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Articles with the Tag: Ranching

Montana women share stories of pioneer life in agriculture Montana women share stories of pioneer life in agriculture

News from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation MONTANA – Christmas is a time for peace, celebration, community and family, even when times are tough.  Ranching and farming women often experience tough times when money is scarce and the work of caring for the livesto...

Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees hail from Lake County Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees hail from Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – Two notable men from Lake County have been chosen to join the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center based on their contributions to the culture and history of the region. Asa Clayton “A.C.” Brooks, who lived in St. Ignatius, and Carl V. Moss of Polson are the...

West Nile Virus found in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – One of the first two confirmed equine cases of the West Nile Virus in Montana for 2018 occurred in Lake County during early August.  The Montana Department of Livestock said they received notice of the virus in Lake and Musselshell Counties. The virus was also detected in mosquito...

Irrigation fees set to increase next year

LAKE COUNTY – The cost of farming within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project could increase in the coming year if irrigation taxes go up as planned. The Bureau of Indian Affairs manages the project for the United States government and has increased the operation and maintenance fees to $33.50 per...

Wildlife Habitat Improvement program is good for Montana

Montana’s farmers, ranchers and hunters have been partners for decades in conserving and managing our treasured wildlife. For years we’ve shared this working relationship because we’re neighbors and we understand that together, hunters and landowners can achieve positive results for both wi...

Locals compete in ranch rodeo days Locals compete in ranch rodeo days

RONAN – Ranching skills were tested on Saturday and Sunday during the third Open Ranch Rodeo as part of the Lake County Fair. “Ranch rodeos are starting to be pretty popular in Montana,” said Paul Guenzler, event organizer. He isn’t sure exactly why the events have become a growing...

Dinner honors hundreds in agriculture, awards innovator Dinner honors hundreds in agriculture, awards innovator

RONAN – At least 300 plates were filled with a free steak and potato dinner during the 38th annual Ronan Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Appreciation Banquet on Friday. “This is something the chamber enjoys doing for the entire Mission Valley,” said MSU Extension Agent Jack Stivers. H...

Time to sign up for fair open class entries Time to sign up for fair open class entries

RONAN – It’s not too late to try and win a ribbon in the Lake County Fair. “People can sign up with open class entries until Thursday,” said Fair Director Tim Marchant. The deadline to turn in an application is July 21 at 4 p.m. Open class includes things like photography, roses...

Omnibus bill passed without full support

MONTANA — The Federal government passed the 2016 Omnibus Bill Dec. 18 totaling $1.1 trillion to keep the government churning another year. An Omnibus Bill is passed every year by legislature and is a package of 12 appropriation committee’s spending bills that fund everything from the Department o...

Pinehaven a ‘kids and cattle ranch’

ST. IGNATIUS — On an 11,020 acre ranch southwest of St. Ignatius, troubled kids are taught Christian values along with their regular elementary and secondary classes. Pinehaven founder Pastor Bob Larsson told the St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch Chapter Nov. 15 that the children on the “kids and c...


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