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Today’s The LAST Day To Vote

Fairfield Schools reports today, Wednesday, the 25th, is the FINA day to turn in your ballots for the high school & elementary school technology levy. Ballots MUST be turned in to the school by 8 o'clock tonight. Make your voice heard.
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Hire On In CB & Save A Life

Cut Bank is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer. Aspiring applicants MUST be at least 15 years of age, & able to pass a lifeguard test. BTW, they're also looking for folks to work the concessions. Applications are DUE in this Friday, the 27th, & are available at Cut Bank City Hall on West Main. Here comes summer...

Valier’s Looking For Vendors

The Annual Valier Homesteader Days celebration's coming up the final weekend in June, on Saturday, the 25th. All the usual homesteading FUN will run from 10, until 3, at H.S. Miller Park. Vendors are needed, & are being lined up now. If you'd like to show your goods & wares, please call Linda at 590 4942, & we'll see you in the park as our Big Sky Summer 2022, keeps on rolling on...

GNP Vehicle Reservations Required Starting May 27

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [May 24, 2022] – Glacier National Park reminds visitors that vehicle reservations are required for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor and the North Fork area of the park starting May 27 through September 11, 2022. A vehicle reservation is only needed from the east side at Rising Sun when the Going-to-the-Sun Road is fully open for the season. Visitors can access the community of Polebridge without a vehicle reservation as it lies just outside the entrance station to the park. Visitors can follow the Going-to-the-Sun Road status on our website.

Griz Lacrosse Returns to National Stage

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s lacrosse team had its most successful season in 15 years when earlier this month it reached the semifinals of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division II National Championship. Tucker Sargent, head coach and a former Montana lacrosse player who was on...

MSU’s Blue Concrete Canoe Just Might Be Golden

BOZEMAN — What’s blue, floats and is made of concrete? Ask a team of engineering undergraduates at Montana State University, and they’ll readily answer: their canoe. Now displayed in Norm Asbjornson Hall, the 18-foot-long craft is a monument to a standout competition season that saw the MSU team paddle to first place at a regional tournament after countless hours designing and building the craft from scratch.

St. Vincent Healthcare Endows New Midwifery Program at MSU College of Nursing

BOZEMAN — St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings is helping propel health care forward in Montana with a $3 million gift to Montana State University’s Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing, which will be used to permanently endow the college’s new certified nurse midwifery program, according to hospital and university officials. The new program is Montana’s first and only certified nurse midwifery program.

Boaters Can Help Protect Montana from Aquatic Invasive Species

HELENA – Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer in Montana, and all aquatic invasive species inspection stations are now open on major routes of travel in the state. As boaters venture out to our rivers and lakes, please keep in mind the rules aimed at protecting our waters and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Museum of the Rockies Opens New Exhibit – May 28

BOZEMAN – The Museum of the Rockies will open its new exhibition, “Apsáalooke Women and Warriors,” on Saturday, May 28, with multiple celebratory events. The exhibit, which comes to Bozeman from Chicago’s Field Museum, explores the history, values and beliefs of this Native American community known for its horsemanship, artistic pursuits, matriarchal ways of life and its honoring of the tradition of “counting coup” – performing acts of bravery. This special exhibition highlights the art and culture of the Apsáalooke people, also known as the Crow, who are based in south-central Montana.

Couts-Sweetgrass Takes A Cue From Boston

They're getting ready to get down & PARTY! The Couts-Sweetgrass Lions Club will be hosting a party this Friday night to celebrate the last day of school. Schools out & the FUN is on up at the border...

Chester’s Buzzing Tonight

"Bee," like in "pollinator!" If you're a gardener, & who's not in our beautiful Golden Triangle, you'll want to check out the MSU Liberty County Extension's Pollinator Class they're hosting tonight (Monday.) Class begins at 6, at the Chester Methodist Church with guest presenter, Abiya "Abi" Saeed, MSU Extension Horticultural Specialist. Me? I'm wondering if the "a" in "Saeed" is silent, & the name's pronounced "Seed?" If it is, it's the perfect name for a horticultural specialist! This evening's class will focus on best management practices for pollinators in the yard & garden landscape, including information about plants for attracting pollinators, safe pesticide use, & management alternatives that can reduce negative effects on pollinators in our home gardens, & keep them "buzzing" for years to come.

Toole DUI’s Increase-Townhall Scheduled

An Educational Townhall's been set for this Tuesday, the 31st, out in the Comfort Inn Conference Room. Tuesday's town hall on substance abuse & increasing DUI cases will run from noon until 1, & is geared for employers, parents & ALL individuals thanks to a partnership with the Shelby-Toole County Transportation Safety Commission/DUI Task Force, Toole County Sheriff's Office, Toole County Health Department & Toole County Alliance for Youth. Don't worry about a thing, a small luncheon will be provided. You can RSVP for the luncheon at 564 0294, or email

Vultures/Death Hit Montana

The book is, "Vultures Over the Elk Fork Country," authored by my friend, award winning author of several dozen nonfiction books & 10 novels, Bill Yenne. Death stalks the Montana mountains in this Gideon Safford western novel. It's another in a long line Yenne page turners. 8 days in the lives of the Elk Fork country in Montana Territory during a month on the cusp of winter, in a year somewhere between the advent of the Winchester Model '73, & the 10th anniversary of Appomattox. I'll have the book up for grabs tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 7:30, on Puff Man Sports Trivia. Check out the book, read more on Bill Yenne at, & be the 1st person in with the correct answer to my sports trivia question & WIN the book.

A Return To The Lake @ Valier

The Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon returns for the 3rd year in a row on Saturday, June 11th. Mellisa Willis will be joining me this afternoon (Friday) at 2:30, on the Puff Man Show to fill us in on this year's event. The Triple P is a kayak (paddle), bike (pedal), & run (pace) event powered by an advertising grant opportunity from the Montana Department of Tourism. Don't worry about a thing, registration for this year's Triple P will be open until Tuesday, June 7th. We're set & ready to go for Summer 22, under our Montana Big Sky.

Galata CANCELS Out Tonight

The Galata community event scheduled for this evening, Thursday (5/19,) at the elementary school has been cancelled. I'll be keeping you updated on my Puff Man Blog, & in the afternoons during the Puff Man Show on KSEN AM 1150.

Joplin/Chester Having Some Doozies

A "Doozy" of Joplin/Chester community rummage sales will take place THIS weekend on the Hi-Line. Saturday, the 21st, is the day, & if you'd like to participate, it's all be fine by contacting Janice at 759 9039. I submit the only thing better than a good yard sale, is a COMMUNITY yard sale! Hope to see you on the Hi-Line this Saturday.