Montana Launches 'Summer 6 Reading Challenge'
Superintendent Denise Juneau was joined by local librarians, educators and students at Rossiter School in Helena to launch the "Summer 6 Reading Challenge" and give away books to young readers and local summer programs that serve children when school is not in session.
Rock slides close portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road
Rock slides and mud slides blocked Going-to-the-Sun Road Tuesday after a pounding rainstorm continued to keep visitors off the famous road.
The segment of road between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass reopened today, park officials said.
The sudden storm dropped as much as 1.5 inches on Glacier National Park’s high country within a half hour on Tuesday afternoon. The slides temporarily blocked about 150 vehicles on the road.
Referendums to consider in the 2012 Montana general election
Montana's citizenry make up a considerable portion of the laws that Montana voters decide each year.
A citizen-proposed ballot issue can only appear on the 2012 general election ballot once the proposed language has fulfilled three requirements.
Fire forces evacuation of hundreds near Billings
A 15,000-acre wildfire has burned more than 60 homes near Roundup, Mont., and forced the evacuation of about 600 residents.
Officials say that the Signal Peak coal mine has been evacuated also, after the fire went on a huge run pushed by high winds.
And in Helena, a fire burned four houses and forced the evacuations of hundreds of residences.
University of Montana offers lifelong learning opportunities for alumni
MISSOULA ― University of Montana alumni with a passion for experiential education have created a variety of organizations serving students’ profound desire to get their hands dirty and work, play and learn outdoors.
Their programs complement traditional academic classroom learning with outdoor experience. Six distinct programs, all based in Missoula and primarily founded by alumni of UM’s Environmental Studies Program, allow students to engage in life-changing, hands-on field opportunities.
“Environmental Studies is exceptionally proud of our graduates,” said Len Broberg, director of UM’s program. “Alumni of the Environmental Studies program at UM have not only found careers for themselves and started businesses that create jobs in the community, but also have created outstanding learning opportunities for others in the process.”
Death by a Thousand Cuts: Editorial commentary by the Montana Wood Products Association
The environmental litigants on the Colt Summit project recently stated “You can’t continue to cut more
and more of the valley without jeopardizing other values. There is such a thing as cumulative impacts
and death by a thousand cuts” thus claiming victory when the judge determined the Forest Service
inadequately analyzed the project’s cumulative effects on lynx habitat and sent that portion of the
proposal back for further consideration.
Bison attacks man in Yellowstone National Park
A man had his collarbone, ribs and shoulder blade broken June 23 in an encounter with a bison.
The man, who was in his 50s and from Massachusetts, was thrown in the air and then pinned to the ground by the bison, according to Yellowstone park officials. The attack happened near Norris Campground. According to park officials, the man allowed the bull bison to come within a few feet of where he was sitting, and the man apparently did not provoke the animal.