NEW RECYCLING CENTER — The Pondera County Recycling Center has recently leased this building at 116 South Dakota Street from Custom Crop Care as a new home for the paper recycling effort. Stockman Bank has donated $1,000 grant for repairs to the roof. Paper recycling is scheduled to begin at the new facility on April 10. I-O Photo by Adam Jerome
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
The Pondera County Recycling Coalition (PCRC) has been hard at work bringing a stable recycling initiative to Pondera County.
In a little less than a year the communities of Pondera County have recycled or properly disposed of over 13,500 pounds of paper, 1,500 pounds of aluminum and 2,900 pounds of pesticides. This effort has saved precious space in the landfill for further generations to utilize.
The recycling coalition couldn’t have enjoyed these successes without the many citizens and volunteers donating their time and energy for this worthy cause.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Incumbent Pondera County Commissioner Sandy Broesder is seeking re-election to a seat she first earned five years ago.
Broesder, age 54, is running on the Republican ticket and is the current commission chairman
A native of Calgary, Alberta, she moved to Montana when she was eight. She is a graduate of Lincoln County High School in Eureka and attended MSU-Bozeman before entering the work force.
After her family was grown, Broesder returned to college and graduated with a BS degree in Business Technology from MSU-Northern
Folgers Coffee recently advertised a contest to write and perform an updated version of their Best Part of Waking Up jingle.
University of Montana student Ethan Thompson from Whitefish decided to participate and asked his recently formed band, “Nothing Rhymes with Oranges”, to perform his version.
The band is made up of Ethan as the primary vocalist, Landon Lee from Conrad on bass, Dan Coburn on drums, and Mitch Foster on acoustic guitar (though Mitch was not able to perform with the band on the Folgers video.)
The band plays mostly original jazz/pop style music and has performed at multiple venues in Missoula.