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Is Barry Beach Innocent

Shane Bishop, National Producer for NBC Dateline is joining me this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show to fill us in on the special NBC Dateline broadcast scheduled for THIS Sunday evening at 6 on NBC-Helena

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It’s National Donut Day!

It's National Donut Day! No, this fresh-baked holiday is not sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts or Tim Horton's or even Kryspy Kreme. National Donut Day began in 1938 in Chicago. The local Salvation Army needed to raise funds and also wanted

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Category: Food, National News
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Be Careful

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to drive carefully, not only this weekend but ALL the time. I know you hear it all the time...drive carefully, buckle up, etc

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Board Says “NO” to Clemency for Ronald Smith

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole denied clemency for Ronald Smith on Monday, saying his death sentence should stand. Of course, the final decision will be made by Montana Governor Schweitzer, the only person allowed to grant clemency

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In Case You Missed It…

In case you missed that PBS program that I blogged about last week on the Bakken, "Boom! Behind The Bakken", they're repeating it this evening (Monday) at 9 on PBS. I thoroughly enjoyed it last week and will no doubt watch it again tonight

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All Aboard

My co-worker Anne James did a great blog this week on National Train Day coming up this Saturday, May 12th. After reading Anne's blog, I decided to put through a call to Marc Magliari out in Chicago. Marc's the media relations manager for Amtrak and he's always a great guest

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Something Different At The Heritage

I was at the Marias Heritage Center last evening (Tuesday) to read some Montana History. We usually read a complete book over the course of 4 to 6 weeks but last evening, for a little change in pace, I read a couple of selections from a presentation entitled "Gold Dust to Dollars"

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How Much Does A Manhole Cover Weigh?

400 pounds according to Peter Franklin, the wisecracking New York City cabdriver. The Gabby Cabby is going to be joining me this afternoon (Tuesday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show. Pete tells me that "manhole lid theft" is on the rise in his town

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Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
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Walk For Bladder Cancer

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 5th, is the date for the 2nd annual Walk for Bladder Cancer nationwide. Once again bladder cancer survivor and CBS newsman, Bob Schieffer, will be the honorary chair. Newsman Schieffer's openness about his disease has helped bladder cancer survivors all across the country recognize that they are not alone and has encouraged others to visit a doctor if they see symptoms. I

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Ronald Smith Clemency Hearing concludes

The clemency hearing for Ronald Smith concluded this afternoon in Deer Lodge at the Powell County Courthouse.  Ronald Smith was convicted of a double murder in 1982 and had requested that Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer grant him clemency, effectively trading his death sentence for life without parole.

The hearing was filled with impassioned testimony from both sid

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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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A WALK IN THE PARK

t's "National Park Week" all this week, April 21st through the 29th. All 397 of your national parks are offering FREE admission all week long. Not to copy Sarah Palin, but I can see Glacier Park from my back porch! With this coming week's record high temperatures, what a great week to drive over to Glacier, our Crown Jewel

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