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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Dec. 25

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-News and The Searchlight to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday, Dec. 22, 14 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding one female inmate and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Monday, Dec. 22:
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Robert Bigleggins, 39, Wolf Point, arrested on probation violation. Transferred to federal custody;
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner/family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint and criminal endangerment;
•Samantha Jo Furukawaa, 32, Provo, Utah., partner/family member assault, released;   
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Stuart Hamman, 26, Pensacola, Fla., contempt of court;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Dakota Kinzie, 23, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist,  Chat-
toroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Wyatt C. Montclair, 20, Poplar, arrested on U.S. Marshal’s warrant, transferred to federal custody;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out-of- county warrant;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Derek Reed, 32, Seattle, Wash., criminal contempt warrant;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer.

JMG Students Find Joy In Giving


Culbertson Jobs for Montana’s Graduates students are helping hand out gifts to Culbertson students in grades kindergarten through 12. As fun as it was for the elementary students to receive the gifts, there was a lesson that was great in these teenagers to experience the joy of giving and seeing the smiles on their faces. Gifts were courtesy of HPDP via Kenny Smoker. JMG seniors Zandie Bighorn, Michael Azure and Rayneese Betshismedicine helped pass out gifts.  (Photo by Mary Machart)

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Kim Francis' kindergarten class at Culbertson School displays the gifts they received from Kenny Smoker of HPDP.   (Photo by Mary Machart)

Commissioners Consider Cost Of Researching Oil Royalties

The Roosevelt County Commissioners continued a discussion of hiring an employee or consultant to research possible county ownership of oil royalties and mineral interests and costs the county could incur, Tuesday, Dec. 16.
The project that could take three or four years to complete could cost as much as $400 per day for a contracted consultant, which could be as much as $104,000 per year.
“If the price of oil tanks, is it worth the cost to the county,” Roosevelt County Attorney Jordan Knudsen asked.
The only way we could afford to do it is to advertise for a county employee and establish a good hourly wage,” commissioner Gary Macdonald said and added that the county cannot afford $400 per day.
Macdonald said some oil people have contacted the commissioners about the possibility of oil royalty research.
He said one recommendation is to start researching existing wells to ensure that the royalty information is correct.
Another suggestion discussed at the meeting was to start the research with the highest producing wells and work down to lower producing wells.
The commissionrs will revisit the matter in January.
In another matter, the commissioners approved a future purchase of body cameras for sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff Jason Frederick said he has not finished researching types of cameras and costs.

MDT Proposes An Overlay Project For Highway 16 Near Froid

The Montana Department of Transportation  would like to notify the public and seek comments on a proposal to overlay about 7.5 miles of Highway 16, north and south of Froid in Roosevelt County. The project begins south of Froid and just north of county road 2044, at reference post 81.4 and extends north for 7.5 miles ending near county road 2051, reference post 73.8.  Proposed work includes applying a new overlay, and finishing with a seal & cover (chip seal), upgraded pavement marking, and signage. The purpose of the project is to extend the service life of the highway and take a cost-effective action to preserve and maintain the existing highway.
The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2015, depending on completion of all project development activities and availability of funding. No new Right-of-Way or utility relocations will be needed.
For information, contact Shane Mintz at 406-345-8212.

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