lo calannouncement - Gardiner Chamber of Commerce
June 3, 2009 Edition # 22
The Gardiner Chamber of Commerce ☻ www.gardinerchamber.com
222 Park Street ● PO Box 81 ● Gardiner, MT 59030 ● phone 406.848.7971 ● fax 406.848.2446
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Can you volunteer one Thursday evening each month? The Gardiner Library needs you! Please call
Betty at 406.848.7378 or 406.848.7303.
Start working on your PARADE ideas for this years Annual Rodeo Parade. This years theme is: Your Favorite Western Movie. Pick up Parade Forms at the Chamber Office and bring them with you for the
Parade Line Up ~ June 20th at 1pm at the School. For more info call : 848-7710.
New this summer, Community Gear Board at the Flying Pig Adventure Co.. Post ads for gear you want
to sell, gear you want to buy, and community happenings! Hanging outside the front door of the store. A
mini Craigs List!
Come join the descendents of WA and Lula Hall in Arch Park on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from
6pm -9pm for cake and ice tea. Bring your memories, pictures and stories and visit with the
Come celebrate with us! On Sunday, June 14, from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., the Yellowstone Association invites you to join us for the public grand opening celebration of our new headquarters, the former “Cecil’s”
building. There will be a short program with special guest Suzanne Lewis, superintendent of Yellowstone
National Park, followed by an opportunity to tour the building and learn more about the Association’s mission to foster preservation of Yellowstone through education.
Gardiner’s Annual Rodeo - June 19 & 20, 2009. Buy your Raffle Tickets & Advance Tickets today. Raffle Items include: Fred Howie Glider, Todd Frederickson Print, Fred Ersepke Knife, Decorative Buffalo
Skull by Wagon Wheel Trading Post, Several Handmade Quilts, Montana Silversmith Jewelry, Gift Certificates & Lots More. Purchase Tickets at Kellems, Serenity Salon & Yellowstone Credit Union. Enjoy the
ATTENTION HUNTERS!!! Here’s your chance to win a $6000 - 6 day Guided Hunt for only $100 Only 60 tickets available. Good for 2009 or 2010 Hunting Season. Proceeds go towards the Gardiner Annual Rodeo. For more info or hunting brochure call Amy at 848-7710 or 848-7010.
Vacation Bible School to be held at the Gardiner Community Church the week of June 22-26 from 9 am-11:30 am. All kids in the area between the ages of 3 years old through 6th grade please come join the fun of
a Safari as we enjoy Bible Stories, songs, crafts, games, prizes, and snacks!
2009 ALL CLASS REUNION: June 26th-28th, Arch Park go to www.2009ghsreunion.info to RSVP!
Very important for you to RSVP to help us know how much food, etc. Lots of attendees expected! Don’t
miss out, RSVP today!
Gardiner Rodeo Club has a second Raffle this year. Crown Royal & Jacobs Rodeo donated a Billy Cook
Saddle. Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5. The Saddle will be given away at the Gardiner Rodeo on June
20. The Saddle is on display at Kellems Saddlery. Limited Tickets available ~Purchase yours today for
We would like to thank all of those who were so supportive of Colton during his illness, and worked
so hard to make graduation possible. A very special thanks to Mike and Crystal Leach. With out your support and dedication, this would never have been possible. To Julie Sharkich, thank you for your amazing
commitment. Thank you to Wade and Paula Laubach for all of the moral support. To Laurie Smith for all
her help, to the entire Senior Class of 2009, you rock, I Love You! We also want to thank all those we are
unable to list. ~Colton Xavier & Family
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Its purpose is to inform local residents and visitors regarding items of local interest. Occasionally opinions are expressed herein that do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the Gardiner Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber reserves the right to edit for length, grammar, good taste, and to prevent slander & libel. The Gardiner Chamber supports everyone’s First Amendment Rights. If you have a problem with any public notice printed in this publication, please contact the person who submitted it.
GARDINER/MAMMOTH SCHOOL CORNER
Bruin Power: The solar panels on the Gardiner school delivered 392 KiloWatt-Hours of electricity in May. Look at your May
electric bill. Could you have produced all of your own power? Monitor the system at the school at www.gardiner.org.
Gardiner Public School has the intent to hire Patty Kremer, wife of Board Chair Scott Kremer, as the assistant girl's basketball coach for the 2009-2010 season. This action will occur at the regular June School Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
The regularly scheduled School Board Meeting for June 10th will be held on June 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the High School
Conference Room. It is the intent of the School Board to hire Wendy Thomas as Girls’ Junior High Basketball Coach, who is
the wife of Board Member, Jerry Thomas.
