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8 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016 Spor SIDNEY HERALD i? Eagle football scrimmage Sidney's Alec Lovegren, left, and Sawyor Thogersen at 7 pm. Friday. rush for positive yardage during the team's scrimmage on Saturday night. The Eagles kick off their season BILL VANDER WEELE l SIDNEY HERALD , t at home against Watford City ! ame at Bainville will host its dedication of the field first football game in 40 ceremony years on Saturday. The community has School officials are raised almost $150,000 to excited to join the six- get this program going. man league. The school is The junior high game going to kick off the first starts at 1 p.m. and the home game in a historic varsity plays at 4 p.m. Ba- way with a huge tailgate inville faces Terry in the party (free feed to all) and contests. Rodeo in Circle ELLEN WZNICK I SIDNEY HERALD Troy Vaira finished with a 75.5 score at the Circle PRCA rodeo on Thursday. FWP assists with raptor rescue near Miles City Thanks to a concerned landowner in the Yenow- stone Valley, an apparently ailing juvenile red-tailed hawk is at the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in Bozeman for rehabilitation and possibly release into the wild. Karen Lundby called the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 office in Miles City Aug. 10 to say that a hawk that frequents their land wasn't moving around much and didn't fly away when approached. She was concerned her dogs may be inquisitive and injure or kill the hawk. Warden Captain Jack Austin went out that afternoon and captured the hawk. He put a black sack over its head, picked it up and put it in a small dog crate with shag carpet. The hawk offered no re- sistance and later allowed Austin to handle it with bare hands. Austin's next task was to find a ride for the injured raptor to Boze- man. He called on local animal rescue volunteer Allison Campbell and her social media network to find quick transport for the animal so it could receive care. Shortly after the hawk arrived at the center, Austin was told that it was only half its normal body weight, and it was touch and go. Since then, how- ever, the hawk is getting some nutrition and seems to have perked up a bit. Austin said wardens frequently get injured raptor calls, and it turns out that Campbell assisted with two other raptor calls in the ensuing week. A golden eagle was found near Rock Springs and another hawk was located by a pumpkin patch near Miles City Since then both have been taken to Boze- man; The non-profit Montana Raptor Conservation Center has been operat- ing since 1988, focusing on medical care, rehabilita- tion, education, research and sustainability. Some birds are not able return to the wild, and the center uses some of them in their education programs. If the eagle and hawks can be rehabilitated, they will be released near the same place they were rescued. ~REA PRELL I FWP Fish, Wildlife & Parks Warden Captain Jack Austin holds an ailing juvenile red-toiled hawk he collected in the Yellowstone Valley. The hawk, which was half its normal body weight, was transported to the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in Bozeman for rehabilitation and possibly release back into the wild. Portions of Yellowstone closed in response to ongoing fish kill (fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating, etc.) on the Yellowstone River and its tributaries from Yel- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is implementing an immediate closure of all water-based recreation Sidney Fire Department unavailable at press time Since 1986 .Residential OF MONTANA, INC: .Commercial 203 S Central Ave, Sidney 406-482-2113 .Industrial YOUTH .................... ADV; N i iOIII IDU iETiiiiil ........................... Power 95 your live local radio sports connection! at Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Football games are broadcast live on Power 95 radio and on XNLWe~02 lowstone National Park'sTrout. Test results from northern boundary at samples sent to the U.S. Gardiner to the Highway and Wildlife Service Fish 212 bridge in Laurel. Health Center in Bozeman This significant action show the catalyst for this on the part of the depart- fish kill to be Proliferative ment is in response to Kidney Disease - one of the ongoing and unprec- the most serious dis- edented fish kill on the eases to impact whitefish Yellowstone. This action and trout. The disease, is necessary to protect the caused by a microscopic fishery and the economy parasite, is known to oc- it sustains. The closure cur in Canada, the U.S. will also help limit the and Europe. It has been spread of the parasite to documented previously in adjacent rivers through only two isolated locations boats, tubes, waders and in Montana over the past other human contact and 20 years. Recent outbreaks minimize further mortal- have occurred in Washing- ity in all fish species, ton, Oregon and Idaho. In In the past week, FWP trout, research has shown has documented over 2,000 this disease to have the dead Mountain Whitefish potential to cause 20 to on some affected stretches 100 percent mortality. The of the Yellowstone. With parasite does not pose a that, FWP estimates the risk to humans. total impact to Mountain The effect of the dis- Whitefish in the Yellow- ease on Yellowstone's fish stone to be in the tens of populations is exacerbated thousands. FWP has also by other stressors like recently received reports near record low flows, of the kill beginning to consistent high tempera- affect some Rainbow and tures, and the disturbance Yellowstone Cutthroat caused by recreational ac- tivities. FWP director Jeff :w'i iii i " ,: iiii Hagener says incoming to the decision, the depart- ment had to weigh the to- ....... tality of the circumstances and riskto the fishery FWP will continue to monitor the river and win lift the closure when stream conditions such as flow and temperature improve and fish mortality ceases. AA meetings " Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Young Peoples AA Group Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. All Meetings at Trinity Lutheran Educational Building - 21 4 S. Lincoln Ave., Sidney NA meetings Thursdays, 7 p.m. MonDak Trucking Office Building, 725 W. Holly, Sidney 406.433.7586 Office 406.433.7596 Fax 406.489.0915 Service PO Box 1003 34980 Hwy 23, Sidney g f ]