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 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Brewfest Coming to Blaine County Fairgrounds

On Saturday, January 26 from 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m., the Blaine County Fair Foundation will play host to a Blaine County Brewfest, which will be held in the Commercial Building at the fairgrounds located at 300 Cleveland Road West in Chinook....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Joey Malsam Will Be Inducted into Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) and Western Heritage Center (WHC) recently announced the eleventh class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, and Chinook resident Joseph Louis...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Postage Rates set to Increase January 27

Area residents might wish to stock up on stamps now since the United States Postal Service (USPS) has proposed new postage rates to be implemented on Sunday, January 27, 2019, subject to approval by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). If...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Upcoming Soil Workshops Will Help Producers Address Resource Health

The Kimmel Ranch, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting two workshops on the topic "Soil Health: A Key to Profitability" on January 28-29, and anyone...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Triangle Communications Announces February Grant and Scholarship Deadlines

Triangle Communications supports area youth by providing educational programs and scholarship opportunities. In the spirit of communication, Triangle announces two upcoming deadlines of February 1 and February 15. The Triangle Communications Youth...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Two Chinook Men Will Take the Stage in Death of a Salesman

On Thursday, January 17, when the curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. on the Montana Actors Theater (MAT) production of Arthur Miller's American classic Death of a Salesman, Chinook residents Ben Hall and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

OPI Seeking Teams for Drone, Rover, and Space Flight Competition

Students and teachers fascinated by drones, rover navigation, and space flight will likely be pleased to learn that the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) has received approval to conduct a national student competition that celebrates NASA’s 50th...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 16, 2019 

Community Pond Program Grant Applications Due February 1

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) wishes to remind state agencies, cities, counties, angler groups, civic organizations, or other community-based organizations that applications for Community Pond Program Grants are due on or before February...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

MSU Extension Winter Beef Symposium Begins Tomorrow

The MSU Blaine County Extension Service, in collaboration with the MSU Hill County Extension, Havre Chamber Agri-business, and Northern Ag Research Center (NARC), invites area producers to their Winter Beef Symposium on January 10 and January 24 at...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Chinook FFA to Host Stockmanship Clinic with Tom Curtin

On Tuesday, January 15, the Chinook Chapter of the FFA will be hosting a stockmanship clinic with stockmanship expert Tom Curtin. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Commercial...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

'The Birds & The Bees': Local Pheasants Forever Chapter Forms Partnerships to Enhance Habitat

In most contexts and conversations, the phrase “the birds and the bees” is a metaphor for explaining the mechanics of reproduction to younger children. Relying on imagery of bees pollinating and eggs hatching enables parents to portray sex as...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Blaine County Library Book Club Will Meet on January 14

Free People Reading Freely, the Blaine County Library Book Club, will hold its fourth meeting on Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. The book club is reading 2017’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books, so any interested readers—whether they have attended...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Pheasants Forever Builds a Wildlife Area along the Teton River

Last February, the Pheasants Forever Organization purchased approximately 279 acres of mixed riparian/wetland, grass prairie, and dryland crop ground 45 minutes North of Great Falls along the Teton Ri...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Blaine County Beacon

The word beacon has its origin in Old English when its meaning referred to a signal or lighthouse. Beacons were used not only by ships and later by airfields as a warning or guidance system but as a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 9, 2019

Wagons, Riders Needed: For Milk River Wagon Train Company's 50th Anniversary

The Milk River Wagon Train Company is gearing up for their 50th Annual Milk River Wagon Train trail ride, which will take place from August 28—September 2. Although the approximately 48-mile trek from Zortman to Malta won’t occur until late summe...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 2, 2019

USDA Market Facilitation Program Deadline Approaches

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind producers of certain commodities about the USDA Market Facilitation Program (MFP) deadline of January 15, 2019. The MFP will assist agricultural producers to meet some of the costs of disrupted markets...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 2, 2019

Several new hires highlight Blaine Counties New Year

Just as the layers of a lake experience turn-over with the changing of the season, Blaine County is experiencing turnover, with multiple new hires. The Road and Bridge Department has seen several new...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 26, 2018

New Technology Will Address School Safety Challenges

Raptor Technologies calls themselves “the gold standard in school safety,” and the Chinook Schools are considering adopting a Visitor Management system produced by Raptor to address school safety challenges and to streamline other school...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 26, 2018

Big Flat Grocery Receives Two Grants to help purchase a backup generator

The Big Flat Market Cooperative in Turner has been working towards the purchase of a backup generator that will enable them to protect their inventory and to remain in operation in the event of any...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 26, 2018

Hartland Colony School Holds 8th Annual Christmas Program 'The Sole of Christmas'

The Hartland Colony School, which is part of the Chinook School District, held its 8th Annual Christmas program on December 19 with a dramatic performance by Mr. Nick Turner and his current students....

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 19, 2018

Livestock/insect haulers relieved from ELD compliance 'until further notice'

The Agricultural Information page on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website shared an announcement on December 13 that will positively impact the agriculture industry:...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 19, 2018

Let the Children Dance

By Donna L. Miller BCJ News Mark Matthews is a writer, historian, officer with the Missoula Folklore Society, and writing instructor at the University of Montana College of Technology in Missoula. He...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 19, 2018

Aaniiih Nakoda College Accepting Applicants for Teacher Preparation Program

If you are an American Indian enrolled as member of a federally recognized tribe and you've always dreamed of being a teacher, your wish may come true if you apply to the teacher-training program at A...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 19, 2018

School Music Programs Provide Entertainment

‘Tis the season for holiday programs, and the Chinook Schools are showcasing the musical talents developed by Mr. Levi Williams, the Music Programs Director. On December 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m., Meadowlark Elementary students enrolled in...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    December 12, 2018

Chinook Takes First Place in Drama Sweepstakes on Saturday

Eleven Class B and C schools competed in the Chinook Invitational Speech and Drama Meet on Saturday, December 8. At the conclusion of the meet, after storing their props and exchanging their...

 

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