Wolf Point Herald

Calling Inventors And Anyone With Original Products Or Ideas

Area residents with inventions or innovative ideas or products will have an opportunity to learn how to connect with commercial markets during a workshop in Wolf Point Wednesday, July 30.
The Montana Department of Commerce Business Resources Division will present a  Montana Technology Innovation Partnership free roundtable meeting at Great Northern Development Corp., located at 233 Cascade St. in Wolf Point, at 1 p.m.
Topics will include protecting ideas and inventions, research and development opportunities and feasibility to achieve sales in a proposed market.
Audrey Wooding, of Bozeman, will present the workshop.
She said assistance is available to businesses and individuals for research and development.
Wooding said she will be available to answer questions about grant opportunities and intellectual property, for writers and others.
“People don’t necessarily have to be researchers or developers. It could be an inventor who is working in their garage,” Wooding said. “They may need assistance about different strategies if they are working in their garage.”
We will gear it toward the people who show up,” she said.
Similar roundtable events will be presented in Billings, July 28; in Miles City, July 29; in Havre, July 31; and in Lewistown, Aug. 1.
For additional information, contact Lorene Hintz at 653-2590 or Audrey Wooding at 994-3885 or visit http://mtip.mt.gov/events.mcpx.

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Several Appear In Court For Pleas

Several people appeared in 15th District Court Wednesday, July 16.
Joel Tarango Campos of Las Cruses, N.M., initially pleaded guilty to criminal possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Defense attorney Mark Epperson said Campos was acting against his advice.
Judge David Cybulski said he would strike the guilty plea.
After meeting with Epperson in private, Campos entered not guilty pleas to both charges.
A trial date of Oct. 16 was set.
Cybulski said the state is seeking treatment for Campos as a persistent felony offender, which would mandate a minimum five-year prison sentence with a maximum of 100 years.
Dale Robert Fowler, 60, of Wolf Point waived his right to a speedy trial to allow time for him to complete a Veteran’s Administration substance abuse treatment program in South Dakota.
Fowler pleaded not guilty during a previous court appearance to a felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs in October 2013.
Fowler had a trial scheduled for Sept. 18.
Other cases are against him.
Wolf Point officers arrested Fowler April 2 on a warrant out of McCone County following a traffic stop at Sixth Avenue South and Main Street for a stop sign violation and driving while license was suspended or revoked, according to information provided by the WPPD.
Fowler also pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, second or subsequent offense, in 15th District Court, Wednesday, June 11.
He also pleaded not guilty to driving on a suspended or revoked license and driving with no insurance.
April Dawn Frost of Evansville, Wyo., entered pleas of not guilty on three counts that include criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
A trial date of Oct. 16 was set.
Defense attorney John Wheatcroft said he will seek a bond reduction at a future hearing.
Trial dates, Sept. 22 and Oct. 16, were set for Jeremy Thomas Sepanski, of Plentywood, charged with forgery, theft and obstruction of a peace officer.
He also had a change of attorney from Cynthia Thornton to John Wheatcroft.
Sepanski has another case against him in Plentywood.
Darryl James Lewis of Powell, Wyo., pleaded not guilty to five drug-related charges.
A trial date of Oct. 16 was set.
Michael Allen Monson pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment on a change of plea for an incident that occurred in Culbertson on Jan. 14.
Sentencing will follow completion of a presentencing  investigation by the Department of Probation.

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Correction

The Herald-News and The Searchlight reported Thursday, July 17, that the Roosevelt County Commissioners approved a raise for themselves and all county department heads. The correct amount of the commissioner’s $1,500 pay increase is $51,000, up from $49,500.

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Ogres! Donkeys! Dragons! Fort Peck Summer Theatre Presents Shrek

HN.7.24.14SHREK


A high-energy musical based on the Oscar winning film, Shrek The Musical, takes the Fort Peck Summer Theatre by storm for three weeks only.
In a far away kingdom, chaos ensues as an ogre is sent to rescue a beautiful princess from a dragon guarded tower. Throw in a motor-mouthed Donkey, a bad guy with a short temper, a gingerbread cookie with an attitude and a plethora of fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily there is one on hand – and his name is Shrek!
Shrek is a massive technical achievement for the theatre, as it features multiple elaborate costumes, special effects make-up and magical transformations.
A 25’ dragon puppet, built by the staff of Missoula Children’s Theatre, is voiced by Cassandra Norville Klaphake, the artistic producer at Arizona Broadway Theatre.
The production stars Glasgow natives Quinn Vaira, Hailey Stone and Tommi Prewett as Princess Fiona at various ages, and FPST artistic director Andy Meyers as Shrek, as well as Jerome Jaymes (Donkey), David Brumfield (Lord Farquaad), Em Laudeman (Gingy) and FPST performing arts director Morgan Phelps (Pinocchio).
The cast is rounded out by Josie Braaten, Alex Bradford, Chanel Bragg, Nick Dirkes, EJ Dohring, Daniel Dunn, Debra
Griebel, Dan Hance, Sydney Hayward, Mikaela Loya, Rachel Lynn Pewitt, Tayte Prewett, Jay Roberts, Mike Rukstad, Bridger Sanders, Ayla Stone, Elle Stone, Eva Stone, Colton Swibold, Harlan Taylor, Nancy Vaira and Megan Wiltshire.
Shrek is helmed by Mark and Lynzee Foreman, award winning directors from Phoenix, Ariz., who are making their FPST debut, along with Joseph Martinez, artistic director of Missoula Children’s Theatre. The design staff is Sarah Bell (costumes), Kurt Alger (hair/make-up), Shy Iverson (scenic), Spencer Perry (lighting), Mike Rukstad (sound) and Paige O’Neill (props).
Performances are July 25 through Aug. 10: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.
For tickets and more information, call the Fort Peck box office at 526-9943. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as Shrek is sure to pack the houses, as did standing-room-only productions earlier this season.

