BEYOND OUR TOUCH — Some of Montana’s beautiful scenery up at the Two Medicine Badger area. This was taken a week before it was closed to motorized vehicles last October. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Jim Fortune, East Glacier Park
After reading some of the blogs commenting on the Coalition For Common Sense Use, I’m frustrated by the authors’ apparent misunderstanding.
This grassroots movement is about more than motorized access. Much more.
The Coalition actually spans a much bigger picture. I was inspired to see so many faces at our foundation dinner event, which included nearly 300 people from many diverse backgrounds. Those faces included farmers; ranchers; people from the petroleum, gem and mineral industries; horsemen; bicyclers; motorcycle riders; snowmobilers and business people who are sick and tired of government entities telling us what we can’t do.
Countywide primary elections will be held June 8.
Anyone interested in running for a Pondera County office can file a Declaration For Nomination at the Clerk and Recorder’s office. The Declarations will be accepted until March 14, 5 p.m. the date of closing.
County officials to be elected are Commissioner for District No. I, Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer, Attorney, Sheriff/Coroner, Justice of the Peace, Superintendent of Schools and Public Administrator. All candidates for county office must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter in Pondera County and a citizen of Montana.
Burton Gregory – Horizon Lodge resident
The board of directors of the Horizon Lodge is hosting an Open House at the Lodge on Jan. 31, from 2-4 p.m.
The purpose of this public event is to show changes that have taken place over the past year.
Due to a generous donation from Burton Gregory, a resident at the Lodge, a sizable redecorating project has been finished.