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NEWS Reclamation announces temporary area closure Bureau of Reclamation, Mon- tana Area Office is issuing a tem- porary closure of Reclamation lands located on and adjacent to Joe’s Island on"‘the south side of the Yellowstone River, 20 miles north of Glendive. The closure will affect approximately 1,335 acres of land consisting of Joe’s Island and an additional 118 acres just north of Road 303 in Dawson pected to last approximately 900 days. “This temporary closure is nec- essary to ensure public safety and the safe and efficient operation of the construction project,” said Steve Davies, area manager of the Montana area office. During construction of the fish passage project, access to Mon- ' tana’s Fish, Wildlife and Park’s SIDNEY HERALD. SUNDAYJULY l4, 20|9 Al I Program seeking public comment Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Pro- gram is soliciting public comment on proposed uses of the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Stewardship Fund to benefit sage grouse and conserve important sage grouse habitats. MSGOT re- proposal is for a combina- tion of restoration work (co- nifer removal and reseed- ing cropland to rangeland) and a 25-year term lease on about 5,625 acres of the Gran Prairie Ranch. Both projects are located west of Winnett and would con~ Grants. Written public comments may be submitted through postal mail or hand deliv- ered to the Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Pro- gram, 1539 Eleventh Ave~ nue, PO Box 201601, Helena, MT 59620. Postal mail com- . . _ quests public comment on serve core habitat for the du- ments must be postmarked C9I.u}fi:y'closure will be in affect igfiaekgglgg giggsgsrgfifélgl draft environmental assess— ration of the leases. and mailed on or before from July 8, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2021, the north side of the Yellowstone ments for 31" proposals Habltat conservatm 15 ,a My 29' 2019' Nature Conservancy key component of Montanas Comments may also be to accommodate the construction of the Lower Yellowstone Fish Passage Project. The Yellowstone Fish Passage Project includes the construction of a new diversion structure in the Yellowstone River and a 11,150 feet long bypass channel that will River will not be impacted by this closure. County Road 303 on the south side of the Yellowstone River will also not be impacted by this closure. For further questions please contact Jack Con- ner with the Bureau of Rec- submitted an application to enter into a permanent conservation easement with the Willow Basin Ranch to conserve 3,997 acres of sage grouse core habitat in Bea- verhead County near Dell. ' conservation strategy, es- pecially on private lands where most of Montana’s sage grouse live,” said Caro- lyn Sime, Sage Grouse Hab- itat Conservation Program Manager. “The purpose of submitted electronically through the public web ap- plication tool at https://sage— Team. Look for the comment box and link in the lower right side of your screen. Electronic Montana Land Reliance these grants is to maintain comments and attached doc- allow for the assa e of endan- lamation at 406 247—7300 or . . . . gered pamd Stpurgeogn and other visit Reclamét 103,8 website at submitted two applications enhance, and restore sage uments must be received by native Species Construction is eX_ usbr gov/gp/mtao to enter into permanent con- grouse habitats, while at the 11:59 pm. on July 29, 2019. . ' servation easements with same time creating mitiga- Sage Grouse Habitat Con- Gov. Bullock opens new infrastructure grant program Delivering Local Assistance grant dollars will be awarded this fall Gov. Steve Bullock announced passed by the 2019 Legislature and the Sauerbier Ranch on 7,697 acres in Madison and Beaverhead counties near Alder, and with the Marc Lewis family on 2,011 acres near Grass Range in Fergus and Petroleum counties, respectively. Both projects tion sites that can be used to offset impacts of develop- ment elsewhere.” The 2015 Montana Leg- islature created the grant opportunity