Written by Darla Downs
The Wolf Point Board of Adjustment met Thursday, May 26, regarding variances requested by Mark Armstrong for vacant lots on the corner of Hill Street and Second Avenue North.
Written by John Plestina
After graduating at the top of Wolf Point High School’s Class of 2012, Dakota Robinson endured “plebe year” and intense education and military training, and graduated in the top 15 percent of his class from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, May 21.
Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point High School conferred diplomas to 38 seniors during annual commencement exercises Sunday, May 29.
Twin sisters LaRae and Christina Dahl were the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively. The sisters, that were the top two in their class, are the daughters of Wayne and Connie Dahl.
Written by The Herald News
The Wolf Point City Council made no decision on a request to develop a trailer court at the former site of Gospel Fellowship Church on the corner of Hill Street and Second Avenue North Monday, May 16.
The planning board and board of adjustment will hear the full proposal by Mark Armstrong Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. and make a recommendation to the council.
Written by Bill Vander Weele
With the goal of working together to reduce criminal activity on the Fort Peck Reservation, tribal chairman Floyd Azure organized a meeting for area law enforcement that took place on Tuesday, May 10.
“There was a lot of discussion,” Azure said about the meeting. “We all realize there is a drastic need for more police officers.”
Attending the meeting were representatives from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Wolf Point Police Department, tribal law enforcement, highway patrol, the mayors of Wolf Point and Poplar, Brockton Town Council and other tribal council board members. It was agreed to have meetings on a monthly basis.
“I want everybody on the same page. I want the right hand knowing what the left hand is doing,” Azure said.
After an abduction of a young girl in Wolf Point during late February and the believed murder of a 13-month-old in Poplar during April, Azure received the backing of the tribal committee to talk with area law enforcement and try to curb the drug problem.
“Basically, the meth problem is the center of it,” Azure said at the meeting. “But other crimes also pop up because of the meth problem.”
The tribal chairman was very pleased with the attitudes of the people at the meeting.
“It was very positive,” Azure said. “Everybody is of the same opinion that we need to do something and the only way to do it is to work together.”
Wolf Point Chief of Police Jeff Harada noted, “The agencies agreed to work cooperatively and aggressively to eliminate the number of drug dealers in our communities.”
Harada said it’s a positive to increase communication among the agencies. He feels the officers on the street do a better job of communicating with other agencies.
“It went well,” Harada said of the meeting. “Improving lines of communication is always a positive.”