History lives Trailers converge on Claresholm for vintage rally

By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer It was no ordinary walk in the park this past weekend at the Centennial Campground, but a walk down memory lane. Approximately 20 vintage trailers descended on Centennial Park from Aug. 16 to 18 for the second annual Vintage Trailer Rally and TeePee Homecoming. The TeePee Trailer was manufactured 50 years ago in Claresholm … Read more

Blue-green algae bloom advisory issued for Twin Valley, Clear Lake

Environment By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer People who use the Twin Valley reservoir and Clear Lake, both west of Stavely, are urged to be cautious, with the identification of blue-green algae in the water. On Aug. 16, Alberta Health Services announced blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been identified in areas of Twin Valley reservoir and Clear Lake. Residents living … Read more

MLA for Livingstone-Macleod visits Claresholm town council

Government relations By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer The MLA for Livingstone-Macleod paid a visit to Claresholm town council recently to update them on his activities and identify any issues they may have. At council’s Aug. 12 meeting, MLA Roger Reid, who is also a Claresholm native, appeared as a delegation, where he expressed his appreciation to council for having him and … Read more

Premier invited to launch of immigration pilot

Economic development By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer An invitation has been extended to Jason Kenney, premier of Alberta, to come to Claresholm for a town-hall meeting focusing on the immigration pilot project Claresholm will be participating in. At its Aug. 12 meeting, council reviewed a report from Brady Schnell, the town’s economic development officer, outlining the proposal. The report … Read more

RCMP investigating theft

By Rob Vogt,, Local Press Writer The Claresholm RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a recent theft. Between Aug. 2 and Aug. 3, a red Pelican Explorer canoe was taken from a residential property located at the intersection of 51st Avenue and Fifth Street West in Claresholm without the owner’s consent. If anyone has information on this crime, or … Read more

Nominations now open for business awards

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The business awards are back and the Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations. “We want to celebrate the business community’s achievements and recognize all the hard work that is done by our businesses,” said Amanda Zimmer, president of the chamber of commerce. New this year is the best new chamber business award. … Read more