when it passed the Greater Sage Grouse Stewardship Act. During servation Program will review public comments received on the draft envi- ronmental assessments. Final assessments will be completed and available for public review later this summer. MSGOT is expect- eommunifies and 3011001 distriets Signed by Bulloek t0 aSSiSt 10031 would conserve habitat in the first Stewardship Fund ed to select grant recipients Impacted by the growth or dechne governments Impactedby growt,h core areas. grant cycle in 2016-2017, during a public meeting in of natural resource development or decline assoc1ated w1th coalZ 011 Garfield County Comer- about $2.3 million of Stew. September; can HOW apply for a portion 0f$21-5 01‘ gas deVelODment and alleVIate vation District submitted an ardship Fund dollars were Montana Sage Grouse 1111111011 11! funds for needed infra‘ Infraetrueture Strains- ' application for a combined leveraged with $6.6 million Habitat Conservation Pro- Strueture aneStmentS- DellVerlng Local ASSIStance fO' restoration and 30-year of federal and private funds gram works to sustain via- _“lnvest1ng 1n Montana’s commu- cuses grant dollars to local gov- term lease on 12,901 acres of to conserve 43,148 acres of ble sage grouse populations nlties and schools is essential for ernments and school dlstrlcts for a the Burgess Ranch in Gar. sage grouse habitat, Approx. and conserve habitat, en. continued economie gI‘QWth, the range 0f infrastructure prOJeCtS if? field County near Haxby imately $3.2 million is avail— abling Montanans to main- support of Seed-Paylng JObS, and eluding water, sewer, bridge, 131113110 Point. Restoration work able for the current 2019 tain control of their lands, for educating the future leaders of safety, government administration entails reseeding cropland grant cycle. wildlife, and economy by Montana” BullOCk said~.“.1’m en” and SChOOlS; . back to native rangeland. A copy of each draft en- avoiding a listing of the couraglrtg 19031 communllles and ‘Communlty DeVeument D1V1' Petroleum County Con- vironmental assessment, Greater Sage-grouse under SCh_001 dlstrlets to get thelI‘ appll- 31011 at the Mentane Depa¥tment servation District submitted along with maps and more the federal Endangered Spe- eatlonS submltted SO we can get Of Commerce IS admmlSteI‘mg the two applications for projects information about the pro- cies Act. The future of sage to work on critical infrastructure projects across the state.” The idea for the Delivering Local Assistance program was first pro- posed by Bullock as part of his 2019 new infrastructure program. In— terested communities and school districts can apply for grant funds until Sept. 30, 2019. Awards will be made in the fall of 2019. TermLife Michelle Hernandez MASSAGE THERAPY lMI 406.433.4757 (GTE/i SkilledNursing FggneralExpenses 202 3rd Ave NW. Sidney, MT 59270 Phone: (406) 488-4356 “mo..- smrwtcv mérwf, :Nc Fax: (406) 630.4433 in central Montana. One proposal is for a 30-year term lease on 11,703 acres of the King Ranch. The other posed project and Habitat Quantification Tool re- sults, is available online at Michele Herres, Agent 216 S Central Avenue Suite B Sidney, MT, 59270 ' Bus: 406488-2400 michele® 10mm 3.) New Lower Montana Rates!_.. Please stop by and say, “Hi!” I’m looking forward to serving your needs for insurance and financial services. \ Like a good neighbor, ‘ .’ ‘ " ‘3 ‘* State Farm is there.0 CALLAME TODAY. m w t r- ~« State Farm, Home Office, Bloon’dngton, IL grouse in Montana will depend on our collective efforts. &Statel-'armr tHRESHINB B ALI. INCLUSIVE Admission: luLv 19421, 2019 ,_ PIONEER VILLAGE. CROSBY, NORTH DAKOTA Giant Tractor Parade Daily $10, 3-Day - 520 Saturday & Sunday ‘ Under 12 FREE — Camping and lodging available. , This year featuring CASE — All exhibitors welcome 'Htlge co ct‘ of steam traders in running order " nd riday. July 19 O 7 pm oeruIy 19 0 5:30 pm Farm toy show, Huge flea market over 22 restored buildings, Museum. hors . bus rides, "Ladies of Steam" demonstration " Old—time kids games, carnival games, and much more. For