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It’s Marias Fair FUNTIME!

Lots of excitement building around here for the Four County Marias Fair and there will be lots to see and do in Shelby starting on Thursday.

The carnival opens mid-afternoon on Thursday. Pay One Price tickets are available until 4pm on Thursday at Stockman Bank in Conrad and Cut Bank, Hi Line Hardware in Chester, Devoe's in Valier and Fieldstone Gallery in Shelby


  • 11am Pet and Doll Parade on Main Street
  • 7pm 3rd annual pig wrestling - Fair Grounds


  • Mutton Busting 6:30pm
  • PRCA Rodeo starts at 7pm after opening ceremonies with Miss Rodeo Montana, Hanna Heckman
  • Eric Dodge will perform after the Rodeo


  • 9am - Rodeo Slack at Fairgrounds
  • 11am - Parade on Main Street Shelby
  • 3pm - 4H Livestock Sale
  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night at the rodeo
  • Mutton Busting 6:30pm
  • PRCA Rodeo starts at 7pm
  • Trick Riders will be performing during the rodeo
  • 9pm - Two Way Crossing will perform


  • Demolition Derby starts at 7pm
  • Fireworks Show after the Derby or at dusk

General Information:

  • Admission $20 Adults; $10 Students and Seniors
  • Season Passes $60 Adults; $30 Students and Seniors
  • Sunday is Veterans Day, show your veteran's card and get in free.

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I double dog dare you

Dare To Go To Dutton

In fact, I "Double Dog DARE" you to go down to Dutton today (Saturday) and NOT experience the most fun that you've ever had in your life...since last summer's Dutton Fun Day anyway. That's what happening today down in Dutton as Dutton Fun Day is in full swing again

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NAID 2015

North American Indian Days 2015 Starts on Thursday

The celebration in Browning, Montana, is always held the second week in July for four days.  It is an intriguing way to see authentic Blackfeet traditions.  Tipis are pitched on the powwow grounds for four days of contest dancing, games, a number of sports events and socializing

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custom cutters

Custom Guys Coming To Conrad

A report came rolling in this morning from Tall Todd, the custom cutter guy & Todd plans to be down in the Conrad area around the 20th of this month! The guys have run into green with only a couple of days of harvest left out in Leoti, Kansas. He

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summer of love

I’ve Come Up With Another 1

I've come up with another cool  copy of the Boston Red Sox book that I gave away Saturday morning on Puffman SPORTS Trivia, & it's up for grabs today (Monday) on Puffman MUSICAL Trivia! Join me this afternoon at 4:35 when you'll have an opportunity to WIN "Red Sox Rhymes; Verses and Curses" by Boston Red Sox Poet Laureate Dick Flavin. Fl

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it's just ducky

It’s Going to Be Just Ducky

I'm blogging about the Duck Race tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon "Swimming off" at 1 o'clock SHARP down in Choteau. It's all part of the Choteau Soroptimist Summer Festival from 10 to 3 tomorrow & we're all invited. Th

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EMS Fun Run

Support For Chester EMS

It's the 2nd Annual Liberty Freedom 3K Fun Run tomorrow (Saturday) morning over in Chester & last year it was a blast! Registration kicks off tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock SHARP at Tiber Marina with the race to begin at 9:11. Yo

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Red Sox Rhymes

I’m Havin’ Flavin’

Boston Red Sox Poet Laureate, Dick Flavin, & I'm having Dick's new book, "Red Sox Rhymes; Verses & Curses," up for grabs tomorrow (Saturday) morning around 7:30 on Puffman Sports Trivia. From the voice of Fenway Park comes this collection of 64 humorous & nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox. In fact, o

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UM Associate Provost Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

MISSOULA – The Association of International Education Administrators recently selected University of Montana Associate Provost for Global Century Education Paulo Zagalo-Melo as one of its Presidential Fellows, a highly prestigious program of mentorship for new senior international officers.

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Spa 30 in Shelby Montana

A Little Off Over The Ears Please

Tori Taylor down at Spa 30 here is Shelby is presenting "Haircuts For A Cause" this Monday, July 6th, & next Friday & Saturday, July 10th & 11th. All the proceeds will be going to Brandon Wootan & his finance, Anne. They lost EVER

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food pantry

The Pantry Is Full

The First Baptist Church here in Shelby is sending out a warm welcome AND special invite to their food pantry on Sundays. The First Baptist food pantry will be open EVERY Sunday afternoon from 2:30 until 4

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Montana youth suicide rate

Montana Twice The National Rate

Montana is home to the highest suicide rate in the country, & the child suicide rate (ages 10 to 17) is DOUBLE the national rate according to a recent report from Montana Kids Count. The report explains the risk factors, signs, & effective prevention. Childr

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