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FWP to host meeting on beavers, humans and water conservation

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, on the roles of beaver and humans in habitat restoration and water conservation. The meeting’s objective is to increase common awareness of...

 

Editorial - The arsonist in charge of the fire department

Imagine for one unsettling moment what it would mean to Montana if Glacier, Yellowstone, the Bob Marshall, the Beartooth Mountains, and all other lands and waters belonging to the American people were sold off. It would spell the end of our outdoor...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    July 31, 2019

Tester speaks on multiple issues in teleconference

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Tuesday during his monthly rural conference call that before the U.S. Senate takes a recess for the month of August, there are a number of bills he is working to get pushed through. Recently Tester’s bipartisan...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    June 24, 2019

Locals oppose proposed Fort Belknap land transfer in water compact

Some local residents and government officials are up in arms about Fort Belknap Indian Community requesting some additional land so it can manage its water. More than 100 years after the Grinnell Agre...

 

Montana Range Days offers tour opportunities

Press release The Beaverhead Conservation District is excited to announce two days of range tours offered in conjunction with Montana Range Days. June 18 and 19, participants will visit some of the most advanced ranching operations in Beaverhead and...

 

BLM names state director for Montana/Dakotas Office

From U.S. Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday the appointment of a veteran land manager as the new director for the Montana/Dakotas State Office. John J. Mehlhoff, an executive with the Office of Natural Resource...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    March 28, 2019

iResponse receives American Indian Business of the Year Award

A Rocky Boy business that helps tribes preserve and protect sacred tribal lands received a national award this week. National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, an American Indian business and economic development organization for Ind...

 

Congress approves major public lands, conservation bill

Staff and wire A wide-ranging bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments has...

 

Montana issuing February SNAP benefits early due to shutdown

Staff and wire Montana is issuing February nutrition assistance payments early due to the federal government shutdown. Low-income residents should see their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program payments for February show up on their electronic...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    January 7, 2019

Government shutdown hits Fort Belknap

With the federal government shutdown entering its third week, Fort Belknap Indian Community’s contingency plan went into effect Sunday, impacting workers and services at the reservation. “I really appreciate the cooperation and commitment that...

 

Road bill fine would improve access

Last fall during the political season, everyone running for the Montana Legislature touted their credentials as being for public access. But what does that really mean? For Montana’s hunters, anglers, hikers, and other outdoors enthusiasts, it...

 

Federal government shutdown affects local communities

The third government shutdown of 2018 has completed its first week and many agencies statewide are feeling the effects, including in north-central Montana. Fort Belknap Indian Reservation said that,...

 

Registration open for Montana's Next Generation Conference

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Registration is now open for Montana’s Next Generation Conference, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, in Shelby. The conference will focus on business planning for the farm or ranch and...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    October 23, 2018

Gianforte: 'The American Dream is coming back'

"The American Dream is coming back," U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., said Monday at the Quality Inn in Havre. Gianforte, who is facing a re-election challenge by former state Democratic lawmaker Ka...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    October 10, 2018

Bachmeier, Burns, Sivertsen face off in HD 28 race: Conor Burns, Libertarian

Editor’s note: This corrects when Burns was deployed and his affiliation with VFW Post 497 in Havre. Libertarian candidate for Montana House District 28 Conor Burns is facing off against Rep. Jacob...

 

Letter to the Editor - Federal agencies ensuring pollution

Dear editor, It has come to my attention that Ryan Zinke, Andrew Wheeler, and their federal agencies are helping ensure that the oil and gas industry can continue to carelessly leak millions of tons of methane pollution and chemicals into our air. We...

 

Obituary - John Gorder Habeger

John Gorder Habeger of Bozeman, Montana, formerly a 60-year resident of Billings, Montana, born in Rudyard, Montana September 23, 1921, to George and Evelyn Habeger, went home to be with the Lord... Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    August 9, 2018

Burn restrictions going into effect

Blaine and Hill counties are going under countywide fire restrictions Friday with a complete wood fire ban going into effect on Beaver Creek Park at the same time. A notice from joint fire prevention and control agencies released Wednesday afternoon...

 

Outdoors: Reser Reservoir being drained to repair dam

Fishing fans may have noticed something a little different this summer about one of the Hi-Line's most popular fisheries. Reser Reservoir, a Bureau of Land Management reservoir located approximately...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    July 13, 2018

Fires already starting in Blaine County

After successfully extinguishing six grass fires in Blaine County in the past week, the Chinook Volunteer Fire Department is looking for some help with future fires. “We got them out and everything worked well,” Blaine County Fire Warden and...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 29, 2018

Senate passes Farm Bill

by Tim Leeds The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill Thursday on an 86-11 vote, with multiple groups praising the bill and the support of both Montana senators. The bill now will have to be reconciled...

 

APR deserves fair shake in grazing request

I was a range management specialist for the Malta Bureau of Land Management field office for over thirty years. After retiring in 2007, I was hired by the American Prairie Reserve. As such, I’ve had considerable professional experience managing...

 

BLM extends time to submit comments on APR bison proposal  

Press release Approximately 400 people attended the scoping meetings about the American Prairie Reserve’s grazing permit change proposal. The four meetings were held by the Bureau of Land Management. The strong attendance clearly indicated the...

 

Cottonwood planting set in the Missouri Breaks monument

Press release The Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument and the Bureau of Land Management have invited people to join the sixth annual cottonwood planting event in the Upper Missouri River Breaks monument. This year the plantings will take place...

 

Interior Secretary Zinke must intercede in the bison restoration issue

The Bureau of Land Management just completed a series of public scoping meetings on the American Prairie Reserve’s request to convert 17 federal grazing leases from cattle to bison. The take-away from these meetings is that BLM is trying to...

 

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