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Fresno Reservoir at 59% Capacity heading into the Dog Days of Summer

This aerial photo taken recently shows the current water levels at the north end of Fresno Reservoir. Currently, Fresno is listed at 59% capacity. Work is still being done at various locations along...

 By Donna Miller    News    June 30, 2021

'Tis the Season, for Bugs That Is

With every season, different insects appear, and occasionally we see those that might inspire a comment like "What in tarnation is this devil bug?!" When that happens, there's an app for that....

 By Press Release    News    June 30, 2021

Fort Peck Reservoir water levels are down…what does this mean for the fishery?

FORT PECK – Anglers and boaters recreating on Fort Peck Reservoir this year have noticed that water levels are lower than they have been the last several years. More shoreline is exposed, boat ramps are longer (all ramps are currently usable), and...



September 14th Primary Election The City offices that are up for elections are as follows: CITY OF CHINOOK Mayor- 4 year term Council person Ward 1 - 4 year term Council person Ward 2 - 4 year term CITY OF HARLEM Mayor—4 year term Council person... Full story

 By Carla Jenewein    News    June 30, 2021

Red Cross Blood Drive in Chinook July 20th

Red Cross Blood Drive is Tuesday July 20, from 12 noon - 6PM. Appointments are highly encouraged by the Red Cross. However, the Red Cross does realize that an appointment is not always possible. Due to the difficulty at the past two drives to...

 By Donna Miller    News    June 30, 2021

Summer Field Day Features Cederberg Plot Tour

MSU Blaine County Extension and the Northern Ag Research Center (NARC) held a Summer Field Day on Tuesday, June 22 at the Max and Kirsti Cederberg Farm north of Turner. After receiving updates on the...


Journal Jots

Harlem Library Today the library board of trustees will hold their monthly meeting at 4:15 in the library meeting room. Contact the library if you have completed the June Book Challenge. The challenge for July is to read a book featuring an animal....

 By Donna Miller    News    June 30, 2021

These Are the "Survive If Possible" Months for Those Involved in 4-H Programs

Over thirty youth from Blaine County participated in the 2021 Multi-County 4-H Camp held at Camp Kiwanis south of Havre from June 14-June 15. The theme this year was "Decades of Fun." Cloverbud Camp w...

 By Jane Krass    Lifestyles    June 30, 2021

Hogeland News

Don’t forget the Rabies Clinic is today (Wednesday, June 30) from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in Turner at the Old Fire Hall! Gene and Susan Billmayer attended the Northern Ag Research Crop Tour on Max Cederberg’s Tuesday evening. Brandon Beck and friend...


Phyllis Gail Gilbert

PHYLLIS GAIL GILBERT went peacefully to her heavenly home on May 17, 2021, at age 71. Phyllis was born on April 7, 1950, at Fort Belknap, Montana, to Lewis Clarence and Irene Bridget (Fitzsimmons) Gil... Full story


Ted R. Olszewski

Ted R. Olszewski, 90, passed away of natural causes June 19, 2021 in Great Falls, MT. Services were held at the Turner Gym, Turner MT on June 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Wing Cemetery... Full story


Myrtle G. Schubert

Myrtle G. Schubert, 89, passed away at her residence on Friday, June 18, 2021, due to natural causes. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 20... Full story


Kermit Ben Teske

Kermit Ben Teske, 93, of Casper, Wyoming passed away of natural causes on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his home in Casper. He was born on November 27, 1927 to Ben and Ruth Teske in Salem, South Dakota.... Full story


Mildred Kinsey

Mildred Kinsey, 64, passed away due to natural causes on June 16, 2021 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT. Wake services were held at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 18, 2021 with the rosary at 7:00 PM... Full story

 By Donna Miller    News    June 30, 2021

Being a Part of Something Bigger

Established in 2017, the LifeGuard Group is a company of experts committed to seeking justice for perpetrators of human trafficking and restoration for its victims. With the knowledge that every...

 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 Press Release    News    June 30, 2021

Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in May

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate declined again, falling to 3.6% in May, down from 4.0% in January and down from 9.1% one year ago. The unemployment rate for the U.S. was 5.8% for the month of May. “Montanans who were sidelined durin...


Letter to the Editor

I read with interest the June 23rd article “Voters May Not Get A Voice”. I along with several other community members were in attendance and a spirited discussion of the “Nonpartisan Ordinance” occurred. Following that meeting, I did...


Blaine County Library

Blaine County Library will be closed Monday July 5th in observation of Independence Day. Regular programs will resume Tuesday July 6th. Rebecca Stroh will be our Summer Reading guest and will be...


Harlem Library

The Harlem Library Board of Trustees will meet today at 4:15 in the library meeting room. The majority of this meeting will be spent in online training about the state library. The library will be...


Auditions Held and Roles Cast for Youth Show

Actors' Theatre held auditions for actors and actresses interested in a role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 2021 Youth Show with anticipated show dates in July and August. The cast list was announced on Tuesday, June 15. Although no one...


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