By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Carl Suta (R), 46 years old, is the second deputy in the sheriff’s department (PCSO) to sign on for the position of Pondera County Sheriff.
He is running as a Republican although he strongly believes that the position should be non-partisan.
Suta was born and raised in Shelby on a small family wheat, barley, and livestock farm east of Oilmont.
He went to school in Sunburst and attended Northern Montana College in Havre and Great Falls where he studied Business Administration for two years.
By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
The 30 year veteran insurance agent, Julie Blockey, was at the helm of the very confusing ship that is health care reform. The informative presentation was saved for after local reports.
The Conrad Public Library reported that Erin Berzel’s art show went very well. Next, the Library will be planning a Valentine’s Day silent auction for Feb. 12. They are still on the lookout for donations for the event.
Laurie Ward, PMC’s Better Health Improvement Specialist, spoke about the grant she was instrumental in getting for the hospital. The money is being used to improve relations between PMC and the community, and this is being achieved through steps such as the recent surveys that have been sent out, and other efforts.
Voters received new Voter Confirmation Cards in the mail this past week.Check your card to see what precinct you are in and where your polling place is located.
For those voters who are now moved to either Valier or Brady as their polling place location, please remember you have the option of voting by absentee ballot prior to election day, either at your home or at the courthouse.
Every 10 years, after the federal census, Montana law directs that the entire state be divided into 100 state House districts. The population of the state is divided by 100 in order that each district will be as equally populated as possible. The target population number for each House district was 9,894, resulting in a not so easy task for the six members of the commission. Once the commission has drawn the House and Senate district boundaries, most of which cross at least two counties, the legislature adopts the plan for the entire state. Two House districts are needed to create one Senate District.