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Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

Fur trappers, followed quickly on the heels of Lewis and Clark into the new frontier. Searching for beaver to satisfy the latest fashion demands of Europeans, they wandered to what would become...

 

Early season weather patterns hit or miss across Montana

After an early-season storm dropped snow in Montana’s high country at the end of September, it seemed like the new 2020 water year was off to a strong start. The wet and cold weather patterns that dominated October boosted snowpack and...

 

Moose stuck on ice for several days, euthanized by FWP

A young bull moose that had been stuck on ice for at least three days on the Missouri River in Richland County had to be dispatched Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. “It’s been three days,” said FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Kasson. “We...

 

Secretary of State announces candidate filing to begin

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announces that the candidate filing period for the 2020 election cycle will begin at 8 a.m. on January 9th and will continue until 5 p.m. March 9th this year. Stapleton commented, “The excitement starts tomorrow,...

 

Know the difference between swift foxes, coyotes and red foxes

Do you know the difference between a coyote, a red fox and a swift fox? If you are hunting predators in Southeastern Montana, you need to know, because the swift fox is a species of concern and...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

An important portion of The Corps of Discovery's journey occurred in southwest Montana. On July 19, 1805, Lewis and his men were struggling up the Missouri between present-day Upper and Lower Holter...

 

Southwest Montana provides distinctive stories

Defining a province like Southwest Montana is subjective. For us, an imaginary line commences at Lolo Pass west of Missoula and moves east along Interstate 90 and the Clark Fork River to Garrison Junc...

 

Miles City woman pleads guilty to elder exploitation

HELENA – Attorney General Tim Fox announced that a Miles City woman who recently pleaded guilty to exploitation of an older person received a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay more than $94,000 in restitution to her victim’s estate. Del L...

 

Tim Fox elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Capital Forum, Dec. 9-11. Attorney General Fox has selected "Transformational...

 

A magical send-off

(TERRY, Mont.) – The world became a magical place for a special little boy and his family last weekend in Fallon, Mont. Unicorn dreams came true as Wyatt Haas's kindergarten class gathered for a...

 

Health insurance enrollment deadline looming

The Affordable Care Act is still in place and open enrollment is almost over for Montanans who need to enroll, re-enroll or switch health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Four weeks into open enrollment, there has been a 29%...

 

Health officials identify two additional cases related to severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials have identified two additional cases of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. Montana now has five identified cases, including one death. DPHHS...

 

Mid-Rivers announces annual holiday donation

Mid-Rivers Communications recently announced its annual holiday donation to Action for Eastern Montana. The funds are distributed to needy families in the Mid-Rivers and Action for Eastern Montana...

 

Crop insurance options for producers facing delayed harvest

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) said producers with Federal crop insurance that are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop and potentially have a loss should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and...

 

Granite Peak, Montana's highest, presents a climbing challenge

Remote and majestic, it is all a mountain should be. Sheer walls on all sides and crevassed glaciers flowing from its upper reaches present an awesome sight. At 12,799 feet, Montana's Granite Peak...

 

Montana State Historic Preservation Office offering preservation grant

HELENA – The Montana Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is announcing $350,000 in Revitalizing Montana's Rural Heritage (RMRH) grant program funding to support the...

 

Mid-Rivers awards 14 educational technology grants totaling $50,000

Mid-Rivers Communications is proud announce the recipients of the 2019 Fund for Education Grants. These grants are awarded to accredited educational facilities and non-profit entities with an educational mission from the Mid-Rivers service area....

 

Three deer harvested in Region 7 suspect for CWD

Samples from three deer harvested in southeast Montana have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first positive results in the southeastern corner of the state. A second test...

 

Plentywood agents arrest a Romanian citizen

HAVRE, Mont. –Last Tuesday evening, Border Patrol agents from the Plentywood Station encountered a vehicle that illegally crossed into the Unites States. The vehicle, which crossed at a place other than a designated place of inspection or a U. S....

 

FFA students attend John Deere Ag Expo

Carter County FFA Chapter members recently had the opportunity to attend the 8th Annual John Deere Ag Expo held November 14 through 16 at Montana State University in Bozeman. The convention was filled with contests for students to compete in, worksho...

 

Wild Game Feed welcomes 16 years

courtesy Fallon County Times One of the largest fundraising events in the area is set to take place this Saturday, November 16.. The 16th Annual Stan Wagner Memorial Wild Game Feed will be held at...

 

Cassidy Marn selected as new Wheat and Barley Bureau Chief

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is excited to announce that Cassidy Marn has accepted the Bureau Chief position for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. Cassidy has served as the bureau’s Trade and Marketing Manager...

 

Bells of Peace a World War I remembrance

The World War Centennial Commission—along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars—has announced a...

 

FWP seeks comments on bovine tuberculosis surveillance plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is requesting public review and comment on the Proposed Montana Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance Plan. Supporting information can be found on the FWP website under “Opportunity for Public Comment” at...

 

Montana Public Lands Field Trip Grant application deadline extended

(Helena, MT) –Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that the application deadline for Montana Public Lands Field Trip Grants has been extended. The original deadline to apply was October 27, 2019, but the grant cycle will remain...

 

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