By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Asking when the Montana Alberta Tie Line (MATL) will begin construction in Pondera County will get you a nebulous answer, at the present.
Material for the project is sitting at a staging site near Shelby. Construction slated earlier this month with phase one being an electrical substation at Cut Bank and moving on north to Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
And while construction has begun, going north, the time table for Pondera County is still uncertain. However, it is estimated the line construction in this segment is scheduled for early 2011.
The MATL line is a 300-megawatt electrical transmission line that will allow movement of power between Alberta and Montana
TRI-COUNTY CARDINALS — The Tri-County Cardinals just finished their season at the Northern A District tournament in Fort Macleod over the weekend. In the front from the left are Scott Bye, Brandin Munoz, Amador Montiel, Robby Miller, Joe Hallenburg, Logan Rowe, John Johannsen and Kyle Waterrud. In the back are Assistant Coach Tyson Anderson, Bryce Watterud, Matt Alford, Monty Richmond, Jade Premo, David Lightner, Ryan Orcutt, Trevor Walker, Orin Johnson and Head Coach Tyler Bucklin. Photo Courtesy of Kelly Martin
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
The Tri-County Cardinals season officially ended at the Northern A District tournament in Fort Macleod. The Cardinals were hoping to repeat as District champions and move on to the next round, but it wasn’t meant to be.
In the first game of the tournament, the Cardinals took on tournament host Fort Macleod.
Tri-County took a big step towards qualifying for State with a 10-2 win.
Cardinal Ace, John Johannsen took the mound and fired six innings of four hits, one run ball for the win. Johannsen also walked six batters and struck out eight. Scott Bye came on in relief and threw three innings to seal the win.
At the plate Joe Hallenburg went 2-3 with two runs and a RBI. Johannsen helped his cause knocking in two runs and scoring one himself.
STORM DAMAGE — Marge Gebhart who lives at 204 No. Delaware and her neighbor, survey a large branch that snapped off a tree and crash-landed in her front yard last Tuesday. The area experienced high and gusting winds. No damage was done, luckily the branch missed everything. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler.
The lower picture is of the intersection of 6th and S. Iowa Street which gets backed up from rain, as a result, a large pool is formed and is just right for kids, like Caden Gebhart, to ride their bikes through the pond. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Brian Robinson
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
City council members, on a 3-0 vote, passed Ordinance-401 at their regular meeting on Monday.
Using MCA-76-2-301, as a guide line, the city is authorized to regulate land uses within the city limits to promote health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community.
The ordinance notes that the council has determined it is in the best interest of the city and its citizens that land uses that are in violation of federal, state or local law shall not be permitted within the city limits.
Section 1 of the Ordinance-401 simply states that no use of land shall be permitted or allowed, within the City of Conrad that is in violation of federal, state or local law.
The ordinance becomes effective 30 days after passing of this second reading on Aug. 19.