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Elk City News: ‘Angry bear rock’ blasted to pieces


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— We are now on day 34 of the slide of 2016! The limited access road, 1199 road, is always a question of whether it will be passable. For those of you who read this column, I am sure you know the ways to get daily updates but just in case you missed it… e-mail me at and I will forward your contact info to my husband who has been doing a daily update with photos; you can also go to to view photos as well.

As you may know (or not know) the “angry bear” rock (what it has become to be called because, as explained to me, people in Elk City are angry about being almost trapped and at the mercy of our only road out being closed) was blasted in the last couple of days. One half was blasted on March 19, the other half blasted Sunday. The second blast left large rocks blocking the road which I am sure (we hope) will be cleaned away by the time you read this.

Wolf news: Two wolves have been heard/seen for several days in the Buffalo Gulch area, as reported by Sue Stinson. Our neighbor was awakened at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning to the cry of an animal being eaten alive and wolves howling.

Why are non-native wolves that were planted here more important than our moose, elk, deer, pets and our lives?

Ladies of the town, don’t forget the new Women’s Bible Study starting Monday, March 28, for the next nine weeks. It is a study through the book of I Peter. It will be held at the Elk City Baptist Church on Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m.

Kids – plan to go to the Easter egg hunt on March 26 at the school at 11 a.m. Be sure to bug your parents!

Don’t forget the community Easter dinner is in the works for Easter Sunday, March 27, from 3-5 p.m. at the VFW Hall.


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