- Written by Darla Downs
The Fort Peck Tribes Veterans Affairs office hosted an awards ceremony on Monday, May 23, to honor tribal veterans by presenting numerous veterans with medals and certificates each had earned during their years of service.
- Written by John Plestina
A multi-cultural healing tool paid homage to Kenzley Olson’s brief 414-day life and shed light on harsh realities of violence and drug and alcohol addiction on the Fort Peck Reservation during a somber traditional ceremony in Greet The Dawn Auditorium in Poplar Wednesday, May 16.
- Written by The Herald-News
Volunteer instructors are being sought for the hunter and bowhunter education programs in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6, which includes the counties of Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, McCone, Sheridan and Roosevelt. In particular, more instructors are needed in the Culbertson, Bainville, Froid, Medicine Lake and Plentywood areas.
Hunter and bowhunter education are state mandated courses, which are taught by dedicated volunteers.
Region 6 is in need of recruiting more of these dedicated men and women to continue to serve the Region 6 area. Anyone who is at least 12 years old is eligible to apply.
The heart of Montana’s hunter and bowhunter education programs is the group of dedicated volunteer instructors.
They stand as examples of how each hunter should demonstrate safety, ethics, behavior, and responsibility to not only themselves, but also to landowners, other hunters and the resource.
These instructors choose to honor Montana’s hunting heritage and “Pass it On!” by sharing their skills, experiences and their love of hunting and Montana’s vast resources with those new to hunting and outdoor adventure.
If you are interested in the future of hunting, in improving sportsmanship and safety in the field, or teaching an appreciation for the vast hunting resources in Montana, then we need you to join us and “Pass it On!”
For information on becoming a hunter or bowhunter education instructor, call Marc Kloker, Region 6 information and education program manager, at 406-228-3704, or visit the FWP web site at fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/instructors/ to learn more and apply.
- Written by Bill Vander Weele
The Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Committee planned upcoming events during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10, in Wolf Point.
Lee Allmer, chairman of the committee, made sure that participants knew that Lindsey McNabb is the county’s new disaster and emergency services director.
“We try to make it the right environment for everyone to have a say,” Allmer, deputy DES director, said.
McNabb said DES didn’t receive the homeland security grant this year, partly because she didn’t have much time to complete the grant after being selected as director.
She hopes that she can spend more time on the grant in future years.
Allmer urges all officials to be pro-active and get a head start before grant items come up.
Summer activities for the committee include having booths at the county fair, Wolf Point Stampede and other events. Allmer explained volunteer hours at such activities translate into more funding through the pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant and less burden on taxpayers.
The hospital in Culbertson will have a health fair on Saturday, July 23, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.
Another important upcoming event is crisis management training for school-based situations. Rusty Boxer, the Fort Peck Tribal DES coordinator, is organizing the event to be held in Poplar.
Allmer said he’s pleased that school officials from Wolf Point, Frontier, Froid and Bainville have attended recent LEPC meetings. “They know we’re out there and trying to do something,” Allmer said.
Lori Reed, FEMA, EPA preparedness unit, spoke about how outreach group has plans to become more available in eastern Montana.
She said she is willing to answer any questions dealing with grants. “We don’t want to leave any of the money on the table,” Reed said.
The next LEPC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in Poplar.
- Written by Angela Rose Benson
The smoke from the fire between
Bainville and Culbertson along U.S. Highway 2 on Friday, May 6.
(Photo by Angela Rose Benson)
On the afternoon of Friday, May 6, a fire started between Culbertson and Bainville along Highway 2, roughly 3 miles east of Culbertson.