Wolf Point Herald

Careless Camping At Homeless Camp Leads To Fire


A grass fire that started at a campsite about 300 feet south of the Sherman Inn where people that are believed to be homeless were camping burned within a few hundred feet of homes in windy conditions Sunday, Aug. 30. The fire was reported about 11 a.m. The Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department responded and had the fire out in less than a half hour. It was not known at press time whether anyone would charged in connection with the fire. A tent is visible in the photo. (Photo by John Plestina)

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Puppies By The Pound


Wolf Point Pound Puppies animal rescue organization held “Diamonds in the RUFF” adoption day and foster recruitment in the Shopko parking lot Saturday, Aug. 29. Kelli Hackley holds a dog she and her mother fostered while she was home for the summer from Montana State University - Billings. The dog is available for adoption. For additional information about adoptions and fostering, contact Tina at 650-2177, Darla at 451-4847 or Carol at 768-7581. (Photo by John Plestina)

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Letter To The Editor About Volunteering For Girl Scouts

Dear Wolf Point community,
I am part of the service unit team for Girl Scouts in Wolf Point. We are currently enrolling girls for the 2015-16 season; however, we are urgently needing leaders, helpers and volunteers. Last year, the Wolf Point Girl Scouts more than doubled in enrollment.  We, the leaders and I, were very excited as well as overwhelmed with the turnout of girls interested in Scouts. Luckily, we had people come forward to be leaders, substitute leaders, helpers and “extra hand.”
This year, we are in need of even more of those people. Wolf Point Girl Scouts currently has two troops without leaders, and one troop that needs a co-leader and extra helpers. Without these leaders and helpers, we will have to turn girls away.
If you have any interest in sharing your time with these girls and being a part of positive change in our community, I urge you to come forward.  Even if you cannot commit to every meeting, any time you can give is helpful.
Contact me in the evenings at 650-5500 or on Facebook at Wolf Point Girl Scouts.
Cassandra Solberg

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Farmers’ Market Every Satrurday


The farmers’ market continues every Saturday in the parking lot at Pro Tire at U.S. Hwy. 2 and Fourth Avenue North in Wolf Point. Nancy Bruguier (left) and Janice Long sell goods.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Distant Wildfires Bring Blanket Of Smoke


Thick smoke casts a haze over Wolf Point about one mile east of town on Montana Hwy. 25 Friday, Aug. 28, about 3:30 p.m.  (Photo by John Plestina)

Smoke is in the air and no it’s not the lyrics of a song.
Raging wildfires several hundred miles away in western Montana, Idaho and Washington produced a thick blanket of smoke and unhealthy conditions across northeastern Montana over the weekend.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality alert Saturday, Aug. 29.
The high school cross country meet that was scheduled at Poplar and several football games were canceled across Montana Saturday because of unhealthy air quality from the smoke.
Glasgow National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Mickelson said visibility dropped below one mile Saturday and got down to as low as three-quarters of a mile at Wolf Point. Visibility was reported at one-half mile at Glasgow.
“Now things have improved quite a bit,” Mickelson said Monday.
A severe thunder storm with high winds Sunday night brought a silver lining, blowing a substantial amount of unhealthy smoke out of the region.
That storm, which brought one-half-inch hail and 65 mph winds in Garfield County, was not nearly as severe at Wolf Point.
“That storm really scoured out that smoke,” Mickelson said.
“Winds could still bring in smoke from wildfires,” he said.

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