The Billings Outpost

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Friday, September 12

is the last day to:

•Comment on proposed 2015 fishing regulations, which would make three changes in the Western and Central fishing districts. To see the changes, go to fwp.mt.gov, then click “Public Notices.” Comments may also be mailed to Don Skaar, Fish Management Bureau Chief, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59601; or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Comment on fishing contests proposed for the upcoming winter season. Contests in this area include the Hell Creek Ice Fishing Tournament on Feb. 7 and the Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 21, both on Fort Peck Reservoir. For information, contact Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks at (406) 444-7319 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Send comments to: FWP-Fisheries Division, Attn: Public Comment on Fishing Derbies, Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Visit exhibits at the Livingston Depot Museum this season. Exhibits include “On Track: The Railroad Photography of Warren McGee,” “Rails Across the Rockies: A Century of People and Places,” “The Livingston Depot in History and Architecture” and “Film in Montana: Moviemaking under the Big Sky.” Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (406) 222-2300 or visit www.livingstondepot.org.

•Comment on draft recommendations regarding access to public and private land and on improving relationships among those who enjoy hunting in Montana.      Recommendations by the Private Land/Public Wildlife Council focus on developing better information about which public lands have legal public access; landowner elk-permit incentives to allow public elk hunting; revisions to a nonresident hunting license for nonresident family members; and ways to promote responsible hunter behavior, good hunter and landowner relationships, and the Montana Hunter-Landowner Stewardship Project, a web-based education program. For information, visit fwp.mt.gov, then click “PL/PW Council Recommendations.” Send comments via mail to Alan Charles, FWP Coordinator of Landowner/Sportsman Relations, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620; or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Apply to the Montana Office of Tourism for a share of $150,000 in grant funds available through the Special Event Grant Program for organizations to “launch or enhance recurring events of cultural and economic value to the tourism industry.” Funds must be used for advertising and promotion of an event outside a 100-mile radius from where it is located. The host town or city must match all or a portion of the funds, depending on the city’s population. For information, visit travelmontana.org/forms.

Monday, September 15

is the last day to:

•Enter a contest to win the Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction. The writer of the winning entry will receive $1,000 and have the entry published in the December issue of the Whitefish Review. Stories must be previously unpublished and contain fewer than 5,000 words. Submit at www.WhitefishReview.org. $15 entry fee.

Thursday, September 18

is the last day to:

•Email or postmark comments on a draft environmental assessment for a proposed Annual Funding Agreement that would allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage and implement the biological, maintenance, public use and fire management programs on the National Bison Range Complex. The deadline expired earlier but was extended. The document is at www.fws.gov/bisonrange. Send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to National Bison Range, 58355 Bison Range Road, Moiese, MT 59824.

•Meet the extended deadline for the U.S. Forest Service’s Wilderness Writings Challenge, which is open to students writing about wilderness. Entries can range from a 140-character “tweet” up to a story or poem of up to 500 words. Enter at www.fs.usda.gov/r1. The first 50 writers to submit will receive a poster created by Monte Dolack.

Friday, September 19

is the last day to:

•Register for a session that begins Sept. 23 for BraveHearts, a free grief support group sponsored by RiverStone Health Hospice Services for children and teens. The grief support group is open to any child 5 to 17 years of age who has suffered the loss of a loved one. During the sessions, children engage in activities that help them explore and express their thoughts and feelings as well as cherish memories through art, play and sharing. 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 11, RiverStone Health. Free. To register, call 651-6500.

Wednesday, September 24

is the last day to:

Visit the Western Sustainability Exchange’s Livingston Farmers Market this season. Locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer and handmade arts, crafts and jewelry are available, along with music. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sacajawea Park Band Shell. For information, go to www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org/livingston-farmers-market/.

Tuesday, September 30

is the last day to:

See an exhibition by artists Patti Gordon, Patse Hansen and Kristi Brothers at the Carbon County Arts Guild in Red Lodge. Ms. Gordon paints oils of landscapes inspired by time she spent on the family farm in Acton as the daughter of a dry-land wheat farmer. Ms. Hansen paints contemporary, western and Native American subjects based on research and the inspiration she derives from her love of animals, the outdoors, interest in the spiritual elements of other cultures and western life. Ms. Brothers has been working in clay for more than 20 years, using a Raku process with glazes that have a heavy copper base. 11 W. Eighth St.

 

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