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The challenge farmers and ranchers in western states have when it comes to public lands has its roots back in the Revolutionary War, when states were fighting for self-governance, according to George Wentz Jr., a partner in the Davillier Law Group, who presented at the American Farm Bureau (…

NEW ORLEANS - Cali Rae Rooney, winner of the Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, had the opportunity to compete at the national level during American Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Convention. She participated in the first two rounds of the event, and her combined sco…

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This photo is from the Kenck Album, part of a private collection. The undated photo is titled “Wolf Creek Town.” We chose this photo as a tip of the hat to Gary Murphy, who passed away last Friday. Gary lived in Wolf Creek, and he was one of the people in the Dearborn/Wolf Creek area that in…

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Editor's note: This story appeared in the June 28 edition of The Fairfield Sun Times, but has been uploaded to our new website.

AUGUSTA  - Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) will have supplemental foods available to Augusta area senior citizens at the Augusta Senior Center on Tuesday, January 29 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  Foods are shelf stable and consist of canned fruit, vegetables, meats, juice, cereal…

When I was moving a load of our possessions out here 18 years ago I was driving a U-Haul truck on interstate 90, crossing the Rocky mountains in Montana. It was raining that day — which was great news for a state weary of fires at that time — and as I slowly crested a pass I noticed a sign t…

Led by the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, students from Holy Trinity Catholic School, Our Lady Academy and St. Stanislaus College on Friday took part in the 46th annual nationwide "March for Life."

The foundations funding the national litigation effort against energy companies are the same donors supporting the Sunrise Movement, the upstart group behind the recent push for the Green New Deal, according to reporting by Inside Philanthropy.

HELENA -- A loose-knit, ever-evolving group of Republican legislators is making waves and causing headaches in the 66th Montana Legislature.

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The 66th Montana Legislature convened Monday, Jan.7 in Helena. While the session is still in its infancy, committees are beginning to meet and legislators are introducing their first bills of the term. We’ve hit the ground running.

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The Fairfield Eagle wrestlers began their work at home this week, hosting a multi-team mixer on Thursday evening. Teams from Cut Bank, Choteau, Conrad, Valier, Harlem, Fort Benton/Big Sandy, Poplar, Malta, Simms, Shelby, Wolf Point, Belt and Cascade met in the Fairfield gymnasium for a two-r…

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"Main street of small agricultural community having population of 700 in center of wheat raising area, May 1939." (Description of photo by the FSA photographer Arthur Rothstein). Note: in the print edition we incorrectly identified the photo as being taken in 1938.

There aren’t many Republicans more conservative than Steve Daines, which is why it stuck out this week when the Montana senator sided with Democrats to oppose Trump Administration plans to lift sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Winter is definitely here and even though the temperatures are a bit chilly, there are still so many things to do – whether they be indoors or outdoors.

The Fairfield Eagle Wrestling team sure knows how to ring in the New Year! On Thursday, January 3rd, the Eagle wrestlers visited our neighbors in Choteau to attend the Choteau mixer. They were joined by teams from Choteau, Conrad, Valier, and Simms. Although our wrestlers only had two matche…

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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We’re less than a week away from the start of the 66th Montana Legislature. Already, a whole slew of bill titles and drafts are circulating. In preparation, we’ve spent the past several weeks sifting through bill drafts and talking with colleagues and legislators about potential pieces of le…

Legislators in Helena are preparing for a complete overhaul of the state DUI code, hoping to simplify laws and change Montana’s dialogue when it comes to drinking and driving.

Montana’s top prosecutor says he wants the 2019 Legislature to combat addiction to prescription opioids and expand on a policy of treatment rather than incarceration for drug offenders.

Last Thursday was a strange day in Washington. There was the changing, not of the guard but of half of the Congress, and Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats acted as if she were Franklin D. Roosevelt (in drag) and it was 1932 and “happy days are here again.”

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Members of the Fairfield Drop in Center will be holding their Annual Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  This is also the day of the monthly Bring a Friend to dinner.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors has had a very productive 2018, and this report will help you understand our mission on behalf of lower income families in Teton County.  Our total financial assistance given in 2018 was $25,624.52.  Because of our volunteer commitment, we are proud of our low exp…

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Canning garden produce might seem like an unusual thing to have on the mind when there is snow on the ground, but winter can be a great time to brush up on home food preservation skills. Our neighbors to the west, University of Idaho Extension, invite you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an onlin…