Montana Matters

BNSF Railway Returns as Sponsor of C.M. Russell art auction

C.M. Russell Museum Announces BNSF Railway to Return as the Presenting Sponsor of The Russell 2015

September 9, 2014, Great Falls, Montana—The C.M. Russell Museum announced today that BNSF Railway will be the 2015 Presenting Sponsor of The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum, scheduled to take place March 19-21, 2015. BNSF Railway was the overall Presenting Sponsor of the fundraiser in March 2014.

Misoula Youth Homes dedicates new youth facility

Missoula, MT – On Wednesday, September 10th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Youth Homes will host a Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction of their new Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home. Youth Homes has raised over $960,000 dollars to achieve the culmination of this remarkable project. Funding includes a $450,000 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), awarded to Missoula County’s Office of Grants and Community Programs, and more than $500,000 in generous gifts from many local individuals and private foundations.

Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road closed

Due to hazardous winter road conditions, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is currently closed at Rising Sun on the East Side and Avalanche Creek on the West Side. The situation will be reassessed today to determine if road conditions have improved.

Montana writers honored

BOZEMAN - Writers of all ages were honored today as winners in the Writer's Voice Competition, Montana State University's writing contest celebrating its 2014 Freshmen Convocation.

Montana Farmers Union celebrates 99 years

Montana Farmers Union (MFU) will celebrate its 99th year with its
annual meeting and convention on October 24‐25. The event will be held at the Heritage Inn in Great
Falls, MT.

Programs are available in Montana to help adults with arthritis

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials say that more than 1 in 4 adult Montanans report having arthritis.

Fortunately, there are programs in Montana to help address this issue.

The Montana Arthritis Program collaborates with sites across the state to implement the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, the Walk with Ease Program and Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Anyone is eligible to participate in these classes, which are held year round.

Montana One-Room Schoolhouses at National Book Festival

All across Montana, one-room schoolhouses decay and collapse in the face of the state’s harsh climate. Through personal interviews and stirring photographs, Charlotte Caldwell tells the stories of one-room schoolhouses and the people who spent time there. Originally published in 2012 and newly reissued by the Montana History Foundation, Visions and Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses (Charlotte Caldwell, 2012, $49.95) preserves the memory of a bygone era.

Montana Veterans Administration holds townhall meetings

Fort Harrison – Montana’s Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration offices are holding back-to-back town-hall meetings at the VA Montana Medical Center, Building 154 Rec Hall, Sept. 10th.

The town-hall meetings start at 4:30 pm and will feature VA Montana Health Care System followed at 5:30 pm by a separate meeting featuring representatives from the VBA. The town-halls end at 7:30 pm. “We are excited to have an opportunity to come together to share ideas and make VA Montana the premier health care system Veterans deserve,” said Johnny Ginnity, VA Montana Health Care System Director.

Allegiant air offering flights from Kalispell to L.A.

Allegiant announces seasonal, nonstop jet service between Kalispell and Los Angeles via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is now offering introductory fares as low as $89* one way.

Montana AARP discusses how to have 'the talk' with your parents

Having 'the other talk' between parents and children
Not storks, but caregiving and money matters

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