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 By Dianne Swanson    News    August 15, 2018 

Celebrate LYIP's Victory Saturday, August 25!

In just a few hours on Saturday morning, July 21, ecstatic members of the community had fleshed out the idea for a parade and picnic to celebrate Judge Morris’s positive ruling on the Intake diversion project. After years of worrying and...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    August 8, 2018

Celebrate LYIP's Victory Saturday, August 25!

In just a few hours on Saturday morning, July 21, ecstatic members of the community had fleshed out the idea for a parade and picnic to celebrate Judge Morris’s positive ruling on the Intake diversion project. After years of worrying and...

 

It's Finally Over!

The excruciatingly long battle to save the Intake Diversion Project is finally over with the decision by District Judge Brian Morris to grant the Federal Defendants/Intervenor Defendants’ cross motions for summary judgment and to dismiss the...

 

Spent Lime Beneficial in Combatting Low pH Soils, Improving Overall Tilth

Dryland growers in the MonDak area can take advantage of a program through Sidney Sugars to test the benefits of spent lime on their fields. The lime and loading at the factory yard are free. In the...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    July 25, 2018

It's Finally Over!

The excruciatingly long battle to save the Intake Diversion Project is finally over with the decision by District Judge Brian Morris to grant the Federal Defendants/Intervenor Defendants’ cross motions for summary judgment and to dismiss the...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    July 18, 2018

Mr. Frost Snow Crème Opens in Sidney

Cool off and tickle your taste buds with a frosty treat from Mr. Frost Snow Crème, now open at 102 N. Central Ave., Sidney, in the Yellowstone Marketplace. Owner Cody Shanks is excited to open his...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    May 9, 2018

Serenity Oxygen Spa Opens In Sidney

Serenity Oxygen Spa is now open downstairs in the Yellowstone Marketplace, downtown Sidney. Owner Heather Keenan is excited about offering the benefits of oxygen, along with aromatherapy to help a...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    April 18, 2018

LYIP Summary Judgment Hearing Set For April 26

The summary judgment hearing on the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project fish bypass and weir has been postponed to Thursday, April 26 at the request of the Defenders of Wildlife. Although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the injunction...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    April 11, 2018

9th Circuit Vacates Injunction

On April 4th, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled to vacate the injunction imposed by District Court Judge Brian Morris on construction of the fish bypass and concrete weir at Intake. A...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    April 4, 2018

Lawsuit Threatening LYIP Ramps Up

The Defenders of Wildlife and Natural Resources Defense Council (plaintiffs) continue their ongoing battle with Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation (defendants), focused only on the...

 

LYIP Holds Annual Meeting

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project held its annual meeting last Friday with the main theme of attending the hearing in Great Falls on April 19th. Several speakers highlighted how important it is for farmers, business people and the community at...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    March 21, 2018

LYIP Holds Annual Meeting

Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project held its annual meeting last Friday with the main theme of attending the hearing in Great Falls on April 19th. Several speakers highlighted how important it is...

 
 By Dianne Swanson    News    March 7, 2018

District II Receives Grant for Suicide Prevention Programs

On February 28, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced the recipients of Suicide Prevention grants totaling $372,000. District II Alcohol and Drug received $63,000 to implement STEP UP (Strategies...

 

Lawsuit Threatening LYIP Ramps Up

The Defenders of Wildlife and Natural Resources Defense Council (plaintiffs) continue their ongoing battle with Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation (defendants), focused only on the...

 

Campaign Nears Completion

The process of extracting sugar from beets dates back to 1747 when a German chemist first demonstrated that crystals formed after a crude extraction from pulverized beets were identical in properties...

 

Beet Seeds Stand Trial

Sugarbeet growers Tim and Adam Cayko of the Sugar Valley district conduct strip trials each year to determine which variety of beet seed works best in their heavy soils. In addition to cooperating wit...

 

Less Input, Increased Production Goal of Strip Tillage

Strip tillage, the method where only the narrow strip of land to be planted is actually tilled, is in the trial stages. With only a 4 to 6” strip disturbed, the process leaves a lot of residue on the ground, helping to reduce inputs and erosion...

 

Spent Lime Delivers Results in Beet Fields

In an ongoing quest to improve production in sugarbeet fields, Sidney Sugars and a small group of cooperators have been testing spent lime on fields in the factory growing area. The lime is part of the process of making sugar. It starts out as...

 

Pure Ag Provides Data at Your Fingertips

Information is critical to the success of any operation and farming is no different. Pure Ag is the database used by Sidney Sugars to store all grower information, providing quick accurate information to the factory and the grower. The previous...

 

Sidney Soccer Starts April 3rd: Register by February 16th

Soccer provides a safe and fun environment for kids to get great exercise and enjoy the outdoors, all while learning physical and social skills that will last a lifetime. Registration for the 2018...

 

Senate Candidate Russ Fagg Visits Sidney

U.S. Senate candidate Russ Fagg made a campaign stop in Sidney last week. He is running as a Republican to unseat current senator Jon Tester. Fagg is a 4th generation Montanan, a former prosecutor, a...

 

Lawsuit Threatening LYIP Ramps Up

The Defenders of Wildlife and Natural Resources Defense Council (plaintiffs) continue their ongoing battle with Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation (defendants), focused only on the...

 

The Fairview Community Welcomes New Volunteer Fire Department Facility

The Fairview Volunteer Fire Department moved into its spacious new fire hall in time to answer its first call December 30th. With ample space to house the seven fire trucks as well as all the gear...

 

Fire Department Gets New Home

The Richland County Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013 with the promise of a brand new fire hall in the works. The present was a long time coming and one of needs, not wants; the...

 

J'z Fashions Doubles In Size

J'z Fashions and Coffee House completed its expansion into the former Saddle Up building next door just in time for the holiday season, and the store has been bustling with customers eager to see the...

 

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