Wolf Point Herald

A Wet Gumbo Forecast For The Weekend

The National Weather Service in Glasgow has reported that a slow moving weather system will move into eastern Montana during the evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 1, and will remain over the area for most of the weekend.
According to information provided by Greg Forrester, Glasgow NWS senior forecaster and hydrology program manager, rain is expected to move into Roosevelt, Valley and other northeastern Montana counties Thursday night and could continue to Sunday. Rainfall is expected to range between a quarter-inch in some locations more than an inch in others.
Warm and dry weather with highs mostly in the 70s are expected to precede the storm. Temperatures will cool to about 60 degrees for highs on Friday and the 50s for Saturday and Sunday.
Winds are forecast to be 10 to 20 mph in the eastern area of Roosevelt County, but could vary. The winds are expected to turn to the northeast or north for all areas Saturday night as the low moves to the east.
Forrester cautions that wet weather could make travel difficult on gravel roads and is likely to put harvesting on hold.

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Optimist Officers

10.1.15.Optimist Officers

The Wolf Point Optimist Club installed officers Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Wolf Point Elks Club. Attending from out of the area were: Doug Kirby, Billings; Gord Currie, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Don Morrison of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Pictured are: (from left to right) Larry Neutgens, director; Kerrie Letschke, director; Pat Stennes, director; Elsie Hanson, director; Donna Reum, president; Dennis Nelson, director; Gloria Sande, secretary/treasurer and new lieutenant governor for District 13 and Zone 10; Currie; Karen Nelson, vice president; and Pat Henry, director.  (Submitted photo)

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Clark To Become Sheriff’s Monitor Of Sex Offenders

The Roosevelt County Commissioners created a new position of sexual offender registration deputy and approved current jail administrator Melvin Clark for the position Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Clark will remain as jail administrator until Dec. 31 and will train Troy Blount, who will replace him in the position.
Sheriff Jason Frederick said Clark will monitor all registered sex offenders in Roosevelt County and will visit them to ensure that they are where they are supposed to be and are following probation conditions.
In other business, the commissioners accepted the resignation of assistant coroner Steve Kirkegard, who will remain as a deputy coroner.
In another matter, the commissioners approved an agreement with the city of Wolf Point for the city to pay the county $12,404 for the continued services of Justice Court Judge Traci Harada as city judge.
The commissioners also approved several computer purchases including a laptop for aging services and desktop computers for the commissioners administrative assistant, and aging services.

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Cape Air To Continue Service For Montana Airports

Senator Steve Daines today announced that Cape Air has been re-approved as the Essential Air Service provider for airports in Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point.
“Cape Air provides Montana’s community airports in Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point with critical transportation services. It has proven to be a reliable and badly needed service for a number of Montana’s rural communities,” Daines stated. “As a commuter air carrier, Cape Air makes it easier to do business and travel in eastern Montana. I’m pleased by the Department of Transportation's excellent decision to renew Cape Air as the Essential Air Service provider for these communities.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Cape Air to continue to provide EAS for Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point at a three percent increase in annual subsidy for each year of the four year EAS contract. The current annual combined DOT subsidy is $11,950,426.

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Trio Accused Of Stealing Truck To Visit Man In Glasgow Jail Enter Not Guilty Pleas

The three transients who authorities say drove to Glasgow in a stolen a pickup truck to visit a friend in the Valley County Detention Center appeared for arraignments in 15th District Court Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Amanda Marie Broyles, 41, of Lexington, Mo., Brett Joseph Sandy, 25, of Orange, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev., and Shannon Michelle Tammel, 40, of St. Louis, Mo., pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Authorities say all are believed to have recently lived in Williston, N.D.
The trio made initial appearances on Aug. 12.
According to the RCSO and charging documents, Tammel claimed to be the girlfriend of Julian “Ty” Baughman, of Florida, a Roosevelt County inmate being held at the Valley County Detention Center.
Baughman was found in possession of two vehicles in Culbertson that were reported stolen in the Williston, N.D., area. He one of two men accused of taking RCSO deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen truck through Culbertson in July that ended with officers shooting out the tires to stop the pickup in a field.
Broyles is charged with felony theft, and misdemeanor counts of displaying a license plate assigned to another vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while the privilege to do so is suspended or revoked [by North Dakota] and obstructing a peace officer. Sandy and Tammel are charged with felony theft.
The three were arrested in Wolf Point on Aug. 11 after an off-duty RCSO deputy observed the pickup that appeared suspicious at Town Pump. He contacted the Roosevelt County dispatch center and was informed that the Wyoming license plates were registered to a different vehicle. The deputy called a RCSO sergeant who was on duty. The sergeant followed the pickup and conducted a traffic stop in the Albertson’s parking lot.
The Wolf Point Police Department and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice assisted at the scene.
According to the charging documents Sandy admitted to officers that he stole the truck. Broyles, the driver, is alleged to have given a false name.
The charging documents also state that pickup, reported stolen in North Dakota, had spray paint covering the actual paint in an apparent attempt to disguise the vehicle.
The Valley County Detention Center is holding Broyles and Tammel for Roosevelt County. Sandy is lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail. All three are held on $25,000 bail.
The Montana Standard of Butte reported in April that Baughman and a woman identified as Shannon Michelle Culey, then 39, of St. Louis, Mo., were arrested for attempting to steal a pickup truck in Butte and being in possession of a car that was reported stolen in Billings that contained between $2,000 and $3,000 worth of stolen items. A records search showed that Culey has used the alias Tammel.

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