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Montana Trappers Association meeting in Lewistown this weekend

The Montana Trappers Association is meeting in Lewistown this weekend.  President Toby Walrath announced the convention also includes a short Board of Directors meeting on Sunday.

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Pet Assistance League holding clean-up day

Man’s best friend is often abandoned.  This Sunday the Lewistown Pet Assistance League will continue its effort to have a better pound to protect these dogs.  Hans Rattunda stopped by KXLO-Live to announce there will be a clean-up/repair day; and volunteers are needed to help.

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Montana News - AP

Latest Montana news, sports, business and entertainment 
FEDERAL LAND TAKEOVER

Montana officials study federal land takeover idea

(Information in the following story is from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say having the state take over management of federal lands is a complicated proposition but they're looking into it.

Gov. Steve Bullock says he doesn't advocate Montana taking over the roughly 25 million acres of federal land within the state's boundaries. However, the Montana Republican Party has endorsed just such a move and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is studying it.

Department spokesman John Grassy says the more the agency looks at the idea, the more complicated it gets.

The Billings Gazette reports state takeover of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands could be expensive, incurring an annual deficit of $367 million.

State takeover of federal lands also has been discussed in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah.

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Parched Petroleum County experienced record setting rainfall and flooding

Parched Petroleum County has experienced record setting rainfall and flooding in the last week.Rain began to fall last Friday evening, August 22 and did not stop until Sunday evening, with up to 8 inches accumulating. Historic flooding followed the rain with all coulees, streams, creeks and the Musselshell River overflowing their banks.

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Judith Arts Society reviews coming season

The Hobson Utica area of central Montana is preparing for another concert season set this fall through early spring.  Norma Zimmer with the Judith Arts Society says world-class entertainment is booked, and as in past, will be held in the Hobson school multi-purpose room. 

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Ghost Town Preservation Society hosts central Montana expedition

The Lewistown area is home base for the Ghost Town Preservation Society the weekend of Sept. 5-7.   Former Lewistown resident Don Black who now lives in Great Falls visited with KXLO News and gave this invite anyone who cherishes Montana history.

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Forest Service encourages students to submit writings about Wilderness – deadline extended

Missoula, Mont. – You don’t have to be a J.K. Rowling or a Dr. Seuss to take part in the Forest Service’s Wilderness writing challenge but you do have to be a student and you do have to participate by Sept. 18

The US Forest Service’s Northern Region encourages all students to submit their personal reflections about Wilderness – whether it is a 140 character ‘tweet’ or the maximum length of 500 words.  Through September 18, the Forest Service is accepting the writings of students who wish to participate in the Forest Service’s Wilderness Writings Challenge. 

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