The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on an application from Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. and MATL LLP., co-permittees for the Montana Alberta Tie Transmission Line, to amend their Certificate of Compliance under the Major Facility Siting Act (MFSA). The Certificate of Compliance authorizes construction and operation of the Montana portion of a 230-kV line between Great Falls and the Montana-Alberta border northeast of Cut Bank.
If approved, the certificate amendment would allow modification of the location for the line in two areas: 1.3-mile relocation roughly 8.7 miles east of Dutton and a second 1- mile relocation about 6.5 miles northeast of Valier.
Conrad will be celebrating its third Annual National Night Out (NNO) on Aug. 2.
NNO is a nationwide annual event in which our community began participating in 2009. NNO is designed to: 1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; 3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and 4. Send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Our local event in Conrad is organized by Police Chief Gary Dent, the Conrad Chamber of Commerce and Jamey Byrnes with Gary & Leo’s IGA.
The Conrad Lion’s Club also sponsors this event and cooks their famous Whoop-Up burgers.
It will take place on August 2, from 5-9 p.m. and features demonstrations by law enforcement, a mobile DUI unit, crime lab, fire trucks and equipment, a stealth helicopter (weather permitting) and Border Patrol demonstrations, just to name a few.
INCOMING — Cardinal third baseman Brandon Munoz looks at an incoming offering from the Vauxhall, Spurs pitcher Brandon Fehr in the home opening game on July 4. The Spurs came on to take the first of two games by the score of 6-13. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will soon release a final Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan that needs to call for additional habitat protection for the threatened species, said American Bird Conservancy.
“Additional habitat protection is needed to recover the Spotted Owl. We urge the Obama Administration to take quick action to preserve the remaining at-risk owl habitat,” said Steve Holmer, Senior Policy Advisor at American Bird Conservancy.
He went on to add, “Protecting that old-growth forest habitat will also help the community and the nation by preserving both a world-class tourism destination and a sustainable recreation economy. A healthy forest also serves as a critical storehouse for heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a good source of drinking water for millions of people.”