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Dewatering and Turtles: no easy solution

MFWP Wildlife Biologists With the dewatering of Baker Lake well underway, there has been some concern among area residents about what will become of the wildlife inhabiting the lake, especially turtles. The dewatering is a major event. We expect...

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductions

Today the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center (MCHF & WHC) announced the tenth class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame. The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public....

Big Sandy Schools Head back August 21

It’s my favorite time of year...buying new school supplies, getting new school clothes, new haircuts, decorating my classroom (although this year it was decorating my office) hearing the football and volleyball kids at practice, and all the...

Chouteau County Fair Update

Don’t miss the annual Chouteau County fair this year held on August 18, 19 and 20. Of course the fun begins way before that as there is a Harvest Dinner Cook off at 6pm on August 17 that includes a free feed and many harvest samples that cooks...

Swimming Pool; a busy place to be

When the Big Sandy swimming pool closes for the season the 20th Of August, pool workers will mark one of the busiest seasons ever for that pool according to pool manager Leslie Gregory. What is the...

Tips for Students Moving to College

(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what?...

Green Acres

Top Yielding Winter Wheat Varieties for Chouteau County MSU Agriculture research centers have three test plots for winter wheat in Chouteau County. Research plots are managed by MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) south of the...

DPHHS urges caution regarding rabies and bats

Recent events impacting groups with potential bat exposures are prompting state and local public health officials to remind Montanans of the risk of bat exposures, especially at night when sleeping in an enclosed space where a bat is found. Public...

Glacier recorded 1,009,665 visits in July, up 23% over July of 2016

WEST GLACIER, MT. – Glacier National Park saw record breaking crowds in July. For the first time, visitation surpassed one million visitors in a single month. The park recorded 1,009,665 visitors, up approximately 23% over visitation last year....

@ THE JEFF REICHELT MEMORIAL LIBRARY

This week Stephanie chose “SEE ME” by Nicholas Sparks. Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he is determined to walk a...

Bear Paw Meanderings

This has been a tough year for trying to keep grass green and flowers growing. One large Green Spruce in my front yard has lost a whole branch to what I think is simply drought and not enough water on everything around the house. Once my water bill...

My Answer

Q: When you ask God to do something for you, but then nothing happens, does that mean He’s giving you a definite “no,” and you shouldn’t keep bothering Him about it? A: We should never think that we are “bothering” God when we turn to...

Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families

(StatePoint) The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, endless events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy parent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by...

Patching Cracks

6 years ago, while I was interviewing for pastor jobs, right before my wife and I decided to come to Big Sandy, I visited a small church in southern Indiana. The congregation had declined in the previous years after the pastor left his wife and...

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