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Front Range Outdoors ~ Colin Maas, Smith River & Sluice Boxes

Front Range Outdoors ~ Colin Maas, Smith River & Sluice Boxes

August 3, 2022

Front Range Outdoors with hosts Amy Grisak and Marty Bannon:

This episode features an interview with Colin Maas, Fish Wildlife & Parks Manager for the Smith River and Sluice Boxes. They discuss ongoing developments you should know if you want to float the Smith River, as well as how to apply for permits to do so. Also updates on the Sluice Boxes State Park, as well as FWP programs and policies.

FWP Website and Contacts:

https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/smith-river

https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/sluice-boxes

Region 4 Headquarters. 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, MT 59405. Phone: 406-454-5840

City Connections ~ Mark Juras, Public Works Senior Civil Engineer

City Connections ~ Mark Juras, Public Works Senior Civil Engineer

August 3, 2022

City Connections with host Lanni Klasner:

The interview is with Public Works Senior Civil Engineer Mark Juras, Mark shares important details on the EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revision. Topics covered include an overview of the rule revision, how residents can test water and water service lines, common health concerns with lead in drinking water, and who is responsible for replacing lead water service lines.

 

Letters from a Land of Grass - Just Cull Ewes (7-28-2022)

Letters from a Land of Grass - Just Cull Ewes (7-28-2022)

July 28, 2022

I attached my thoughts about culling during a drought. It's hard to sell ewes and harder to talk about it. Hopefully, if I talk about it, maybe another rancher will, too.

Voices & Views ~ Chris Smyth, General Manager, KEIN 1310AM Radio

Voices & Views ~ Chris Smyth, General Manager, KEIN 1310AM Radio

July 26, 2022

On this edition of Voices & Views, host Thomas Risberg is joined by Chris Smyth, KEIN 1310AM Radio General Manage, for a fascinating conversation about the evolution and consolidation of radio over the last few decades, the unique comedy centered focus of KEIN 1310AM and opportunities to create unique local content.

To learn more about KEIN programming go to www.1310kein.ml

And make sure to follow them on Facebook for program info and a ton of hilarious memes, https://www.facebook.com/13KEIN.

 

Electric City Currents ~ Mike Chasse, Cale Younce & Dirtwave

Electric City Currents ~ Mike Chasse, Cale Younce & Dirtwave

July 26, 2022

Today's Electric City Currents features an interview with Mike Chasse & Cale Younce from the Great Falls band "Dirtwave." We talk about how they found their sound, local music shows, and the importance of a putting together a solid gig.

Dirtwave's new single - "Surf on Surf"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zklnX1-tvE

Upcoming shows include Wednesday the 27th of July at the Club Cigar:
https://www.facebook.com/dirtwaveMT

Saturday the 30th of July at the Gibson Park Bandshell - "Families For Choice - Day of Action"
https://www.facebook.com/events/820002315631417/?ref=newsfeed

Email Dirtwave at:
dirtwavemt@gmail.com

Thank you for listening, and for supporting live & local music!

Letters from a Land of Grass - Netting Grasshoppers (7-22-2022)

Letters from a Land of Grass - Netting Grasshoppers (7-22-2022)

July 22, 2022

From Lisa: "I shared this tongue-in-cheek story because I'm worried about my friends and neighbors who keep getting blasted by drought, hail, grasshoppers and everything else they can't control. Maybe a goofy story will help someone."

City Connections ~ Tonya Shumaker, Community Development Block Grant Administrator

City Connections ~ Tonya Shumaker, Community Development Block Grant Administrator

July 20, 2022

The interview is with the Community Development Block Grant Administrator Tonya Shumaker. Tonya provides an overview of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. She shares information on how to apply for funds and projects these programs have funded.

Website: https://greatfallsmt.net/planning/community-development-block-grant-cdbg-and-home-investment-partnership-home-grant-programs

 

Your Neighborhood Councils ~ Eric Ray, NC#5 Chairman

Your Neighborhood Councils ~ Eric Ray, NC#5 Chairman

July 20, 2022

On this edition of Your Neighborhood Councils, host Eric Peterson is joined by Eric Ray, Chairman of Neighborhood Council #5.

For more information on your neighborhood councils, visit:

https://greatfallsmt.net/neighborhoodcouncils

or search "Great Falls Neighborhood Councils" on Facebook

Letters from a Land of Grass - Moving Cows to Summer Pasture (7-15-2022)

Letters from a Land of Grass - Moving Cows to Summer Pasture (7-15-2022)

July 15, 2022

Lisa says, "I suspect some of our listeners might overthink a few projects, too."

 
Voices & Views ~  The McLaughlin Research Institute: President, Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, and Development Director, Brianne Laurin

Voices & Views ~ The McLaughlin Research Institute: President, Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, and Development Director, Brianne Laurin

July 12, 2022

On this edition of Voices and Views, host Thomas Risberg is joined by McLaughlin Research Institute President, Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, and Development Director, Brianne Laurin, for a discussion of the distinguished nearly 70 year history of the Institute as well as the current groundbreaking research that takes place everyday right here in Great Falls. From gene editing to Alzheimer's research, the Institute is on the cutting edge of science globally, and is a critical part of Great Falls' continued efforts to build a thriving 21st century knowledge-based economy. 

To learn more about the Institute, visit their website at https://www.mclaughlinresearch.org/

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