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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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The Roosevelt County Commissioners held their regular public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the commissioners’ office in Wolf Point. Commissioners Gary Macdonald, Duane Nygaard and Gordon Oelkers were in attendance.
Culbertson’s Mike Olson was unanimously approved as county fire warden.

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Heat For Froid Discussed At Library Board Meeting

Roosevelt County library director Andrea Hayes told The Searchlight that the decision to sort large print books into a special section at the main branch in Wolf Point has been popular with library regulars. The section is mainly fiction titles at this point, but plans are in the works to add to the nonfiction offerings.
Hayes was in attendance at the regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Library board at the main branch in Wolf Point Saturday, Jan. 26. She was joined by library chairperson Laurie Evans, trustee Pat Henry and vice chairperson Gloria Mason.

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Froid Neighborhood Watch Meeting Set For Jan. 29

The town of Froid will be implementing a Neighborhood Watch Program this month. The event kicks off with a community meeting on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Froid Community Center. Attendees will be presented with an overview of what the Neighborhood Watch is and what it is not. There will also be a line-up of expert speakers including Roosevelt County Attorney Austin Knudsen, Town of Froid Prosecuting Attorney Laura Christoffersen and a representative from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department. Families from Froid and Froid rural areas are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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