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Bidders spend over $55,000 at art auction

The 30th annual Shadows of the Past art auction certainly made its milestone anniversary memorable on Sept. 14, with 112 pieces sold for a grand total of $55,805 to be divided among artists and the Benefis Teton Medical Center Foundation. The BTMC Foundation is dedicating this year’s proceeds to purchase a replacement walk-in freezer and Read More…

Speakers share love for Front

A handful of local folks offered their insights into what the Rocky Mountain Front is all about on Sept. 14, leaving a small but interested audience with nuggets of information on what one of the speakers called a “world class landscape.” The University of Montana and the Choteau Area Port Authority sponsored the two-day event, Read More…

Sept. 8-14

Sept. 8 — 4:26 p.m., Choteau resident spoke with a deputy regarding a situation he is having. — 8:34 p.m., Choteau resident reported hitting a deer on U.S. Highway 287, doing damage to their vehicle. Sept. 10 — 12:05 p.m., Fairfield resident reported a possible assault on a minor while attending the football game in Read More…

Threshing bee in Choteau Sept. 21-22

The Teton Antique Steam and Gas Threshing Association’s 36th annual Threshing Bee and Bazaar will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the TASGA grounds in Choteau. Members of the Association have been working hard to prepare the grounds for their largest fundraiser of the year. “Mother nature has also helped with plenty of moisture Read More…

Sept. 1-7

Sept. 1 — 8:39 a.m., Teton County sheriff’s deputy, Montana Highway Patrol and Dutton ambulance responded to motorist driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 15. Law officers arrested a person on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs. — 9:45 a.m., deputy investigated an accident which had occurred the previous evening on the Bellview Road Read More…

UM, local partners debut program

The Rocky Mountain Front Gathering — an event organized by the University of Montana and local partners — will celebrate the history, landscapes, communities and surrounding wilderness of the local area on Sept. 13 and 14. “The purpose is to identify areas with natural and historical assets that we can use to boost the economy,” Read More…

Roaring fire scorches 1,000 acres

Firefighters from three counties and local farmers along with aerial support from the Montana Department of Natural Resources Conservation worked for hours on Sept. 4 to control and put out a 1,000-acre wildfire that started in a grain field southwest of Dutton. Dutton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jeff Horak said the 911 call came into Read More…

4-Gers compete at State Shoot

Two Teton County 4-H members competed in the Montana 4-H Western Heritage State Shoot Aug. 23-24 at the Manhattan Wildlife Association in Logan. Marty Larson and Bryce Bedord represented Teton County exceptionally well. The competition requires members to dress in period costume and take on the persona of an historical character, real or fictional. Bedord’s Read More…

Sale of land opens falls creek

More than 100 outdoorsmen and women, along with U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, attended the Aug. 27 dedication ceremony for the newly opened Falls Creek trailhead, which gives access to 442 acres of wild forest and meadows that was until recently in private hands. Those 442 acres connect to the Read More…

Draft budget would lower county property taxes

The Teton County commissioners on Aug. 29 opened the preliminary 2019-20 budget for public comment. This budget would decrease property taxes slightly on all property owners within the county and the cities of Choteau, Fairfield and Dutton. The draft budget proposes levying 116.58 countywide mills, compared to 117.77 last year, or 1.19 less. Taxes are Read More…

Extension seeks men, women for strength program

Teton County has been selected as one of six locations in Montana to participate in an exciting collaborative research study, Strong People Strength Training Program: A Community Based Randomized Trial. In this study, we will be examining the effects of a twice-weekly strength training program on health, including heart disease and diabetes, as well as Read More…

YLC volunteers needed

The Governor’s Office of Community Service is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The council will consist of seventh through 12th grade students from across the state who are committed to ending childhood hunger in their communities. “Public service is an integral part of our collective culture in Read More…

Aug. 26-31

Aug. 26 — 5:24 a.m., motorist requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office in making sure a car-top carrier was properly attached. — 9:53 a.m., Dutton resident reported a possible theft of fi rearms. — 11:35 a.m., Fairfield ambulance responded to a medical emergency at 91 Second Road N.E. Mercy Flight and Fairfield Rural Volunteer Fire Read More…

MSU offers horticulture-related workshops

The Montana State University College of Agriculture and MSU Extension will partner to host three horticulture-related workshops in September on the MSU campus, at the Bozeman Horticulture Farm and at the Gallatin County Extension Office. The first event will be a day and a half “Turf to Trees” workshop focused on applied urban integrated pest Read More…