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GET YOUR GRF' gr Published for Richland County SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019 ~ 'I 'IOTH YEAR, NO. 22 ~ SIDNEY, MONTANA ~ WWW.SlDNEYHERALD.COM ~ $1 Bulletin Board Fish lrys The Sidney Knights of Columbus will have fish frys on March 22, March 29. April and April 12, from 5—7 pm. at the Ned Shinnick Hall-St. Matthew’s Par- New battle ahead for farmers along Missouri reducing flows during nesting season to protect nests built on the sandbars. However, if the flows are reduced below 8.000 cubic feet list since the 19908, the Corps would reconfigure the channel for fish reproductive habi~ tat. Three spawning habitat sites would also be built and monitored for effectiveness. BY Blll VANDER WEElE 8. RENEE JEAN RlEANQDWIlllSlONHERAlDtOM District asked county commis- sioners to send a letter to the US. Army Corps of Engineers outlining concerns with their plans for managing flows from Fort Peck Dam. When judge Brian Morris issued his ruling on the LYIP irrigation district’s case last per person. ‘he camp! weave, bead, blow ish Center. Cost is $9 Serra?” break camp onDak Heri- tage Center announces its spring break mini This four-clay pro- gram is for ages 6+, with classes March 19, through March .‘22, from 9 am. to noon at the MonDak Heritage Cen- ter. Students will draw, sculpt, paint. carve. bubbles. and do many more fun projects! Stu- dents from all schools and homeschools are welcome. Program fees year, he included a warning that federal agencies must do something to manage flows from the Fort Peck and the Missouri River in ways that help pallid sturgeon survive. Otherwise, the judge warned, the whole issue of the submerged weir on the Yel- lowstone that serves water to some 55,000 acres of cropland in Montana and North Da- kota could be subject to more legal action from Defenders of Wildlife. That sets the stage for yet another battle between fish and farmers in northeastern Montana and northwestern North Dakota. this time along the Missouri River. This week, members of the Richland county Conservation Quite a few farmers private- ly irrigate along the Missouri River across several Montana counties, including Richland, Roosevelt, McCone and Val- ley, on into in North Dakota along the Trenton Bottoms, all of whom could be adversely affected by what the Corps is proposing to do. The US Army Corps of En gineers did not return phone calls seeking additional com- ments about their plans, but in a record of decision published in November 2018. the Corps outlined all of the steps it pro- poses to manage the river not just for the endangered pallid sturgeon. but also least terns and piping plovers. For the fish, which have been Concurrently. there would also be several studies focusng on reproduction factors, culmi- nating in a one-time spawning one test release from Gavins Point Dam --— if study supports the need. For the birds, the Corps would construct sandbars for nesting habitat, as well as control vegetation using herbicides and other strate- gies as required. Some preda- tors might also be removed or excluded from the area. and signs and barricades would be placed to also restrict any human presence in breeding areas. The Corps would also be changing its releases of water to help attract pallid sturgeon per second, that could leave a number of private irrigators along the Missouri River high and dry. Julie Goss, with Richland County Conservation District, said the proposal will affect about 10,000 acres of irrigated land in Richland County. “What are these farmers going to do if we lose 10,000 acres of irrigated ground?” Richland County Commission- er Duane Mitchell said at a recent Richland County Com- mission meeting. “If they get it down to the level they want, the feasibility of the farm— ers being able to get water, especially in July and August. would be minimal.” He added, “It’s the livelihood SEE BATTLE, PAGE HA are $50/Child or $45 for into spawning, as well as MDHC members. Schol- arships are available! Call (406) 4333500 or visit mondakheritage- center.org/ ed ucation to enroll. Plane Folks The Sidney Plane Folks will have an in- door fun fly and static Up, up and away air show from 9 am. or RENEE JEAN 1' . j? t0 3 pm. on MaI‘Ch 24, nunciwrrusrouncurncou ' g at the Sidney—Richland , , Airport. The event is It 5 called the Fun Fly v Sponsored by Richland and Show for a . Aviation and hosted in 50ml “3:330”- Il’? €311on | e - theBig 'lup hangar.