Monthly archive

August, 2015

  •   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 8 a.m. — Official 4-H & FFA horse judging @ Horseman’s Park 10 a.m. — Trail class 11 a.m. — 4-H foods judging 2 p.m. — Open Class entries close 3 p.m.  — Commercial buildings open 3 p.m. — Miss Bows Clown - Strolling  4 p.m. — Thomas Carnival & Petting...
  •   By AMORETTE ALLISON, Star Staff Writer The theme for the Eastern Montana Fair, which opens officially on Wednesday, is “Blue Ribbon Memories.” The $3.00 gate fee. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo starts Tuesday and gate fees will not be charged on that day. The PRCA rodeo will begin 7 p.m. on Tuesday and...
  •   This past weekend the surrounding areas suffered from seven different fires all of which are currently under control. According to BLM’s Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Deana Harms a total of  2,504.5 acres were burned. One fire was caused by a campfire, three were caused by a coal seam, two were caused by vehicles and...
  •   Star Staff Writer State wildlife officials will host five public hearings to discuss and take comment on a draft environmental impact statement for bison conservation and management in Montana. Bison are currently designated as both a wildlife species in need of management and a species in need of disease control in Montana. The draft...
  •   Star Staff Writer Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on tentative changes to Montana’s fishing regulations for the 2016 season.   The Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the tentative regulations for public comment at the August 6, 2015 meeting. Some Eastern Montana fishing regulation proposals...
  •   Doris Lee Bell Hougardy, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.  She was the daughter of Clyde and Uarda Bell and was born in Kane, Wyoming, on Dec. 13, 1933, and delivered at home by her father. Mrs. Hougardy spent her early years in Powell, Wyoming, and moved with her family to their ranch near Musselshell when she was 14 years of age....
  •   Frank Hout, 83, died peacefully at his home in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Mr. Hout was the youngest of six children born to Dora Lippert Hout and Charles Hout on June 13, 1932. He spent his younger years on their small ranch located on the Tongue River, about 15 miles southwest of Miles City. Mr. Hout always told stories of...
  •   Marjorie Mae “Marge” Gibbs Waldo, 85, died Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care Facility in Miles City.  Mrs. Waldo was born on Jan. 3, 1930, in Culbertson, the daughter of Thomas and Lena Fehrs Gibbs. She grew up on the homestead near the Missouri River and Brockton in what was known as the Mona...
  •   Spirits were high during Tuesday’s meeting of the Unified Board of Trustees were high as the board prepares for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Keith Campbell ran down just a few of the improvement projects that the district has finished or is still completing before the school year begins. “People don’t realize...
  •   While some things will be as they are always are at this year’s Eastern Montana Fair, there will be one major change. The Fair will host a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo with Kesler Championship Rodeo providing stock at the Fair. Several top-ranked cowboys hope to be competing as well. Due to scheduling conflicts, the...