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Monday Poems
12:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

"Sound of Sun"

Wolf Teeth, poems by Henry Real Bird

I can always ride a beautiful pony
and walk through the pines
as the bell on the horse's noseband rings
in the whisper of wind through trees.

Rich fragrances carry love home
like a bird carries hose hair to its nest.
Words of love build a house of love.
Let feeling go, way out in the heart. Fly in love.

I have asked that nothing clings to your heart
as you go riding through life
filled with happiness and joy. The beautiful feelings of your love
bled the sunrise of a purple-topped sky,
above an orange-pink spray

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Breaking news
12:14 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Evacuation order for Miller Creek fire lifted

This from the Montana DNRC:

The Evacuation Order for residents on Oral Zumwalt Way and throughout the Upper Trails End Road area has been lifted. Residents can now return to their homes. These roads and other roads in the area are only open to residents and firefighters.

 

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MTPR Weekly Highlights
11:54 am
Mon September 16, 2013

September 19- 25, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for September 19– September 25, 2013.

THURSDAY- September 19, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics – Boccherini:  Divertimento #1 in A major, Op. 16 #1; Tchaikovsky:  Souvenir de Florence - String Sextet in D minor; Galuppi: 3 Piano Sonata in F major, B-flat major and A minor; Mendelssohn:  Symphony #4 in A major "Italian"

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Constitution
11:37 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Scholar argues the Constitution is a “living document”

Constitutional scholar Melvin Urofsky
Credit Columbia College

Constitutional law scholar Melvin Urofsky  is in Missoula to deliver the Constitution Day lecture at the University of Montana.

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Commentary - September 16th, 2013
10:27 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Two tales of one industry

Two recent opinion articles in a local newspaper highlighted the fact that Montana’s forest products industry continues to suffer from two tales of one industry. 

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Commentary - September 13th, 2013
10:20 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Childhood Hunger

Last night I was eating dinner at a restaurant in Missoula and there were flyers on all the tables from the group No Kid Hungry letting people know that a portion of what they spent on dinner would go to services that help feed hungry children.

Before I go on, I better offer up my own disclaimer. I work for an agency that is part of a coalition working to end childhood hunger and as you might well imagine, there are no easy solutions to this problem.  There are millions of families who don’t have enough food.  The current phrase to describe this is food insecurity.

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Breaking news
11:32 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Upper Miller Creek fire update

New information from the DNRC (11:27):

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Breaking news
11:04 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Grass fire prompts evacuation order east of Lolo, east of Bitterroot River

Credit Danny Dauterive

An evacuation has been ordered for residents living on Oral

Zumwalt Way, southeast of Miller Creek Road, east of Lolo and east of the Bitterroot River. The fire is approximately 50 acres and being pushed by gusty winds. Firefighting resources are arriving on the scene and beginning to suppress the fire. Nonresidents are asked to not use Upper or Lower Miller Creek Roads at this time so fire equipment can get in and residents on Oral Zumwalt Way can safely leave. More information will be out as soon as it is available...

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MTPR Music
10:56 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

String Orchestra of the Rockies kicks off season

Cellist Joshua Roman special guest with the String Orchestra of The Rockies.

  The String Orchestra of the Rockies is raising the curtain on its 29th season! It is the only professional ensemble of its kind in Montana and draws upon the talents of the finest string players in the Big Sky Country.

Guest Artist, Cellist Joshua Roman 

   from Seattle, joins SOR

Sunday, September 15, 2013—7:30 p.m.

The Music Recital Hall on the University of Montana campus

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Education
3:37 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Helena alternative high school students combine science, English studies with wilderness survival

Students and teachers in the Project for Alternative Learning's 'Primitive Elements' class twist together a rope made of grass Thursday near Cardwell
Dan Boyce

Tug of War.

Boys vs. Girls.

A rope made of grass.

That was the scene Thursday afternoon on a 21-acre parcel of riparian land near the town of Cardwell.

About a dozen teenagers at Helena’s alternative high school have been spending four hours of almost every school day outside, combining wilderness survival skills with elements of their science and English studies.

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