Smoking limited at Western Montana this year
Missoula County will restrict smoking on the fairgrounds citing the safety hazards caused by discarded cigarettes.
The catalyst for this resolution was a structure fire at last year's fair. "The buildings at the Missoula County Fairgrounds are old wooden buildings, many of which are of historical significance. Smoking is a public safety risk with the potential to cause fires," Western Montana Fairgrounds Director Steve Earle explained.
Wyoming interpretive center features Muslims in America
CODY, Wyo., June 14, 2012 - The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center at the site of a World War II Japanese-American internment camp outside of Cody, Wyo. will present a new exhibit featuring self-portraits that reveal Muslim Americans in everyday life. The exhibit is intended to counteract stereotypes and preconceived notions about Muslims in America at this time in history. Esse Quam Videri: Muslim Self-Portraits will be exhibited in the Ford Foundation Special Exhibition Area July 18 through Sept. 18, 2012.
Yellowstone Park visitor flees wolf by jumping in river
A Yellowstone National Park visitor came face to face with a wolf, jumped in the river to get away, and was treated for hypothermia after being swept downstream.
According to park officials, the man came upon a female wolf in the Hayden Valley and sprayed the animal with pepper spray before taking off.
The man was not injured.
Park officials said the man sought safety by entering the Yellowstone River.
Park officials said trails are often posted as being closed in areas of known wolf dens or high bear activity. Park officials don't know if the man was on a closed trail.
Bigfork starts patriotic downtown singing
Bigfork's "Star-Spangled Banner"¯ sing-along program starts Friday and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Bigfork for 12 weeks. It will occur at 10:15 a.m. each day, on the balcony outside Grille 459 on Electric Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays, and outside the Bigfork Inn at the end of Electric Avenue on Sundays. The first Sunday sing-along honors the Eckman family of Bigfork.
Butte celebrates 100th anniversary of historic courthouse
No stranger to a good time, Butte is having a party to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse, and people from throughout the state are invited to attend. The first event is a Centennial Ball that will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012, in the Courthouse Rotunda. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 8:00 p.m. Dance lessons will be provided earlier in the day so everyone can familiarize themselves with the period music and dances. Butte’s own T.J. Wald will be calling the dance, and R.L. Alexander and His Distinguished Dance Music Ensemble will be playing. The hors d’ oeuvres will be selected from Butte’s own Heritage Cookbook. Period attire dating from the middle 1890s to 1912 is required. The cost for the Ball is $50/couple and $35/single. Tickets can be purchased at the Mother Lode Theater and the Chamber of Commerce. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to view the ballroom dancing from the second and third floors of the Courthouse for a fee of $5.
Going-to-the-Sun Road could open next week
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Access to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun Road in
Glacier National Park is anticipated to be available to the public by the
middle of next week. A weekend storm dumped another 10 inches of snow
prompting additional snow slides on the road. Since Memorial Day Weekend,
a minimum of 35 inches of snow has fallen at the higher elevations of the
Drummond PRCA Rodeo Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Historic event includes professional cowboys, parades, a beer garden and street dance.
Sunday, July 8, 2012—Drummond, Mont. will host their 70th rodeo, a professional competition that functions as the sole fundraiser for the non-profit Drummond Kiwanis Club.
Yellowstone River documentary premieres in Missoula
Where the Yellowstone Goes Premieres in Missoula June 9
Where The Yellowstone Goes, a feature documentary film from award-winning filmmaker Hunter Weeks, announces a screening at the Wilma Theater in Missoula on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Trout Headwaters, Inc., Where the Yellowstone Goes is a feature length documentary following a 30-day drift boat fly-fishing journey along the Yellowstone River. Filmed in August and September of 2011, the film follows a small crew down the Yellowstone from Gardiner to the confluence of the Missouri River at Fort Buford, N.D., a nearly 600-mile journey.