Political

It’s Election Day in Alberta
Albertans are headed to the polls today to elect their provincial legislature and premiere, and there's a very good chance that the new premiere will be a woman. Danielle Smith leads the Wild Rose party, the most conservative of the four major parties on the ballot, and Alison Redford is the leader …
Rehberg Listening Session Scheduled for April 21st in Choteau
Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, will hold a listening session in Choteau on April 21st at 2:30 pm at the Choteau Country Club to discuss the implications of the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act.
All Members of the public and the media are invited to come and voice their opinions and hear …
It’s Going To Be A Gas
With everyone's growing interest in the coming oil and gas development here in the Golden Triangle, a public meeting on the impacts of oil and gas development has been scheduled for this Thursday evening in Conrad from 6PM to 10PM at the Conrad High School auditorium...
All Aboard
I just crossed the tracks around 11:30 this morning (Thursday) and noticed that our eastbound Empire Builder was in the station and ON TIME for it's 11:42 departure to Havre and all points east all the way to Chicago...my friend Jeff Karst calls it "Shy Town"...
The Hack Is Back
he Wacky Hacky aka the Gabby Cabby aka Peter Franklin, the New York City taxi cab driver will be joining me this afternoon (Wednesday) around 4:30 on the Puffman Show. As usual, the Gab Man is fired up and he's still in a huff over Montana Senator Max Baucus and Montana Attorney General Steve B…
Rehberg to Host Ag Forum
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) will host a roundtable forum on agricultural issues Thursday afternoon, April 5th at MSU-Northern in Havre. Ag producers and the public are invited to attend.
Topics to be discussed include ag industry opportunities and challenges, from rising fuel costs and bio-fuels t…
Still Rockin’ Out In The Bakken
Earlier today, I had a chance to view the rig count out in North Dakota and it seems to have leveled off significantly in the past couple of weeks, hovering in the neighborhood of 205 active drilling rigs. There are several good reasons behind this...
FWS Invites Comments on Plans for Metcalf Refuge
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting next Monday evening, April 9th, to gather public comments on the draft 15-year Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge...
And Then There Were Two
As I mentioned last week in the Puffman blog, we finished the book "Forever Friends" last evening (Tuesday) at the Marias Heritage Center during our Montana History get together. "Forever Friends" is the journey of two families from Civil War Virginia to Montana T…
Gabby Cabby Wants To Impeach Baucus and Bullock
Talk about a case of "tight jaws"! The New York City Gab Man is not only in his yellow mobile conveyance lounge, he's also in a "huff", because after writing to both Montana Senator Max Baucus and State Attorney General Steve Bullock, they have both refused t…
It Can’t Get Any Better Than That
That's what Brady area farmer Gary Gollehon tells me when describing his life "down on the farm". According to Gary, "Good neighbors and a good place to bring up a family" is the single best thing about living/working on a farm". It's Ag Appreciation 2012 here in the Golden …
Forever Friends Coming To An End
We are almost to the conclusion of Helena author Lenore McKelvey Puhek's "Forever Friends" at our Tuesday evening "Montana History" reading at the Marias Heritage Center and I truly hate to see this journey of two families from Civil War Virginia to Montana T…

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