Best of North Central Montana

Resolve to make healthy choices in the New Year
By Wendy Wedum, Pondera Co. Agent:
If you are looking to add healthy choices to your families menu in 2014, here are several websites to help you achieve your goals.
Montana State University Buy. Eat. Live. Better newsletters with helpful tips and recipes.
Montana Ranchers Help Rebuild S. Dakota Cattle Herds
Cattlemen from neighboring states are banding together to help ranchers in South Dakota rebuild their herds devastated by an early October blizzard. Ty Linger of Glendive has set up an organization he calls "Heifers for South Dakota", and is in the process of having it designated a…
DNRC Schedules Upper Missouri River Basin Water Plan Hearings
The Montana Department of Natu­ral Resources and Conservation (DNRC), in concert with the Upper Missouri River Basin Advisory Council (BAC), has launched an ini­tiative to update the State Water Plan for the Upper Missouri Basin. The BAC consists of representatives from key water interests i…
Red Shale Fire Update – August 28, 2013
The following information is from the U.S.Forest Service:
The fire perimeter remains within the 1988 Gates Park Fire perimeter. It is working its way up Frazier Creek and Route Creek where it crossed to the east of the North Fork Sun River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness...
Safety First: Home Canning Aids
The following information is from Wendy Wedum, Pondera Co. Agent for the MSU Extension Service:

Canning is an important, safe method of food preservation if practiced properly. There are two safe ways to can, depending on the type of food being canned
North Montana Angus Association will Host the 2013 Tour
The North Montana Angus Association is excited to host the 2013 Montana Angus Tour September 17-19. The event will be head quartered in Great Falls, MT and will showcase Angus breeders and Angus operators throughout  North Central Montana. The tour will kick off Tuesday, September 17th with a g…
Red Shale Fire Update (July 30, 2013)
Summary: Notable changes today include changes to the trail closures.  Portions of the East Side Sun River Trail #109 have been closed, and some trails previously closed have been re-opened.  See below for specific information.
Fire Activity:  The Red Shale Fire was reported by t…
Extension Minute: “Dressing Up” for National Salad Week
From Pondera County agent Wendy Wedum:

Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal --especially on a hot summer's night. National Salad Week is this week, and summer is a great time to fill up on fruits and veggies in a lightly dressed salad...
Ag Research Center Hosts Field Day on Wednesday
Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Conrad, Montana
 Wednesday July 10, 2013 
8:00 am REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS: Courtesy of Centrol LLC, Brady; Jeff & Joel Farkell 
Dr. Gadi V.P. ...
MSCPA Honors Shelby CPA Dwaine Iverson
The staff at KSEN and K96-fm congratulates Dwaine Iverson on receiving the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants' highest honor. (Dwaine's daughter, Holly Iverson, is an account rep for KSEN and K96.) 
The following is a press release from the MSCPA:
The Montana Society of Cer…

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