Fifty people hit the east side streets for ‘Heroes Walk’

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterIt was a chance to raise money for a good cause and meet some local heroes.The Claresholm Local Press, Your Dollar Store With More, and Claresholm and District Family and Community Support Services hosted their first annual “Heroes Walk” at east side Patterson Park on Saturday, May 14.The event attracted 50 registered walkers and raised … Read more

Museum set to open Friday

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterA lot has happened inside the Claresholm and District Museum since the last time the public was inside the facility.The museum and visitor information centre will open its doors to the public for the season this Friday, May 20, at 9 a.m.“We’re super excited to be able to welcome visitors back again,” said Bill Kells, executive … Read more

Students experience what happens in drunk driving collision

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterLights and sirens filled the air, responding to a two-vehicle collision in the parking lot at Willow Creek Composite High School.Arriving on scene, police, fire department, bylaw and ambulance personnel discovered one occupant was ejected and dead on scene. Others had to be extricated by the fire department, and one was taken away by police … Read more

Chief Mountain Border Crossing closed

Reminder: Chief Mountain border crossing remains closed May 13, 2022    Calgary, Alberta    Canada Border Services Agency The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers that the seasonal Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) remains closed until further notice.  The CBSA has not opened Chief Mountain since the start of the pandemic. The continued closure is necessary to ensure enhanced … Read more

New principal at Willow Creek Composite High School

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterWhen students at Willow Creek Composite High School return to classes in the fall they will be greeted by a new but familiar face.On May 4, the Livingstone Range School Division announced the appointment of Robert Rodgers as the school’s new principal beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.Rodgers holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of … Read more

RCMP make several arrests, lay charges

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe Claresholm RCMP made several arrests and laid charges last week.The police announced that on May 5, Claresholm and Nanton RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Police Dog Services, High River Traffic Services Unit, and the Southern Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, initiated a crime reduction initiative called Operation Street Sweep. The initiative included … Read more