Happy Spring! We welcome this change of seasons - it is my favorite. I would like to express the City’s appreciation to Officer Jacob West as he leaves our employment in the Police Department. He will be a welcome addition to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a Game Warden stationed in Colstrip. Thank you Jacob for your service to the City of Colstrip and its residents. The City of Colstrip will begin to interview candidates for this officer position with the assistance of our Police Commission: Jack Rosander, Cheryl Fulkerson and Duane Cole. I would like to express my appreciation to Councilmember Pat Campbell for his service on our City Council. Pat will be resigning from the City Council to take on the position of the city’s Assistant Public Works Director. Thank you Pat for your great work as a City Council member and I look forward to your continuing service to our residents and the City as an employee. Pat’s vacancy as a City Council member, pending the next election, will be filled within 30 days of the vacancy by a majority vote of the City Council members. This office vacancy will be noticed and I encourage interested residents to make an application by sending a letter of interest to City Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Richards.