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 By Diana Maloney    News    June 8, 2022

TURNER SCHOOL HAS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Earlier this year, the Turner school was awarded a grant for an after school program. Included in this program are numerous adults that have committed to teach a class or do a project. This past...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 8, 2022

Foundation Announces June Events

The Friends of the Pool and Park Foundation (FPPF) announced an upcoming fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, June 11. To coincide with the Chinook Swim Meet, the Foundation will be holding a Pulled Pork Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Eagles Club, located...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 8, 2022

Harlem Elementary School Closes Out the School Year with Celebrations

On Thursday, May 26 during the last week of the 2021-2022 school year, Harlem Elementary School (HES) students, staff, and administration commemorated the retirements of four staff members....

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 1, 2022

Honoring & Remembering those Who Have Served

Memorial Day was celebrated on Monday with gatherings happening across Blaine County in private memorials or at larger social gatherings. The Chinook Veterans of Foreign Wars held their Annual Celebra...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Producers Proceeding with Cautious Optimism Despite the Drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a map released every Thursday, showing parts of the United States that are experiencing drought conditions. For some time now, Blaine County has been in the red, coding at...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Pollinators and Food Forests Take the Spotlight

In support of local pollinators, Aaniiih Nakoda College Library and the USDA Extension Program sponsored a viewing of the Nature film My Garden of a Thousand Bees on Tuesday, May 17. Morning...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Local Teacher Wins Award

On May 5, Sheena Wortman, who teaches at Bear Paw Elementary School (BPES) in South Blaine County, learned she had won a Rural Teacher Appreciation Award from Hill County Electric Cooperative. A $1500...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Roaring Students Honored

Harlem Elementary School presents another outstanding group of winning young Wildcats! The Rockin' ROAR students for the week ending April 22 are as follows: Back Row: Travis Heppner (grade 6), Arin...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 1, 2022

Ranchers Continue to Deal with Predators, Solutions Being Sought

Livestock losses due to predators has skyrocketed in the past 15 years. In 2007 the state legislature began the Livestock Loss Program. Early on the program compensated ranchers for their losses due...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Poetry Jam Deemed a Success

On May 11, the Chinook Senior Center played host to a Poetry Jam. The event, which began at 1:00 p.m., was organized by Lois Butcher and featured ten presenters. Butcher said she worried at first...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Lucky Lil's Gets a Makeover

The Lucky Lil's Casino location in Chinook has a new sign. Workers from CAT Graphics, a commercial sign company based in Great Falls, were onsite removing the old sign and installing a new one on May...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 1, 2022

Harlem Welcomes a New Business

There is a new business operating on Harlem's Main Street. Owned by James and Frances Hodgson, The Corner Hub opened on Wednesday, May 18 with breakfast and lunch items. During their first week open,...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 1, 2022

Life in the Fast Lane, Some Folks Just Have to Go Fast

The 'Need for Speed', you either have it or you don't. Some people just like to go fast, and others don't. Going 'fast' is an incredible rush whether you're a fan or not. I don't think there are many...

 

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...

 

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