-. .. lull.oLlnLlinlld,it,salltreef . F h f to the public. is r The event is 9 to 3 pm. r . The slimy Knights Sunday, March 24, at the n ""0" mm ‘ of Columbus will have Sidney'RiChland All“ SIDNEY “mm a fish fry on March 22, port “’3 Spoils?“ by With Montana being March 29. April 5 and Richahld AVlatlon and one of the states with April 12, from 547 pm, hOSted 1“ the 318' TOP the highest suicide at the Ned Shinnick hgngal‘; rates, it’s no Wonder Hall-St. Matthew’s Par- Phe Sldney Plane , that there are so many ish Center. Cost is $9 -» Folks have been putting suicide prevention and the show on for the past seven to eight years. “We get itchy feet in the winter,” said Bob McNutt, president of the club this year. “About spring time. we decide it‘s time to awareness programs in our area. The Eastern Montana Out Of The Darkness Community Walk Committee has hosted fundraisers to. per person. Blood drive A Red Cross Blood Drive is Tuesday, March 26, from 12:30-6-p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish ? am. Center, 310 7th St SE, break out the models that nut; Janosmnornmm I you 90 Sidney Walking are we’vebeen working on for m, U s "c home welcome, but appoint- the Wmter and 501“ our lvflorih 30 from 6-9 ments are strongly rec— Cg???“ Bob McNutt works on a model plane with his brother, AI Cugkendal. "é, Sidney High schoo ' ’ 9mm9ntded‘ tTO "rfidfi‘edan McNutt and £115 bigther bolted together; with the addition tana; McNutt said. grin dpDOIn nlen 9 ca 6 of ajet engine “PgOple come from Point, IC els: COSl l5 l0 take pCII’l. Cross at 406-868—0911 or 1 A1 Cugkendan, secretary treasur- visit redcrossbloodorg. 91‘ this Veal? have been Working on a couple of models, one of whom they call The Big Stick. The other is a twin-engine plane inspired by a visitor to the Sidney Airport during a past show. a . It was basicallly two model Minot, Glendive and Terry,” he said. “It’s not a huge event. Maybe 20 people will bring planes to fly or show. We‘ll probably have a couple hundred come from the community to nose around.” SEE SHOW, not MA “We’re not doing the jet engine,” McNutt said. “It would require additional permits,” Cugkendall added. The models they are working on are among the many that will be brought to the show by people from across northeastern Mon- help bring awareness to this issue. Last year, they hosted the first Eastern Mon- tana Out Of The Dark- ness walk. They had a goal to raise at least $10,000 and reached $13,000 from the walk. Nick Kallem, a board Richland Economic Development ‘ memberforthe Eastern Drilling rig count Things you should know about: Montana Out Of The Darkness walk com- mittee said, “Our goal for this year’s walk is $18,000. K They will be host- ing another fundraiser on March 30, in the Lia-'56 'flontaraa‘o IY Blll VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD Although the area is facing some uncertainty, Richland Economic De- Because Of the in" . hi h h l m T i velopment described its veStments made by the fuigidrszfisg? iglheir liis ' Source: Rocky Mountain Oil Journal efforts in the community county for the Revolvmg S nc Battle It goes frgm sponsored by to county commissioners L93“ Fund, are? enm?‘ 63pm to 9 p. m. Kallem ‘ this week. prel’eurs and expandmg said “We’ll have first _i : Richland Economic bus’l‘essespontmue l0 , through third prizes as g [ Development executive rece1ve assmtance. Rich- I - a 1 . h , . ‘ _ land Rename-Develop. nuvmanwrntrsnunuium W9 8 a Peop e S C Owe director Leslie Messer de t u d ~ , award.” scribed some of the work men recen y approve Katie Dosingor, loft, and leslio Mosser‘of Richland Cost for the event] is $5 »enenei taking place. ggtlgig giggigfiggfigggs Economic Development. afiepgrtsloer; ghifieaisécee: to S and 120 jobs throughout battle, Kallem explained themumy There is that he got the idea after " ‘ $800,000 available in the seeing a news article William R. (spud) when": program. ~ Richland Economic Developmentconducted re- :gggtnznaogggggfgigflgI Ju‘k Ray BMW“, 63‘ search and generated an economic impact report on to‘this. ' Am“. MJmmkl 86 “We are communicat. - the fa1rgrounds and the Richland County Fair Event “Wyre doing this to l' Page 3A ' mg and Staying informed . . ~ center; , 1 just have some fun and ; about the closure of the ‘ . be creative,” Kauem ' v. ‘ coal generation-of the ‘ said of the event. “It Inglde; Lew1s_and Clark MDU will be a good time. And . plant In Sidney; as well if you can‘t‘sing, then I as the impacts to the f‘We authored a c0u,nty-- this is for you,” he add- iroundlown....2A Religion... .... an Sivage 00‘“ M139 and Wide 19m." ‘0 Shopko . ad with a laugh Kallem “ossifiedswmo Spams ........... 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