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Workers rush to save Glacier chalet before winter comes

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In a race against winter they’re determined not to lose, 10 workers are camped in Glacier National Park’s backcountry, rushing to stabilize the burned-out shell of Sperry Chalet before it is buried beneath the snow. The work is privately funded through donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy’s Sperry Action Fund, created the day after a wildfire overran the 103-year-old chalet on Aug. 31. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Made-in-Montana pedicabs featured in Philly art project

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PHILADELPHIA — Though it’s doubtful many people here know it, key components of a major public arts project in Philadelphia were made in Montana. The project, “Fireflies,” by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, consists of hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns on display aboard a fleet of pedicabs that have been plying the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Parkway since mid-September. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rocky students lead the way in Montana turtle study

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Six years ago, during a walk along the Yellowstone River, I caught a glimpse of something I had never seen before. It was obviously a turtle, but with a shell unlike any I had ever seen before — a shell that looked like a pancake. One second this beautiful creature was there, sunning itself on a muddy beach, and then the next all I saw were ripples where it slid into the water to escape me. I found out later it was a spiny softshell turtle – a shy, elusive reptile that is found in the river systems of southeast Montana and about which wildlife biologists know little. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Major food-processing plant to be built near Great Falls

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A massive agri-business commercial food park that will eventually employ an estimated 3,000 people is planned for Cascade County near Great Falls. Friesen Foods LLC has submitted an application for a special use permit, which essentially kick starts the development process in the county, said Brian Clifton, public works director for Cascade County. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In ‘Crow Stories,’ filmmaker takes time to look, listen

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During Sean Kernan’s second visit to the Crow Indian Reservation, after he had decided to make a documentary about the Crow people, he was asked by a tribal member what he wanted to say with his film. “I don’t want to say anything,” Kernan answered. “I want to listen.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Festival donations will help music students, veterans

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Thanks to the success of this summer’s second annual Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, organizers of the festival recently donated $8,500 to the Red Lodge Public Schools Music Department. Festival co-founder and director Mike Booth said in a press release that the directors of the festival also donated $1,500 to Operation Second Chance, which helps heal wounded veterans through outdoor recreation.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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For Crow relay team, it starts with a love of horses, family

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CROW AGENCY — When the River Road Relay team gets together for a practice, it’s all about the horses. The human beings involved in an Indian horse relay race certainly get a workout, and occasionally a few scrape and bruises, but at practice the horses are the focus of their intense and loving attention. (more…) Continue Reading →

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