Diane Friez is the new BLM Eastern Montana – Dakotas District Manager, reporting to Miles City May 7. Friez replaces recently retired former District Manager Elaine Raper. The EMDD manages more than 3 million acres of public land and over 18 million acres of subsurface estate.
From the BLM
A task force committee recently met to help create a heritage tourism plan for Prairie County. Pictured clockwise from left around the table are: Elizabeth Smith, Glenda Ueland, Mayor Ron Kiosse, Lynn Strasheim, Dale Galland and Cindy Henderson from Cynroc.
From Prairie County Museum
Preparations for the 2012 summer season are well under way at the Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery.
Cause event in Terry helped raise over $4,500 for the American Cancer
Society during Saturday evening’s benefit auction. Minor expenses will
be taken from that total, explained organizer Toni Kalfell, who was one of
about five ladies spearheading this year’s event. Calling it a very successful
Candidates running for a 3-year trustee seat at the May 8 election for the Prairie County Hospital District and the Terry School District were asked to submit responses to the Tribune’s brief survey. Their responses appear below as submitted, with minor, if any edits made.
From MSU News Service
With longer and warmer days, wheat seeding and fertilizing has begun across the state. Using the right fertilizer source, rate, timing and placement is important for optimal production. Montana State University Extension offers suggestions to help guide wheat producers in spring nitrogen fertilizing decisions.
USDA APHIS PPQ has a cost-share program available to help ranchers treat rangeland grasshopper infestations this summer. Shayne Galford from USDA APHIS PPQ is requesting information from ranchers that are worried about grasshopper populations this summer and may be interested in treatment.
Dennis Haughian holds up several flyers he has mailed out to Terry residents in recent weeks to promote his anti-zoning message. The Terry Town Council recently formed a Town Planning Board and Zoning Commission to enact zoning regulations in response to impacts being felt by area communities by the oil boom occurring along the eastern Montana and western North Dakota border.
By Amorette Allison
Horse racing fans can relax. There will be horse racing in Montana this year, in spite of rumors to the contrary. Miles City will hold races on Mother’s Day, May 13, and during Saturday and Sunday during the Bucking Horse Sale on May 19 and 20.