Manufacturing conference highlights Montana technologies
Mike Reilly will head the lineup of speakers at this fall’s “Compete Smart” Manufacturing Conference to be held Oct. 11 and 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula. Hosted by the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center and Northwestern Energy, the event will also feature several speakers giving national manufacturing perspective and insights from a variety of innovative Montana company leaders.
Five black bears killed after resident found feeding them
Based on reports and observations, a local resident allegedly fed bears, creating a public safety hazard, according to John Fraley of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP set traps for the bears in the immediate area to address the hazard of food-conditioned bears roaming in a residential area. Heron is in Sanders County near the Montana/Idaho border.
Western Montana wildfires continue runs
The Condon Mountain fire continues to grow and pour heavy smoke into the valleys of western Montana.
Nearly 1 million acres of forest and grassland are burning in Montana.
Agriculture conference examines trends for Montana
BOZEMAN – MSU Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics will offer a conference entitled “Agriculture 2012: A Changing Landscape” from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Bozeman.
Montana scientists contributing to international space station
By Anne Cantrell
BOZEMAN - When the NASA shuttle program was decommissioned in 2011, Sheila Nielsen-Preiss thought her opportunity to conduct experiments in space was over. But this fall, with the help of NASA and a private space company, Nielsen-Preiss and a team of students from Montana State University plan to send research experiments to the International Space Station.
Black bear tranquilized on UM campus
State wildlife officials Wednesday tranquilized a young black bear that had climbed a tree near family housing on the University of Montana campus in Missoula.