Montana artist contributes work on Bataan Death March
The Montana Museum of Art & Culture exhibits the art of WWII, Bataan Death March survivor and Montana artist Ben Steele. Steele's life story is an extraordinary account of survival, forgiveness and reconciliation. Part of the MMAC Permanent Collection, this gift by Ben and Shirley Steele is an important part of Montana's cultural heritage.
Artist talks highlight opening of new exhibits at Custer County Art and Heritage Center
The public is invited to the opening reception Oct. 9 of the Inside Out and the Old Paper – new art exhibits at the Custer County Art and Heritage Center in Miles City. The reception will include artist talks and demonstrations by 5 of the exhibiting artists. The reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 1-4pm. The artist talks and demonstrations wil be from 1:30-3:00pm
20-year-old grizzly captured and killed in Swan Valley
A large adult male grizzly bear was captured and killed Sept. 27 in Condon after it had broken into nine garages and sheds in the Swan Valley over the past two weeks. Remote camera images confirmed that this was the bear that had broken into the structures.
The legacy of Ansel Adams on display at Missoula Art Museum
Missoula Art Museum is proud to host a definitive exhibition by one of America’s most legendary photographers. The exhibition Ansel Adams: A Legacy consists of over 130 gelatin silver prints by the artist whom many consider an American master.
Montana highway program targets children safety
HELENA - The Montana Department of Transportation is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and communities across Montana to commemorate Child Passenger Safety Week from September 18th through 24th.
Crop report shows areas of drought affecting harvests
Crop report from Montana's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Montana spring wheat harvest progressed to 83% harvested with continued reports of drought and grasshopper damage, particularly to areas with late seeding.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks proposes electrofishing on Swan Lake
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) proposing to conduct a three-year study to assess the effectiveness of using modified electrofishing equipment to destroy nonnative lake trout eggs and embryos in Swan Lake, Montana. Information obtained from the proposed study will help determine the feasibility and effectiveness of alternatives for managing the lake trout population in Swan Lake.
Grizzly bear captured and killed near Whitefish
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured and killed a 4-year old male grizzly bear near Haskill Basin Sept. 14 north of Whitefish. Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley said that the 370-pound bear had approached residences in the Whitefish area and got into cat food, broke into a chicken coop, and killed chickens. The bear had been captured last month at Trumbull Creek and relocated near Frozen Lake near the Canadian border. The grizzly was suspected to have broken into camper shells, broke a window in a garage, broke into a chicken coop, got dog food, cat food, and garbage in the same area. The bear returned to the Whitefish/Columbia Falls area 4 days ago.
Hungry grizzly captured, relocated to West Yellowstone
A 3-year old male grizzly bear was captured near Coram late last week and transferred yesterday to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. The grizzly was captured just a few hundred yards from U. S. Highway 2.
Body of hiker retrieved from Glacier National Park
WEST GLACIER, MT. –The challenging recovery operation to remove the body of Jacob Rigby from a high alpine location in the southern end of the park was successful Saturday morning. Glacier National Park Chief Ranger and Incident Commander for the Rigby Incident Mark Foust said, “It was an extremely challenging incident because of the steep and treacherous location.” We are fortunate to have skilled pilots and crews with Minuteman Aviation, US Forest Service and Parks Canada.”
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