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Volume XXIV, Number 27

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Finding land to farm

New program aims to help would-be farmers find land

Land Link Montana, a program to facilitate the transfer of agricultural land to farmers and ranchers, officially opens its doors today.  The new initiative will make it easier for those looking for farmland to find it, an increasingly difficult task, given the rapid loss of fertile ground in western Montana. More...

Groundhog Day, 2009. No snow of the "slide area," the new playground area is under construction, and Kera Short, 5, takes advantage of the "mild" weather for a joyful ride on her bike in Hamilton's River Park. Six more weeks of winter? No way! Jean Schurman photos.

Doctor to donate book proceeds to hospital foundation

‘About Medicine’ receptions, book signings in Stevensville and Hamilton

Meet Mark Jergens, MD, the author of the just-released “About Medicine” book, at receptions and signings scheduled in Stevensville and Hamilton early in February. Dr. Jergens has over 35 years of medical experience, and is willing to answer your questions regarding “About Medicine,” a collection of newspaper articles about medicine Dr. Jergens wrote during the time he was chief medical officer of Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton. More...

Legislative Roundup

Bill would allow wildlife agency to manage bison

By Molly Priddy
Community News Service
UM School of Journalism

Wildlife groups and others squared off with the ranching industry last week over legislation that would strip the state Department of Livestock of its responsibility for managing bison that wander from Yellowstone National Park. More...

Tree thinning proposed for popular Charles Waters Campground

The Stevensville District Ranger is considering a proposal to thin and remove trees in the Charles Waters Campground. The purpose of the thinning is to protect the remaining trees from mountain pine beetle damage. More...

Members sought for wolf-livestock board

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking nominations for the board directing the state's program to reduce livestock losses caused by wolves and to reimburse ranchers for wolf-related losses. More...


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