Written by Darla Shumway
After less than an hour of deliberation, a federal jury has found 31-year-old Robert Lewis Burshia guilty of stabbing three women at a residence in Poplar nearly a year ago.
Following 1½-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Morris, the jury convicted Burshia of all four counts in the indictment: three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
At trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Weiss presented evidence that on the evening of March 6, 2013, Burshia appeared at a residence in Poplar where he asked to use the bathroom. Burshia then joined three women at the residence who were sharing a bottle of Black Velvet.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:05
Written by Vicki Viall
The Wolf Point City Council heard a presentation from Bob Sivertsen, president of the Highway 2 Association, during their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 17.
Sivertsen shared what many area residents already know — traffic has picked up on U.S. Hwy. 2 due to the Bakken traffic. The current upgrade starts at the Montana/North Dakota state line and goes to Bainville. The upgrade from Bainville to
Culbertson is slated to begin in 2017.
According to Sivertsen, he visited with Gov. Steve Bullock and let him know that his veto on the Impact Bill affected the improvements on Hwy. 2. He informed Gov. Bullock that North Dakota has made available $2.3 billion for the improvements and that Sivertsen wanted to know why Montana cannot do the same. He shared with the council that the governor assured him he would look into it.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:20
Written by Sheridan Shumway
On Tuesday Feb. 11, the water and sewer committee of the Wolf Point City Council met with individuals from the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System to discuss the water pipeline going around Wolf Point.
Wolf Point Mayor Chris Dschaak stated that he was interested in working with the tribes and wanted to have a clean slate moving forward without dwelling on any of the issues in the past. Fort Peck Tribes Chairman A.T. Stafne stated that he was happy to hear this.
Dschaak stated the biggest issue is that the city has roughly 1,400 connections that the city is dedicated to providing safe drinking water to and most of the concerns brought up by the city are related to that.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:17
Written by Chelly Harada
The Wolf Point speech and drama team competed at the Eastern B/C Speech and Drama State Tournament in Glasgow, Jan. 31 through Feb. 1.
At the state tournament, only the top six contestants in each event from the Eastern, Northern and Southern B/C Divisions compete. Eighteen contestants compete in four preliminary rounds.
After eliminating the lowest score, the contestants’ top three scores are used to determine qualification for the semi-final rounds. For the semi-final rounds, the competition is narrowed down to 12 contestants. There are three judges in the semi-final rounds. Those three scores are then added to the contestants’ three preliminary scores. That subtotal of 6 scores determines who advances to the final round.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:37
Written by Vicki Viall
Many area residents have noticed them walking down the street aimlessly. Sometimes they are alone; sometimes they are in small groups. None appear to have homes to go to.
No, these aren’t two-legged homeless in Wolf Point. These are four-legged ones — dogs, primarily, but also cats.
Homeless animals outnumber homeless humans five to one nationwide. Thirty percent of animals in shelters are purebred. Sadly, only one of 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
Many of the apparently homeless dogs around Wolf Point seem healthy enough, though many limp from being hit by cars at some point. They all are, however, in need of forever homes.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:36