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 By Kody Farmer    News    August 4, 2021 

Capital Improvement Plan Underway, Public Input Requested to Help Prioritize Areas with the Most Need

The Blaine County Commission is in the midst or working on updating the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). This is a very important that will greatly affect the services provided to the people of...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 4, 2021 

Chinook Lions, Harlem Swim Teams Complete Another Successful Swim Season

The summer swim season concluded this past weekend in Colombia Falls with the Montana Federation of Swimmers State Meet. Both the Chinook Lions and Harlem swim teams performed very well over the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    August 4, 2021 

Fall Sports: Are You Ready? Practice Starts, August 13th

Editors note: The following includes information directly related to Chinook Junior and Senior High Schools as submitted by Chinook Athletic Director Paula Molyneaux. Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole and Turner schools have similar policies in place as well....

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    August 4, 2021 

Residents Encouraged to Remain Vigilant with Fire Safety and Prevention

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department was again called out to a fire on July 31, joining forces with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to contain the 'Cow Fire'. The fire burned approximately 100...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 28, 2021

Milk River Indian Days Makes Return This Friday with Parade, Grand Entry to take Place Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

The Milk River Indian Days (MRID) Pow Wow has featured some of the most beautiful pageantry, dancing and drumming around the country for more than 50 years. The MRID Pow Wow has attracted folks from...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 28, 2021

Fire consumes 250+ Acres south of Chinook

This Chinook Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Fire Truck is parked with an extinguished burnt field behind it after firefighters successfully contained and extinguished the largest fire of the year...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 28, 2021

Tammy Bergman Enjoys Her Guests as a Warmshowers Host

Warmshowers is a global network of individuals building a community to connect touring cyclist. Tammy Bergman of Chinook has joined the ranks and recently began hosting cyclists as they criss cross...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 28, 2021

Chinook Lions, Harlem Water Dragons perform well at Eastern Divisional Swim Meet

The Chinook Lions and Harlem Water Dragon Swim Teams were in Lewistown this past weekend at the Montana Federation of Swimmers Eastern Divisional. Chinook finished with 421 points in qualifying 18...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 21, 2021

$100 Million Funding Bill for St. Mary/Milk River passes out of Senate Natural Resource Committee, Work still to be done

Montana Senators John Tester and Steve Daines released press statements regarding the Bi-partisan Bill designed to provide as much as 100 Million Dollars to repair the Milk River Irrigation...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 21, 2021

Staff Sergent Nickolaus Mowrer, U.S. Olympian, has Strong Harlem Family Connection

So few people have the honor of representing the United States on the world stage. Even fewer have the opportunity to do so on the grandest stage of them all, the Olympics. Butte, Montana native...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 21, 2021

Chinook in Sidney, Harlem in Choteau, Divisionals in Lewistown this Weekend

The regular season of the Montana Federation of Swimmers summer schedule concluded this past weekend with the Chinook Lions Swim Team competing in Sidney and the bulk of the Harlem Swim Team in...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 21, 2021

From Billings to Phoenix: Blaine County Athletes Continue to Perform at a High Level

July is a very busy month for many student athletes in Blaine County. The Big Sky State Games are being played over the course of three weeks in Billings and include everything from Table Tennis to...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 14, 2021

Fire Season in Full Swing in Blaine County

Fire season is definitely upon us here along the Hi-line. This past week a number of fires forced local volunteer fire departments and landowners, as well as State and Federal officials, to jump into...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 14, 2021

Blaine County Courtroom Installs New State of the Art Sound System

Despite being the largest courtroom in the Seventeenth Judicial District the Blaine County courtroom was the only one without a sound system installed. Recently that changed, "This is something new, b...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 14, 2021

After a week off, Harlem and Chinook Swim Teams Return to the Pool

After taking a week off to celebrate Independence Day and spend the Fourth of July weekend with family and friends, the Chinook Lions ans Harlem Swim Teams were back in the pool this past weekend....

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 14, 2021

'Beeter Volleyball Team in Billings, Competing at the Big Sky State Games

The Chinook Sugarbeeter Volleyball team came together to form a single team with the availability to compete at the Big Sky State Games in Billings this past weekend. Because of the age disparity...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 14, 2021

Full Field of 26 Teams Compete in the Harshman Memorial Golf Tournament at Chinook Course

The Chinook Golf and Country Club hosted 26 teams in the Annual Maurice Harshman Memorial Golf Tournament this past Saturday. This event has grown through the years and with the tandem of Mike...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    July 7, 2021

Shackelford Licensure Completes First Class Management Team at Sweet Home

The Sweet Memorial Nursing Home Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Sweet Memorial Nursing Home Administrator Rebecca Shackelford has recently passed her exam, met all the...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 7, 2021

Ro Wiggins Brings his 'gROw' Basketball Camp to Hays for Kids Grades 3-12

This past week, July 1-3 kids in the Hays and Lodge Pole communities and those nearby were fortunate enough to be able to take part in the 'gROw Basketball Training Camp' held at the Hays/Lodge Pole...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 7, 2021

Chinook Girls win Havre B League Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in 8 Innings

The Chinook B League Girls Fast-Pitch Softball team concluded a perfect season with a bases loaded walk-off walk in eighth inning of the Championship Game on Thursday, June 24. Chinook won the title...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 7, 2021

Community Dinner serves 110 Plus, Harshman Tourney and Others on the way at Chinook Course

The Chinook Golf and Country Club held its annual Community Dinner and Auction on Saturday, June 26 at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. The evening festivities included a BBQ Baby-back Rib Dinner...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 30, 2021

Dwight Hofeldt Retires, Headed to Texas

Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021, Dwight Hofeldt retired from his job with the Chinook Public Schools. Dwight is well know around the community of Chinook and throughout all of Blaine County as always...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    June 30, 2021

Harlem, Chinook Swimmers find more Gold at Roundup Invitational

The Chinook Lions and Harlem Swim Teams headed south to Roundup as they look to fine tune things heading into the Fourth of July Weekend. The Divisional Swim Meet is just a few weeks away in...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    June 30, 2021

Sugarbeeter Girls Basketball Team Competing Extremely well in June Tournament Action

The Chinook Sugarbeeter Girls Basketball team has been putting in the work this summer and have found plenty of success along the way. Head Coach Mike Jones has taken his teams to Dawson Community...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 23, 2021

22nd Annual Barber Bearpaw Bowmen 3D Archery Shoot a Huge Success

After a long difficult year it was great to see all the campers lining up in the field at the Barber Ranch for the 22nd Annual Barber Ranch Archery Shoot. Located in the Hungry Hollow near Lloyd...

 

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