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Republican Officers’ Convention sets the stage for 2020, A12 SMALLTOWNPAPERS 927 W RAILROAD AVE SHELTON WA 98584-3847 The next installment of the "Corps of Rediscovery,” A11 SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019 ~ 111th year, No.45 SIDNEY, MONTANA ~ $1 5 FOR THE 1 it in Starting Monday, June 024, Summer Art Camp at the MonDak Heritage Center, ages 6-8, begins for the week. Daily at 9_ am. —— 12 pm. Cost is $50 for nonmembers and $45 for members, space is limited. Call 433-3500 for more information or to sign up. Need some guidance oon financial responsibility? On Monday, June 24, attend Money 101, Meadowlark Brewing, Sidney, 6 pm. A free educational opportunity to learn the principles of how money works for retirement, college funding and wealth building. Come enjoy a complimentary dinner and some surprising information about how to get ahead financially. Work on your aim oTuesday, June 25, at open shooting, 6:30 p.m., at Sidney Trap Club, 12598 Hwy 16N, Sidney. For questions call Leann at 406— 480-5594. Wednesday, June 26, othe Upper Missouri Valley Fair in Williston begins for the weekend, running daily from 11 am. — 9 pm. Visit for tickets. .. Downtown Sidney owill host the Hometown Throw-down on Wednesday, June 26. Sidewalk salesare happening at downtown businesses. INSIDE Around Town A2 Classifieds A8—10 Sports A4 DEATHS Lola Strasheim, 88 David Garcia, 53 Sharon Ann Zeller, 72 LaVetta Jean Haugen, 89 Roland Meidinger, 63 Page A3 5 l98828 21001 9 201.0. 61 Montana 0 Source: Rocky Mountain Oil Journal Sponsored by: T0 'ENERGY LOCAL NEWS .y, ..| What are you interested in BY NICOLE LUCINA ~ Sidney Herald that most people aren’t? . .rl 3‘ i ‘ l- ‘v x " 9 5" 2'; ~—. “Fishing, I go at least “I still do hand crafts “I go to college for RT “Running.” once a week.” like crocheting and . (respiratory therapy) so - Peggy Hall — Adam Knudsen embroidering.” that interests me.” — Linda Youngquist Eggnm Construction shop catches fire LOCAL NEWS — Brandi Hall PHOTO BY NICOLE LUClNA At 1 0 am. on Thursday, June 20, a call went in to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department for a structural fire. Chief Justin Verhaslet said there are speculations to how the fire started, but the cause is still undetermined. The fire was contained by 1 1 am. and the crew was on the scene until about 3 p.m., tending to the smoldering inside. Nobody was inside when the fire started. Sidney Shuttle makes plea to city council for localsupport er AMY v’tuii ‘ Sidney Herald Sidney Shuttle owner Jim Kelly spoke to Sidney City Council at the June 17 meeting about the struggles he’s facing as a business owner. With increasingly tightened insurance regulations, Kelly wanted city coun- cil to be aware of the threats to the local cab company. “I’m not looking for a profit,” Kelly 0 0 7 5 said. “But what we want to do is keep Sidney Shuttle alive. I want to ask if we can get some help some how in working with private businesses to sponsor what we do.” In the past, the cab company has had up to nine sponsorships from local businesses, including local bars, who covered insurance costs for Sidney Shuttle for some time. Cur- rent sponsors are Lee’s Tire, M&C Beverage out of Miles City, Clipper Cuts and Fu-Hao Restaurant. Be- cause Kelly does most of his business out of the bars, he hopes to regain sponsorship there. “The Sidney Shuttle is not a huge money making endeavor,” Kelly said. “It keeps itself going, but what we’ve had lately is some increase in our in- surance and a few other things.” Kelly can no longer employee driv- PHOTO BY.MlKE FRANCINGUES During the city council meeting Monday, June 1 7, owner of the Sidney Shuttle Jim Kelly spoke about keeping the taxi service afloat in town. He is hoping to gain local business sponsorships to help offset rising costs of oper- ation. Kelly is pictured here with one of his vans in 201 5. ers under age 25 and vehicles must now be no more than 15 years old. In the next two years, Kelly will have to retire all of his current vans. One~of Kelly’s biggest concerns is Sidney losing the valuable service provided by the shuttle. Sponsorships would help the owner combat the in surance regulations and costs, but would also help Kelly become more competitive as an employer. “1 can’t pay oil field wages, but I have to have drivers. I have to be able to pay drivers enough to keep them,” he said. v Kelly emphasized that he doesn’t wish to collect sponsorships for per- sonal profit, but rather to improve the quality of his business for his em- ployees and customers. He’s aiming for sustainability. Kelly has worked ' closely with theDUI Task Force and See SHUTTLE, Page 14 218-291 ' W “Quilting, I’ve been doing it for 12 years.” — Carrie Fixen LOCAL NEWS Counnr commission revises dated rabies ordinance BY AMY VENN Sidney Herald Richland County’s ra- bies ordinance was im- plemented in 1981 and has some glaring policy issues. The county’s pol- icy was compared with 11 other counties in Montana. “What I did is comb through the rest of the statutes and all the ad- ministrative rules of Montana and I found some areas where there is a conflict between the current ordinance and administrative rules,” civil attorney Tom Hal- vorson said at the com— mission meeting Mon- day, June 17. “The con- flict has to do with how much of the jurisdiction in the case of the bite of a human is vested with the sheriff versus the health departmen There are currently five separate entities with jurisdiction in the rabies ordinance, which include Department of Livestock, Department of Health, Board of Health, Richland Coun- ty Commission and the sheriff’s department. Commissioner Shane Gorder said they need to get the ordinance to have some teeth within all the departments. “Back in the 805, it was probably a piece of good work done by the com- missioners," Commis- sioner Loren Young said. “Times are changing and there are more laws and things don’t always get updated. We’re just trying to get updated.” The changes in the or- dinance, which is still in rough draft form, in- ’ clude more area to work