Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Cole Messa, Ph.D. student, and Ken Sims, professor of Geology and Geophysics, both at the University of Wyoming.

POWELL — A new bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent future grizzly bear hunts and increase Native American influence in bear conservation efforts.

Carla Jean Freeman Compton, 63, of Vaughn, Montana passed away on May 10, 2019. A private family service is being planned. O’Connor Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Fairfield American Legion Post #80 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #4109 will sponsor a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27th, at the Fairfield Community Hall. The event will get underway at 11:00 a.m.

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First Bank of Montana recently hosted a celebration for students in the Fairfield High School government class.  The students participated in, and completed, the First Bank of Montana Financial Foundations Program over the course of the last semester.  Their time at the bank was spent celebr…

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As you all know, the 2019 water season is upon us. There are a few things that you should keep in mind to ensure that you are ready and able to receive water this Spring.

WEST GLACIER, MT – Three artists have been selected to participate in the 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park. The artists are Amory Abbott, Chad Farnes and Nic Fischer.

In the ongoing effort to reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and livestock producers on the Rocky Mountain Front, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is again partnering with the Montana Stockgrowers Association, the National and Montana Wildlife Federations, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

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With the recent deaths of Jim Tenny and Mirl Gratton (obituaries in last week’s Times), the starting five of the 1954 State ‘B’ Championship Basketball Team have all died.  Except for two or three remaining team members still living, all other members of the basketball team have died, too.

BOZEMAN — It's roughly 14 feet long and covered in solar panels. It contains 408 lithium ion batteries and is designed to reach speeds of 70 mph. And it made multiple appearances in recent days at Earth Day-related events.

Lennie Maria Krone, 67, of Augusta, Montana passed away on May 2nd, 2019.

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A rancher shot and killed an adult male wolf chasing his dogs shortly after sunrise May 2 on private land bordering the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest near the head of Little Otter Creek, northeast of Monarch in the Little Belt Mountains.

BOZEMAN — Sparked by an interest in her family's history, Julie Anne Morgan taught herself to speak German over the course of 10 years while growing up in the small Montana community of Seeley Lake. But it wasn't until she arrived at Montana State University in 2015 that she spoke the langua…

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Recently, the Sun Times received these two photo from Michelle Olson. The photos show her mom,  Mary Agnes (Farnik) Olson, who was a teacher in August and passed away recently. The top photo was taken during the 1949-50 school year. We would like to thank Michelle for sharing these photos wi…

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Spring is a time in 4-H to celebrate skills and share them with others.  Several 4-H members from throughout the county came together with family and friends to share their skills in the county communications contest.  Two Cloverbuds, ages 5-8, five pre-juniors, ages 8-10, and two juniors, a…

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Snowpack report from Greenfields Irrigation District, Fairfield, Montana. Background photo provided by Fairfield Historical Society.

Edith “Lenora” Sand, 84, of Fairfield, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019. A Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 4, at Croxford Funeral Home, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 at Croxford Funeral Home with Burial at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Fairfield.

Twenty-one students recently graduated from a Hunter’s Ed. course held in Fairfield. The class was conducted by Mitchell Peters, a certified FWP archery and rifle instructor, along with instructors Trevor McGurran, Ken Staigmiller. All 21 students graduated. Hunters, be sure to send your hun…

Occurred on April 22, 2019 Billings, Montana, USA Info from Licensor: "My husband was working on a construction job and saw mule deer in a field and noticed one was an albino mule deer. He took as many pictures and videos as he could of the rare mule deer."

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The weather for Saturday’s Annual Fairfield Easter Egg Hunt in Legion Park was a little cool and cloudy, but that didn’t matter for the Ol’ Easter Bunny as he left the park grounds covered with brightly colored eggs filled with goodies. Like this young lady, it seemed that no one had any pro…

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The Augusta High School SkillsUSA members competed at the state convention in Havre during the second week of April.  All the members competed in Job Skill Demonstration, Job Interview, and then a practical skill competition of their choice. Pictured L to R: Cort Burdick (placed 3rd in Job S…

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With the new water season upon us, it is important to have your lrrigation Practice and Producer Certification forms updated so that GID may better serve you.

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The Rocky Mountain Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest released its final decision for the Elk Smith Project late last week. The release of this decision starts a 45-day objection period before implementation work can begin.

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The students at Greenfield School participated in Missoula Children’s Theatre April 1 – April 6.   This year the play was “Alice in Wonderland.” Those who wished to have a role auditioned on Monday night. The next three nights were taken up with rehearsals starting right after school and run…

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Colby Johnson was celebrating his 30th birthday in Las Vegas when he noticed the neon advertisements for CBD. The letters were everywhere.