The Gardiner Board of School Trustees is now accepting sealed bids for the following items: School Bus Maintenance;
Heating Fuel Oil #2; Bus and Driver Education Car Fuel, and Propane. Anyone interested in bidding should contact the
school office for forms at 406-848-7563. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bids will be opened
during the regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Conference
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
GARDINER SCHOOL DISTRICTS 7&4
GARDINER, PARK COUNTY, MONTANA 59030
Ken Ballagh’s Award &
Yellowstone’s Wonder Revealed
in New Geology Film
Behind a great school lies a great principal. Ken
Ballagh, principal at Gardiner Schools for the past
18 years, received the Montana Council of Administrators of Special Education (MCASE) Distinguished Service Award at the Montana Council of
Exceptional Children (MCEC) Conference in Missoula, on April 16th. Ken was granted this award in
recognition and appreciation of his leadership and
commitment to the students and staff at Gardiner
Schools and his support and effort in providing
good, sound, and solid educational programs to all
students. Ken will be recognized for this award
again at the School Administrators (SAM) Evening of Excellence on June 16.
Although there are too many to include, Ken has
many outstanding qualities as a school administrator, which many admire and respect. Leland
Stocker, the superintendent in Gardiner stated,
“Ken is humble and possesses a servant’s heart.”
This is apparent in the things Ken does behind the
scenes for the students and staff in the school and
programs he oversees. Laurie Smith, the special
education teacher stated. “In short, Ken ‘walks the
walk’ when it comes to caring for the welfare of
his students.” He believes in the ability of every
child to succeed and supports this through the
implementation of the Response to intervention
process in grades kindergarten through 6th grade,
as well as other programs and activities that have
been introduced over his tenure. His expectations
are high for students and staff alike, but he provides the support needed for success. Failure is
not an option. His belief is find the correct intervention and the learner will be successful.
Sadly, Ken is retiring at the end of this school
year. He will be greatly missed and leaves behind a
legacy that will be difficult to follow.
SERVICES & ADVERTISEMENTS
* New Construction
* Renovations *Restorations
Fill your prescriptions
Monday thru Friday
SPRING INTO SUMMER
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Offering you a great Vitamin selection and fulfilling your Electronic
20 yrs exp.
Bachelor of Architecture
406.220.3472 or 406.222.9065
Located inside the Yellowstone Perk
4 areas of carpet cleaned for
Up to 400sqft.
Mileage Rate Cut
Water Damage, Drying, and
Smoke/Fire Damage, Cleaning, and
Home Remodeling and Repairs
NO job too BIG or too small
20+ years EXP
Attention to Detail
111 East Main Street
Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets
CST CONSULTANTS, LLC
Registered & Insured
Self Service Laundry
Open 7am-10pm Daily
Self Service Coin
Fluff & Fold
209 Main St
White cat with grey
markings and blue
eyes. Lost at Eagle
on May 28th. Reward offered, call
$1.25 per lb
$15 dollar min
The Gardiner Chamber of Commerce is your local drop off
location, PLEASE drop off your used ink cartridges and we
will RECYCLE them for you!
Dish Network * DirectTV * Phone Installation * Home Theater
PO Box 538 Emigrant, MT 59027
Why wait until you get rich...Wiring design and installation
Smart and affordable
We can build you
a new house
or complete a
References upon request.
Sawtooth Deli open Tues-Sat 8am-4pm. Wood fired brick oven pizza from Wed-Sat. Four meat pie and
also a veggie pizza topped with parmesan and romano cheese. Breakfast special this week is a andouille
sausage and pepper jack omelet. Stop in you’ll be glad you did.
Schwan’s across from Town Café, 4:30-6:00 pm Wed 6/10. Parking lot sale. Make sure you pick up the
new summer catalog. Lisa 406-599-5594.
Need a quick lunch? Stop by The Sinclair TNT and try our new cheeseburger dogs and a penguin ice!
This week’s pizza special at the Town Café, 16” shrimp pizza (shrimp, olives, tomatoes, seasonings with
our garlic white sauce) for $15!
Join us at the Two Bit Saloon on June 8th at 9pm for live music. All styles of country played by The
Gypsy Cowbelle. Se you there!
