Wolf Point Herald

Cyclists Seeking Affordable Housing For All Stop In Wolf Point



Thirty-one of the 34 Bike & Build cyclists who stopped in Wolf Point Friday, Aug. 1, pose for a picture in front of First Lutheran Church on Johnson Street after the Optimist Club provided a meal.  (Photo by John Plestina)

When 34 mostly college-age people did a “wheel dip” in the Atlantic Ocean at Portsmouth, N.H., in June, they were beginning a coast-to-coast bicycle trip to raise money for affordable housing programs.
On day 51, they rolled into Wolf Point.
Another “wheel dip,” this time in the Pacific ocean near Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is planned for Thursday, Aug. 21, the final destination for the 71-day trip.
The group that visited Wolf Point was one of eight groups taking different routes for affordable housing.
The northern route participants, that range in age from 18-27, are part of Bike & Build, which helps fund housing projects nationwide.
They rolled into Wolf Point, during the late afternoon hours, Friday, Aug. 1, after cycling 108 miles from their last overnight stay at Brush Lake State Park, east of Plentywood.
Their typical day averages about 70 miles, according to Valentine.
They stayed one night in Wolf Point and cycled to Glasgow Saturday.
First Lutheran Church on Johnson Street provided lodging and the Wolf Point Optimist Club prepared and served a meal.
Madeline Valentine, 23, a Michigan State University student from Grand Rapids, Mich., said each participant must raise $4,500 before they begin the trip.
Along the way, they volunteer with affordable housing projects, including Habitat for Humanity.
The group is not religiously affiliated but frequently stays at churches, a means of not spending any more money than they need to.
To its credit, Bike & Build has more than $4.5 million in donations over the past 11 years and over 160,000 volunteered labor hours.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development considers housing affordable as long as the cost of rent or mortgage and tax payments, plus utilities, do not exceed 30 percent of income, which about 40 million American households fall short of 2011.
Unsafe and, or inadequate housing is a result.

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Checking Out The Sights


Two young deer that haven’t lost their spots yet seem in awe of a strange two-legged critter with a camera as they wait beside the railroad tracks near Montana Hwy. 13, about eight miles east of Wolf Point, Thursday, July 24.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Laser Regatta Planned On Fort Peck Lake

The first Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta will be held Aug. 15-17. The sailing event will be held at the Fort Peck Lake Marina.
Join the fun of seeing a great sailing event take its inaugural plunge into Fort Peck Lake. Fort Peck Lake Sailing will be the organizing authority for the sailing competition.
The Laser is a 14-foot, single-handed sailing dinghy. The Lasers are an Olympic Class and raced all over the world. The Laser is known for fast competitive racing. It is a very exciting sailboat. Fort Peck Lake’s great waters and eastern Montana’s ever present monumental winds will be the perfect venue for epic sailing   
All Laser sailboats and sailors are welcome.
This year’s sponsors for the first Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta are  Sail Montana, http://www.sailmontana.com/; and Fort Peck Marina.
The Fort Peck Lake Marina is the event headquarters.
Volunteers are welcome.
For further information, contact Page Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 406-580-0487 or Julie Burke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 406-939-0280.

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Former Wolf Point Resident Turns Pro



Jill Dunn with her trophy in Las Vegas, Nev., Saturday, July 26. (Submitted photo)

Eleven years after graduating from Wolf Point High School, Jill Dunn achieved professional body builder status at a national competition in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I just turned pro over the weekend,” Dunn said.
She achieved that by finishing in second place at the National Physique Committee USA Championships in Las Vegas, Saturday, July 26.
Dunn, the daughter of Mike and Lisa Dunn, of Wolf Point, advanced to that level by winning several International Federation of Body Builders regional shows.
Dunn, 29, who grew up in Wolf Point, lives in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Since leaving Wolf Point after high school, she has lived in the Pacific Northwest, returned to Wolf Point for a few years and has now settled in California.
Dunn is 5-foot-1, chiseled, rippling with muscles and self-employed as a personal trainer, competition coach and online trainer.
“I do online worldwide. I have clients all over the world,” Dunn said.
In addition to many clients in the U.S., she has several in Canada, five in Australia, two in the United Kingdom and one in Japan.
She wants to advance her professional career.
“I’m going right into a pro show. I’m a little less than 10 weeks from my pro debut,” Dunn said.
That will be at the Border States IFBB Figure Pro in San Diego, Calif.
“My ultimate goal would be to compete in the Mr. Olympia Show,” Dunn said. That is an invitational only show for professionals. She would have to qualify.
A WPHS basketball and volleyball athlete and summer softball player more than a decade ago, Dunn didn’t start bodybuilding until she bought a gym membership four years ago, at age 25. She competed in her first show in November 2010 and now has completed 13 shows.
Dunn is also director of marketing for eFlow Nutrician.
Her competition team name is Team Zero Gravity.
Dunn is a sponsored athlete by eFlow Nutrition, Max Out Or Get Out Apparel, Ravish Sands, Versa Gripps and Propan.
Dunn’s website is JillDunnFIT.com.

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Babe Ruth All-Stars


Nick Page of Wolf Point was named to the Hi-Line Babe Ruth Baseball 13-year-old All-Star team. He is pictured in the front row, fourth from the right. Most of the other boys pictured are from Glasgow. Shane Sinclair and Gavin Adkins are from Nashua. They are pictured in the front row, to the right of Page. The Hi-Line team finished third in the state tournament.

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