Category Archives: Recreation

Public comment sought on cleanup plan for portion of former smelter site

The Atlantic Richfield Company and ARCO Environmental Remediation, L.L.C., collectively, Atlantic Richfield, have agreed to the cleanup of community soils—including both residential and non-residential yards and soil affected by the refinery’s operations—at the ACM Smelter and Refinery Superfund site in Black Eagle. Under the proposed consent decree, Atlantic Richfield is required to pay for past response costs and implement a

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Youth hunt kickoff events upcoming

The 2023 Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Weekend is approaching and several kick-off events are scheduled around the state. To get interested hunters prepared for the youth weekend, which is Sept. 23 and 24, the events will provide an opportunity to meet with mentors and FWP staff. Prior to the youth weekend, FWP will release pheasants, raised by Montana Correctional Enterprises,

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FWP accepting applications for fishing contests

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is accepting open water fishing contests applications for the 2024 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Applications for fishing contests may be approved, approved with conditions or denied by the FWP Fisheries Division in Helena. Conditions placed on contests may help to minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump transitioning to winter hours

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will switch to winter operating hours beginning Sept. 11. From Sept. 11 through April 8, the Visitor Center and park entrance gates will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. The visitor center and gates will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and on state and

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park hosting open house on park projects

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will hold a public workshop to gather community input and ideas for ongoing development planning at the park near Ulm. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. Attendees are welcome to join at any time during the event and are not required to stay for the entire duration. The open house

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Malmstrom team diffuses unexploded avalanche round at Yellowstone

The explosive ordnance disposal team from the 341st Civil Engineer Squadron at Malmstrom was dispatched to Yellowstone National Park in June to handle an unexploded avalanche round. On June 11, the base received a notification from Yellowstone park ranges that an unexploded 105mm avalanche control round had made its way down a mountainside to within 10 feet of the main

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