Week of June 12, 2024

  • Four Young Medicine Movement Scholars Accepted for Research Training at National Institutes of Health

    Four Fort Belknap graduates of the Young Medicine Movement Program (YMM) have been selected for research training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Bethesda, Maryland, and at Northern Arizona University Cultural and Academic Research Experience (CARE) in Flagstaff, Arizona.The NINDS Health Disparities in Tribal Communities SIP offers a unique opportunity for talented high school,...

  • AgWest Farm Credit Grants $3,000 to the Fair Foundation

    The Blaine County Fair Foundation is pleased to announce it has been awarded $3,000 through AgWest Farm Credit's Rural Community Grant program to be used towards the bleacher replacement project. The Blaine County Fair Foundation was founded in 2016 to continue the legacy of agriculture, recreation, education, & community gathering by providing funding for the Blaine County Fair & Fairgrounds upkeep. The Blaine County Fair Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises funds through...

  • Journal Jots

    Harlem Library The Book Challenge for June is to read an adventure book. Children are still encouraged to register for the summer reading program to earn prizes for minutes read and to earn chances to win grand prizes! Also weekly summer reading programs include Summer Steam, Mondays at 1 P.M. for elementary students, Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their parent/caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 A.M., and Lego Club for all ages on Thursdays at 4 P.M. Teens and adults should contact the library for each book completed to have their name entered...

  • Happy Father's Day - Hello, God, it's me, Mara.

    You know, Lord, Father’s Day is next Sunday, it was special to watch the younger and older guys being ‘Father’s’. Before the church service began, one guy sat with several little girls; their mommy was off tending to, ‘whatever’. They were in the front row, but he carefully lifted the little one, maybe 3 years old, way up, holding tightly to her legs – she ‘stood’ straight and tall, waved her arms, smiled; once back down, hugged her daddy tightly. A ‘grandpa’ leaned over, ‘helped’ his two small grandsons draw some...

  • Chinook Senior Center

    Hello From the Chinook Senior Center We have been blessed by several people who have come into our wonderful center over this past week to share valuable information with us, regarding health concerns of our Blaine county population. These individuals have spent time and energy coming in and having us fill out anonymous questionnaires, regarding our own personal health issues. This is valuable information that they can then put into their database to help secure needed information that will insure future necessary health provisions. Thank you...

  • Laurie Huestis celebrated for 40 years of service with Blaine I Ambulance and Rescue

    Steve Edwards

    There was a sizable gathering on hand last Sunday afternoon, June 2, at Sweet Park to celebrate Laurie Huestis' service with the Blaine I Ambulance and Rescue service and wish her well after 40 years with the crew. The well-wishers were not just former ambulance and rescue colleagues. Dr. Carley Robertson, the Medical Director for the ambulance crew, as well as other local and regional medical professionals stopped by to wish Laurie well. And there were a number of us locals who wanted to tell...

  • Chinook Skate Park build date depends on local fundraising

    Steve Edwards

    The Chinook Lions Club was notified that work could begin this fall on the new skate park. The skate park will be a totally new facility to be built at the southwest corner of 9th Street West and Pennsylvania Street-directly behind the Chinook City Pool on the old parking lot. Per a representative of Evergreen Skateparks, the pool builders, "The project is a little short on funding so construction cannot begin this summer as hoped." The idea of a skate park in Chinook was first discussed at a...

  • Harlem and Chinook Youth Are Encouraged to Register for KidsMAT

    Donna Miller

    The Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) team invites Blaine County youth to sign up for one of the KidsMAT summer camps. June 17-20 will see the crew from MAT working with KidsMAT campers in Chinook at Sweet Memorial Park. Harlem’s camp will occur at Harlem High School’s Little Gym from June 24-27. Registration is now open for these performing arts summer camp experiences which are designed for children in the 5-14 age range. According to Youth Program Coordinator, Tylyn Turner, campers will...

  • Beaver Creek Park Plays Host to Ren Faire

    Donna Miller

    The Eagles Campground in Beaver Creek Park played host to the Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) Ren Faire this past weekend, June 7-9. Beginning on Friday evening and concluding on Sunday following a 2:00 p.m. performance of The Imaginary Invalid, the event offered entertainment, a number of food and craft vendors, as well as various activities and games for all ages. Producers of the event were Bear Paw Mountain Outfitters, Gary and Leo’s IGA, and Charlie’s Heating and Air. Sponsors included...

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