VANDALS AT WORK — Over the past few weeks the City of Conrad has been dealing with numerous acts of vandalism at the city parks. In this picture, someone has filled the toilet at the Jaycee Park with gravel. The city crews spend between 10-15 hours a week cleaning up after these thoughtless individuals. Photo Courtesy the City of Conrad
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Over the past few weeks the city has seen an influx in vandalism at various parks.
Most of the damage tends to be isolated to the bathroom facilities at the baseball complex, Legion Park and the Jaycee Park.
The problem has been periodic at the baseball fields and the Legion Park, but lately there has been vandalism at the Jaycee Park on a nightly basis.
Over the weekend the Conrad Police Department caught the children responsible for the mess at the Jaycee Park. Three children were involved and their age ranged from 2-5 years-old. No citations were written, but the parents were informed.
IN FLIGHT — Brian Robinson captured this gorgeous photo of a bee gathering pollen from a flower garden in town. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Brian Robinson
At their regular Wednesday morning business meeting county commissioners met with representatives from the Conrad and Valier libraries regarding their respective funding.
The Mayor of Valier presented an agreement for the Valier library outlining the financial commitment of the town and county.
There is a similar agreement with the City of Conrad for the Conrad library.
Commission chairman Sandy Broesder informed the Valier contingent that the commissioners couldn’t sign the contract until county attorney MaryAnn Ries had a chance to look at it.
She also noted that no numbers had come in yet from the Department of Revenue and, “our funding is extremely tight, but we can discuss it.”
Dust off the cobwebs, slap on a helmet, and hit the track as the Rocky Mountain Riders Club is gearing up for some great riding.
Not only do we encourage people to ride at the track just for fun, but we are hosting two races this month. The 6th annual Rocky Mountain Ride will be held on June 20 (Father’s Day) and the state HCMA (motocross) on June 27, back to back racing action.
RMRC members have been busy prepping the track and doing general clean-up in anticipation of summer riding, however, the track is open year round depending upon Mother Nature.
RMRC has grown not only in numbers, but the track layout and equipment have made this a great place to ride and the Rocky Mountains provide a great background.