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SIDNEY HERALD Around our orea WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 SA Coun commissioners express opinions regarding Intake Diversion Dam debate BY gILL VANDER MIlE SIDNEY HERALD Like a lot of area residents, the Rich- land County commissioners are very concerned about the future of the Intake Diversion Dam. In fact, Commissioner Duane Mitchell attended each of the three public hear- ings regarding the diversion and the pallid sturgeon. 'If common sense prevails, then this (the bypass) should work." Loren Young Richhnd Courtly commissioner ^ "If it was based on attendance, I would say the farmers won," Mitchell noted. Mitchell said he heard people describe the environmentalists as obstructionists. He went on to say that a study was done on a relative's property near Intake and there wasn't enough wind for a wind turbine there. "That has to be one of the highest hills in the Intake area," Mitchell said. Mitchell also pointed about how the ca- nal is beneficial to much wildlife includ- ing ducks, geese and eagles. "The problem is we're removing God from everything," Mitchell said. "If you are Darwinism, you are supporting crea- tures more than the Creator. That's the problem." Richland County Commissioner Loren Young hopes a decision is made that doesn't destroy the area's economy. "I don't think anybody wants the pallid sturgeon to be extinct," Young said. "But the next on the endangered species list might be the farmers if the irrigation disappears." Young added, "The underlying idea is for the special interest groups to control the water. Down the road, I think we will have bigger fights regarding water than oil." Mitchell said when the judge makes his decision regarding the diversion, he hopes the area will have three busloads at the hearing. He was pleased that there were few protesters at the meeting in Billings last week. He commended James Brower, Lower Yellowstone Irigation Project man- ager, for a great effort in organizing the local effort. "if common sense prevails, then this (the bypass) should work," Young said. NEW WATFORD CITY POST OFFICE SET Designs are under way for a new post office in Wafford The new location looks to open in the spring of 2017 following construc- tion. The post office's current location is 4,290 square feet while the new loca- tion, where S & S Motors is now, has approximately 9,000 square feet. This new location is capable of housing three service counters, 10 deliv- ery routes and 2,976 boxes and parcel lockers, the news release said. "This new post office is another example of our commitment to ensuring the residents and business- es of the Bakken region are well-served," acting: Dakotas district manager Doug Stephens said last August. Brent Sanford, S & S Mo- tors owner and Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is already tran- sitioning the dealership's business. Longtime employee Ryan Hansen is taking the op- eration's services aspects to a separate shop about a half-mile north of S & S Motors' current location. Sanford will retain the dealership license and take sales north as well. -- McKenzie County Farmer, Warlord City RAY GROCERY GETS NEW LIFE Ray's grocery store is getting a major face lift thanks to a partnership between a new owner and the The former owners, Aldean and Cheryl Lan- Hot dog eating contest BILL VANDER WEELE I SIDNEY HERALD Contestants eat down hot dogs during the eating contest at Reynolds Market Saturday afternoon. PJ Tennancour ate 14 hot dogs in 10 minutes to earn first place. Tying for second with 1 ! hot dogs each were Tim Colegrove and Lee Noel. Water system receives $1.7 million in funding Gov. Steve Bullock has system to serve 152 house- job creation, and increases announced that commu- holds in Valley County wages. One of the goals Bakken briefs nities served by the Dry north andwestof Glasgow. of the projectistoensure Prairie Regional Water Joni Sherman, Dry Prairie Montana businesses and System will save $582,000 manager, said construction communities have efficient thanks to changes he made work is under way and and reliable infrastruc- dro, retired on June 25 bronze in Wilson Park to the State Revolving should be completed thisture. after running the store for done in time for Stanley's Fund (SRF) loan programfall. Macon Construction 28 years and about seven Centennial Celebration.in 2014. To finance the project, of Wolf Point has been months. "War Mules" celebrates The savings come as a Dry Prairie has borrowedawarded the bid for the Ken Jedneak took over the World War II story of result of a $1.7 million SRF $1.7 million from the SRF Dry Prairie project, which the grocery store this the Burma Road/Trail. loan to Dry Prairie to add loan program for 20 years is expected to be completed month, and he is expand- It honors the U.S. Army38 miles of new pipeline to at 2.5 percent interest,in December of 2016. ing its services quickly, soldiers of that operation the system. The changes to the SRF Bullock noted the State The store was purchased as well as all U.S. WWII sol- "Through strong fiscal interest rate