NJOMA Winners, Nominees Bound For Las Vegas

A small group from Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School will attend the 2019 National Johnson O’Malley Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., March 4-6.

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Giving Back With Pie

Students at Wolf Point’s Northside Elementary School got to show their school spirit by bidding to throw pies in the faces of educators at a school-wide assembly Thursday, Feb. 14. The annual fundraising stunt generated a lot of smiles and $210 for in-house use at the school.

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Commissioners Okay Land Purchase

The Roosevelt County Commissioners met Tuesday. Feb. 19, with commissioners Gary Macdonald and Gordon Oelkers in attendance.
Following the acceptance of meeting minutes for the Feb. 5 regular meeting, the commissioners accepted letters of resignation from 911 dispatchers Jo Ann Nelson and Ikaika Edmundson-Shook.
Nelson has been with dispatch for approximately 18 years, estimated Macdonald. An open house retirement party for Nelson was planned for Feb. 20. The commissioners thanked Nelson and Edmundson-Shook for their service.
The commissioners approved an agreement to purchase land near Culbertson’s Big Sky Field as part of a planned runway expansion. The land, 23 acres located north of the airport, will be purchased for $39,600, plus an additional $525 for foundation board member expenses, $1,200 for trustee fees and $14,085 for landowner attorney fees. The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to cover 90 percent of the total cost to the county, which is approximately $1,700 per acre.
Oelkers said the purchase is part of a 10-year plan to expand the airport’s runway. He said the air ambulance service has requested that the runway be longer and wider and said that many modern planes are requiring larger runways.
Claims for Feb. 8 were approved in the amount of $145,460.64.
Per a request from Roosevelt County Attorney Austin Knudsen, a pay raise was approved for attorney’s office employee Christa Wagner.
Annual pay raises were approved for dispatch employees Mary Damon and Rachael Parker.

School Board Approves Chanté Project Hires

The Wolf Point School board held its regular meeting at the high school library Monday, Feb. 11.

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Property Assessment Office In Wolf Point To Close Feb. 28

The Montana Department of Revenue’s Property Assessment field office in Wolf Point will close permanently on Feb. 28. This closure is part of the department’s move to streamline operations and best use its limited resources.
After the closure, the Glasgow field office will be the primary resource for the needs of Roosevelt County property owners. That office is located at 501 Court Square No. 7 in Glasgow and may be reached at 228-6236.

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