COLUMBUS, OHIO — Jillian Stringer, 13, of Queenstown, achieved a goal she and her parents could truly celebrate Friday evening, Oct. 18. Riding in the Novice Youth 13 & Under Hunt Seat Equitation class at the 53rd annual All-American Quarter Horse Congress, the single largest breed horse show in the world, Jillian and her 6-year-old Quarter horse gelding, named “Itsallwayssumpn,” qualified for the finals in the class. Jillian placed in the Top 20 out of 63 competitors. This was both her first time and her horse’s first time competing at the Congress show.

Kwan Gong, Guan Sheng, Guan Yu, Guan Gong, Guan Di, Kwan Dai, Kwan Tai, Kuan Ti, Kuan Kung, Wu Ti, Mo Dai, Guan Di, Kuan Yu, Kwan Yu, Quan Yu, Yunchang – however you name him, the red-faced character with a black beard has a long connection with Chinese heritage. The carved wooden statue in his image in the Mai Wah Mercantile Collection, part of a loan from the Montana Heritage Commission, was a centerpiece of Chinese culture in Butte for many years.

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PLANO, Texas, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The X Elles, a Lexus-supported all-women team fielding a completely stock 2019 GX 460, overcame some of North America's most grueling off-road terrain - all without GPS or mobile phones - to clinch first place overall and bone stock wins at the 2019 Rebelle Rally. The event began on October 9 in Olympic Valley, California and culminated on October 19 in San Diego, California.

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EDITORS NOTE: We came across this article in the PICKETT COUNTY PRESS, the newspaper of Pickett County, Tennessee. It is the area of present day Pickett County where my ancestors settled after leaving Virginia. The author, Judy Martin-Urban has kindly allowed us to share the story with our readers.

Adipose Boatworks, Wolf Creek Angler and Headhunters Flyshop will be hosting a Drift Boat 101 Clinic and fundraiser for Mending Waters Montana on Saturday, April 13. The morning will start at 10 a.m. at Headhunters Flyshop in Craig. There will be instruction on drift boat transport, launchin…

PHOENIX – Blankets of bright orange poppies and deep purple lupine cover the rugged hills and mountains at Picacho Peak State Park. Visitors have been flocking there to be dazzled by the flower-coated landscape, which is just a part of this year’s wildflower explosion across the Sonoran Desert.

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Need an idea for all that snow piled in your yard? Local artist Andy Watson took the time to create this wonderful sculpture of a buffalo cow trying to protect its young from a grizzly bear.  One dead calf is laying in front of her while another runs behind her.

On June 16, 1805, Captain Clark of the Corps of Discovery – with an extremely ill Sacajawea accompanying him – halted below the confluence of Belt Creek and the Missouri River (“portage creek,” to the Corps), setting up what would become the base camp for their month-long assault around the …

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Editor’s Note: In September 2013, University of Montana geography faculty member Rick Graetz and Kayde Kaiser, a geography graduate student, launched the “This Is Montana” program as an outreach effort that is delivered to an estimated 80-plus high schools and newspapers. Articles penned by …