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 News    May 25, 2022 

Pray for our Ag Producers, Our County Depends on it

The recent struggles facing our local ranchers have reached a critical point. Shortages of Hay, lack of rain and other obstacles are forcing area producers to send good cattle with high quality...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 25, 2022 

Command Vehicle Will Increase Department's Efficiency

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) has a new command vehicle, Unit #708. This white Ford F250 HD pickup is outfitted with an Iconic X First Responder Truck Cap and multiple added features...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 25, 2022 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Impacts Montana

In a news release on May 2, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) announced that Montana now has eight flocks of birds with a confirmed infection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). This report comes after HPAI was detected in a...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    May 25, 2022 

Blaine County Primary, June 7, 2022, Commissioner District #2 only Contested Race

The 2022 Election season kicks off in Montana with the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7 with the winners of each primary receiving their party's nomination to appear on the November 8 General...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 25, 2022 

Innovation Results from Garbage

As part of a project to generate environmental awareness for Earth Day, third graders at Meadowlark Elementary School were challenged by their teacher, Mrs. Amanda Davies, to find a piece of...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    May 25, 2022 

Dry land Farming 101: Irrigation Districts

Blaine County is home to five established Irrigation Districts that serve our local farmers. The districts are a small part of a much larger project. To begin with water is managed through Fresno...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 25, 2022 

Harlem Friends of the Library Will Host a Silent Auction

Harlem Friends of the Library will be hosting a Silent Auction at the Harlem Public Library with final bids being taken on June 8. Items will be displayed at the library starting May 25 with closing...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 25, 2022 

Zaso Offers Mental Health Services

A home-based and community services therapist in private practice, Karen G. Zaso, MSW, SWLC, wishes to inform readers that her experience as a Behavioral Analyst with Colors in Life, Incorporated, qualifies her to offer an array of options for...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 25, 2022 

Voting Matters

When Blaine County voters exercise their right to vote in the primary election on June 7, they will do more than determine which candidates will advance to the General Election ballot in November. They will play a role in deciding how the marijuana...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022

Chinook Man to Be Featured on Travelogue Program

When Montana's longest running travelogue program, Backroads of Montana returns to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) airways at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 23, it will feature a new host, a Blaine...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022

Oceans of Possibility Await Blaine County Readers This Summer

With the school year winding down, many educators express concern about "summer slide," the decline of skills developed during the previous school year when they don't get practiced. Without...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022

LAC Offers Tips for Self-Care, Looks for Community Resilience Coordinator, and Offers Grants

As National Mental Health Awareness Month continues, the Local Advisory Council for Mental Health (LAC) continues to share tips for self-care. They are also looking for someone willing to serve on the Council, as well as applicants for their...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022

Montana Seed Show Awards two Scholarships

The Montana Seed Show has awarded two scholarships in the amount of $300 each for this year to: Laci Maloney - Turner Kaden LaBrie - Malta The Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have shown...

 
 By Alan Sorensen    News    May 18, 2022

Bear Paw Marathon Pre-Race Day Carbo-Load Banquet June 3rd

Friends of the Bear Paw Marathon are seeking help with preparing and serving its all-you-can-eat spaghetti and baked potato banquet on Friday, June 3, at the Eagles Club in Havre. The pre-marathon race-day meal has been shown to provide runners and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022

Quilt Guild Makes Donations to Gift of Life Housing and Legacy House

When the Block Builders Quilt Guild met on May 10 in the Blaine County Library's Meeting Room, members unveiled their projects completed for Gift of Life Housing and Harold & Carmen Poulsen...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 18, 2022

Kleinjan Will Celebrate Dual Events on May 24

May 24 is a special date to Art Kleinjan for two important reasons. First, he will celebrate his 90th birthday, and second, he will be retiring from his position as meal delivery person for the Chinook Senior Citizen Center. Regarding his secret to...

 

Local Qualifies to the CNFR

Congratulations to our MSU-Northern women's team for finishing 2nd in the year end team standings and qualifying Mikenna Schauer, Kassidy Willliamson, Brittney Cox, and Jill Marcenko to the CNFR!...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Local Groups and County Agencies Will Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month by Spreading Gratitude and Joy

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental, emotional, or behavioral health concerns. During May, which has been designated National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Blaine County...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

The Ultimate Salad and Dessert Bar Returns

After COVID put the Ultimate Salad and Dessert Bar into hibernation for two years, JUMP is ready to bring that event back. The smorgasbord-style event will take place on May 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Wallner Hall in Chinook. According to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Envelope Fundraiser Generates Funds for Arena Improvements

Blaine County 4-H has set a goal to improve the area near the Show and Sale Arena on the Blaine County Fairgrounds by planting grass and installing shade structures in time for the 2022 fair. Hoping...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Grant Funds Will Help Capture Agricultural History

When Community Outreach Manager from the Montana History Foundation (MHF), Zachary Coe announced on March 29 that twenty-eight projects across the state received a total of $212,187 in grant funds disbursed for preservation projects in 2022, another...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Be Vigilant Against Scammers

A Blaine County resident reported last week that she had been scammed by someone claiming affiliation with Microsoft. Unfortunately, these and other tech support scams are fairly common. Unscrupulous cybercriminals have built a multi-million-dollar i...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Noteworthy Results Reported from District Music Festival

High school musicians from ten schools representing District #7 gathered at Havre High School to perform at the District Music Festival on April 22-23. After earning Superior ratings, two solo choir...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 11, 2022

Mitchell Captures Spirit of Montana

In a surprise school assembly on Thursday, April 28, Chinook High School senior Halle Mitchell was honored for her entrepreneurial spirit with the Spirit of Montana Award. While on his second 56...

 
 By Press Release    News    May 11, 2022

Havre Elks Lodge announces Scholorship winners

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 recently awarded six scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. One of the six winners was a Blaine County resident from Turner High School. • Lacy Maloney -...

 

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