Huntley, MT – Jonathan and Tana McNiven of rural Huntley have purchased the weekly Yellowstone County Newspaper from Pete and Rebecca Robison of Huntley effective October 1st. The McNivens plan to keep the paper in the same location and format for the time being. Jonathan, a 1997 graduate of Huntley Project High School, is a current sitting (more…)
Swatting At Flies – By Krayton Kerns
Good lessons are learned the hard way. It was late August several years back and we lead a nice horse with a nasty chest laceration into the surgery room at our clinic. I explained the treatment approach to the owners and began cleaning and resecting dead tissue from the injury. My assistant noticed the pony’s flanks blanketed with thousands of tiny flies, so to be helpful she grabbed a bottle of fly spray and launched a chemical sortie on the little buzzers. This was bad. Thousands of flies instantly jumped ship and sought refuge on every other warm blooded creature in the room; namely us. The little insects attacked my eyes and mouth and debriding the wound while slapping at flies quickly became impossible. Finally, we moved the surgery to the parking lot.
This little lesson came to mind a week ago when I performed a cesarean section to remove a necrotic (more…)
By Senator Jennifer Fielder, R – Montana State Senate District 7
Chair of SJ-15 – Montana’s Study of Federal Land Management
It’s a big idea and it’s rightfully reaping big debate nationwide. Can and should states assume control of federally held public lands within our borders?
Many colleagues and experts throughout the west have studied the issue intensively, and we now believe there’s no reason why we can’t. The challenge is to get the facts on the table, put protections in place consistent with Montana values, and prepare our state agencies for an orderly transition. We also have to educate decision makers and compel Congress to honor the Constitution and the terms of our statehood enabling acts which require federal title to be extinguished.
The Nevada model for transfer of public lands would leave Wilderness, Indian Reservations, Military installations, National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Dept. of Energy facilities under federal jurisdiction. Utah’s proposal is similar.
Montana’s study of public lands shows Montanans want more (more…)
The Huntley Project Lions Club announced the concert performers for Homesteader Days this year!
The 2014 Homesteader Days and Concert will kick off Friday night, July 11th with the gates opening at 5:30 pm. Restless Heart will open at 7:00PM then the feature act, Diamond Rio at approximately 9:00PM followed by The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers till 1:00AM Saturday morning.
Saturday July 12 will kick off with the traditional Homesteader Days Parad
e starting at 11AM. General admission is $2 at the gate. Fireworks at dark on Saturday as well.
About Diamond Rio:
Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio won their first Grammy their first Christian album, The Reason on Word Records which also garnered the band their first (more…)
Just like every weekend for the past six months, on Sunday the trophy wife and I were working on our house. She was stuffing insulation in the loft walls while I was stringing wire on the main floor. “It looks like someone shot a coyote,” Druann hollered pointing out the window towards the neighbor’s pasture where three young men were wrestling with something heavy. A thin willow patch obscured our clear view, but we could see one boy trot ahead to their car parked along the road, leave his rifle, and then return to help his two buddies. Their prize was heavy—real heavy. The group would struggle three or four steps before dropping the load to rest.
“It is not a coyote,” I thought, “but why would anyone pack a cottonwood log down the road.” Minutes later the three explorers crossed the fence onto our driveway and began rolling a heavy bowling ball sized object towards their car. “What in the world are they doing?” I thought. “Since I need run to the hangar for some more wire, I’ll buzz down and (more…)
Raising a family of 4 seems like a lot to many, but not for Jessica Oliver. When she found out that there were 5 brothers and sisters wanting to stay together in the same family; She felt inclined to answer the call!
Jessica Oliver, an registered nurse from Shepherd, Montana and her husband Bill have set out on a quest to adopt these five children. She heard about them and their desire to stay as a family on facebook. Jessica launched her own business some time ago called Nutra Nurse but feels that this might be the reason for all the preparations she and her husband have made in their house.
Adoptions have many different legalities, especially when it comes to the state it originates. Because the children live in another state, Jessica is researching if the children can come to Montana to live. Here is a little of her story. (more…)
Republican, Dan Salomon of Ronan has announced his filing for re-election for the state House of Representatives in House District #93. Salomon has represented House District #12 for two terms, but due to state redistricting, the new number for the central and southern Lake county district is now 93.
He serves on the House Education, Agriculture and Business and Labor committees. He is also vice-chairman of the House (more…)
For Immediate Release
September 30th, 2013
Contact: Jessica Sena, 590-8675
Treasure State Resources Support Montana
Last week, the Treasure State Resource Industry Association (formerly WETA) hosted its annual meeting. Made up of job creators who understand that wealth comes from the ground, representatives and directors from the Montana Petroleum Association (MPA), Wood Products Association, the Montana Contractors Association, The Coal Council, The Montana Mining Association, BNSF, the AFL-CIO, and several others made their way to the beautiful resort town of Big Sky to celebrate the work of natural resource industries across Montana.
Attorney General Tim Fox addressed the crowd on opening night. Fox shared with the crowd his appreciation for the work of all industries in attendance, saying that he too was working to preserve a business environment that was conducive to development.
Following the Board’s meeting on the 26th, panelists shared (more…)