Wolf Point Herald

Commissioners Ponder Possible County Ownership Of Oil Royalties

The Roosevelt County Commissioners discussed hiring an employee or consultant to research possible county ownership of oil royalties and mineral interests Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Commission presiding officer Duane Nygaard said the county might not be getting all royalties it is entitled to and research could lead to the county recovering royalties it might be entitled to.
The research could be a lengthy process, possibly taking two or three years.
Assistant county attorney Jordan Knudsen said the research should begin with the eastern end of the county where there is the most oil exploration and work westward.
Knudsen called the research “specialized borderline legal work.”
No decision was made on whether to hire an employee of a consultant.
The commission will revisit the issue at another meeting later this month.

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Wolf Point School Board Fills Several Positions

The Wolf Point School board filled several positions during the monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 8.
The board approved the hiring of: K.D. Madison, junior class advisor; Michael Contreras, junior high and high school custodian; Jory Erickson, junior high wrestling coach and substitute teacher; Mikela Smith, junior high drill team coach; Cole
Baker, Gear Up parent liaison; and Meili Baker, substitute teacher.
The board also approved the resignation of substitute custodian Connie Dahl.
The board approved purchases of $12,895 for sheet metal from Baileigh Industrial of Manttowoc, Wisc., and $7,560 for tools and equipment from Woodworkers Supply Inc. of Casper, Wyo.
The board also approved the Yellowstone Ecology Project International Trip for summer 2015. The matter had been tabled from the October meeting because of questions of liability.
The board tabled a decision following a student disciplinary hearing that was held in a closed executive session. They will address the issue during the next board meeting Monday, Jan. 12.

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Frontier School Board Adopts Rachel’s Challenge

The Frontier School board voted to participate in the Rachel’s Challenge anti-bullying program Monday, Dec. 8.
Rachel’s Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments and helps children make better choices.
The program is named in memory of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School [Colorado] shooting in 1999, and is in part based on her writings.
The school board discussed having an in-service day Monday, Jan. 19, to better inform teachers about Rachel’s Challenge. Teachers and administrators from several other school districts have been invited to attend.
The following day, a Rachel’s Challenge presentation will be presented to students.
In other business, the board hired Linda Spotts and Megan Winkler as substitute teachers.

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Angel Tree

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First Community Bank of Wolf Point donated $200 to the Wolf Point Optimists Club for their Angel Tree fundraiser. Pictured are (from left to right) Optimists Elsie Hanson and Donna Reum, and First Community employees Jessi Webb and Jhona Peterson.  (Submitted photo)

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30 Days Of Perfect Attendance

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Rainey Azure’s first-grade class celebrated 30 days perfect attendance, Wednesday, Dec. 3. Kelli Vine’s first-grade class and the second-grade classes of Daisha Douglas, Dianne Hoversland and Jocelyn Peters are also close to reaching the 30-day mark. Pictured are (in alphabetical order) Kelly Baker, Andrew Beauchamp, Ashton Bell, Duran Big Leggins, Aiden Eagle, Anthony Fox, Aleecia Garfield, Pacer Garrett, Quintanna Gonzalez, Gabriel Keiser, Marley MacDonald, Wyatte Martin-Martell, Emily Nefzger, Rilley Smith, Navella Weeks and Joseph White Snow.                             (Submitted photo)

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