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Public meetings will address future bridge work

By Kay Braddock 

        The Montana Department of Transportation has secured $2 million from federal bridge replacement funds that will be used to replace a stretch of secondary highway 253 leading to the Yellowstone River bridge north of Terry.

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Buffalo Rapids to hold annual meeting next week

Producers from District 1 and 2 of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project will be attending an annual meeting in Glendive next week. 
BR Board of Control Chairman Ray Roethle will likely conduct the conference, according to district 2 commissioner Barry Rakes. 
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Tester’s rep. in Terry next week

  The Office of Senator Jon Tester has scheduled outreach time in Terry next week.

  Field Director Penny Zimmerman, who works out of Tester’s Glendive Field Office, will be available to constituents at the Prairie County Courthouse from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.
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BR board accepts manager’s resignation, recognizes union

By Kay Braddock 

        Marking a week of significant changes at Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project, commissioners of the BR Board of Control accepted a letter of resignation from BR project manager Dave Schwarz, as well as voting to voluntarily recognize union representation by BR employees.

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Landowners' rights issue at meetings

  Mr. Frank Falen of the Budd-Falen Law Firm will be speaking to landowners about landowner rights and the Trans-Canada Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday, October 23, 2009 at Thee Garage in Baker, Mont. at 7:00 p.m. and in Glendive on Saturday,  October 24, 2009 at The Yellowstone River Inn at 4:00 p.m.

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BR project manager responds

 By Kay Braddock

        A struggle exists at Buffalo Rapids. 

That may be the one point where BR Project Manager Dave Schwarz and all seven commissioners of the BR Board of Control can find common ground. But beyond that – including details regarding BR’s budget, loan history, and annual meetings – little accord exists.
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Board member: Buffalo Rapids struggling with budget

 By Jamie Ausk-Crisafulli
Yellowstone Newspapers

        While the Buffalo Rapids irrigation project has recently received publicity for its employee issues, which include a possible unionization, the budget issues are an even bigger concern, according to Buffalo Rapids Board of Control member-at-large Ric Holden.

“Problems follow the money,” Holden said.
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Grazing district elects officers

        Members of the Prairie County Grazing District met last month at the USDA building for their annual meeting.
        Agenda items included discussion on land owned by the district which TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline is scheduled to cross.

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Negotiations in the works on access to Scenic View Road

 By Kay Braddock

 
The Prairie County Board of Commission plans to meet with landowner Michael Karrels later this month in an effort to resolve the Scenic View Road access issue. That decision came after commissioners met with Prairie County Attorney Becky Convery during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Also participating in the conversation was Dell, Mont. lawyer, Wally Congdon who has been hired by the county to assist with the road access issue. 
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Stockgrower leaders discuss Scenic View Road

By Kay Braddock 
        
        Leadership from the Montana Stockgrowers Association met with Prairie County commissioners last week in a nearly two-hour meeting to discuss the Scenic View Road access issue.

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