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Glacier Bank Donates Land to the Montana Outdoor Legacy Fundation

(Helena, MT) – Glacier Bank has donated a 30 acre Harbor Village property along the Flathead River near Bigfork to Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation.

 

Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation (formerly Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation) works to maintain and grow access to public lands in order to preserve the great outdoor experience that makes Montana unique

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MSU Extension Offers Cropping Seminars

                                                                                    Montana State University Extension is hosting the annual Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar series in Chester, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Denton, Fort Benton, Great Falls and Shelby from January 13-16

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Pass It On Down: Ag Groups Host Seminar on Transfering the Family Farm to the Next Generation

The Marias River Livestock Association, USDA Farm Service Agency, Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, and MSU Extension Service are teaming up to host a two-day seminar to assist farmers and ranchers in preparing to pass their family businesses on to the next generation

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Service Announces Availability of the Final Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-footed Ferret

DENVER--The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing the availability of the Black-footed ferret Revised Recovery Plan (Plan). The Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) (ferret) was historically found throughout the Great Plains, mountain basins, and semi-arid grasslands of North America wherever prairie dogs occurred.  The s

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USFWS Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to List the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo as a Threatened Species

Sacramento, Calif – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is reopening the public comment period for 60 days for the proposal to list the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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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 n

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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 501(c)3 non-profit.

Jeff

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Get Your Advance Tickets to See Live Country Music in Riviera Maya, Mexico at Tropical Nights

The first-ever Tropical Nights country adventure in Riviera Maya, Mexico is truly looking to be a milestone in country music. Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, and Jana Kramer each headline one full night of music during this five-day/four-night vacation adventure in the most beautiful place in the world.

It’s your opportunity to see the shows, soak in the sun at the

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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

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The Red Shale burning dead and downed trees in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. August 28, 2013. USFS Photo.
The Red Shale burning dead and downed trees in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. August 28, 2013. USFS Photo.
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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

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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.  First is the boiling water canning or hot water bath and

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Aerial view of Red Shale Fire Aug. 4th, 2013 showing mosaic pattern (USFS)
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Red Shale Fire Update – Aug. 9, 2013

Here is the latest update on the Red Shale fire, including trail closures. This informatioin comes from the U.S. Forest Service.

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