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  • ND Fisheries Biologists Wrapping Up Fall Surveys

    ND Game and Fish Dept.|Oct 15, 2014

    North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are assessing how the cooler-than-normal summer may have impacted fish spawning and stocking success across the state. Fisheries management section leader Scott Gangl said it looks like catches varied this year, depending on the lake or fish species. “On a lot of our smaller lakes, we had extremely high catch rates of young-of-the-year fish in some, but disappointing catches in others,” Gangl said. “Overall, though, I’d say we experienced average reproduction and stocking success...

  • Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes a Week Early, Oct. 16-17

    Montana FWP|Oct 15, 2014

    Montana’s annual youth-only deer hunt is set for Oct 16-17. The two-day special season is open to properly licensed youngsters ages 12 to 15 who’ve passed a hunter safety course. Additionally, 11-year-olds who passed hunter safety may hunt if they’ll be 12 by Jan. 16, 2015. The youth hunt is typically scheduled during the public schools’ two-day vacation in October, which is scheduled for Oct. 16-17 this year. This puts youth rifle hunters in the field during the final days of Montana’s archery season. “Archers and our young hunters nee...

  • 2014 Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Contest

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 15, 2014

    Keith Steinbeisser Memorial Livestock Judging Contest was held Sunday, October 12 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. The judging, which used to be held during Ag Days, now takes place in October and gives 4-H members an opportunity to practice their showman skills before the Northern International Livestock Expo (NILE) held in Billings, MT later this month. The judging was moved from Ag Days in January to October because of frigid winter temperatures and conflicts with sports schedules. Belt...

  • Historic US Senate Debate Scheduled for Oct. 21

    Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture|Oct 15, 2014

    On October 21, 2014 US Senate candidates from both major parties will debate at the Richland County Fair Event Center at 7pm. The debate is sponsored by the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture in conjunction with the Richland County Farm Bureau. State Representative Amanda Curtis ( D ) and US Congressman Steve Daines ( R ) have both agreed to appear. The public is invited to attend in person or tune in on Marks Group stations KGCX 93.1 in Sidney, KXGN 1400 in Glendive, and KYUS 92.3 in Miles City. To the best recollection of area...

  • MT Supreme Court Candidate Visits with Voters in Sidney

    Meagan Dotson|Oct 15, 2014

    Lawrence VanDyke, who is running for Montana Supreme Court Judge, met with local residents at Reynolds Market Deli in Sidney on Thursday October 2 to answer questions and discuss issues. His visit to Sidney was part of his Hi-Line tour. As a fifth generation Montanan, VanDyke began working with the family construction business and initially graduated from MSU Bozeman with a degree in engineering. Deciding to follow his passion, he got a scholarship to Harvard University and later graduated with...

  • Public Asked to Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

    Marissa Perry|Oct 15, 2014

    Annual Awards Recognize Volunteer Service in Montana The Governor’s Office of Community Service and the Montana Commission on Community Service are now accepting nominations for the 2015 ServeMontana Awards. Presented in February at the Montana State Capitol, these annual awards recognize outstanding Montana individuals and organizations committed to community and volunteer service. “The ServeMontana Awards provide an opportunity for the public to recognize the outstanding folks that devote time each and every day to make their community a bet...

  • Halloween Costume Dance October 30

    Oct 15, 2014

    Thursday, October 30th, the Halloween Costume Dance, sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church will be at 7p.m. – 10p.m. at the St. Mattherws Parish Center Gym. Grades 6th – 8th are welcome. Admission price with a costume is $4.00 and admission price without a costume is $6.00. Concessions will be available to purchase snacks and drinks. Those in costume may sign up once for a chance to win 1 of the 10 door prizes to be given away the night of the dance. Music DJ will be by Midnight Express. This dance is a lock-in for safety. Students will only be al...

  • In The Spirit of Co-op Month

    Oct 15, 2014

    LYREA is Holding A Coat & Food Drive the entire Month of October. Celebrating Co-op month is a good time for everyone to join together and extend a helping hand to those less fortunate than ourselves. The entire month of October, Lower Yellowstone Electric will once again be collecting coats and other winter gear for the Salvation Army, and collecting nonperishable food items for the Richland County food bank. With the state of our country’s economy, the need for help is even greater. The percent of people looking to food banks for help a...

  • Sidney Community Blood Drive October 28

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Sidney Community Blood Drive, hosted by the American Red Cross, will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the St. Mathews Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE. To schedule your appointment or for more information please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-695-7258 or visit sponsor code Sidney. Identification is required for anyone wishing to donate....