Excellent hunting property, bordered by USFS on the east, Little Joe Creek meandering through the western portion, and natural pond & St. Regis River near the northern boundary. Timbered, private, with plenty of nice building sites. Stelling & Associates Real Estate www.stelling.net #property#ruralmontana#montanaland#land#waterproperty
Colstrip, Montana. You’ve likely heard of the place. The town and the power plant that shares its name have been in the news a lot these days. But we @theprairiepopulist were interested in telling a different story than the one you may have read before.
After spending some time there, we found that Colstrip is a community with folks who like to hunt, fish and camp with their families. It’s a town of hard-working Montanans who took high-paying jobs that challenge them and that they enjoy. It’s a community that deserves certainty.
People outside this Eastern Montana town likely put forth assumptions about this place. But if you stay awhile — if you walk those house-lined streets or visit with people over a meal — then some of those assumptions may begin to unravel.
This isn’t a dying community.
Here’s what is certain: the residents in Colstrip will fight tooth and nail to maintain the quality of life that they’ve built for themselves and their families. If more of us Montanans knew about Colstrip and how ingrained it is to the amenities we have across our state, then perhaps we would all come together to find some way for this community to remain viable.
Colstrip, the power plant and the town, was a critical part of Montana’s past. As the plant scales back, what does the future look like for Colstrip, the town, and for Montana? The townsfolk could use the support of decision makers in answering that question. So we at Prairie Populist looked at what the powers-that-be are doing to ensure Colstrip maintains its robust quality of life.
Check out our full article (link in bio) to learn more about the community of Colstrip and what folks are doing to keep it going strong.
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Doesn’t Ray look awesome!
Join Us for Gone Squatchin’
2nd Annual Big Foot Hunt
Fundraiser for our Clarkston Volunteer Fire Department is this Saturday evening from 5pm-11pm at Headwaters Ranch!
Tons of fun! Food, Music, Live and Silent Auction, Costume Contest and the chance to Hunt Big Foot.
It honor of #laborday , here are a few images from one of our most powerful stories from our archives. We wrote this article in 2018, on day 13 of the talc mill lockout in Three Forks. Ultimately, workers were locked out of their jobs for nearly three months after the plant owner announced its plan to terminate health and life insurance coverage for retirees, eliminate seniority as a determining factor in layoffs and job assignments, and reduce overtime pay. Finally, in late October 2018, the union and the plant officials resumed negotiations and reached a compromise.
Here’s an excerpt from the 2018 article. To read the rest of the piece by @andiecreel , visit the link in our bio.
“Ferguson Gammon’s wife, Carly, is going to have a baby in mid-September. Ferguson is going to lose the family’s health insurance at the end of August because he is locked out of his job at Imerys America’s talc-milling plant in Three Forks.
“‘This is not a big plant, so the plant managers know that,’ said Ferguson, referring to his wife’s impending due date.
“‘We want to work,’ said Ferguson’s father-in-law, Jeff Briggs, who has five kids, including Carly. Jeff is currently supporting one son through college.
“Jeff and Ferguson, and the more than two dozen other workers assembled outside the mill, are not striking. They are working Montanans — and they want to work. But Imerys America locked them, and many other workers, out of their jobs.”
3 342 September, 2019
“ I think Hereford cattle excel in a good variety of traits depending on how they are being used, which makes them a very adaptive breed. As a breed, they tend to compliment many other breeds to enhance their value” - Tyson Hepworth
We know EPDs can be a tough topic of conversation. So, we are bringing you different perspectives from producers that help break things down. This week, we have Hepworth Cattle to y’all to us about Herefords and the EPDs they look for
Our “Let’s Talk EPDs” blog series is live! Link in our bio!
1 25929 August, 2019
Our latest blog series dives into EPDs and how to use them to fit YOUR operation.
With the 2019 Montana Hereford Tour coming up, we decided to ask Tyson Hepworth of Hepworth Cattle in Auburn, WY for his thoughts on Hereford EPDs.
We are so excited to bring you guys different perspectives in the industry because there’s a lot of moving pieces that make up the hole!
“Let’s talk EPDs: Hereford cattle with Tyson Hepworth” just went live!
Link is in our bio and be sure to let us know what you think, how you look at EPDs for your ranch, or anything in between in the comments. We want to hear from you!
Traveling along Peoples Creek Road south of Chinook, Montana. That’s McCann Butte adding contrast to this beautiful landscape. #centralmontana
4 35224 August, 2019
I’ve lived in London and a cute village in Switzerland and have traveled to 31 countries so I know what this flag means to me . The US is wonky right now America is soaked to the bone in some much pain. We however have to carve out our own America until hopefully one day we’re able to be United. In the meantime when I see a flag I am instantly proud but as a Black Person the late great Bob Marley Voice fills my head so graciously #stolenfromafricabroughttoamerica Fighting on Arrival Fighting for Survival yeah I’m a descendant of those people so it’s bittersweet. Living here I see the flag everywhere I am reminded daily and I’m the only black woman for miles I feel pride and pain. But let me tell ya in my travels or while living aboard seeing a flag or running into a fellow American I’ve felt so proud and happy because no matter what this country is not perfect but it’s close and I know once i’m in an embassy or in US customs queue for a that Moment I feel so Free and so Proud. I think #WeThePeople have to do our part to get what we deserve from the blood and sweat of all the gracious folks who came before us it’s time to stand up and be counted time to #BeKind like last night in this small bar in what I now know is not only Remote but also #RuralMontana the only person of color who everyone has welcomed to town and been genuine. This awesome town is filed with hard working folks who have cut out a space that welcomes everyone where people smile because they wanna know how did you end up in our little town? In my own words “Wowyouchooseus I’m rambling just thinking about how we humans are the key to our Happiness so yeah America/Americans let’s do our part and we gotta start RIGHT NOW
Have you been wanting a breakdown of what’s happening in the cattle market?
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We’re launching our bi-weekly newsletter
“Chute From The Hip”
to keep you in the loop on the latest trends & Karoline’s thoughts on what that means for 𝐘𝐎𝐔 & 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
As you know, there’s been a lot happening in the market the last couple weeks...
Stay ahead of the game because making the right decision is a lot easier when you have the right information
You didn’t endure the brutal winter to come in well below your breakeven point right? We didn’t think so
They will be dropping into your inbox every other Sunday night & the first one is this Sunday!
If market updates, guidance on where we think it’s headed, customer spotlights, and upcoming sales & events sound good to you, we would love to include you!
First Customer Spotlight is: @indrelandranch
We had so much fun with the Indreland family and are honored to represent such incredible operations, don’t miss out on their story!
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Coming to Conrad, MT on Sunday, August 11 at 6:00 pm at the park! Come see Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I, performed by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. It is always a fantastic family event and a wonderful way to impart a love of theater and Shakespeare to a new generation. Please join us!
It’s been 1️⃣5️⃣ years since the first issue of Treasure State Lifestyles Montana was published.
The magazine and team have since grown, but the goal remains the same. We aim to bring communities together by sharing stories that inspire, educate, and preserve our Montana roots and heritage.
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate, and has supported Lifestyles over the last 15 years. We can’t wait to see where the next fifteen takes us!
Pictured clockwise from back left: Roland Taylor (Designer), Brad Reynolds (Writer), Cassie Gasvoda (Advertising), Joanne Sanford (Billing), Hope Good (Publisher and Editor), LeRita McKeever (Advertising). Not pictured is Kim Reese.