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Articles from the July 22, 2021 edition

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  • Recovery success fuels optimism for Blackfoot's Trumpeter Swans

    Kate nRadford, Contributing Writer|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Each spring, more than 150 students from schools within the Blackfoot Watershed meet up for a public swan release. This spring may have seen the last swan release for the Blackfoot Watershed. The swan release program is a joint project of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Blackfoot Challenge, according to Elaine Caton, Swan Restoration & Education Coordinator for the Blackfoot Challenge. The program began with a Trumpeter Swan Habitat Suitability Study for...

  • Handle fish carefully during summer heat wave

    News Release, Montan FWP|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    GREAT FALLS - As air and water temperatures continue to climb, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff urge anglers to use extra care when handling fish during the continuing hot summer days. "Water temperatures have been steadily increasing, and with warm overnight temperatures and no major cool down in sight, we want to remind people how important it is to minimize handling any fish that they intend to release," said Jason Rhoten, FWP fisheries manager in Great Falls. "One...

  • Ovando sees empathy, kindness and curiosity following fatal bear attack

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Jul 26, 2021

    In the wake of a tragic grizzly attack that claimed the life of visiting cyclist Leah Lokan on July 6, Ovando has seen an outpouring of support as it makes plans to ensure nothing like that ever happens again. A retired registered nurse and an avid mountain biker, Lokan, 64, was eight days into a trip along a portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route with her sister Kim Lokan and a friend, Katie Boerner. Lokan opted to spend her night in Ovando in her tent, in a camping...

  • Montana's Historical Society Offers Education for All Ages

    News Release, Montana Historical Society|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    Wooly mammoth tusks, a bison jump diorama and a fascinating collection of Charlie Russell artwork are a few of the treasures to behold at the Montana Historical Society in Helena. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to learn more about the Treasure State at the MHS museum and research center in Helena. Its galleries hold hundreds of exciting and unusual objects, some dating back thousands of years. The Historical Society also has re-opened the Original Governor's Mansion for...

  • Letter: Environmentalists caused a problem

    Updated Jul 21, 2021

    The environmental groups have caused a serious problem. Every time the Forest Service plans to remove the beetle killed trees while the trees are still good for lumber, the environmental groups get a lawsuit in court until the trees are no longer any good, then they drop the lawsuit. We now have deadfall on top of deadfall. It's no wonder bears are coming into town, they couldn't get to the berries if there were some. I watched a gentleman and a young lady on NBC News who...

  • POUNCE Summer Schedule Announced

    Jackie Grantier, Pounce|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    Hello everyone I hope you are all having a great summer! We finally have a plan for a shortened summer program for POUNCE. Pottery camp: Wednesday July 21 & Thursday July 22. 1st-3rd grade 1-2:30 p.m.; 4th-8th grade 2:30-4 p.m. Art camp: Monday July 26 - Wednesday July 28. 1st - 3rd grades 1-2:30 p.m ; 4th - 8th grade 2:30-4 p.m. Art in the Park: Thursday July 29. All grades. We will meet at the park, bring water! 1- 4 p.m. Morrell Falls hike: Monday August 2. All ages. The bus will leave at 9:00 and return around 3:00. Pack...

  • Connect, Support, Evolve

    Tammy Jordan|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    I’m just returning from two back-to-back weekend shows where I taught and had a booth selling my fiber-wares. I’d forgotten how much work these shows are; in the preparing for them, traveling to them, setting up, breaking down, loading vehicles, unloading vehicles, reloading vehicles. What I didn’t forget, and what I was looking forward to more than anything, was connecting with people I hadn’t seen in over a year. Lincoln also had a very busy couple of weekends with the 4th-o...

  • Annual Hooper Park Flea Market sees busy comeback

    Kate Radford, Contributing Writer|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    The annual Hooper Park Flea Market returned to Lincoln last weekend with a near record-setting number of vendors booked. Forty-five of the 50 vendors booked for the sale showed up, according to event organizer Jill Sallin. This year was her first full year organizing the event. In 2019, she took over the event just a few weeks before it took place. Last year, the event was canceled due to COVID-19. The flea market was originally started by Jill's mother, Jesse Sallin. "I went...