TOO MUCH WATER — After the recent rain storm, water had to be pumped away from the American Legion ball fields. Weekend contests with Bozeman and Medicine Hat were canceled still because the field was too wet to play on. The team was back in action on Tuesday, playing in Great Falls against the Stallions and Wednesday with the Sparkies. The Cards are back home on June 30 when the Sparkies come to town for a double header. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Council members had a limited discussion on the medical marijuana issue at the Monday meeting.
Mayor John Shevlin told council members, “You need to look at your options. It’s your job.” He went on to add, “We need to do something, we’re getting deluged with phone calls.”
Police Chief Gary Dent commented, “People are coming into the state because it’s wide open. State agencies didn’t think they would be deluged like they are.”
There are six known medical marijuana providers doing business within the city limits. None of them have a business license.
BEAUTY PROJECT — From the left, Conrad beautification committee members Stephanie Moerkerke, Bev Widhalm, Catherine Kellogg, and Betty Olson show off one of the 12 new aggregate planters they were able to put around the city. Funding for the planters came from an EDC grant and leftover funds from the Conrad Centennial Committee. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Nearly a year ago, Pondera County was awarded a Community Development Block Grant –Neighborhood Stabilization Program (CDBG-NSP) through the Department of Commerce.
The Pondera Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has been the Program Administrator for this program, which has as its purpose to help communities revitalize their neighborhoods.
In becoming involved in this program, the Port Authority had hoped to buy run down property, use local contractors to renovate the house, and put a nicer home on the market to help provide housing for low and moderate income families.
JOE’S FAMILY STEAKHOUSE DONATION — Bill and Joe Campbell present a check for $713.75 to Terry Syvertson of Caring for Kids. Joe’s Family Steakhouse raised $1,425 during Whoop-Up, selling 267 sandwiches to the community. The rest of the proceeds were donated to Conrad High School Athletics. I-O Photo by Adam Jerome
County commissioners had a light business schedule on Wednesday with just three items on their agenda.
The commission moved and passed July 7, 9:30 a.m. as the date for a public hearing of the county compensation board (CCB).
They will meet in the commissioners’ office in the courthouse.
The CCB is established by law to review the compensation to elected county officials and to make recommendations for a salary schedule for the coming fiscal year.