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 By Kody Farmer    News    November 6, 2019

Chinook Volunteer Fire Department receives grant to purchase new generator

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department recently received news that a grant they had applied for back in March had been approved. The severe winter storm and subsequently lengthy power outage back in th...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 30, 2019

First things first: Hunter Education is where all good hunters begin their journey

"Its always rewarding when the kids see me at the school Monday morning after a successful hunt and tell me stories and show me pictures," said Don Swenson. What he is referring to is one of the...

 

North 40 Outfitters: Ready to serve the Hi-line

Long time residents of the Hi-line can remember the old Big R store location in downtown Havre. The store seemed to have it all when I was a kid growing up in the 1980's. The store, originally built...

 

USDA Encourages Affected Producers to Contact Agents for Delayed Harvest

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Pro...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 30, 2019

Area Youth Bring Home Regional Awards and Memories from the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE)

Several area youth participated in the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE), which took place at the MetraPark in Billings on October 12-19. Wylee Simenson, Cody Arnold, Alyssa Gruszie,...

 

Chinook Blood Drive set for November 5th Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio St. from 12:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you have not made an appointment to donate, you can go on-line at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS). However, walk-ins are always welcome. There will be...

 

Halloween Safety Tips

Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to...

 
 By Janice Gilham    News    October 30, 2019

Harlem Elementary ROARing Students of the Week

Harlem Elementary has chosen kindergärtner, Jaxton Brady, and fifth grader, Lillian Cochran, as the most recent students to join the ROAR Roster. Jaxton and Lillian have been Respectful, Organized,...

 

Producers Reminded of new Livestock Loss Payment Requirements

Helena, Mont. – Montana’s Livestock Loss Board pays livestock owners for verified livestock losses due to wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions. SB 133 was passed during Montana’s 2019 legislative session and requires a livestock owner to...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 30, 2019

Blaine County 4-H Will Celebrate Achievement Night on November 3 at Fairgrounds Commercial Building

Juli Snedigar, MSU Blaine County Agriculture and 4-H Extension Agent, announced that this Sunday, November 3, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Blaine County Fairground’s Commercial Building, the local 4-H Club members, their leaders, their families,...

 

Chinook Jr. High Exploratory Agriculture Students Inform us on Noxious Weeds

Robin Allen, a CHS Educator has assigned each of her Junior high students in Exploratory Agriculture a noxious weed to research. Their job is to be able to recognize noxious weeds as well as educate others on how to eradicate and stop the spread of...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 23, 2019

Hunting season in full swing as general rifle season for big game opens

Hunting and fishing are two of the most popular activities for many along the Hi-line and across Montana. The industry also provides a huge boost to our local economy, bringing in plenty of hunters fr...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 23, 2019

'Diabetes Beatdown' raises awareness at local event

The Sweet Medical Center held their first ever Diabetes Beatdown this past Saturday at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about Diabetes. The disease...

 

Aaniiih Nakoda College hires Director of Nursing for the "Grow Our Own' nursing program

It was with great pleasure that Aaniiih Nakoda College presented to the Board of Nursing in Helena on January 19th Ms. LaVerne Parker, RN, MSN, as the Director of our 'Grow Our Own' nursing program....

 

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA to Create Advisory Committee Meeting set for December 3, 2019 in Great Falls

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana oilseed growers to create an advisory committee. MDA will hold a listening session to receive additional grower input regarding the...

 

Shooting Range Development Grant Applications Are Open

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces that the application period to apply for a shooting range improvement grant is now open. Completed applications must be received no later than February 1, 2020. Montana’s Shooting Range Grant Program,...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 23, 2019

Work Has Begun on Nursing Home Remodel Project

After accepting bids, the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home has awarded the building contract for their remodel project to Clausen and Sons, a Havre-based, full-service general contractor that works on a va...

 

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Grants Part of Community-Driven Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce today announced grant awards as part of a new, community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism and economic development in eastern Montana communities. The Eastern Montana Tourism Partner...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 23, 2019

Harlem Civic Association to Hold Community Events

The Harlem Civic Association has two events planned for October 29, and they invite the community to join them at the Harlem Little Rockies Senior Center to celebrate. According to event organizers,...

 

Mule deer buck harvested in Hunting District 630 suspected positive for CWD

A mule deer buck harvested by an archery hunter last month is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease. The hunter had submitted the lymph nodes from the deer for testing. A follow up test is being ran to confirm the results. This marks...

 
 By Janice Gilham    News    October 23, 2019

Harlem Elementary celebrates Fire Prevention with Local volunteers

Members of the Harlem Volunteer Fire Department visited the elementary school during Fire Prevention Week. Kyle Kuntz, Byron Yellowrobe, Chief - Robert Scheffelmaer, Steven Hopkins, Candus...

 

USDA Honors 25 Years of Tribal Land - Grant Universities and their Contributions

Editor’s Note - Aaniiih Nakoda College is one of the Tribal Colleges that has Land Grant Status. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today honored the 25th anniversary of the legislation that recognized 29 tribal...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 16, 2019

Blaine County Farmer, Rancher & Community Dinner

The Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd Annual Farmer/Rancher & Community Appreciation night at the Blaine County Fairgrounds Commercial Building this past Saturday. A good crowd was on...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    October 16, 2019

Harvest still not complete, weather causing problems

Farming has never been said to be easy. It takes long hours and hard work to get the harvest completed in a perfect scenario. Add in unpredictable weather, including high winds, a winter storm with plenty of wet snow and freezing temperatures and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    October 16, 2019

Trade Agreement Holds Potential for Montana Ag Producers

In the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Monday, October 7, in Washington D.C., Montana Senator Steve Daines and President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Fred Wacker from Miles City, were present for the signing of the U.S.-Japan trade...

 

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