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Culbertson Science Fair Held

On the day of this paper’s publication, Thursday, Feb. 7, 116 Culbertson Public School elementary and junior high students were busy at work displaying their poster boards and perfecting their presentations in preparation of the K-8 science fair. It will be open to the public from 6 until 7 p.m. in the school’s new gym in the elementary wing. Public entrance was at the south elementary doors.
The science fair is mandatory for fourth- through eighth-grade students but optional for kindergarten through third-grade students, according to science fair coordinator Amy Berwick, a fourth-grade teacher at Culbertson school.
Berwick spoke on the importance of the science fair for students as they each pick a project, form a hypothesis and carry out the experiment.
“It allows them to work through the scientific method. Sometimes, the results are what they predicted and sometimes they are not, just the same as scientists encounter in real life, and this is an important concept for students to understand,” she stated.
Students are able to visit with judges to discuss their project, giving them the opportunity to show their knowledge on the experiment.
The school will take fifth- through eighth-grade students that have received blue ribbons at the Culbertson K-8 Science Fair to the regional science fair in Havre.

DUI Task Force Holds First Meeting In Culbertson

The Roosevelt County DUI Task Force discussed revising criteria for scholarships for 2019 high school graduates when the task force met at the Roosevelt County Complex in Culbertson, Friday, Feb. 1.

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DUI Task Force Holds First Meeting In Culbertson (2)

The Roosevelt County DUI Task Force discussed revising criteria for scholarships for 2019 high school graduates when the task force met at the Roosevelt County Complex in Culbertson, Friday, Feb. 1.

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Property Assessment Office In Wolf Point To Close Feb. 28

The Montana Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment field office in Wolf Point will close permanently on Feb. 28. This closure is part of the department’s move to streamline operations and best use its limited resources.
After the closure, the Glasgow field office will be the primary resource for the needs of Roosevelt County property owners. That office is located at 501 Court Square No. 7 in Glasgow and may be reached at 228-6236.

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Froid Residents Meet To Talk Neighborhood Watch


Froid trio Suzy and Mark Russell and Misty Williams hosted public talks about the formation of a neighborhood watch program for the Froid area Jan. 29 at the Froid Community Center on the north end of town. It was a very cold night, with temperatures clocking in at -9 degrees, but that didn’t stop Williams and the Russells and from welcoming a hardy group of locals, 26 in all, as well as Roosevelt County Attorney Austin Knudsen (pictured above), Town of Froid Prosecuting Attorney Laura Christoffersen and Deputy Ryan Vankerhove from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department.
The general discussion was led by Williams and the Russells, each speaking in turn. The meeting included a neighborhood watch overview and then opened up to a question and answer period, with the assembled legal and law enforcement representatives speaking directly to community members.
The discussions became wide-ranging, but seemed to serve as an impromptu civics course for residents interested in the details of enforcement procedures and homeowners rights.
“We were so pleased with the level of engagement from our attendees,” said Suzy Russell. “They were very participatory and that is exactly what we wanted. We did get off on a few rabbit trails here and there.”
The meeting ran well into the evening. Despite the cold weather and the late hour, the assembled were in no hurry to call it a night.
“Folks hung around — even though we went so late — they still hung around and many with smiles and laughs, “said Russell. “The atmosphere was light-hearted, positive, healthy. It was great to see.”
The next steps are more community involvement and planning for an info-sharing website.
Russell said, “We are planning on creating a website that we hope will be a repository of information, whether it’s resources for contacting the Justice of the Peace, or a finding resources for family members struggling with a drug addicted family member, or viewing local news from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.”
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