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US House candidates debate in Kalispell

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis are emphasizing their differences as they attempt to win over undecided voters in Montana's U.S. House election.

The wild card is Libertarian candidate Mike Fellows, who says the party candidates are compromised by big money and only he would work for more liberty and less government.


Cold Hard Cash to perform at Montana Winter Fair 2014

(Lewistown, Montana, October 17, 2014)  The 69th Montana Winter Fair committee is proud to announce, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE COLD HARD CASH SHOW  on Friday, January 30th, at 7:30 p.m. at The Grand Hall of The Eagles, 124 W. Main St. in Lewistown!

Tickets, $15 each, and two for $25, will go on sale on Wednesday, October 22nd, at Don’s Store in Lewistown and online at  THE COLD HARD CASH SHOW at the Montana Winter Fair last year completely sold out with standing room only, so get your tickets NOW!


Upcoming Fergus County Board Openings

These positions will be filled by the Fergus County Commissioners at their December 17, 2014, Regular Monthly Meeting at 5:15PM.  The Board Applications are available on the Fergus County Website under “Boards”.  Please submit your applications to the Fergus County Commissioners on or before December 15, 2014.


MSU Extension¹s Schutter Diagnostic Lab answers questions about Montana spiders

BOZEMAN – From identifications to cataloging species present in Montana, experts with Montana State University Extension often address questions about spiders. Schutter Diagnosic Laboratory on the MSU campus offers information and help to the public in identifying spiders and other insects. 

While there is conflicting information on the Internet and in the media, the brown recluse is not native to and cannot survive in Montana’s cold, dry climate. Its native range is from southeastern Kansas south to Texas and east to western North Carolina and south to southern Georgia.


Forest Products Week honors Montana’s forest heritage

MISSOULA, Mont. – Montana residents will have opportunities to celebrate their connections to the state’s forests during Montana Forest Products Week on Oct. 17-24.

All Montanans benefit from the sustainable management of the state’s forests, whether it is providing clean air and water, abundant recreation and wildlife, wood products we use daily or good paying jobs.


The Montana Department of Livestock has issued a rabies notice for Fergus County

A quarantine was issued Wednesday, Oct 14 and is in effect for 60 days following the diagnosis of rabies in a skunk.  A check with the Livestock Office in Helena found the skunk location to be 20-30 miles south east of Lewistown.

All dogs, cats and ferrets are to remain in the county for a period of not less than 60 days.  Any of these animals that have been properly immunized against rabies may be released from quarantine after a period of 28 days from the date of vaccination.