Yellowstone Mine is Now Serving Breakfast Buffet from 6am-11am. Come in and fill-up before your
trip into the Park.
CCC Salon 302 Spring St 406.848.7137. Our stylists offer over 30 years of experience. Hair care, manicures, pedicures & tanning offered in a clean & friendly shop. Open 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, 10am2pm Saturday or by special appointments if needed. Walk-in’s welcome.
Flying Pig Camp Store and Raft Co. open daily 10-6pm thru June 1st, then daily 6:30am-8pm for all
of your adventure gear, casual clothing, and Yellowstone Adventures (horseback rides, raft trips, cowboy
cookouts and more)!
Karnatz Tree Service: Tree trimming, feeding, and removal – free wood – tree chips. Call 406.222.6505
We moved the Video store into the North Entrance Wash Tub and appreciate your patience while
we organize. It happened so fast and we’re still scratching our heads wondering where to begin. Any
questions regarding video rental policy ask Doug or Kelly 406.848.9430 or 406.848.2240.
Serenity Salon, June has arrived and summer is here, come pamper yourself with a manicure, pedicure,
facial, or new color or hairstyle. June also means Rodeo weekend and we have advanced tickets, raffle
tickets, and the crown royal saddle tickets - so stop in and see us. Connie at 223-5210, CJ at 224-2858.
Fantasy NASCAR lotto in the Town Lounge! Your Fantasy team could win $1500 every week!
Tumbleweed Bookstore and Café’s new summer hours are daily 7am – 9pm.
Join us Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm for book club. We will be discussing the book Bonk by Mary
Roach. Look in the newsletter for future book club books and meetings.
Yellowstone Media Design, Gardiner’s only locally owned and operated Internet Service Provider currently has several spots available in town for High Speed Wireless Internet. We also have expanded and
now have internet in the Maiden Basin Area. Please call 406-595-7535 with any questions or to schedule
installation. Call now availability is limited.
5K Fun Run/Walk
5 Biggest Dieting Myths Revealed - FREE Teleclass hosted by dietitians Lisa Nelson and
Ursula Ridens on June 23, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Learn more and sign up at http://
www.lisanelsonrd.com/newu/call.html or contact Lisa at 406-600-7783.
The Gardiner-Park County Water District mailed out the annual Consumer Confidence Report last week. If anyone did not receive a copy and would like one, please either stop by the
District Office to pick one up or call us at 848-7734 and we will send you one.
The Forest Service is seeking public and agency comments for an environmental analysis of
the proposed Pine Creek Land Exchange on the Gallatin National Forest. The Gallatin National
Forest has an objective to acquire a 30+ acre privately owned tract of land near the head of Pine
Creek that is within the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (T9S, R9E, Section 11, Park County,
MT). In exchange, the Forest Service would convey approximately 32 acres adjacent to Blanding
Station (T9S, R8E, Section 24) into private ownership. For more information or to submit comments please contact Walt Allen at the Gardiner Ranger District (406) 848-7375 by June 19th.
Looking for someone to clean our house Saturdays and Sundays Call 406 223 7510
Sawtooth Deli needs an EXPERIENCED
cook, Tuesday through Saturday. Possible
Westernaire Motel is now hiring housekeepers.
The following extra-curricular positions are
Full and part-time positions available. Please
available for the 2009-2010 school year: Asapply in person at the motel office and speak
sistant Junior High Boys’ Basketball Coach, Aswith Jerry or Tim.
sistant Junior High Girls’ Basketball Coach, and
Assistant Forensics Coach. Anyone interested Yellowstone Mine is looking for a full-time
in any one of these positions, please submit a
Breakfast host. To find out more about the job
cover letter and resume to Leland Stocker, Disstop by and ask to talk with Patrick Rose.
trict Superintendent, 510 Stone Street, Gardiner,
tires, A/C, runs great and in
to Yellowstone FCU, Board
good condition. 406.333.4271.
of Directors, Box 383, Yel$2,100 OBO.
lowstone NP, WY 82190.
Bids must be received by June
Beautiful 1999 Jaco Eagle
15th, 2009. The credit union 3.5 Cubic ft. electric ce31’ motor home w/ V10.
reserves the right to refuse
ment mixer, needs new moVery clean & used very little.
any and all bids. Call
tor $50; Commercial meat
12,000 miles, like new.
