blaine County planned to stay the course with...

Perspectives from Blaine County Junior High and High School Teachers: Their Challenges and Happy Surprises

Last week, the Blaine County Journal-News-Opinion joined local school administrators in celebrating area teachers who have faced the school closure challenge with a level of professionalism and...

Reclamation moving quickly to assess damage on the St. Mary Canal

BILLINGS, Montana – At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, a concrete drop structure failed on the Bureau of Reclamation's Milk River Project St. Mary Canal, northwest of the town of Cut...

Governor Bullock Announces Phase Two of Montana's Reopening Plan

In a press conference on May 19, Governor Steve Bullock announced that beginning on June 1, Montana will move from Phase One to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan. Among other changes, the transition will mean lifting the 14-day...

Fall Classes Will Start August 31 at MSU-Northern

Officials at Montana State University-Northern announced on May 20 that a task force has determined that the start date for fall semester will remain as published, and classes will begin on August 31, 2020. The first regular summer session will...

Chinook FFA Partners with Garden Club to Beautify Main Street

Upon learning last February that she had received a National FFA Living to Serve grant in the amount of $800.00, Robin Allen, Advisor of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA, set to work with FFA members...

Local Cattle Producers Have a Beef with Congress

Since 1899, “to have a beef” has indicated more than just owning cattle, taking on significance outside the field or corral and meaning to harbor a complaint, grievance, or objection. Today, those who raise cattle and many who eat beef have a...

Blaine County Residents Are Urged to Complete the 2020 Census

On behalf of the Department of Commerce, Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, who also chairs the Montana Complete Count Committee, contacted Blaine County officials this past week about the seriously...

Receive Quality Health Care from the Comfort of Home: Sweet Medical Center offers advanced virtual medical appointments

Sweet Medical Center has launched a new telehealth solution that allows patients to use their smartphone or tablet to receive in-depth medical examinations with a licensed health care provider in the comfort of their home. “Our use of a...

Journal Jots

Harlem Library The Harlem Library Board meets today, May 27, at 4:15 in the library meeting room. Summer Reading begins June 2, 10 A.M. in the city park for children of all ages accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. The theme this year is...

South of the Border - Whitlash: name likely a result of poor handwriting...

Columnist's note: We've lived in Whitlash since December, 2018. It's not uncommon when we tell someone we live in Whitlash for them to respond, " Whitefish, that's beautiful country. Do you like the...

Letters to the Editor

Thank You Governor Steve Bullock I am writing to applaud Governor Steve Bullock for his strong leadership in confronting COVID-19 and his initiative to bring additional testing to our most vulnerable populations. On May 15 and 16, any member of our...

Blaine County Beacon - The Business of Making People Feel Beautiful

Ambitious, energetic, and creative are three words that aptly capture the character of Adrianna Standiford. A 2015 graduate of Chinook High School, Standiford recently graduated from the University...

Hogeland Happenings

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day and stayed safe. There were a lot of vehicles going by going to the cemetery. Kind of strange not having services. We had some nice showers during the week. Of course, ther was wind too. The past few days have...

Harlem Library

The theme for 2020 is “Imagine Your Story,” focusing on fairytales, fantasy, and all things make-believe. Because of Covid-19, we will not be having a weekly program held at the library. Instead, we will meet at the city park every Tuesday at...

Edward Lee Solberg

Edward Lee Solberg, 78, passed away May 18th, 2020, at his home in Dodson, MT. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2:00 pm, at the Hillside Cemetery north of Dodson. Edward was born...

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