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Fisheries biologist to talk at Tech

Jim Olsen, fisheries biologist, Big Hole River Fisheries Division, with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will be the speaker at Montana Tech’s Public Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Montana Tech in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102. His speech is titled “Native Arctic Grayling and Cutthroat Trout Management in Southwest Montana: Balancing Conservation within the Constraints of What is Biologically Possible and Socially and Politically Acceptable.”

Olsen received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and his master’s degree from the University of Vermont, both in fish and wildlife management. He began his fisheries career with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 17 years ago in Absarokee. In 2008, Jim moved to Butte to accept the management fisheries biologist position on the Big Hole River.

Beaverhead chapter of JCF to meet

DILLON -- The Beaverhead Chapter of Joining Community Forces will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1003 S. Washington in Dillon. Lunch is provided. Public participation is encouraged.

JCF now meets quarterly. Regular meetings are the third Tuesday in January, April, July, and October. Details: Jodie Jolly at 406-925-3563.

Car seat clinic Wednesday

A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Uptown Fire Station, 120 S. Idaho.

Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child’s weight and age, recall information, and more.

Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department at 406-497-5016.

Students awarded State Fund scholarships

Montana State Fund awarded $3,000 scholarships to 11 Montana college students, eight of of them in Butte, who are majoring in occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene and the construction trade and industry. To apply for the scholarships, recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Local students who received the award were Ciara Kremer, Jacques Boulet, Tyler Davis, Sarah Storey, and Griff Warner of Montana Tech and Jake Bloom, Maria Ralph, and David Stahl of Highlands College.

Agency seeks tourism grant applications 

The Butte-Silver Bow Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) is taking grant applications through Jan. 31. TBID grant funds are used to promote events, programs, and entities increasing hotel occupancy in the Butte-Silver Bow area. Applications will be reviewed and awarded in February. Grant applications are available at the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St., or by email at mariap@buttecvb.com.

A question and answer session will take place Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. at the Butte Chamber of Commerce. Details: Maria Pochervina at 406-723-3177 or mariap@buttecvb.com.

Growth policy discussion in Melrose

Butte-Silver Bow officials will host a community conversation about the county growth policy Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Melrose School auditorium. Participants will discuss the future of Melrose, Divide, and the surrounding county. The workshop will begin with a brief presentation and include a roundtable discussion. All are invited to stop by any time to share ideas.

St. Patrick's Day parade seeks participants

The Butte America Foundation will again host the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Uptown Butte on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The parade route will be the same as in years past, beginning at the corner of Arizona and Granite streets, proceeding west to Montana Street, south to Park Street, and then finally east toward Arizona, where the parade will finish.

To sign up for the parade, visit www.butteamericafoundation.org/parade.

To nominate a grand marshal, visit www.butteamericafoundation.org/grandmarshal2019.

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