FLOOD FUN — Casey Majerus uses his stand-up paddle board to maneuver the rising waters of the Dry Fork on June 2. By June 7, this entire area was submerged in flood water due to heavy rains and the release of water from Lake Francis. Pondera County Canal Company’s diversion dam on the Dan and Chary Majerus property, between Valier and Conrad, can be seen in the background. Photo courtesy of Chary Majerus
By Nick Thomas
They say every dog has his day. This year, that day is Friday, June 24, when the 13th National Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTW Day) will be held.
The event is promoted by Pet Sitters International (see www.takeyourdog.com if you think I’m pulling your paw).
Once again, dog owners throughout North America will be prodding their poodles and pulling their pugs to patronize their place of employment. Studies have suggested that animals can have a therapeutic effect on people in hospitals and retirement homes, so why not at work, too?
Well, if your pup is housetrained, check with your boss (who may or may not be housebroken) to see if you can participate in TYDTW Day.
Needless to say, a few words of caution should be heeded.
PLAY POND – After the hail and rain storm on Monday, these kids found a cool water hole at the corner of Iowa and 6th St. In the foreground on the bike is Kaden Gebhart, Colter Riphenberg on a bike in the background and friend Blake and Parker. Photo courtesy of Brain Robinson
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Don’t let the kids fool you this year, if they say there isn’t a thing to do this summer, they are sorely mistaken.
Kids of all ages can cool down with a dip in the Conrad Swimming Pool. For more structured fun, sign them up for one of three swimming lesson sections. These sections run from June 13-23, July 11-21 and August 1-11 on Monday through Friday.
‘Guppies’ are from ages 2-3 and adult participation is required. ‘Starfish’ must meet a height requirement and be four years old. ‘Angelfish’ are ages 4-5 and will dunk their heads. ‘Sea turtles’ are age five and up with a lifeguard or coach recommendation. ‘Dolphins’ can be age 7 and up and can have little or no experience. A ‘stingray’ can swim at a five foot depth and advance. The ‘swordfish’ will learn the deep and shallow dive and the ‘tiger shark’ is an experienced swimmer who may be doing junior lifeguard skills and training.
WHOOP-UP QUEEN — Courtney Anderson smiles to the crowd during the general parade on Saturday morning before the rodeo started. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The Conrad Lions Club, Mother Nature and others combined to put together a glorious Whoop-Up Trail Days Celebration and Rhubarb Festival over the weekend.
Dan Wilcox, President of the Lions Club and a tireless worker at the 71st annual event commented, “We were definitely blessed with two days of good weather.”
“It all went well,” he added, “It was a lot of hard work, a lot of fun and a lot of people are involved in putting this together.”
Wilcox said the final numbers wouldn’t be available until all the bills are in and paid, but noted that Saturday was a record day at the rodeo grounds and Sunday was really good as well.
Concession sales were up, the beer concession sales were up and many, many people came out for the breakfast on Saturday morning.
Wilcox also commented that a $1 from all those that entered through the gate, will go the Conrad Community Cancer Foundation.