By CHUCK PARRETT, retired USGS Hydrologist You’ve undoubtedly heard some of the jokes about Montana winters, such as: “Yes, Montana has four seasons—almost winter,
Alfred Mathews’ Work From 1868—Pencil Sketches of Montana—on Display at Free Ceramics in Helena
For the past 16 years, Montana Veterans Foundation: The Willis Cruse House in Helena, MT, has operated under a per-diem grant issued by the National VA. This funding source ended September 2018. The organization continues to apply for grants and explore other funding opportunities, connections, and partnerships.
You may have noticed a new logo addition to our masthead. Our publishers Bob and Janet Hunt returned from the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA) conference in October with 11 — count ‘em, ELEVEN — awards in hand for our two publications (Montana Senior News and sister publication Idaho Senior Independent). Our papers were judged in the Class B division, for publications with 25,001-50,000 circulation.
Montanans should know about one 2018 senior tax credit that could mean more money in your pocket, whether you need it to pay bills or just to spoil your grandchildren a little more. The Senior Homeowner/Renter Tax Credit is worth up to $1,000, and you can qualify for it even if you’re not required to file an income tax return.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) set up donation boxes at various locations to receive holiday gifts benefiting Montana State Hospital (MSH) patients, happening until Dec. 15.
Some years ago I read that creating traditions makes for strong, healthy families. I realize creating and continuing traditions has been my familial responsibility for the last 25 years.
In Montana, old buildings are a part of the state’s history. If we take care of our important old buildings instead of demolishing them, we can pass them down to our children and grandchildren as one way to pass on our heritage. The beautiful Central School in Roundup, Mont., is an example of a building that should be kept and repurposed.
For Jane Renfrow, preserving the Flathead’s history isn’t just an engrossing pastime — it’s an unapologetic passion. Admittedly, though, she is fascinated by history in general.
Montanans enjoy looking at vehicle license plates, often determining the owner’s home county. Frequently a license plate tells a story that the owner wants the public to know. The history of Montana license plates gives an interesting picture of our state history.