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Wolf Hunting
11:53 am
Thu July 11, 2013

FWP Commission approves more aggressive wolf season

Montana Wildlife Commissioners have voted unanimously to enact more aggressive hunting and trapping rules for the gray wolf. It’s part of an effort to reduce the predator’s population, which is still higher than state biologists want. This despite recent hunting seasons put in place after wolves were taken off the endangered species list a couple of years ago.

The new rules extend the hunting season, allow more wolves to be taken by individuals and allow the use of electronic calls.

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Student behavior survey
2:29 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Student risk behavior survey has mixed results

Denise Juneau
Credit MT OPI

There's some encouraging results in a survey of Montana students; and some troubling results as well.

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Arlee Powwow
2:15 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Powwow traditions

Justin Steck

Since 1898 the Jocko Valley north of Missoula has hosted a celebration during the week of the Fourth of July.  The timing is no coincidence.

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Literary Nonfiction
6:08 am
Wed July 10, 2013

How Literature Saved David Shields' Life

How Literature Saved My Life, by David Shields

During this program, David Shields talks about literary collage, east-coast-west-coast perspectives, and his latest book, How Literature Saved My Life. He also reads from the book

About the book:

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Weekly Highlights
5:01 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

July 11 - July 17, 2013

Here are MTPR program highlights for July 11-July 17, 2013.

THURSDAY- July 11, 2013

9:05 a.m.   Morning Classics
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 for piano; Pachelbel: Canon; Delius: In a Summer Garden; David Homan: Romeo & Juliet Pas de Deux; David Homan: Have Been Resolved; David Homan:  Black Ribbons; Bernstein/Fleischer: West Side Story Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

11:00 a.m.  Freeforms
    
1:05 p.m   Burn, An Energy Journal – The Switch

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Rainbow Family
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Breaking down the cleanup and cost of the Rainbow Family Gathering

Revelers gather around 'Kid Village,' one of the Rainbow Family gathering's kitchen tents, last week
Credit Dan Boyce

Activity at the site of this year’s Rainbow Family Gathering is continuing to wind down this week as a small team of revelers stays behind to cleanup and county and state officials tally up the costs.

Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest District Ranger Russ Riebe predicted there were still about two-thousand people at the site near Jackson, Montana, down from a high of about 9700 people on the fourth of July.

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Forest Service documentary
3:01 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Urban American Outdoor Television turns cameras on Forest Service

Wayne Hubbard on the right
Credit Urban American Outdoors

An award-winning television episode takes a look at the U-S Forest Service in Western Montana.

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Esther England profile
12:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Esther England Story

Esther England
Credit Contributed to Anna Cole by Esther England

Renowned University of Montana music professor, Esther England, died this past Saturday.

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Commentary - July 8, 2013
11:53 am
Tue July 9, 2013

CSKT tribal water compact a good deal for Montana

Never underestimate the ability of fire-breathing propaganda to tie good natural resource policy in knots -- even when the misinformation operates against the very interests it purports to defend.

Good policy is exactly what the proposed water compact between the State of Montana and Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes represents. However, thanks to extremist opponents – and some otherwise reasonable non-tribal irrigators scared by fear mongering -- the Compact, years in the works, was high-centered at the last Montana Legislature, a necessary stop for its ratification.

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