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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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Rains delay harvest of welcome crop

 By Kay Braddock

 
Area producers began hauling truckloads of sugar beets to Sidney Sugar’s Powder River Receiving Station last week. Three days into the harvest, which began on Friday, all-day rain showers created muddy conditions, delaying the harvest.
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Buffalo Rapids board hires outside accountant to review BR books

 By Kay Braddock

        In a two-hour account summary presentation, given by Bozeman-based CPA Kyla Stafford, members of the Buffalo Rapids Board of Control were told “operational expenses are pretty in line with last year.” 

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Buffalo Rapids board contests union’s bargaining unit

By Kay Braddock
 
Members of Buffalo Rapids Board of Control voted 5-2 countering a recent petition filed by Operating Engineers Union expressing intent to unionize BR employees. 
The vote, pitting two of district 2’s board members against the remaining board, was made at the conclusion of a nearly three-hour-long special meeting.
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School board, parents address poster flap

 By Kay Braddock

 
Posters – made and sold by several high school football parents to local businesses as a fundraiser project – were at the heart of a nearly 45-minute discussion during last week’s school board meeting. 
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