CHIPPING UP — Freshman Cowgirl Tori Fladstol chips onto the ninth green at the Choteau golf course on Saturday morning. Fladstol carded a 93 for the day and won a chip-off to place second in individual competition. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
After what seemed like a ton of snow earlier in the week the golf teams were able to get back on the course.
A JV golf meet still had to be cancelled in Choteau, but their varsity tournament on Saturday was played in Chamber of Commerce type weather.
The Cowboy team came on to smoke the competition and take first place with their overall depth. Four players were in the 70s for their round.
Conrad placed first with a 303 team score. The other squads placing and team scores went like this: Fort Benton 327, Fairfield 328, GF Central 364, Choteau JV 366, Cut Bank 384 and Sunburst 389.
SPRING STORM — Old man winter just doesn’t want to go away as Mother Nature seemed to think we needed a few more inches of that wonderful moisture in the form of snow. Don’t put your shovels away yet. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
It’s just a sign of the times.
Mayor John Shevlin, representing the Pondera Shooting Sports Club (PSSC) met with the county commissioners on Wednesday and informed them, “We are strapped for cash, we need money.”
The PSSC, according to Shevlin, would like to run (liability) insurance under the umbrella of the county.
The organization cannot get insurance through the NRA (National Rifle Association) because the building is too big and too far outside the city limits.
Commissioner Cynthia Johnson commented, “I think it’s a great idea.” Clerk and Recorder Janis Hoppes noted that the PSSC would need to be on the county policy by June because there is going to be a rate increase in July.
The club building is situated on county owned property which is leased to the PSSC.
The commissioners will talk with County Attorney Mary Ann Ries regarding the feasibility of the request and an agreement with the PSSC. They will also contact the county’s insurance carrier for input.
With that, the motion was made and passed for the county to proceed with allowing the PSSC to pursue liability insurance under the county’s plan.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
On Wednesday the county commissioners approved a road use agreement with Imperial Oil Resource Ventures (ORV) for transporting and parking equipment that exceeds regular size and limits.
The massive trucks will be carrying equipment modules, as they are called, to a Kearl Sands project in northeastern Canada (north of Edmonton).
The loads will originate out of Lewiston, Idaho move through the Panhandle to Missoula and go north along secondary highways.
In Pondera County, the route will be on Hwy. 89, Hwy. 44 and Hwy. 358 and go through Valier.
Transporting the large modules will require that new turnouts are constructed, slightly modify roadways in several locations, conduct some surface repairs and relocate existing utility lines and modify some traffic signals.