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Industrial Park Site Purchased For New Development

The Culbertson City Council was informed Monday, July 7, that the industrial park lawsuit was recently settled and the land has been purchased by an unnamed individual for an undisclosed business development.
The site is on Montana Hwy. 60, across the road from Dry Prairie Rural Water, one-half mile north of Culbertson.
In other business, the council discussed the governmental review that voters passed by one vote, 74-73, in the June 3 election. Voters in other communities in Roosevelt County rejected similar measures. A county governmental review also failed at the polls.
“We are going to have to do a two year process. We need to find three volunteers to be on the study commission,” Mayor Gordon Oelkers said.
The town has budgeted $5,000 for the review.
In another matter, the council approved the recommendation from a recent speed study of traffic entering Culbertson.
The speed limit for traffic entering on U.S. Hwy. 2 from the east will decrease from 35 to 25 mph. Traffic entering from the south will be slowed in increments that include 55 mph between existing 35 and 70 mph increments. There will be no change for traffic entering from the north.
The council also discussed plans for the city to replace storm lines, three blocks of water line and new sidewalk curb and gutter when the Montana Department of Transportation reconstructs about 1.3 miles of U.S. Hwy. 2 through Culbertson.
The state portion of the project would include wider concrete surfacing, new signing and pavement markings.
The council also discussed Phase 2 of the water treatment project, which is on track to begin during spring 2015. It includes new lagoons and wastewater discharge.

Swimming Fundamentals

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Under the watchful eye of swim instructor Renee Oelkers, a 2014 Culbertson High School graduate, children learn the fundmentals of swimming while the sunny weather cooperates on Tuesday, July 8, at the Culbertson swimming pool.   (Photo by Nancy Mahan)

DUI Task Force Considers Culbertson Alcohol Server Training

The Roosevelt County DUI Task Force discussed a recent alcohol server training class in Wolf Point and a need to offer the class in Culbertson during the July meeting of the Task Force, held at the Roosevelt County Health Department in Wolf Point, Tuesday, July 1.
Twelve people — all employees of Wolf Point bars and restaurants — attended the alcohol server class in Wolf Point, Tuesday, June 2.
It was presented at no charge by the Glasgow-Wolf Point Work Force Center.
They offered to present the same training in Culbertson if the DUI Task Force would request that they do so.
County Commissioner Gary Macdonald said the same training program should be offered to alcohol servers in Culbertson. Then he issued what could have been a warning to bar owners on the east side of the county. Macdonald said if there isn’t a good turn-out for a class in Culbertson, a sheriff’s deputy could conduct compliance checks on Culbertson establishments that serve alcohol.
Task Force member Mary Vine suggested purchasing drink coasters for bars with the DUI Task Force name and a “drink responsible” message. Vine’s suggestion was received favorably and she was asked to obtain prices.
Task force member John Carlbom asked if there were statistics on a recent law enforcement sobriety check stop. Vine said she would ask for numbers of DUI arrests.
The DUI Task Force will next meet Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., in the conference room at the Health Department.

New Housing

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New housing of single or doublewide mobile homes is making progress in the new development just east of the Stage Coach Bar and Grill in Culbertson.  (Photo by Nancy Mahan)

CHS Construction Progress

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Progress is being made on the new addition to the Culbertson High School wing.    (Photo by Nancy Mahan)