307.344.7974 with questions.
bandsaw, 110V, $150 OBO;
$30,000 OBO. Phone
Call 406.848.7191 and ask for
1987 Chevy Spectrum, 2Bill or leave message.
door hatchback. Rebuilt en Yellowstone Federal Credit
gine, many new parts. 30+
Union is accepting bids for
MPG, needs muffler. $600 or
a 2004 Ford F250 Supercab
best offer. Call Gary after
XLT 4WD pickup with V-10
engine. 41,000 miles. Minimum bid $13,000. Send bids 1992 S-10 4x4 Blazer. Newer
Saturday, June 6th, 8am1pm, 303 Stone St. Last week
was such a success that we're
going to do it again with almost everything 1/2
price! We still have electronics, women's clothing, kitchen
items and more. Part of the
proceeds will be going to the
Humane Society. Let’s see if
we can beat last week’s donations of over $150!
Dome Mountain Ranch,
Firewood. Must have your
Saturday & Sunday. June 6
own chainsaw, cut and haul.
Standing dead and down as& 7, 10am-4pm. Restaurant
pen and pine on two properequipment, clothes, hunting
ties up Rock Creek
gear, household Gold’s Gym,
Road. Call 848-2242
elliptical, Bowflex, lawn mowers and much more. (Main
Used snow fence free for the
ranch gate, red machine
hauling approximately 50
Bear resistant garbage cans are now available to residents of Gardiner. The
Gardiner Chamber of Commerce has a limited supply. If you have a genuine need,
please apply in person at the Chamber office, Tuesday-Friday.
HOMES/PROPERTY FOR SALE
Country Condo on the Yellowstone River.
Minutes from Yellowstone National Park sits this
wonderful condo with amazing view of Electric
Peak and surrounding views of YNP. Two master
bedrooms with full baths, open living space, large
picture windows, single attached garage, and covered porch. Ready for you to add the finishing
touches to make it home or a vacation rental. Yellowstone River access. Huge shared Courtyard.
550 Old Yellowstone Trail #15 $263,000 MLS
#160328 Call Lori Hamilton Coldwell Banker
Maverick Realty 406-223-1079 /
COLDWELL BANKER MAVERICK REALTY: ~ Lori Hamilton, Realtor and Property
Manager ~ For all your real estate needs please
call 406-223-1079 or e-mail [email protected]
“MONTANA ~ Let it take your breath
HORSE PROPERTY: Livingston ~ Tri-Level
home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, two family
rooms and separate dining room. Front deck
gives you a 360 degree view of the mountains. A
7 stall barn with indoor arena, heated tack room,
and oversized 2 car detached garage. Sits on 5
acres plus access to an 81 Acre Island on the Yellowstone River through HOA. This fabulous
piece of property is nicely landscaped and has a
small orchard with apple and pear trees Very motivated sellers! $270,000 MLS #158260 Call Lori
Hamilton Coldwell Banker Maverick Realty 406223-1079 / [email protected]
House for sale. Beautiful 3-bedroom 2-bath
mobile with 3-season porch attached. Skylight,
wood-burning stove, large master bedroom suite
with full bath. 1989 Bellavista 16’ x 80’. Eight
miles north of Gardiner. $34,000 or best offer. 406-451-4138 or 406-522-8616.
ERA Landmark Western Land Real Estate:
Affordable home, 111 South 9th St Livingston,
nice neighborhood and priced to sell at $95,500.
Owner must sell to settle estate. Take a look. In
Gardiner, 109 E Main St., a rare Gardiner Victorian, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, new garage. This home
has character, also prices to sell at $210,000.
Please call Chris Lyness, Realtor 406.930.0299.
I would be happy to show you these listings or
any listing between Gardiner and Livingston.
PRIME PARADISE VALLEY PROPERTIES
Best Square Foot Price in the Valley
5 Evening Star 3360 SF – 2 Acres $200,000
Better Than Riverfront
Hesperus - 4 Acres - $108,999
On Top of the World but Not Far Away
Libra – 10 Acres - $150,000
A Gem in a Perfect Setting
17 Helios – 1456 SF Mobile - $54,000
PRUDENTIAL MONTANA REAL ESTATE
Carla Healy 406-581-8264 [email protected]
1 bedroom/1 bath apartment $500/mo. Call Missy
406.223.0721. Available June
Available June 24th, 2 bedroom/1 bath mobile home
$475.00/month. No Smoking. Available immediatelytrailer / 5th wheel space up
to 30 feet, $275.00/month.
