JUNGLE JACK HANNA & HIS MONTANA DREAMS:
Jack Hanna—the silver-haired, animal and wildlife expert from television talk shows, recognized rejuvenator of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo, and longtime world traveler as host of “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures”—flat out loves Montana.
Victor Recommends Four-Day School Week
Facing a $125,000 budget shortfall, the Alberton School Board Monday night discussed moving to a four-day school week—an idea that could save...as much as $50,000 each year. ...Victor Schools Superintendent Orville Getz [spoke] about the planning needs and the merits of operating on a four-day schedule. With 109 students, Victor made the transition two years ago for financial reasons. Today, district enrollment is up, absenteeism is down, and Getz credited the change as “positive for students and staff.... (click to article).
Montana Rural Water: It's Our Job to Prod...
Dan Kramer didn’t mean to cause the citizens of Alberton undue alarm when he came to speak to the Town Council a couple of weeks ago....(article).
GRASS or TIMBER ?
Think you’d rather fight a wildfire in the grass than in timber? A running grass fire can appear pretty tame when viewed against the backdrop of a crowning timber fire, with its 200-foot flame lengths and towering plumes of smoke....
Missoula County...Wildfire Protection Plan
Wildland fire in...Montana is well documented. It's been occurring for eons and has shaped the vistas we treasure. It brings nutrients to the soil and diversity to vegetation and wildlife.... More to the point, we cannot stop wildfire.... (more)
...Fire District Website Analysis Project
This report is an overview of [a] three-month+ collection of data...[which] reveals an actively used website. Hits...average about 30 a day. About a quarter of daily users are returning visitors, and this percentage has increased. ...Most popular pages consistently include....