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Ag’s My Bag
I received a report this morning (Tuesday) that the Texas harvest is finished and the custom guys have arrived in Oklahoma. Last week I blogged about the paperwork problem these guys were having with crossing the border and all, but it's my understanding that the customs bureaucrats gave them p…
Knowledge Is Power
The Pondera County Commissioners will be sponsoring an informational meeting that will provide local landowners who have water on their property with some tools they need to help make a more informed decision on selling their water and the required process and rules to follow to legally sell water t…
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. I found it to be a very well balance…
Back To The Bakken
Who's NOT talking about the oil boom these days? There's a documentary on Montana-PBS this evening (Thursday) at 7 and it should be worth watching for all of us here in the Golden Triangle and on the Rocky Mountain Front. With thousands of folks flocking to eastern Montana and western North Dakota, …
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".…
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...
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 rec…
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"...
Save Our School
It's the school that taught me EVERYTHING I know. I'm the Puffman. According to the Great Falls High School Heritage Foundation, the Great Falls School District is working on plans that could adversely affect the school. I'm not sure what, but I hope it doesn't involve the postin…
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 Grizzly Sports proprietor and GREAT Montana outdoors man, says he flat against the Heri…
What’s Up Pete? The Rent?
My friend, the Gab Man, Peter Franklin, the New York City Gabby Cabby, is homeless today as I write this Puffman Blog. Pete will be joining me this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:35 from a "hotel somewhere" (where's he's in his temporary digs) in the New York metropolitan area…
PC Wins Big in Alberta Elections
Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat! Alberta's Progressive Conservative party did just that Monday in provincial elections. The surprise isn't that the PC won, but that they won big, taking 61 of the 87 ridings (districts) to hold an overwhelming majority in the provincial…

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