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 By Robert Lucke    News    July 26, 2017

2016 MHP Report for Montana and Chouteau County

When the head of the Montana Highway Patrol wrote his annual report to the Montana Attorney General, there was good news. “While I am pleased to report that the number of fatalities on Montana’s roadways decreased in 2016 in comparison to previou...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    July 26, 2017

Glacier National Park Sets New June Visitation Record

The park recorded 620,962 visits in June, up 28% over last year. WEST GLACIER, MT. – This year, 620,962 people came to the park in June, up 28% over visits from last year. Last June was also a record breaking month over previous years. Over the las...

 

Bee Lucke and the Oysters

It was a hot July much like this one and Bee Lucke was spending some vacation time at our cabin on Clear Creek. It was too hot to fish but it was not too hot to drink beer so Bee had consumed his shar...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 26, 2017

Green Acres

July Cropping Notes from Chouteau County Extension What is the status of the orange wheat blossom midge in Chouteau County for 2017? Only one wheat midge was documented in five traps across Chouteau County in 2017. If more than nine midge are found...

 
 By Rober Lucke    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

efore I tell you this sad story of woe, let me first tell you that Red Bus Drivers didn’t get paid much when they drove their Red Busses around Glacier and Waterton National Parks. Instead most drivers lived on tips that could be good or bad....

 
 By Rober Lucke    News    July 26, 2017

Senior Center News

Don’t forget to order your harvest lunches during this hot harvest time. It beats getting the kitchen all warmed up just for lunch. Contact the Senior Citizens Center at 378-2405 to order some harvest lunches for your crew. Senior Citizen Lunches...

 

@ The Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library

This week Steph picked out “INSIDIOUS” by Catherine Coulter. When Savich and Sherlock are called in to solve a mystery surrounding a close family friend who also happens to run an international conglomerate, they soon find the danger may be...

 

Patching Cracks

Over the weekend, my wife and I sent our kids to stay with a friend and set out to a bed and breakfast in Cascade to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. The spot we picked to stay at was beautiful and situated right on the Missouri River. We had...

 

My Answer

Q: My biggest fault (or so people keep telling me) is impatience. Like most people, I’m impatient when big things go wrong, but little things get under my skin also. I guess I was born this way, and I’m not sure I can do anything about it. And...

 

Be aware of fire restrictions on FWP lands

As summer temperatures heat up around Montana and parts of the state suffer from summer drought, fire restrictions are going into effect on many Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks properties. When it comes to site-specific fire restrictions, FWP follow...

 

ART MAKES FOR HAPPY FACES

A group of happy art makers participated in an art workshop conducted by Roberta Edwards and Doug Giebel in the new Big Sandy Cultural Center. More sessions are planned throughout the summer. They...

 

Barracudas Take Second in Conrad and Third in the Bitterroot

The Big Sandy Swim Team outscored the hometown Conrad Swim team to grab a second team place finish this weekend. This is the best finish for the Barracudas this year and the final regular season meet...

 

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