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Combat Raider 18-2 scheduled for May 15-17

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Combat Raider, a large force exercise involving various military aircraft, is scheduled to begin May 15 in the Powder River Training Complex, and will conclude May 17, 2018. These LFEs provide joint and coalition...

 

NRCS sets program funding application cutoff for June 1

BOZEMAN, Mont., April 16, 2018–The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set a June 1, 2018, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for 2019 conservation...

 

Bowhunter Education instructors needed in FWP's Region 7

As Montanans of all ages continue to take an interest in learning archery, more Bowhunter Education instructors are needed to accommodate that interest in coming years. Currently, Fish, Wildlife...

 

BLM Artifact Roadshows mark Montana Archaeology Month

(MILES CITY, Mont.) – Bring your favorite fossil, rock, artifact or relic to any of the upcoming Artifact Roadshows in Miles City or Ekalaka and see if a professional can help answer your questions. April is “Montana Archaeology Month” and the...

 

Visitors spent $3.4B in Montana last year

MISSOULA – Last year 12.5 million visitors contributed nearly $3.4 billion in travel spending, according to a recent report from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. But the 2017 fire season may have...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2018

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame induction round. Every year, the MCHF honors living and historical figures that have made notable contributions to Montana’s western heritage. “We invite...

 

MSU students get hands-on experience with calving

BOZEMAN – Just like ranchers across Montana, Montana State University student Caleb Bowey kept a watchful eye on heifers on a late February day, waiting for one to give birth. "Most of these are due...

 

Landowners have until March 15 to apply for access tax credit program

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands Program. Through this program, landowners who agree to allow access for all general recreational use, including hunt...

 

Rocky Mountain Front's first ranger

compiled/edited by Rick and Susie Graetz, University of Montana, Department of Geography Authors' Note: This piece is excerpted from a report Clyde Fickes wrote in May 1944. It appeared in "Volume 1...

 

Antelope traveling on tracks struck by train

On February 22 or 23, 17 antelope traveling on railroad tracks were struck by a train near Moon Creek, west of Miles City. Most of the antelope were killed on impact, but six animals were still alive and had to be dispatched by Montana Fish,...

 

Schillinger to run for Montana Senate

Recently, Circle resident Jerry Schillinger filed for the Republican nomination to Montana Senate District 19. District 19 encompasses Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Carter, Fallon and most of Custer and...

 

Governor Bullock protects net neutrality in Montana

MONTANA – On Monday, Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order to protect net neutrality in Montana by requiring that successful recipients of state contracts adhere to internet neutrality...

 

That time Montana hit 70 below ... and maybe colder

Snow had been falling almost continuously for a week, and it was very cold. The temperature had only risen to minus 18 degrees. Finally, late in the day, the snow and wind stopped, skies cleared...

 

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to honor inductees at Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering Feb. 3

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) extends an invitation to all to attend the Annual MCHF Induction Ceremony & Western Heritage Gathering, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls....

 

Time to explore Red Rock Lakes and the Centennial Valley

From a cluster of old buildings just off Interstate 15 at Monida Pass, a dirt road winds its way through dry, windswept hills before easing down into southwest Montana's high and remote Centennial...

 

Montana firefighters headed to California

HELENA, MONT. - Fifty-four Montana wildland firefighters and 16 wildland engines are headed to California to assist in firefighting efforts. The state of Montana received a request from the California Office of Emergency Services Tuesday afternoon to...

 

Numbers, satisfaction strong at season's last check stations

Hunters visiting FWP Region 7 wrapped up their 2017 big game season on November 26, with all check stations reporting good weather, respectable harvest rates and ample opportunities to harvest game. With minor variations in weather over the weeks, th...

 

Mid-Rivers contributes $7,700 to local school technology funds

Mid-Rivers Communications has announced the contribution of $7,700 to twenty-four local schools and school districts through their Cash for Computers program. The money will be used by the schools to purchase computers and other technology needed...

 

Medicare phone scams

The Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program has received a report of an apparent telephone scam in Montana that spoofed the Area IV Office on Aging’s number. Spoofing is where phone scammers use software to mask their real identities by...

 

Montana Christmas tree makes it to D.C.

This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree hails from the Kootenai National Forest, near Yaak, Montana. As the senior member of Montana's congressional delegation, Senator Jon Tester has the honor of...

 

USDA offers assistance to protect wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands

Bozeman, MT—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s...

 

Shumate announced as new parks administrator

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has selected Beth R. Shumate as the new state parks administrator. Shumate has served as manager of Hell Creek State Park and most recently as FWP's state trails...

 

The Bitterroot River runs through Montana history

Department of Geography Though its length is short in comparison to other major Montana rivers, the landscape the Bitterroot River flows through is long in beauty and historical significance....

 

Second deer found suspect for CWD

A second mule deer buck from hunting district 510 was found to be suspect for chronic wasting disease. This buck was harvested about 3 miles south of Belfry. A second sample from the buck is being tested by the lab at Colorado State University, with...

 

MSU Extension offers farm management workshops

BOZEMAN – MSU Extension Economists George Haynes, Kate Fuller, and Joel Schumacher will offer Farm Management Workshops in five communities in January – March 2018. Other faculty members contributing to these workshops include Agricultural...

 

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