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March with rainbow

March with rainbow

Uptown Toasters announce winners

This week’s competition winners for the Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club # 9765 include Jeff Amerman, best speaker, and Jim Handley, best evaluator and table topics respondent.

The next meeting is at noon on Tuesday, March 13, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.

Horsemen’s meeting March 15

The Mile High Back Country Horsemen will hold a monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Comfort Inn (lower level conference room), 2777 Harrison Ave. The evening includes a potluck dinner. New members are welcome.

A presentation by Silver-Bow County Extension Agent Kellie Kahtani on the role of MSU Extension will start at 6:30. The business meeting starts at 7. Details: Matt Pederson, 406-490-7478, or Facebook: Mile High Back Country Horsemen.

BLM plans prescribed burns

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office plans to conduct two prescribed burns near Townsend and Wise River in the upcoming months.

In Broadwater County, crews from the field office will burn 455 acres three miles northwest of Townsend in the Indian Creek area sometime in mid-March. The primary objectives of the planned burn treatment are to reduce conifers that are expanding into shrub and grassland habitat, and to promote habitat biodiversity

Another unit to be burned later in the spring is in Beaverhead County, four miles southwest of Wise River in the Harriet Lou area. This unit is 50 acres and is designed to reduce slash after a timber harvest.

The timing of the burns depends on weather and fuel conditions. Details: Greg Campbell at the Butte Field Office at 406-533-7600.

Shriners host Wise River fun run

The Shriners Janizary Patrol is once again sponsoring a snowmobile fun run in Wise River Saturday, March 10. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Wise River Club. Donations accepted.

Lunch will be provided at the Warming Hut with prizes awarded at the Wise River Club at the conclusion of the fun run.

Proceeds will go to the Janizary Patrol.

For more information, call Mark at 406-491-5370.

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