Town to look into community peace officer program

By Rob VogtClaresholm town council has directed administration to investigate the potential to create a community peace officer program in Claresholm and to report back to council at a future meeting.At its June 24 meeting, council was advised by Chief Administrative Officer Abe Tinney there have been concerns in the community about traffic including speed on the highway and speed … Read more

Claresholm’s Shaya Biever smashes record in breakaway roping

By Barb Poulsen – Canadian Professional Rodeo AssociationYeah, that was a thumbs up.No fist pump. No loud “Yes!” No thrown hat. Just an almost invisible thumbs up. That was the understated reaction from reigning Canadian Breakaway Champion, Shaya Biever as she set a Canadian record with a brilliant 1.6-second run to win the Daines Ranch Rodeo in Innisfail, Alberta and … Read more

Station looks to Town of Claresholm to manage Mackin Hall

By Rob VogtAfter 10 years, The Station is looking to turn over management of its space at Mackin Hall to the Town of Claresholm.At town council’s June 10 meeting, Danna Ormstrup, appeared as a delegation to discuss the situation.She is from the Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society and one of the agencies that utilizes The Station.Ormstrup explained that more than 10 … Read more

Neighbours oppose proposed feedlot east of Stavely

By Rob VogtThe Municipal Planning Commission of the Municipal District of Willow Creek will voice the concerns of its ratepayers to the Natural Resources Conservation Board about a proposed confined feeding operation east of Stavely.At its June 12 meeting, the commission read correspondence from the Natural Resources Conservation Board indicating an application at 31-14-26-4 by the Hutterian Brethren of Ivy … Read more

Stavely school receives $10,000 award for love of reading

By Rob VogtThe hard work of the students, families and staff at Stavely Elementary School has been rewarded with a prestigious award.On June 4, it was announced Stavely Elementary School was selected from hundreds of applications to receive an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund Grant.Because of the hard work the school has done to champion literacy in their … Read more

Claresholm awarded junior hockey team; naming contest being held

By Rob VogtJunior “A’ hockey is coming to Claresholm and the new team is holding a contest to pick a name for the team.The National Junior “A’ Hockey League announced on May 8 that it has come to terms on a facility agreement with the Town of Claresholm.The addition of Claresholm to the league’s South Division, with league play to … Read more