Written by The Herald-News
Montana-Dakota Utilities is warning its customers about a utility scam that has hit parts of their service territory. People have been receiving calls from someone who states that if you do not pay your utility bill immediately over the phone, your utility service will be disconnected.
MDU does not operate in that manner. If you receive such a call, hang up and call MDU at 800-638-3278 and let them know you received the call.
Customers should not share information such as credit card or checking account numbers with individuals who contact them in this manner.
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. distributes natural gas and generates, transmits and distributes electricity and provides related services in the northern Great Plains.
The company serves approximately 135,000 electric customers and 245,000 natural gas customers in 262 communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:50
Written by Al Stover
The Roosevelt County Library will be holding a meeting Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a proposed Children in the Library Policy.
Due to the increase of unattended children coming into the building, library staff have to manage the children, which hinders them from performing their normal duties.
Under the proposed policy, children 12 years of age or younger must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. The responsibility for the child’s safety and behavior in the library rests with the adult and not with the library staff.
Adults with children will be asked to remove children that are disruptive or behaving inappropriately from the premises. Repeat offenders may be denied access into the library for an extended amount of time as determined by the staff.
Children between the ages of 13 and 17 will be treated as young adults; however, they are still legally the responsibility of their parents or guardians. Similar to the case with younger children, young adults may also be asked to leave the premises if they are disruptive or behave inappropriately. Repeat offenders may be denied access into the library for an extended amount of time as determined by the staff.
One reason an adult must accompany a child is because unattended children are at risk from strangers. If a child wishes to leave the library or leaves with a stranger, the library cannot legally detain the child, even if that child’s parent or guardian has told them to remain within the library during their absence.
Also, the library a does not have emergency contact information and cannot authorize medical care for a child that is injured or becomes ill.
The policy states that it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to be aware of the times and days the library is open and closed. They should also have alternate plans with the child on where to go if they cannot be in the library. The library does not provide a public telephone and staff cannot give rides to any child.
Violations of the policy may result in being denied access or the suspension of library privileges and law enforcement will be contacted when deemed appropriate.
Anyone who is concerned or interested in changes to the policy is encouraged to attend the meeting.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:21
Written by MSU News Service
A free forum on new technologies in pesticide education, weeds and insect management will be offered Thursday, Dec. 5, in Bozeman.
The program will be worth four private applicator credits, as well as three commercial/government credits in the categories of aerial, dealer, ag plant pest, forest pest, ornamental and turf, right of way, and regulatory weed.
The forum is co-sponsored by MSU Extension and Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:19
Written by The Herald-News
Montana wildlife officials said permits to salvage deer, elk, antelope or moose killed in vehicular collisions will be available online beginning Tuesday.
The new law that allows for the salvage of road-killed wildlife for food became effective in October. The permit system, which is now approved and becomes operational tomorrow, allows individuals to pick up road-killed wildlife. The permit must be completed within 24 hours of salvage. Only deer, elk, antelope or moose killed in vehicular collisions can be salvaged.
If a person is involved in a vehicle-animal collision, the Montana Highway Patrol and some other law enforcement officers responding to the collision will have the ability to process a permit on site. If not, one must apply for a permit online.
One can salvage an animal that he or she did not hit. Anyone who salvages a road-killed deer, elk, antelope or moose will be required to remove the entire animal from where it is found. Parts or viscera cannot be left on site. The salvaged animal must be used for one's own consumption and cannot be donated to others, used for bait or pet food.
To obtain a permit one must first agree to an affirmation to the conditions for the salvage and possession of vehicle killed wildlife. A law enforcement officer may require inspection of the animal, parts, meat and may request the permittee take the officer to the site where the animal was picked up.
For more information, and to obtain a salvage permit, visit Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks online at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Fish & Wildlife", and then click "Licenses and Permits".
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:15
Written by Al Stover
Roosevelt County Commissioners Gary Macdonald and Duane Nygaard held a special meeting Nov. 26 at the Roosevelt County Courthouse to approve and discuss several items.
The commissioners began the meeting by approving the minutes for the public meeting on Nov. 7 and the special meeting held Nov. 22. They also approved the minutes for the meetings held in October.
The commissioners received a request from the jail to purchase new chairs. They approved a bid from Will’s Office World for two new chairs.
The commissioners next approved the claims for Nov. 7 and Nov. 21. They approved pay raises for Jessica Novak, Gail Nelson and Russell Thompson.
After approving the raises, the commissioners accepted Dean Harmon’s resignation from the planning board. Macdonald mentioned that Harmon was a loyal and dedicated member of the board and suggested he be sent a “thank you” for his time served.
In new business, the commissioners motioned to table Reagon Hicks’ request for Nemont to use the tower, as well as the request to amend planning fees for outside consultation. They also tabled the approval of two requests to join the fair board.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:05