Tim Kleppen Gets the Job!

Submitted by FUN4X4 on Mon, 01/14/2002 - 15:51

Tim was nominated, by The Montana 4x4 Association, to represent Four Wheel Driving in Montana as a voting member of the Recreational Trails Committee last year.

Bob Walker of Fish Wildlife & Parks just called Don Gordon to inform the Association that his nomination was acepted by the Director of FWP. This makes it offical Tim, you have the job. Congratulations!

ARCA Rock Crawling in Montana

Submitted by tsm1 on Wed, 01/09/2002 - 16:47

From Don Gordon:

I received a call from Beau of ARCA tonight.

He wanted to know if anyone in the M4X4a would want to promot a ARCA event in this area. There could be interest in the association.

I don't know anything about these types of events. I did spend a few minutes on their web site(www.rockcrawler.org) and can see were it could be fun.

His phone number is 801-288-2574 or E-mail beau@rockcrawler.org


Anyone even know of somewhere this could be held?


4xForum Deadline

Submitted by tsm1 on Mon, 01/07/2002 - 15:01

It's that time of year - the next Forum will be out the beginning of February - and the deadline for this first Forum of 2002 is January 15th

So Delegates - RVP's - Officers - or any other interested submitter - get your articles or photos into Stacey by January 15th! You have NINE DAYS!!


Stacey Osborne, Editor

Email: SpidyCats@aol.com
Snail Mail: 500 Lois Place, Laurel, MT 59044
Fax: 406-628-8971

U.S. Senate Bill Would Fund Scrappage Programs Nationwide

Submitted by tsm1 on Wed, 12/19/2001 - 10:26

A bill (S. 1766), authored by Senators Daschle (D-SD) and Bingaman (D-NM),
has been introduced in the U.S. Senate containing a provision (Section 803)
that would federally fund state scrappage programs for vehicles over 15 years
old. Owners who turn in vehicles for crushing would receive a “minimal”
payment and a future credit toward purchasing a newer vehicle, all in a
misguided attempt to improve the overall fuel economy of the country’s
vehicle fleet. This bill represents the most formidable Federal legislative
threat to the vehicle hobby in many years.

Tuff Truck in Butte 1/12/2002

Submitted by tsm1 on Tue, 12/18/2001 - 15:26

Frontier member Jay Helfrich of Butte passed this along:

There will be a tough truck and mud bog at the Butte Civic center on the 12th of January. The word is that it will be the same people that do the Monster Truck show in the summer. I will probably race the Scout (mud and tough) and the chevy(mud) at the show.

Christmas Tree Run

Submitted by tsm1 on Mon, 12/17/2001 - 01:16

Frontier had our annual Christmas Tree Run on December 1st. We had a pretty good turnout. The weather wasn't as cold as it usually is, but it was cold enough to keep it fun.

Kathy, Loretta, and Jerry brought fabulous chili and stew for everyone to feast on..

I'm pretty sure everyone managed to fill their tags. Another successful harvest!

Christmas Party

Submitted by tsm1 on Mon, 12/17/2001 - 00:57

Frontier Fourwheelers had our annual Christmas Party at members Rich and Carrie Burnside's home on December 16th. Many thanks to Rich and Carrie for letting us take over their home.

Whitetail-Pipestone recreation use addressed

Submitted by tsm1 on Thu, 12/13/2001 - 16:22

By Perry Backus, of The Montana Standard

WHITEHALL -- Doug Abelin is used to holding his cards close to the vest. But when it came time for Abelin to sit across the table with eight others hoping to find common ground on the future manage ment of the Bureau of Land Management's portion of the contentious Whitetail-Pipestone area, he and everyone else tried a different strategy.