Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, March 04, 2016, Image 1

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FALL° County • fctimes@midrivers.com 406-778-3344 VOLUME 100 ISSUE 10 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 Bronc riders came from five states to compete in the first Fallon County Bulls, Broncs and Barrels in Baker. Dillon Lunderby of Sidney thrilled the crowd with a 70 point ride. Photos by Darlene Bulls, Broncs and Barrels draws huge crowd By Sherry Vogel The house was packed at the Bulls, Broncs and Barrels Rodeo held Feb. 27. The indoor arena proved to be a valuable asset to the Fallon County Fairgrounds as this winter event got underway. States represented were ID,WY, SD, ND, MT and NE. The day began with barrel racing which had 29 riders competing. Local cowgirls who par- ticipated this year were Rachel Brockel, Alycia Conroy, Tina Graham. Andrea Huft, and Alex Williams. Tina Graham and Alycia Conroy made it to the short -go. Winners were: First - Shelley Christianson of Sturgis, SD, second - Ashlyn Goven of Gillette, WY, and third - Tam Turbiville _ of name, ND. Bailey Pro Rodeo contractors from Baldwin, ND provided some of the bucking stock. Twenty- seven riders competed in bronc riding with Baker's own Will Bagley among them. Local judge Pete Rising scored the rides, Randy Taylor, announcer, kept the crowd informed while clown Danger Dave entertained everyone. Winners in the bronc riding were Kendell Green of Terry and Lane Sterling of Buffalo, SD. The bull riding event saw 26 riders compete for prizes while bull fighters Tate Rhoades and local bull fighter, Sylvan LaCross, ensured no rider was maimed. The bull riding event was scored by averages and ranked as follows: first - Ryan Prophet, Thin Falls, ID; second - Jay Dunford, Baldwin, ND; third - Pat Johnson, Fargo, ND; fourth - Dakota Rice. Chadron, NE. Two calcuttas were held in the afternoon - one in Thee Garage Showroom while the other was held in the arena. These were both well attended and very successful. Alycia Conroy of Baker advanced to the short go in barrel racing with a time of 15.52. Judge Nickolas Murnion replaced Judge Hess in 16th Judicial District By Sherry Vogel 1 Fallon County will have a new judge presiding In the 16th Judicial District Court, based out of Forsyth, starting March 17. Valley County At- torney Nickolas \Nick\ Murnion has been ap- pointed by Governor Steve Bullock to fill the judicial seat vacated by Judge George Hess. ess resigned as of January 1,2016. Murnion. a native of Jordan, will be taking up new home in Forsyth. He said he likes orsyth, and that it feels like a big city com- pared to his hometown of Jordan. Murnion was born in Jordan, graduated from Garfield County High School in 1971, then earned a bachelor's degree in government at Montana State Univer- sity. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Montana in Missoula in 1978. He then practiced law in Jordan for 30 years, both in private practice and as the part-time county attorney. . He has a diverse law background ranging from i probate issues, real estate and parenting plus He played a prominent part in the prosecution f the anti -government group known as the Montana Freemen which erupted in 1996, lead- ng to a 81 day stand-off with the Federal Bu- reau of Investigation. As a result of the Freeman cases, Murnion received many awards including the Profile of Courage at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston in 1998 from Caroline and John F. Kennedy. Jr. Mumion, who has lived in Glasgow for the Judge Nickolas \Nick\ Murnion will serve the counties of Fallon, Carter, Rosebud, Treasure and Garfield. past six and one-half years, was active in work- ing with cases involved with abuse and neg- lected children. There are a higher number of those types of cases in Valley County than most other counties in the state. Murnion stated, \There is a special place in my heart to protect children.\ While in Glasgow, he also prosecuted numer- Photo Courtesy of Mlles City Star ous drug cases, he said, with the Mexican methamphetamines coming in (which are 97 percent pure, usually), morphine. oxycontin. mushrooms and more. Ile said all Montana counties have been overrun with them. As for his future, \I look forward to serving the people of these five counties,\ Ile said. (Fal- lon, Carter. Rosebud, Treasure and Garfield) Cancellation of Elections Acclamation of trustee positions for Rural Fire Districts Acclamation of Commissioner positions for EMEDA-Port Authority Baker/Plevna Rural Fire Districts and EMEDA-Port Authority The Election Administrator has can- celled the Baker Rural Fire and Plevna Rural Fire Districts and EMEDA-Port Authority elections for May 3.2016. Candidates that filed for Baker Rural Fire District are Vern Stark and Fred lloff. Candidate that filed for the Plevna Rural Fire District is Melissa Thielen. Candidates that filed for Commissioner EMEDA-Port Authority are Vaughn Zenko, Jr. and Karol Zachniann. 7-33-2106 and 7-14-1101 MCA. In ac- cordance with 13- I -502 MCA, if an elec- tion has been canceled and there is only one candidate for a position, the govern- ing body shall declare the candidate elected to the position by acclamation. Bingo Baker Lions Club Bingo will be held Sunday, Mar. 6, and Sunday, Mar. 20, at the Baker Senior Center front 2-4 p.m. Bring the family for an afternoon of fun. Visit Our Website at www.FallonCountyExtra.com

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