Call Missy 406/223-0721.
Apartment for rent in Emigrant: 2 bedroom. 1 bath, N/
S, Pets Negotiable, Coin laundry on site, on YNP bus line.
1-2 bedroom house or apartment
needed in (or near) Gardiner, starting
August/September. I will be teaching
at Gardiner Schools in Fall 2009, and
am looking for a place for myself and
a well-behaved dog and cat. Please
call Melissa at 579-3894.
Storage units available
20X10, 10X10, 9X10, 8X10.
Call 223-0703 or 333-4162.
Private Campsite on the
Yellowstone for tents or RV.
Excellent fishing and a good
put-in point for kayaks.
Storage Units - Located in
Gardiner. $50.00 per month.
For availability, contact Ryan
with D&D Storage at
406.223.1056. If no answer,
please leave message.
Electric Peak Properties
I’m looking for the family in
has three remaining full
Gardiner with a litter of
hook-up RV sites in Gardiner
Springer Spaniel puppies, I
available immediately for
am very interested in buying
monthly rental. Great quiet
one. Please call me at
location. Call for details. 406406.333.4648 or
406.223.9395. My name is
Newsletter ads must be paid for in ADVANCE. There is no billing. Ads submitted without payment will not be run. Ads are $5.00 for 40 words or less, 10 cents for
each additional word. $1.00 for borders or artwork added. Deadline for all newsletter ads is Tuesday @ noon. Ads may be submitted by email to
[email protected] if payment is required please drop of a copy of the ad and payment AT THE Chamber office. It is helpful if you submit your ads before Tuesday. Ads CANNOT be placed over the telephone. Lost and Found, Free, Thank you, and PSA ads are free up to 40 words. If any ad is over 40 words, we require payment
of 10 cents per additional word. Payment is required for all words in the ad! You may drop off ads at Chamber Office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by using the conveniently located drop-box outside the Chamber office.
STOP YOUR ANSWERING MACHINE
Answering machines use energy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And when they break, they're just one more thing
that goes into the landfill. If all answering machines in U.S. homes were eventually replaced by voice mail services, the
annual energy savings would total nearly two billion kilowatt-hours.
J UNE 2009
Food Pantry 1-6pm
Meeting @ 7pm
Pediatric Care at
Food Pantry 1-6pm
Food Pantry 1-6pm
Orthopedic Care at
Chamber Meeting @
COMMUNITY SERVICES & COMMITTEES
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community
services and volunteer opportunities.
Bear Creek Council Meeting: 3rd
Tuesday @ 7pm - For more information call 307.344.7414
AA Meetings: Thursdays @ 8pm at
St. William’s Catholic Church.
Electric Peak Arts Council
Meeting: 1st Thursday @ 5pm in
the Gardiner High School Library
American Legion Meeting: 2nd
Tuesday @ 7pm at the Gardiner
Gardiner Ambulance Board
Meeting: 1st Wednesday @ 7pm at
Angel Line: 2nd and 4th Monday
of each month. 9-9:30
Livingston at 2pm. Call
Patty at 406.222.4668.
Gardiner Community Center:
Gardiner-Park County Water
Board Meeting: 1st Tuesday @ 7pm District Board Meeting: 2nd Tues406.224.2370
day @ 6pm at the District Office
Gardiner Community Library
Tuesdays 10am-5pm, 6pm-8pm &
Thursdays 6pm-8pm. 406.848.7835
Gardiner School Board Meeting:
2nd Monday @ 7pm in the Gardiner School Conference Room
Gardiner Food Pantry Hours
Tuesdays from 1pm-6pm.
307.344.9006 - Linda Gray
Golden Word Toastmasters
Club: Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm
at the Gardiner Ranger Station Back Entrance
Gateway Hose Company
Gardiner Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees Meeting:
Member Meeting: 3rd Wednesday
June 22, 2009 @ 7pm at the Fire
@ noon. Office hours MondayHall. Budget meeting: June 8th
Thursday 9am-5pm. 406.848.7971
Mt. Republic Chapel of
Peace (Cooke City):
St. Williams Catholic
St. John’s Episcopal
Sunday School 10am
Lunch 12noon, All welcome
Evening Crafts 6pm
The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day
Sacrament Service 10am
8:30am & 10:30am
8:30am & 7:00pm
Sunday School 10:15am
Weekly Bible Study 7pm
Women’s Bible Study
Men’s Prayer Breakfast