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For July 24

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between July 14 and 20. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
July 14
9:33 a.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire north of the landfill that was deemed suspicious.
6:04 p.m., officers responded to Prairie Cinema for a request to remove an unwanted person and cited Kaylob Trowbridge, 22, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.
7:57 p.m., officers responded to Fifth Avenue South and Custer Street for a minor motor vehicle accident with minimal damage and no reported injuries, and cited Liara Grubbs, 19, of Wolf Point, for careless driving.
July 15
5:39 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of a burglary with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
11 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fallon Street for a report of a theft from the property with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
3:19 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire in the Windy Hill area that was deemed suspicious.
7:57 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft and cited Josh Martel, 25, of Wolf Point, for theft.
8:33 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Third Avenue South and arrested Alex Kelsey, 28, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
July 16
5:17 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Third Avenue for a report of a disturbance in progress and later, as a result, cited Kaylob Trowbridge, 22, of Wolf Point, with disorderly conduct.
6:36 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of a disturbance in progress and later, as a result, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Frank Baker, 32, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
7:37 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
July 17
5:14 a.m., officers responded to the former Hi-Line Wholesale on U.S. Hwy. 2 for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
1:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire on Montana Hwy. 250 North that was deemed suspicious.
4:06 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire on Montana Hwy. 13 North at the Stensland ranch. The property owner put the fire out and firefighters were called back to the station.
6:58 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
9:48 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Fallon Street for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area. The investigation continues.
July 18
5:30 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of an unwanted male on the property and arrested Darwin Melbourne, 27, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
7:35 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Third Avenue South for a report of a disturbance in progress and arrested Raymond Casarez, 31, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
8:24 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Granville Street for a report of harassment. The investigation continues.
8:46 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire off Sixth Avenue South behind the Head Start building. BIA firefighters were also at the scene and the WPVFD left the scene 12 minutes later for a residential structure fire. The BIA firefighters extinguished the grass fire.
8:58 p.m., firefighters responded to a residential structure fire on the 400 block of Garfield Street with two trucks and seven firefighters. Firefighters returned to the station at 10:39 p.m. The fire was not suspicious.
8:58 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Garfield Street to assist firefighters with traffic control at the scene of a residential structure fire.
10:38 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire off Seventh Avenue South and Fairweather Street that was deemed suspicious.
11:21 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire near the sewage lagoon that was deemed suspicious.
July 19
12:32 a.m., firefighters responded to Smith Road, near Fairweather and Sixth Avenue South for a fire in an abandoned residential structure. After extinguishing that fire, firefighters saw smoke nearby and responded to multiple small grass fires near the Wolf Point High School football field. The fires were deemed suspicious.
2:08 a.m., as a result of a traffic stop on the 500 block of Cascade Street, officers cited Charlie Beauchamp, 33, of Wolf Point, for driving under the influence.
2:51 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of a suspicious individual in the area. The investigation continues.
1:23 p.m., firefighters responded to Montana Hwy. 250 North near mile marker 22 for a non-suspicious grass fire.
2:15 p.m., officers responded to Seventh Avenue North and assisted the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice at the scene of a stabbing. City police could not release any additional information.
2:45 p.m., firefighters responded to the Honda Hills area for a grass fire that was deemed suspicious.
3:01 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 2 and Montana Hwy. 250 as an assist to another agency for a report of an intoxicated male and arrested Raymond Ackerman, 51, of Frazer, for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
4:10 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Cascade Street for a report of a domestic disturbance and arrested Donelle Parker, 42, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse. No injuries were reported.
4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Cascade Street for two reports of vandalism to two vehicles with combined damage over $1,000. The investigation continues.
9:03 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s and cited Garrett Gray, 42, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct, public urination and resisting arrest.
July 20
12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a fight in progress and cited Carrie Shawl, 39, of Wolf Point, for possession of dangerous drugs.
3:11 a.m., firefighters responded to Fourth Avenue South and Helena Street for a grass fire that was deemed suspicious.
5 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Granville Street for a report of a suspicious individual in the area and arrested a 14-year-old Wolf Point male for minor in possession of alcohol.
9:46 a.m., firefighters responded to the alley on the 300 block between Custer and Dawson streets for a garbage can fire that was deemed suspicious.
2:31 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
3:43 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Helena Street for a report of a disturbance in progress and cited the following three individuals for simple assault: Isabel Sharp, 28, of Wolf Point; Chris Warclub, 37, of Wolf Point; and Olivia Beaudry, 32, of Wolf Point .
8:05 p.m., firefighters responded to Fifth Avenue South and Fairweather Street for a garbage can fire that was deemed suspicious.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between July 14 and 20: checks of wellbeing, nine; civil standby, three; domestic disturbance, nine; public assistance, 15; motor vehicle accident, three; removal of unwanted individuals, 15; animal complaints, five; medical assistance, six; alarm, five; fire assistance, one; alarm, five; assist other agency, six; unfounded report, nine; fireworks complaints, three; and driving complaints, seven.

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