were made in Revolving Fund loan in partnership with the diers who fought in both management and a bit 2014 as part of Bullock's program administered by City of Ray, which is put- the European and Pacific of common sense, we're Main Street Montana DNRC and the Montana ting up $50,000 per year theaters, ensuring communities Project. He reduced long- Department of Environ- for five years to pay for The east section of theserved by Dry Prairie can term interest rates from 3 mental Quality (DEQ) the purchase price of the trail was built by the keep more money in their percent to 2.5 percent, enables Montana com- store, and providing Jed- Chinese and the west bypockets," Bullock said.In addition, he reduced munities to upgrade or neak with a $100,000 loan U.S. Army Engineers with "We'll continue to workthe amount of financial re- expand critical drinking- to improve the store, a purpose to transport with local communities to serves communities must or wastewater treatment Jedneak will then make war supplies from Indiafind responsible ways to hold in order to receive a facilities at the lowest monthly payments to the to China, where invading make critical infrastruc- loan, and reduced the debt- possible cost. city to purchase the store Japanese forces were fight- ture improvements, and service coverage commu- For more information over the next 10 years and ing the Chinese armies,save money for Montana nities must have. on the State Revolving repay the loan. Mules were the preferred residents, Main Street The Main Street Mon- Fund program, contact In turn, the city will gen- transportation for troops Montana businesses and tana Project is buildingAnna Miller of DNRC at erate revenue from taxes and supplies, customers." and implementing a 406-444-6689, or visit the on purchases and property, -- Mouutrml Com /Promoter, Using the new loan; Drybusiness plan for the state Montana DNRC Web site at and the city-run mall will Staby Prairie will add 38 miles of Montana that helps http://dnrc.mt.gov/. maintain its anchor busi- of pipeline to the existing businesses grow, supports ness. Landro said he is happy to see the store continuing and he has high hopes for its future success. -- Tioga Tribune CROSBY HAS BACK DOOR BUSINESS Businesses on Crosby's Main Street are doing business out of their back doors. With the street ripped out and waiting for new pavement and the side- walks about to be removed and replaced, too, many retailers are directing traf- fic through back doors off the alleys. PrDject Manager Ryan Rostad of Mayo Construc- tion said that while road access around town should be improving, sidewalk removal could create ob- stacles for folks looking to get around the downtown area. It's all part of a multi- million dollar street improvement project that focuses on rebuilding most of Main Street but also touches most other parts of town. STANLEY PARK SCULPTURE PLACED A year after unveiling the clay model of "War Mules" at High Prairie Bronze Studio, Arnie Ad- dicott's new bronze statue has been placed in its new home at Veterans Park in Stanley. A formal dedication cer- emony will be hem later this summer. Veterans Park has been fundraising to get the piece from clay to bronze and installed and has reached about $70,000 of the needed $85,000 for the project. This statue is the second of Addicott's work to grace Stanley's parks, with the ] 86th World Famous Brockway Dairy Day Rodeo Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. Kids Hour-12:00 Noon Grand Entry & Calcutta 1:00 p.m. Rodeo Food & Beverages available by Washington Warriors 4-H Club & The Brockway Commercial Club Estimated Purse- $20,000 (with the entry fees added) Purse Event Entry Fee $1000Saddle Bronc Riding (15) $40 $1000Bareback Riding (15)$40 $ 500Bull Riding (15) $40 $1000Calf Roping (30) $40 $ 500Steer Wrestling (30)$40 $ 500Wild Horse Race (6) $60 $ 300Team Roping (100 Teams) $50 No stock charge per team. Cannot enter open. Contestants can change partners and can enter twice. $ 500Ladies Barrel Racing $40 $ 750Ladies Breakaway Roping $40 $ 750Ladies Goat Tying $40 $ 300 Top 5 Saddle Bronc Finals (Pays two places $200/$100) ~tion Coate~ants: There will be no ticket refund. No draw outs. No refunding of entrance fees aider sig~ up deadline, except for medical masons. All positions run as drawn. All fees must be paid by 12:00 p.m. Entry Office Darlene Moline 406-485-2276 P.O. Box 76, Brockway, MT 59214 Entry Deadline-July 15 at 7:00 p.m. Redwater Valley Bank Kids' Hour Barrel Race & Pole Bending Purse: $75 each event Two Sections: 9 & under and 10-14 years Events open to boys & girls No entry fee *NO COOLERS ON GROUNDS* Food & Beverages available by Washington Warriors 4-H Club & the Brockway Commercial Club Free Evening Dance in Downtown Brockway Dance to the music of P.eclwater Risin9 Food available by Triple J Roving Cooker Beverages available by 8rockway Supper Club } Bulge in affected area Pain when bending, coughing or lifting Abdominal pressure Acid reflux The only way to effectively treat a hernia is to have it surgically repaired Reinventing Health trinityhealth.org 101 3rd::: ve ue:SW, .-