Stillwater Mining Co. kicks in to help Yellowstone Art Museum
Stillwater Mining Company has made a gift that completes the Yellowstone Art Museum’s (YAM’s) fundraising effort to build and equip its innovative new Visible Vault, which opened to the public in August, 2010. A grant of $6,200 from Stillwater Mining brings to 100% a five-year fundraising effort for this $2.6-million project.
Montana teens honored for community work
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program honoring outstanding young volunteers and sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals today named Montana’s top two youth volunteers of 2012: State Honoree, High School – Iko'Tsimiskimaki Beck, 16, of Missoula and Emily Jones, 13, of Stevensville
Alternative Art: Missoula's Willard school showcased at Missoula Art Museum
The art from Willard Alternative High School reflects its diverse group of students. One hundred fifty students come to Willard from other Missoula public high schools with a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and skills. They often arrive with more than their share of life, challenges but soon adapt to the family-like setting and take responsibility for their education. The classes are smaller and teachers are able to adapt to the individual needs, helping students to find and develop their talents.
Montana spuds help boost seed-potato industry
BOZEMAN - A potato that's purple on the outside and yellow on the inside is one of four new varieties coming to Montana to help attract new markets for the state's $40 million seed potato industry, says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab.
Glacier Institute offers course about winter wildlife
A wildlife course "Stories in the Snow" is offered by the Glacier Institute on Saturdays, February 11 and March 3. This is a day-long program.
Join Brian Baxter on this exploration of over 40 species of North American Wildlife. After a short introductory session at Glacier Park Community Building the group will head out on skies or snow shoes. You will spend the day investigating the various signs left behind by taking measurements of tracks, identifying other signs left by the animals, and building the story of what happened.
Jesus statue on Big Mountain gets reprieve
The statue of Jesus atop Whitefish Mountain Resort will stay a bit longer.
Flathead National Forest Supervisor Chip Weber announced that he is reauthorizing a special use permit for The Knights of Columbus Council No. 1328 of Kalispell, Montana for the display of a statue of Jesus on a small parcel of federal land within the Whitefish Mountain Resort permit boundary at Big Mountain in northwestern Montana. The permit is reauthorized for ten years and is for the display of a statue of Jesus Christ on a 25 foot by 25 foot parcel of land near the top of Chair Two at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Whitefish therapist to discuss eating disorders
In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 26 through March 3, Steve Bryson, RN, LCPC, will discuss eating disorder conditions, behaviors and symptoms from noon to 1 PM., Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the Whitefish Community Center. Bryson has been in private practice for 24 years at Bryson Counseling and Consulting in Whitefish and specializes in treating individuals with eating disorders. This FREE program is sponsored by North Valley Hospital and the Whitefish Community Center and is open to the community. If interested, please bring a lunch. For questions, please call Community Relations at 863-3632.