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Resources available for cherry growers Resources available for cherry growers

YELLOW BAY — The Montana Dept. of Agriculture (MDA) is offering a free informative meeting on the Worker Protection Standard and the recent revisions to the standard, to be held Wednesday, July 27, at 3 p.m. at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, Highway 35, mile-marker 18. In October 2015 the Envir...

Plant a garden for hummingbirds Plant a garden for hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are native to the Americas. The ones we see here in Montana migrate every season from Mexico and Central America. All species of hummingbirds need to eat often, in fact they consume 100 to 200 percent of their body weight each day, eating bugs and drinking flower nectar. To attract these beautif...

Choose hardy shrubs for Montana gardens Choose hardy shrubs for Montana gardens

Flowering shrubs brighten our home gardens. They bring beauty and fragrance while providing cover and nesting places for birds. Here are a few shrubs welladapted to Montana: —Lilacs, especially the common and French lilac hybrids (Syringa vulgaris) appreciate our climate. The flowers of common lilacs a...

Water compact needs more negotiation

The CSKT-Montana Water Compact flowed into the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing as Senate Bill 3013 on Thursday, June 29, in Washington, D.C. and hit a slight hurdle. The Department of Interior recognized the support for resolving Indian Water Rights claims in Montana but they could not support the...

Tourism office to hold free workshop Thursday

RONAN — Join the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development (MOTBD) to learn what is in store for the community of Ronan, how you can participate, and what tools and programs are available. This free workshop is open to the public and will be held Thursday, June 23, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at ...

Restitution provided by state

News from the State of Montana HELENA — Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen on June 15 announced that six victims of scammer John “Jack” Cross will receive a total of about $186,000 restitution from the Montana Securities Restitution Assistance Fund. The...

Arlee homicide suspects in custody

ARLEE — Two suspects allegedly involved with the homicide of a man whose deceased body was found in a trailer June 2 in Arlee have been arrested. Stephen Seese, 23, will be charged with deliberate homicide and his wife, Kassandra Seese, 23, is being charged with accountability (deliberate homicide),...

Local student competes for Outstanding Teen Local student competes for Outstanding Teen

GLENDIVE — Quinn Motichka of Polson, 16, competed with nine other teens in the Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen competition June 9-11 in Glendive, held in conjunction with the Miss Montana Scholarship pageant. Quinn’s talent is a vocal performance, and she was honored with the Outstanding In...

Fight weeds with Flathead Lake State Park

News from Montana State Parks BIGFORK – Montana State Parks invites the public to help Flathead Lake State Park staff combat invasive weeds this summer. Weed pulling events are scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at Yellow Bay and Saturday, July 9 at Finley Point. Both events are scheduled from 10 a.m...

Growing watermelon, cantaloupe Growing watermelon, cantaloupe

Many of us who garden in western Montana have discovered that we do not have the ideal climate for melons. These subtropical plants do well at lower elevations on the west side of Lake County, but for the rest of us ripening them can be quite a challenge. With a little care and preparation, melons can be ...

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