Woman speaks out against parole for man who abducted her in 1984
A woman abducted in the 1980s by Don Nichols and his son are "crazy misfits" and the 81-year-old Nichols should not be paroled, says Kari Swenson, a Bozeman veterinarian.
Nichols' parole request comes as federal authorities search for his son Dan for alleged drug crimes. But Swenson has spoken out against parole possibilities for the elder Nichols, most recently in a letter to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Students can learn about aviation careers
If you or your child has a passion to fly, Montana students have the chance to find out for themselves if an aviation career is right for them during the Aviation Career and Interest Academy June 21 in Helena. The Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division is presenting the two-day academy for students in the 9th through 12th grades interested in aviation.
Buddhist garden taking shape in Arlee
For over ten years, the Ewam School of Tibetan Buddhism has worked on creating The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, Montana. A large statue of the great Prajanaparamita, Tibetan Yum Chenmo, sits peacefully surrounded by one thousand Buddhas and one thousand stupas. The mission of the Garden is to provide visitors of all faiths an opportunity to generate profound merit, to reduce global negativities, and to bring about lasting peace.
Wolf expert to speak at West Glacier lunch series
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a brown-bag lecture on Wednesday, May 2, from 12– 1pm at the Community Building in West Glacier. The public is invited to join Dr. Cristina Eisenberg present her recently completed doctoral dissertation, The Complex Food Web of Fire, Aspen, Elk, and Wolves in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Ian Stark selected as new designer for Event at Rebecca Farm
Moving into the next decade of competition, organizers of The Event at Rebecca Farm have announced that Scottish equestrian Ian Stark has been selected to re-design the sinuous, 4-mile cross-country course that features over 150 obstacles and four water complexes. Last July, a record 503 competitors ran the course and 20,000 spectators attended 10th anniversary of what has become the largest equestrian triathlon in the nation. The 2012 Event runs July 11-15.
Biologists studying walleye in Noxon Reservoir
Biologists in the Thompson Falls area have been using various methods to sample walleye in Noxon Reservoir in the lower Clark Fork Drainage in the last two weeks. According to public information officer John Fraley of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, netting areas were designated by orange buoys on the water near the Graves Creek confluence, the Thompson Falls golf course, and Thompson Falls State Park. Biologists have also been electrofishing at night below Thompson Falls Dam. These sampling efforts are part of an effort to learn more about the walleye living in the reservoir.
Settlement reached with Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock last week announced a settlement agreement with Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson and the Central Asia Institute, concluding a yearlong investigation into allegations of mismanagement of assets by Mortenson and the charity.
Clark Fork Coalition offers flood-preparation training
(Missoula, Mont.) - The Clark Fork Coalition is offering a free event, Be Flood Ready, at the Tower Street Open Space Park in Missoula on Wednesday April 11th from 12pm to 1pm. This event, sponsored by Missoula County Rural Initiatives, is part of the Coalition’s monthly Walks & Talks series, and will feature presentations from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the Missoula Conservation District.
New report shows septic issues in Whitefish Lake
Whitefish Lake Institute recently released a report “Investigation of Septic Leachate to the Littoral Areas of Whitefish
The Whitefish Lake Institute conducted the investigation for the Whitefish County Water District under a Montana Department of Natural Resources
(DNRC) grant to determine the extent of septic leachate to the shoreline areas of Whitefish Lake,
and to provide a scientific basis for identifying ecological threats to the lake, economic threats to the