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Some Butte, area events canceled

Due to the abundance of snow and cold temperatures, the following upcoming events have been canceled. All events will be rescheduled.

  • Little League registration at East Middle School
  • Meeting of the Butte Garden Club at the Butte Archives
  • Preceptor Beta, Beta Sigma Phi, meeting
  • Bingo at the Butte Elks Lodge
  • The Butte High School class of 1969 reunion meeting
  • The celebration of Mesopust by St. Peter & Paul Society, Lodge 84 of the Croatian Fraternal Union in Anaconda

Butte BLM seeks public comment

The BLM is working with Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation to secure the donation of more than 258 acres of private lands near Toston Dam on the Missouri River in Broadwater County. Acquisition of this acreage will connect several parcels of public land and provide enhanced opportunities for public hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

As part of this process, the BLM’s Butte Field Office is releasing a preliminary Environmental Assessment. The EA can be viewed on the BLM ePlanning website at: https://go.usa.gov/xPvQB.

The field office will take public comments on the proposed land donation until March 8.

Acquiring these lands would connect two nearby parcels of BLM lands and reduce ownership fragmentation by making a single block of BLM land just over 1,246 acres. The acquisition parcels provide critical winter range for elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and pronghorn. They provide important connectivity for migrating elk between the Elkhorn Range to the west and the Big Belt range to the east. In addition, the lands encompass habitat for migratory bird nesting and foraging, bat roosting and foraging, raptor nesting and foraging, and large carnivore habitat and connectivity corridors.

To comment on the proposed acquisition, email the Butte Field Office at blm_mt_butte_fo@blm.gov. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Details: 406-533-7600.

Dance planned at the Elks Sunday

The Butte Elks will host a dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St.

Come and listen or dance to your favorite songs from the John Fox Sound. John plays waltz, tangos and Latin dance music. The bar is open and the cover charge is $10. Details: Frank Snyder, 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.

Toastmasters list winners

Top O’ the Mornin’ Toastmasters weekly winners included Joe McBride, best speaker and best topic respondent. Best evaluator was Bob Cerise.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Perkins.

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