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.
PELICANS IN MONTANA — Contrary to popular belief, Pelicans do live in Montana. These were captured on camera down at the Marias River early last Wednesday morning. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Some good news for swimmers came out of the city council meeting on Monday evening.
A proposal by new pool manager, Becky Rammell, to raise swim lesson rates up to $35 or $40 did not meet with approval of the council and for this season swimming lesson rates will remain the same as last year.
Rammell noted that there had been no change in rates in a number of years. Councilwoman Wendy Judisch recommended that, “We have to be careful and go slow, lets wait and think about it.” Alderman Sandy Syvertson echoed those sentiments.
On a related pool issue there was some discussion on why the pool wasn’t open, yet swim team members had use of the pol.