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Portions of Big Hole still open to fishing

Only portions of the Big Hole River are closed to fishing at this time, according to the Montana Department of Fish, Widlife and Parks. The remainder of the river is open to fishing.

Here are the sections that are closed:

  • Section I — Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork of the Big Hole River;
  • Section V — Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the river’s confluence with the Beaverhead River

Native Warriors exhibit to open at Tech

Montana Tech announces it will host the traveling exhibit, Montana’s Native Warriors, Sept. 19-22 at the Student Union Building.

The exhibit is in celebration of Native American Heritage Day, Sept. 19.

The exhibit consists of colorful banners that illustrate Montana’s Native American involvement in both World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and modern conflicts using both contemporary and historic photographs and the first-hand accounts of Montana soldiers.

Montana’s American Indian warriors have participated in every conflict the United States has engaged in since World War I, according to a news release from Tech. Today there are more than 5,000 Native veterans in Montana while many Montana Indian women and men remain on active duty. This traveling exhibit from the Montana Historical Society highlights their stories beginning with World War I and ending with contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This was an opportunity to recognize a group of individuals who have given so much to this state and our country. So many times, in our past, we have overlooked what the veterans have sacrificed – this was a way to honor them,” said Sarah Nucci, exhibit curator.

Who do these cats belong to?

These animals recently were picked up by Butte Animal Control. Details: Chelsea Bailey Butte Silver Bow Animal Shelter, 699 Centennial Ave., at 406-497-6528 or stop by from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


  • Siamese lilac point, female, 8-10 weeks, picked up Sept. 11 on Humbug Lane
  • Shorthair, brown/black tabby, adult male, picked up Sept. 9 on the 2200 block of Argyle
  • Longhair, white and black, neutered male, 5-7 years, picked up Sept. 9 on 700 block of South Dakota Street

Toastmasters name winners

The Top O’ The Mornin’ Toastmasters group has announced the weekly winners: Best speaker, John Grill; best evaluator, Billie Holmlund; and best topic respondent, Mike Gribben. The next meeting starts at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Perkins.

Convention, visitors bureau to meet

The Butte Convention and Visitors Bureau will meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St. Details: Maria Pochervina at or 406-723-3177.


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