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WASHINGTON - The Greenfields Irrigation District in Fairfield, Montana, will receive $75,000 to automate manual flow and controls at four key canal gates in the Sun River. The project will enable the district to increase water efficiency and reduce waste flows that currently enter Muddy Cree…

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Last week several local students were recognized for their “Patriot’s Pen” essays. Pictured, left to right are Gary Kasper, Emma Schenk (1st place), Toryn Martinez (3rd place), Payton Swensen (4th place), and Laurence Vincent. Vincent and Kasper are with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars po…

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On June 1, 2020, Teton County will be rolling out a new electronic referral system called CONNECT. CONNECT is a secure, web-based system for service providers to send, receive and track referrals. CONNECT is a valuable tool aimed at improving the referral process in our communities by simpli…

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I think my daughters were about eight and eleven years old when we watched the movie, Temple Grandin.  Over the following eight years, each of us has referenced that movie several times in our conversations.  The movie chronicles the experiences of Temple Grandin and her family as they navig…

Recently, the Montana Glacier Family of Banks (First Security Bank Missoula, Glacier Bank, Western Security Bank, Valley Bank Helena, First Security Bank Bozeman and First Bank of Montana) announced a $35,000 gift to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN). This gift will support food distribut…

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MSU Extension in Teton County is following the guidance of the stay home orders.  The team that includes Jane Wolery, Jamie Smith and Sharla Hinman will begin their first week with all three working from home.  The team had spent one week doing split shifts to accommodate the 6-foot social d…

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It has been a week, hasn’t it? I suspect most of us are feeling unsettled to varying degrees. Even though we are dealing with something completely new to most of us in this decade and in this century with the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain future, my thoughts keep going back to my grand…