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Ice Rink Open Today (Dec. 9 2018) 1-3

This message is late this week but the  Lions/PEHS ICE RINK is open  today 1-3 pm at the tennis court.

It may well be open every Sat and Sun this winter 1-3 pm. Call me at 742 2985 to arrange other times including nights under lights. We have good skates for all. You can check United Community Partners web site for committed open hours.

Spread the word.
Also Sign Up for Ice Rink Notices Here

– Steve

Ice Rink is Open!

The ICE RINK will be open from 1pm to 3pm Saturday and Sunday December 8 and 9.


To check for future dates go to the United Community Partners (UCP) website, check the bulletin board in town, or call Steve White at 541 742 2985. Night skating or other openings may be arranged by calling this number or 541 403 2985 (cell phone). Please spread the word. Note that we have skates for all!
To get notices for openings and closings sign up for the Ice Rink Notice List

Running Wolf

Upcoming Event: Strategies for Ranching on a Landscape With Wolves

Shella DelCurto is organizing and fundraising for this event.
For more information please visit:

Strategies for Ranching on a Landscape with Wolves

Shella like many ranchers and community members is concerned both about wolf depredations and ways to address it. She and her husband attended a workshop in September which they are eager to bring to our community.

Defenders of Wildlife were willing to send both of us to Tom Minor Basin near Gardner, Montana. We attended the four-day Range Rider workshop, looking for answers. What we found was hope for the future, in the form of Hilary and Andrew Anderson. They were the workshop leaders and are co-founders of the Tom Miner Basin Range Rider Project.

This two-day seminar combines the fields of ranching and wildlife management to seek creative ways to minimize livestock losses due to wolf depredation in large pastures and open range. The workshop leaders are Andrew and Hilary Anderson, co-founders of the Tom Miner Basin Range Rider Project. The Andersons are third-generation cattle producers successfully ranching on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park where wolves and grizzly are a regular factor of life.  – Shella DelCurto,  Community Project Leader

If you would like to get updates for these and other events sponsored by community members and UCP please visit:

UCP JULY MEETING DATE – July 9th due to Holiday

Please update your calendars! We meet in the evening now from 6-8:30PM at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, Annex.

See you there!

Photo by Base Camp Baker

Meeting Rescheduled – June 4th. New Meeting June 11th – 6-8:30 PM

Due to illness and unavailability of a few members we need to cancel and reschedule tonight’s monthly UCP meeting.
Please reserve June 11th (next Monday) for the next UCP meeting.



UCP meeting time is changed to 6PM to 8PM until further notice. We meet at the Presbyterian Hall Annex. All community members are encouraged to attend and share ideas and projects. We reserve open time early in the agenda in each meeting for community members to speak up about their ideas and issues ,so please feel free to drop in and ask questions or share your project ideas.  We especially welcome our new members and hope you will attend!


Minutes from May Meeting 2018.

Backroads Liz McLellan

May 7th UCP Meeting

May 2018 Agenda

April (DRAFT) Minutes

Our Meeting Norms:

  •  listen respectfully to others
  • speak concisely and briefly
  • be mindful of the agenda and stay on topic
  • after speaking allow others to give their views before speaking
  • interrupt only to request clarification
  • respect people’s time – arrive on time

Agenda – April 2, 2018 Meeting

As usual we will be meeting the first Monday of the month at 2PM-4PM at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall – Annex (behind the church.) Everyone is welcome and we hold open space at the beginning of our meetings for community members to bring up projects and concerns of interest to them!

We will have a short presentation on grants and best practices by Kat Davis.

Agenda April 2, 2018


United Community Partners Archive

Chickens on grass with blue sky and clouds. -- by Liz McLellan

Grant Schedule 2018

UCP offers small grants on a quarterly basis for projects in the Panhandle area. Grant proposals should be for projects that benefit a broad section of the community and have enough citizen involvement and support to carry the project through to completion.

Our April 2018 grant deadline is coming up fast. 

Application packets are due the third Monday of January, April, July and October with award decisions made at the UCP Board meeting following each due date.  Complete application information is available here:
Grant Application Process
Grant Application Forms
Project Selection Criteria
Past Projects


Past grant recipients include Halfway Lions; Halfway Community Gym; Friends of Halfway Library; the Recycling Center; Main Street Stage; Pine Fest.