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Reclamation moving quickly to assess damage on the St. Mary Canal

BILLINGS, Montana – At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, a concrete drop structure failed on the Bureau of Reclamation's Milk River Project St. Mary Canal, northwest of the town of Cut...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Local Cattle Producers Have a Beef with Congress

Since 1899, “to have a beef” has indicated more than just owning cattle, taking on significance outside the field or corral and meaning to harbor a complaint, grievance, or objection. Today, those who raise cattle and many who eat beef have a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Blaine County Residents Are Urged to Complete the 2020 Census

On behalf of the Department of Commerce, Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, who also chairs the Montana Complete Count Committee, contacted Blaine County officials this past week about the seriously...

 

Receive Quality Health Care from the Comfort of Home: Sweet Medical Center offers advanced virtual medical appointments

Sweet Medical Center has launched a new telehealth solution that allows patients to use their smartphone or tablet to receive in-depth medical examinations with a licensed health care provider in the comfort of their home. “Our use of a telehealth...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Governor Bullock Announces Phase Two of Montana's Reopening Plan

In a press conference on May 19, Governor Steve Bullock announced that beginning on June 1, Montana will move from Phase One to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan. Among other changes, the transition will mean lifting the 14-day out-of-state...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Fall Classes Will Start August 31 at MSU-Northern

Officials at Montana State University-Northern announced on May 20 that a task force has determined that the start date for fall semester will remain as published, and classes will begin on August 31, 2020. The first regular summer session will...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Chinook FFA Partners with Garden Club to Beautify Main Street

Upon learning last February that she had received a National FFA Living to Serve grant in the amount of $800.00, Robin Allen, Advisor of the Chinook Chapter of the FFA, set to work with FFA members...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Perspectives from Blaine County Junior High and High School Teachers: Their Challenges and Happy Surprises

Last week, the Blaine County Journal-News-Opinion joined local school administrators in celebrating area teachers who have faced the school closure challenge with a level of professionalism and...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

In Some Capacity, Blaine County Fair Will Happen

Even though Cascade County Commissioners voted 3-0 on May 19 to cancel the 2020 Montana State Fair due to health and financial concerns tied to COVID-19, Blaine County planned to stay the course with...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 27, 2020 

Returning to Montana Means Having a Life

Chinook has a new postmistress, and this one, in her words, is "here to stay." Kasha Jeide's first day on the job was April 27, and she expressed pleasure at being "back home in Montana." Jeide began...

 

An constant line of support on Amber Miller Day

On Saturday, May 16, 2020 the town of Chinook celebrated Amber Miller Day as a way to help her deal with her current battle with cancer. The community again came together in support of one of their...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 20, 2020

Influencing Happiness with Ice Cream

While some businesses are struggling in these times replete with regulations and social distancing guidelines, new businesses are finding a footing. The Harlem area will soon be seeing and hearing a...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 20, 2020

FFA Members Shine in Virtual Awards Ceremony

On May 7, the Chinook FFA Chapter held its 2020 FFA Banquet in a virtual format. During the video conference program, multiple awards were presented, accomplishments recognized, new members graduated into the Chapter, and another slate of officers...

 

USDA Stockgrowers Press Release

MSGA Shows Support for COOL Resolution HELENA, Mont. (May 13, 2020) - Today, Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines signed onto a resolution to reinstate Country-of-Origin (COOL) labeling for pork and beef. Similarly, Congressman Greg Gianforte sent a...

 

USDA Annouces June 12 Application Cutoff for CSP

BOZEMAN, Mont., May 13, 2020 – The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is June 12, 2020. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers,...

 

Corrections

Last weeks edition of the Blaine County Journal was incorrect in listing Turner's Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Turner had two Co-Valedictorians: Sarah Billmayer and Jack Harmon. In our section...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    May 20, 2020

Forever Grateful to a Community that is always willing to go above and beyond

2020 has been anything but usual in the terms of how we go about our daily lives. Beginning in the middle of March, we have had our lives turned upside down by circumstances that none of us were...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    May 20, 2020

Turner Graduates Honored at Graduation Celebration

Turner Graduation 2020 took place in the Turner Park, following recommendations set by the Blaine County Health Department, this past Saturday, May 16, 2020. Graduating at the service were the seven...

 

Chinook Harlem and Hays/Lodge Pole Graduates Celebrate

Graduation ceremonies were a little different this year due to COVID-19. Each school still found a fun way to honor their seniors on graduation day. Chinook celebrated Drive-in Movie style while...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Chinook High School Outlines Its Graduation Plan for the Class of 2020

Chinook High School Planned in conjunction with the Blaine County Health Department and approved by the Chinook School Board of Trustees, the Chinook High School (CHS) graduating class of 2020 will...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Harlem High School Releases Graduation Plans

Harlem High School Earlier this month, in a letter mailed out to members of the Harlem High School Senior Class of 2020, Doug Komrosky, Principal, and Bonnie Nesslar, Assistant Principal, shared...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Turner School Officials Announce Graduation Plans and End-of-Year Procedures

Turner High School After working with the Blaine County Health Department in developing guidelines, Superintendent of Turner Public Schools, Tony Warren announced that graduation for the Turner Class...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Get Out and Grow Campaign Encourages Gardening

Through their collective efforts, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Montana Agricultural Business Association, East Helena High School FFA Chapter, and Montana State University (MSU)...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    May 13, 2020

Tilleman Plans to Build Ag Education from His New Post at OPI

Former Sugarbeeter and 1999 Chinook High School graduate, Eric Tilleman, has been named the Agricultural Education Specialist at the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) in Helena. To his new position,...

 

Groups Launch Online Voter Portal

MISSOULA, MT - Today, four Montana organizations launched an online portal to encourage voter registration. The Forward Montana Foundation, Montana Women Vote, MontPIRG, and Western Native Voice have a long history of registering eligible Montanans...

 

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