Angling Restrictions on Big Hole & Jefferson

Montana-FWPMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to angling restrictions on the Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers effective Friday, July 3 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future.

The restrictions beginning Friday will close the following rivers to fishing daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve.

•             The entire length of the Big Hole river except for Dickey Bridge to Maiden Rock FAS Continue reading

Dillon Cubs vs Anaconda 6-30-2015 (Game 1)

cubsFinal Score: Dillon Cubs 6 – Anaconda 5

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Dillon Cubs vs Anaconda 6-30-2015 (Game 2)

cubsFinal Score: Dillon Cubs 10 – Anaconda 6

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Learn the Art Of Gold Panning

minerDo you know the difference between a bench placer and a stream deposit, a picker or a color?  If you want to learn about gold mining for fun and profit then join us for an informative look at panning for gold.  In July of 1862 the first major gold strike occurred on Grasshopper Creek and the gold rush to Montana was on.  Although millions of ounces of gold have been mined in Montana, much gold remains to be found.  The gold pan has been around for hundreds of years and is still an indispensable tool for prospecting and recovering gold.  Learn where to look for gold and the different methods of using the gold pan.  Gold pans and paydirt will be provided.  Learn the art of gold panning from the knowledgeable staff at Bannack   The program will be held Saturday, July 4th at 2pm at the gold panning area at Bannack State Park.

All Saturday programs are free, out of state vehicles pay a $6.00 park admission fee.  Park hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.  For more information call the park at 834-3413.

Western’s Handlos named Frontier Conference Athletic Trainer of the Year

WlogoFrontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson has announced that Montana Western Athletic Trainer, Dr. Janelle Handlos, has been named the 2014-15 Frontier Conference Athletic Trainer of the Year.

Handlos automatically becomes a finalist for the NAIA National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

The recognition, which is voted on by Paulson and the athletic directors of the Frontier conference, was awarded to Handlos for her exceptional treatment and prevention, leadership, and commitment to the athletes at Montana Western. Continue reading

Notice of Public Hearing

City-of-DillonNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Dillon will hold a public hearing on Wednesday July 1, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 125 North Idaho Street, Dillon, Montana, to set fees for wireless communication structure zoning applications.

A copy of the proposed zoning fee schedule is available at the City of Dillon City Hall, 125 North Idaho Street, Dillon, Montana. Any person may appear at the public hearing or submit written comments prior to or during the public hearing relating to the proposed new zoning fee schedule.

Written comments can be mailed to the City of Dillon, 125 North Idaho, Dillon, Montana. For questions contact the City Clerk or leave a message at City Hall 683-4245.

July 4th Fireworks Restrictions by FWP

Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July Fourth weekend is a great idea—just leave the fireworks at home.

Fireworks are illegal on all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks sites including fishing access sites, wildlife management areas and other sites.

Anyone using fireworks on FWP lands may be charged with a misdemeanor that can result in a fine up to $500.

Dillon Cubs vs Helena (Game 1) 6-27-2015

cubsFinal Score: Dillon Cubs 5 – Helena 4 (10 innings)

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Dillon Cubs vs Helena (Game 2) 6-27-2015

cubsFinal Score: Dillon Cubs 8 – Helena 16

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Boiler Operator’s Course at UMW

Gain fundamental knowledge of low or high pressure steam systems. Prepare for the Montana State Boiler’s License exam. At the conclusion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. Instruction is provided by Bill Fisher, Dept. of State Lands maintenance supervisor, licensed 3rd class boiler engineer and certified water operator. A textbook and workbook are required and will be provided by the instructor. Please make program and room reservations by July 6.

Instructor: Bill Fisher Location: Lucy Carson Library Room 202, UMW Campus, Dillon, MT 59725

Course Fee: $240 plus cost of text & workbook

School Administrators-A great opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge of your school’s boiler system. For registration or additional information, call the School of Outreach at (406) 683-7537 or toll-free at (866) 799-9140; or e-mail