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Montana Wolf Population Strong
Wolf numbers in Montana remained healthy in 2016 and more than three times the federally-mandated minimums.
Montana’s annual wolf report shows a minimum of 477 wolves were counted for 2016. This is down from 536 wolves counted in 2015, but doesn’t necessarily reflect a reduction in wolf numbers, but …
Input Requested From the OPI
The Montana Office of Public Instruction is interested in your input at a meeting hosted by the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce. Monday, June 12 at 1pm at Heritage Hall on the Great Falls College - MSU campus.
 
 
Currently we are working on:


The new school expenditure reporting requirements

In the comin…
Say A Little Prayer
There's going to be a Community Prayer Night THIS Monday evening down in Conrad.  Prayer Night will be held in the Pondera Community Center, & is scheduled  from 6:30 to 7:30. The Conrad community is invited to come & prayer, each in their own words, each in their…
Be Bear Aware
A pair of young grizzly bears spotted June 1 south of the Missouri River and downstream from Great Falls about a dozen miles drives home the importance of making Montana rural residences bear safe.
The young bears were seen near the mouth of Box Elder Creek, which enters the Missouri between Ryan and…
On A Carousel
Shelby's CAROUSEL is almost FULLY restored & the land just south of the Dempsey Gibbons Park here in Shelby has been purchased. The groundbreaking ceremony back in April was spectacular & plans are underway to start the foundation for the building to house the carousel. To …
It’s 4 The Children
I'll be giving away a really cool "Children's book" tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 7:30 on Puffman Sports Trivia. The book is, "My Fur-ever Family," & I LOVE the title & the cute little puppy on the cover! "My Fur-ever Family" was written by Lisa Overcash & …
Quilting Up A Storm
The Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild will be presenting, "The Festival of Quilts 2017" up in Lethbridge this weekend. The "Festival" will take place at the Lethbridge College Gym tomorrow (Friday) from 10 until  8, & on Saturday, from 10 until 5. …
Book On Down 2 Downtown
The Toole County Friends of the Library will be holding one of their infamous Book Sales tonight (Thursday) & our whole danged town is invited to stop by & grab a good read or two. The "Friends" will be set up in the corner building right next to the drug store on t…
There’ll B Bluegrass In The Park
The "2nd Annual Bluegrass in the Park" will be kicking off the 28th Lewis & Clark Festival, Friday night, June 16th, at Gibson Park down in Great Falls. TWO bands will be featured this year, Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs from Bozeman will be the opening band with t…
I’m Yellin’ 4 Helen
The 2017 77th Annual Whoop Up Days kick off THIS weekend down in Conrad, & tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, Helen Elliot will be stopping by the Puffman Show to give us the "Lowdown" on the Whoop Up concert THIS Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre. Th...
Attention: Conrad Parents
There will be a Parent Meeting tonight (Tuesday) for the Conrad 8th graders. This evening's meeting is scheduled to commence at 6 o'clock SHARP(!) at the Conrad High School in the library.
Like The End Of The World
S.B. Gilstad wrote "The roar sounded like the end of the world."Gilstad was referring to the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked Montana's Yellowstone country on the evening of August 17, 1959, & this evening (Tuesday) at 6 o'clock, I'll be up at the Marias Heritage Center here in She…

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