The University of Montana Western Alumni Association’s August social for Alumni and Friends is set for Friday, Aug. 28 at the home of Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby, 602 Poindexter beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Chancellor Weatherby’s husband Steve will be manning the barbeque. Cool beverages will be available. Alumni and friends are invited to come engage, connect and celebrate with alumni and friends of Montana Western.
The Montana Western Alumni Association meets once a month at various locations in the Dillon community. Continue reading →
Citing active wildfires and extreme fire danger across the state, Governor Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a fire emergency in Montana.
“Montana is facing extreme fire conditions. This declaration will provide additional resources to the brave men and women fighting these fires,,” Bullock said of the declaration. “As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state, I encourage Montanans to be aware of fires in their area, obey any evacuation orders that may be issued, and ensure they’re not taking actions that might spark new fires.”
The declaration allows Bullock to mobilize state resources and the Montana National Guard to combat the fires, as well as expend funds to meet the contingencies and needs that may arise from them. Continue reading →
Montana Western men’s basketball coach Steve Keller is excited to announce to signing of Derrek Durocher to an NAIA Letter of Intent. Durocher, who is getting ready to start his senior year of high school, will join the Bulldog basketball program in the fall of 2016.
Durocher, a 5-foot-11 guard from Choteau, Mont., helped lead Choteau High School to a 2014-15 state basketball championship, where he was named the tournament’s MVP. During his junior campaign he averaging 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. On top of his ability to pack the stat sheet every night, Durocher also shot nearly 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from behind the three point line and 85 percent from the charity stripe.
“Derrek is one of the best three point shooters coming out of Montana this next year and we believe he will be a very good player in our league down the road” said Coach Keller. Continue reading →
The University of Montana Western Bulldogs football team received nine votes to earn a #26 national ranking in the 2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Poll.
The recognition comes after a strong finish to the 2014 football season that saw Montana Western win its last four contests, including a 60-15 rout over MSU-Northern in the season finale. The Bulldogs finished with a 6-4 conference record and a #27 ranking in the final NAIA Football Coaches Poll of 2014.
Third-year head coach BJ Robertson, felt honored that the team was recognized by voters, although he understands that the votes come from the end of the 2014 season and Montana Western is ready for the 2015 season. Continue reading →
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reinstituted “hoot owl” angling restrictions on the entire Jefferson Riverand the following stretches of Big Hole River effective Tuesday:
Maiden Rock FAS to the mouth
Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to North Fork Big Hole River
“Hoot Owl” restrictions close the noted river stretches from 2 p.m. to midnight.
The restrictions come after close monitoring of water temperatures and river flows showing that recent warmer weather caused the rivers to again meet restriction criteria (restrictions had been briefly lifted last week). Continue reading →