Stokes nominated for three Country Music Alberta Awards

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Stavely singing sensation Mariya Stokes continues to make waves on the music scene, recently garnering three Country Music Alberta Award nominations. The award nominees were announced by livestream on Jan. 5 where Stokes received nominations for Horizon Female Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year for “Christmas, … Read more

Local filmmaker completes new film; has another in production

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Art imitates reality in the latest film by local fillmakr Peter Morton, although in this case the art came first. The Claresholm filmmaker and his Little Piggy Films recently completed shooting the feature “After” this past year. It is a post-apocalyptic story where a pandemic wipes out much of the population, spawning civil wars … Read more

Be the bull in latest video game by local designer

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer In most video games the player controls a humanoid character, but imagine taking on a different character. How about instead of a human rider, how about being the bull, smashing your way through the world collecting points and power-ups along the way. That is the premise of “Ragin’ Bull”, the latest video game from … Read more

Old Fashioned Christmas a week-long event this year

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Old Fashioned Christmas is back again this year, celebrating its 22nd anniversary, but it will look a little different. The Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce and the Claresholm Local Press, who organize Old Fashioned Christmas, have decided to make it a week-long event instead of a one-night affair, starting on Nov. 27 and … Read more

Council hears Halloween celebration proposal

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Downtown Claresholm may still have the sights and sounds of Halloween this year, while still abiding by the COVID-19 pandemic health guidelines. At its Sept. 14 meeting, Claresholm town council heard a proposal by Darla Slovak by video conference. She and Tracy Elke, of Your Dollar Store With More, wanted permission to decorate downtown … Read more

Business award nominations being accepted

The deadline is fast approaching, but there is still time to nominate a business for one of the Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce’s business awards. “We’ve all faced hardships through this pandemic, and we want to bring some positive light into our business community,” said Amanda Zimmer, chamber president. “We are proud of the commitment to your business, customers and … Read more