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Harsh winter hard on everyone, including Livestock


March 7, 2018

The winter has bee the fifth coldest on record according the National Weather Service. Its's been hard on anything living and that only makes calving season a bit more complicated.

The winter of 2017-18 will be talked about for many years to come just as the winter of 1978-79 is still fresh in the minds of those there to experience it.

That winter was extremely cold and provided many problems that some couldn't overcome. There were lambing and cow/calf operations that had to sell off their entire herds because they couldn't maintain them. The city of Chinook had experienced more than 55 water main breaks at local residences and as many as five main line breaks by February first.

By the middle of the month the City of Chinook was being notified of an average of 5-6 wa...

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