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Garden City Harvest
2:21 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Gardening helps transform a Missoula teenager

Jesse Linton (top right) at one of Garden City Harvest's Mobile Market sites
Credit Laurie Bridgeman

17-year-old Jesse Linton of Missoula has changed a lot over the past couple of years.

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Field Notes
2:20 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Order in the Turkey Roost

Credit The National Wild Turkey Federation

"Fieldnotes," August 4th & 5th, 2013: "Wild Turkey Hierarchy," by Jim Giese (read by Allison de Jong).  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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The Food Guys
2:10 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Food Science, Part 3: Green Color in Salads

August 4th, 2013: Inspired by the writing of Harold McGee, Jon and Greg continue their four-part series on food science with "Green Color in Salads and Sauces."

http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

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Great Falls
10:11 am
Fri August 2, 2013

The new technology of the Rainbow Dam near Great Falls

The new Rainbow Dam power plant generates 60 megawatts of electricity, the old plant (left) generated 36 megawatts.
Credit Dan Boyce

PPL Montana is now operating a completely renovated Rainbow Dam, just a few miles northeast of Great Falls.

The $230 million project marks the biggest investment in energy generation in the state since the Colstrip coal-fired power plant was built about 30 years ago.

PPL Montana Director of External Affairs David Hoffman said the new power house generates almost twice as much electricity as the old one. It’s enough to power about 45-thousand homes.

Construction on this renovation started back in 2009 and went fully online this past April.

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Working Dogs for Conservation
1:25 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Weed-sniffing dogs take their noses around the world for conservation efforts

Lily plays with her toy after finding the invasive weed Dyer's Woad. She's one of 8 Working Dogs for Conservation, a Missoula based non profit organization.
Credit Katrin Frye

Weed-sniffing dogs are being used as part of the state’s fight on noxious, invasive plants. Dogs and their trainers from the Missoula-based “Working Dogs for Conservation” are being drafted for various conservation-related services across the country, and the world.               

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Commentary - August 1st, 2013
1:02 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Detroit: Conquering Challenges

The challenge in Detroit is two-fold: financial and economic.

There are sensible and proven solutions to both challenges.  This country and its leadership need to move beyond dogma and politics to do the right thing for both Detroit and the nation.

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Interface Project
12:58 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

The ambiguity - and sometimes shame - of being born not clearly male or female

Eden Atwood and Jim Ambrose
Credit Sally Mauk

One in 2000 kids are born with genital or reproductive anatomy or chromosomal patterns that are not clearly male or female.

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Healthcare
11:57 am
Thu August 1, 2013

State looking for trustees to head new Montana Healthcare Foundation

Interim Trustee E. Edwin Eck

The Montana Attorney General’s Office deposited a new $40 million check this week—money from the sale of Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Montana to an out of state company.

Another $100 million or more may eventually be on the way as Blue Cross sells off its assets.

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Fire Season
2:50 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Wildfire funding holding strong, but fire season is not over yet

Credit Sally Mauk

Montana’s State Forester Monday said the state’s wildfire suppression fund still has the vast majority of the funding provided to it by the 2013 Legislature.

"I think we're doing relatively well, certainly compared to last year," State Forester Bob Harrington said.

So far in 2013, the state is sitting at a little less than $2 million dollars in estimated fire costs, out of a wildfire suppression fund of about $20 million. 810 fires have been reported so far, burning 43,000 acres.

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Weather
1:38 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

A good, soaking rain possible for west central and northwest Montana

National Weather Service meteorologist LeAnne Allegretto describes an incoming weather system as a potential "resetting" event; one that could - at least temporarily - give firefighters in parts of western Montana a much needed break.
       The technical term for this sort of wet, slow-moving weather event is a "cut-off low". Allegretto says thunderstorms will start to develop across central Idaho and southwest Montana.

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