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USFWS Releases Final Plan for CM Russell Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced its publication of the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge.

 “This conservation plan will guide the long-term management for what we consider one of the crown jewels of the National Wildlife Refuge System,” said Steve Guertin, Director of the Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region.  “Our goal is to preserve the integrity and beauty of the refuge which is home to the native prairies, the high cliffs of the Missouri Breaks, and the colorful badlands captured by the famous Montana cowboy artist Charlie Russell for whom the refuge was named.”

Click HERE to read the full report.

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We’re Local And Live

I think one of the best things about doing radio here in the Golden Triangle, in rural Montana, is truly serving the wants and needs of our local listeners. This is what broadcasting has always been about and it still rings true to this day in Shelby, Montana

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15 Baby Animals Celebrating Mother’s Day With Their Mommies

Mother’s Day is the time of year to give your mommy the love and affection she deserves. Even baby animals know that. We’ve found a bunch of adorable newborn animals with their mommies to help you get in the spirit of the holiday.

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The Next Chapter

We finished reading "The Place of Belonging" last evening at the Marias Heritage Center and we're already into "Montana Moments-History on the Go". It's a neat read written by Ellen Baumler. Ellen's the interpretive historian for the Montana Historical Society in Helena and the pages of her tome overflow with enjoyable historical vignettes that cover nearly everything important that has happened in Montana history

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How Can You NOT Be A Friend Of Our Library

Libraries are something that we are all blessed with as Americans, and here in Shelby, we are most fortunate to have the services of the Toole County Library. Sometimes I like to say that the library building is "the building with the most stories in town"! And it doesn't even have an elevator! The Friends Of The Library will be holding their book sale this Thursday (5/3) at the white building, next to Hong Kong Chans

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Choteau’s Jim Anderson Tells It Like It Is

I always enjoy talking to my conservative friend, Jim Anderson, from Grizzly Sports down in Choteau on Monday mornings. This Monday around as quarter to 7, Jim's going to give his opinion on the Heritage Act. The G

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The Snakes Crawl At Night

No, it's not that old Charley Pride tune, it's a "snake report" that I received this morning (Thursday) here at the Puffman Blog desk. Tony, the infamous Snake Man and his wife were out at the dens last Sunday on the Gollehon place east of Brady, out there on Hell's Gulch Road

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9 To Go And Heading For Home

I was at the Heritage Center last evening (Tuesday) reading "Montana History" and we are fast approaching the end of "The Place Of Belonging", Jayne Pearson Faulkner's true life story of growing up with no father in 1940's Great Falls and then moving to a Conrad area farm (15 miles out of Conrad) when her mom marries into a longtime Conrad area farming family (Gundersons)

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Berry Boy? I’m Jerry Boy

Berry Boy-In the Buffalo Days" is the name of the book and the book's author, Kathleen A. Connelly Kipp, is joining me this afternoon (Wednesday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show. Kathleen, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, resides on a working cattle ranch north of Browning and she'll be one of the featured performers/story tellers this weekend at the 18th Annual Montana Storytelling Roundup in Cut Bank at the high school

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Little Known Cancer Remedies

Forensic behavior scientist Jan Schwartz, Ph.D., is my special guest this afternoon (Tuesday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show. Jan's the author of the new book, "Last Summer With Oscar-An Adventure Story Of Love And Courage" dealing with the true life story of a 9 year old Golden Retriever's response to cancer

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Walking The Dog

The Dog Gone Walk 2012 is set to kick off this Sunday in Cut Bank. Bring man's best friend(s) and register Sunday afternoon beginning at 2. The entry fee this year is $5 and it's $10 per family with all proceeds going to the Cut Bank Animal Shelter  medical fund

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I Know Where I Belong

At least on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7...that's when I'm reading Montana History at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. The book we're all enjoying these days centers around a young girl, growing up in Great Falls and Conrad in the early 1940's as she tries to find "her place of belonging"

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