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Wilderness Association names photo contest winners

Xavier Springer’s photo, “Swiftcurrent Falls on a Smoky Morning” (above), taken during a bright orange sunrise in Glacier National Park, has been chosen as the grand-prize winner of the Montana Wilderness Association’s 2017 photo contest. Springer, of Great Falls, was among photographers who submitted more 1,000 entries in the association’s ninth annual contest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Little Bighorn battle featured tonight on Travel Channel


The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will be featured tonight on “Mysteries at the Museum,” a popular show on the Travel Channel. According to a press release from Visit Southeast Montana, show host Don Wildman takes a look at Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn, which took place June 25-26, 1876, near what is now Crow Agency. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former VP Biden to speak at Democratic dinner


Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the 40th Annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner in Helena on Saturday, March 10, the Montana Democratic Party announced Thursday. The dinner will be held at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. Details about tickets and timing will be announced in the coming weeks. To be notified when tickets for the dinner become available, sign up at the Montana Democratic Party website. In a press release, Nancy Keenan, executive director of the state Democratic Party, hailed Biden’s working-class roots. Continue Reading →

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Benefit is tonight for ailing musician


Les LaFranier, a Billings musician who now lives in Lewistown, was recently diagnosed with stage-four colorectal cancer. Best known for his role as bassist and vocalist in the band Mustache Pete, LaFranier has played in bars and clubs all over Billings and throughout the state and region. A kind-hearted soul who loves to play at any event, LaFranier is beloved by many. Several friends of LaFranier are putting a benefit on for him at the Eagles in Lewistown tonight, Saturday, Jan. 13, where he will take the stage with Billings native Kevin Kemp, reviving Mustache Pete. Continue Reading →

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Rocky Mountain College’s first Ph.D. program OK’d


The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities has approved and accredited what will be Rocky Mountain College’s first doctoral program. In a press release from Rocky, Stephen Germic, the school’s provost and academic vice president, said the commission approved and accredited the college’s plan to begin a doctor of occupational therapy degree program, effective January 2019. (more…) Continue Reading →

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