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 By Kody Farmer    News    January 22, 2020 

Recent trade deals provide a significant boost to area producers United States-Mexico-Canada, US-China Phase 1 and US Japan trade agreements end months of speculation

Regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself on, or if you stand in the middle, the three recent trade deals signed into law by President Trump have impacted local farmers and ranchers in a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020 

Midwinter Fair Organizers Looking for Vendors, Sponsors, and Contestants

The Fort Belknap Indian Community invites everyone to its 52nd Annual Mid-Winter Fair (MWF), which is slated for February 5-8. For this year's MWF, the theme is "Envisioning the Future, Embracing the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020 

Blaine County Welcomes New MSU Extension Agent, Sarah Johnson

Blaine County has a new Extension Agent. Friday, January 10 was Sarah Johnson's sixth day on the job. Johnson comes to Chinook from a small town in Minnesota with a population of approximately 2,043,...

 

FWP looks to improve customer service with two changes to 2020 licenses

Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. The most visible change Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks customers will see is a change to license paper. Starting this year, both licenses and...

 
 By Carla Jenewein    News    January 22, 2020 

Chinook Blood Drive collects 38 Pints

The Chinook community hosted the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday January 7, 2020. There were 43 individuals that showed up to donate with 5 deferrals making our total number of pints donated...

 

Montana Association Of Clerks & Recorders $1000 Scholarship Forms Available

The Montana Association of Clerks and Recorders is again sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior who will be attending an in-state college or university. The last day of acceptance of the application is March 15, 2020. Application...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020 

Sugarbeeters Place Second in Class C Drama Sweepstakes in Pre-Divisional Challenge

Sara Davidson, the K-12 music teacher and speech and drama coach for Simms School District, welcomed competitors to the Simms/Power-Dutton-Brady speech and drama tournament on January 18. Although temperatures were below zero across the Hi-Line as...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 22, 2020 

Blaine County Beacon: The Best Business Doesn't Feel Like a Business

After graduating from Chinook High School in 1996, Bobbi Jo Buck attended MSU-Bozeman from 1996-2000, eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. She then attended Walla...

 
 By Laura Kellam    News    January 22, 2020 

Lunch and Learn ACTuesdays!

CHS is starting up our second annual Lunch and Learn ACTuesdays! Our English, science, and math teachers volunteer to provide tutorials during lunch once a week and students attending receive a free lunch provided by our culinary arts program. These...

 

Montana Technological University students named to fall semester 2019 honor rolls

Butte – The following Montana Technological University students have been placed on the Honor Roll (HR), Dean’s List (DL), and Chancellor’s List (CL) Honor Roll for the fall semester 2019 at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. Students are listed...

 

Montana State University students named to fall semester 2019 honor rolls

MSU News Service — BOZEMAN – Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2019. There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President’s List and the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the lists, students...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 15, 2020

Shambo Camp: Providing Local Youth a Safe Place to Hang Out Derrick & Melissa Shambo provide a safe, stable environment focused on team building and self improvement

Melissa and Derrick Shambo have a good thing going just off Highway 66. Heading south through Blaine County, just before reaching the turnoff to Hays/Lodge Pole High School is 'Shambo Camp', a three...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

Second Annual Brew Fest Coming to Blaine County Fairgrounds

Save the date! On Saturday, February 1 from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the Blaine County Fair Foundation will play host to the Second Annual Blaine County Brew Fest, which will be held in the Commercial...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

USDA Livestock Nutrition Workshop Scheduled for Tuesday

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Blaine County Conservation District invite area cattle producers and any other interested individuals...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

Montana Actors' Theatre (MAT) Offers Paid Internship Opportunities

As it has for the past several summers, Montana Actors’ Theatre (MAT) in Havre, Montana, is again offering paid internships for college students and recent college graduates. These young adults manage and direct the KidsMAT touring children’s...

 

FWP releases final EIS on bison restoration

After an exhaustive public process that spanned nearly eight years, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today issued a decision that sets the parameters for the restoration of publicly managed bison. The department is not advancing a site-specific bison r...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    January 15, 2020

Turner Geography Bee Winners

Grades four through 8 from Turner School participated in the school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee this week. Bridget Reed a 6th grader won first place, and Second place was awarded to...

 

March 15th Deadline for Election & Enrollment of 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Schedule an appointment with FSA ASAP to complete your paperwork.

Agricultural producers can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020. The...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

Making Sense of Dyslexia Laws

Until recently, Montana was one of several states with no dyslexia laws on the books. All that changed when Senate Bill 140 (SB 140), the Montana Dyslexia Screening and Intervention Act, was signed by Governor Steve Bullock on May 1, 2019 and passed...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 15, 2020

Blaine County 4-H Hosts Market Swine Project Presentation

On Saturday, January 11, the Blaine County Extension Office held a 4-H Swine Workshop for all Market Swine project participants at the Triple E Room in Chinook. The workshop featured award-winning...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 8, 2020

Colorful beginnings in 2020 for CHS Freshman Student Brendan Huckabee gifts classmate Tyler Schoen Enchroma Glasses to help correct color blindness

The Holidays are a time of celebration, a time for inclusion and a chance for us to get together with friends and family. They brighten our spirits, and our sense of being as we bring closure to the...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 8, 2020

Chinook FFA Advisor Robin Allen Attends Mandatory Military Training

When members of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA were travelling back to Chinook from Indianapolis after the National FFA Convention in early November, their advisor Robin Allen was flying to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 8, 2020

Ft. Belknap Extension Agent Elizabeth Werk Wins Community Impact Award

Elizabeth Werk, Agriculture Agent at Fort Belknap Extension, was recently named the recipient of the inaugural Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (MACDEP) Community...

 
 By Owen Davies    News    January 8, 2020

White Pine 4H Files December Meeting minutes

The meeting of the White Pine 4H meeting at the library meeting room was called to order by president Mya Berreth with three leaders (Ashley Liddle, Jamie Berreth, and Bobbi Klingaman) and 19 members present ( Drake Berreth, Mya Berreth, Heyden Berre...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    January 1, 2020

Blaine County Youth Attend Beef Project Workshop

By Donna L. Miller BCJ News On Monday, December 23, fourteen beef project 4-H and FFA members attended a Blaine County 4-H Beef Project Workshop held from ten o'clock until noon at the Triple E...

 

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