Written by John Plestina
The Roosevelt County Commissioners again delayed any decision about researching possible county ownership of oil royalties and mineral interests, and costs the county could incur to find out during the weekly commission meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6.
The issue came up during at least three commission meetings during late 2014.
The commission remains undecided whether to hire an employee or consultant for the research. Questions remain of what the cost would be to the county.
The project that could take three or four years to complete could cost as much as $400 per day for a contracted consultant, which could be as much as $104,000 per year.
“One found royalty would probably pay for it,” commission presiding officer Duane Nygaard said.
“Different royalties pay different amounts. How do we know
that’s accurate?” commissioner Gary Macdonald asked.
But the future of Bakken oil exploration could be in question.
“With oil activity dying off, [potential consultants] may be hungry,” Macdonald said.
In other business, Nygaard said the county is preparing to go out to bid for an architect for the new jail that voters approved in November.
“We will start advertising for that in 10 days,” Nygaard said.
Written by Deanna Buckles
Proud parents Thomas and Autumn Arthur pose with their newborn, Shawn Daniel Arthur, the first baby delivered at Northeast Montana Health Services for 2015. (Photo by Deanna Buckles)
While he missed the first day of 2015, Shawn Daniel Arthur became Northeast Montana Health Service’s first baby of the new year at 10:15 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2.
Arriving nearly two weeks early, Shawn Daniel Arthur weighed six pounds, two ounces and was nearly twenty inches long. He is the son of Autumn and Thomas Arthur of Poplar. He joins two older brothers, Kyle, six, and Tristan, three.
“I didn’t think he would be born this early,” said the baby’s mother. “However, the delivery went fairly quick.”
Jude McTaggart, CNM, delivered baby boy Arthur with no complications.
Northeast Montana Health Services obstetrics department had a total of seventeen deliveries for the month of December and 169 deliveries for the entire year.
The proud parents received a floral arrangement from Friesen’s Floral on behalf of NEMHS.
Written by Deanna Buckles
Northeast Montana Health Services recently announced that Deanna Buckles has joined the NEMHS team as the director of marketing.
Buckles comes to Northeast Montana Health Services with an extensive background in web design, graphic design, conference planning, branding and marketing strategies. She has worked with small startup companies in establishing a visible market presence, as well as larger companies such as the Wind River Casino in Wyoming.
“Deanna’s experience in supporting strong brands makes her a great asset to our team,” said Peg Norgaard, CEO for NEMHS. “Her creativity and innovative spirit will keep driving our department in the right direction. We are lucky to have Deanna onboard during this very exciting time for the
Northeast Montana Health Services, comprised of a seven-facility healthcare system, encompasses the communities of both Wolf Point and Poplar. It includes two hospitals, two family clinics, two pharmacies and one long term care facility.
As marketing director, Buckles will handle all marketing endeavors within Northeast Montana Health Services. She will also act as the primary contact for all media, marketing, and advertising requests for NEMHS.
Written by Herald-News
Linda Hopkins of Wolf Point recently graduated from Montana Youth Challenge Academy on the campus of the University of Montana-Western in Dillon. The guest speakers included U.S. Sen. John Walsh and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean. The Montana Youth Challenge Academy assists at-risk Montana youth in developing skills and abilities. (Submitted photo)
Written by Herald-News
(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence.)
As of Tuesday, Jan. 6, 17 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding one female inmate and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated between Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Jan. 6:
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Dale A. Cooper, 38, Wolf Point, arrested on Roosevelt County warrant;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner/family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Mykael Guilez, 36, Poplar, disorderly conduct;
•Stuart Hamman, 26, Pensacola, Fla., contempt of court;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist, Chat-
toroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Delynn Richards, 48, Idaho Falls, Idaho, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation;
•Ashley R. Saulteaux, 25, Regina, Sask, criminal trespass to property and criminal mischief, misdemeanor;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer;
•Mechiah Zilkoski, 19, Wolf Point, obstructing a peace officer.