more information, please contact Doreen Schilke 701-371-2755 or John Tysse 701—818—5242 ” Jorvroeicouurv runesnmo see 2019 - sow Annual Show Daily SCHEDULE Schedule subject to change. FRIDAK’JULY 19" 12N»4PM: Borderline Auto Club Classic Car & 7AM: Kitchen opens: (breakfast 7AM’11AM only) Bike Show (Vournas Field — east side of ‘ 7AM: Flea Market opensmanisch Building) Pioneer Village) 8AM: Museum opens 1PM: Parade featuring: Case Machinery 9AM: Tractomade from Threshing Show to USA & Canadian Anthems sung by Country Club Amber Haugenoe 9AM: One Man's Junk opens (Larson Building) 9AM: Northern Lights movie SATURDAY AFTER PARADE (Blooming Prairie Church) Threshing Show (north hlll) 10AM-7PM: Quilt Show (Daneville Church) 34PM: QUIlt ShOWlDanevme ChurCh) 11AM: Northern Lights movie 333°PM1 Norther" LighFSWOV'e (Blooming Prairie Church) (Blooming Frame Church) 12PM: Bakery opens 4PM: Money ln the Straw: Ages 12 & under 1PM: Northern Lights movie (by Bummer Barn) (Blooming Prairie Church) (5900507991 by CTESCEM 90"“ Energy) 2PM; Ladies of Steam demonstrations 4PM: Lefse making Demo (Ekness Budding) (South of Nygaard Bldg) 5PM: Carnival games and Farm toy show closes 3:30PM: Northern Lights movie EliifhrzifiSEecsbses ‘ v (Blooming Prairie Church) _ . / ‘ . A 4PM: Nomegian Homesteading Women 7 PM: TALENT SHOW (Pony Bu'ldlrjg) . j ‘ ' (potter Blinding) Followmg Talent Show: Dancing to MUSIC v 5:30PM: Kitchen doses . of Dervin Wallin (Potter Building) A A ‘ 5:30-7PM: BBQ Celebrating our 50‘“ Anniversary! ' . ' Cupcakes will be sewed after BBQ . . SUNDAV' JULY 21“ , . -, . (between Potter Building Moose) 7AM: Kitchen opens: (breakfast 7AM-11AM only) A . (Sponsored By: Burke-Divide, New ale: Mame" opens . , ‘ Century Ag, Farmer's Union Insurance 3 a “V we“ > . . ‘ ,~ ., g. NCO 8AM: Mfiseumroper'lls ‘ D “N Ch h . v fig: ‘ L , \ . iv . : g L 6PM: Flea Market doses ’ :gfiafilfzrgécnes ( new 2 urc ) , g _‘ L L . , 7PM. (Egrttetrtragl‘ll'aznt. Ryan Keplm Band 9AM: Farm Toy Show opens (50 e d bmg: t P . t E ) 9AM: Northern Lights movie ‘ P°"‘°'e mm" °'" "9'93’ , (Blooming Prairie Church) 10AM: Carnival games opens SATURDAY' JULY 20”. 11AM: Northern Lights movie 7AM: 8AM: 8AM: 8AM: 9AM: 9AM: Kitchen opens: (breakfast 7AM-11AM only) Flea Market opens TRACTOR PARADES SAT-SUN 1PM Bakery opens Museum opens Farm toy show opens (Moose Building) One Man’s Junk opens (Larson‘Buildl’ng) (Blooming Prairie Church) 11AM ‘ till food gone: THRESHERS MEAL (kitchen) 1 1AM-1PM: Kids Old~Time Games -west of the Potter Building (Sponsored by Crosby Chamber 8r » ch Economic Development) invites §idney and the‘surrounding communities loloin us for an Open House BBQ at our ‘ I . - - 9AM: Northern LI9h_B_m0VIe 1PM: Parade featuring: Case Machinery . (Blooming Plame Chum“) USA 8: Canadian Anthems sung I .g g , I , 10AM: Ladies of Steam demonstrations by Amber Haugenoe r (South of Nygaard Bldg) 10AM: Carnival games for children (Livery Barn) SUNDAY Amn PARADE > ' (Sponsored by Crosby Kids Daycare RAFFLE DRAWING AT END or PARADE r - Crescent Point Energy) KID'S TRACTOR PULL >~ , . a S n 10AM-1PM: QuiltShow (Daneville Church) threshing Show (north hill) . . Seaturing: Quilt tying and hands on ‘ 3pm; Kitchen grill shuts down I emonStfatlons 3PM: Farm To Show closes 11AM: Northern Lights movie 3PM: Carnivalygames close , i . q ,, (Blooming Prairie Churd‘I) 4PM: Kitchen closes * ’ I ‘ r '- ' ' “ 11AM ~till‘food gone: THRESHERS'MEAL (kitchen) ‘ 4PM: , Flea Market closes I, . . , HAM-1 PM: Kids Old Time Games ——-west of the Potter 5PM: Antique collectables Auction BuiUing (Sponsored by Crosby Chamber (north edge of grounds) Economic Development) Haugland’s Action Auction New attraction: Opa Donald’s Kinder Train kiddie rides throughout the weekend. Monday, July 15, from 4:45 rm. to 7 p.m.; * v H MONTANA-DAKOTA ‘ "’ UTILITIES 00. A Subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. ' p In the Community to:»Serve°' _\..\ s- “A "Wristbands must be shown at all entertainment and at the Friday evenlng BBQ" ADVERTISING PAID FOR BY CROSBY VISITOR’S PROMOTION FUND m \s \ “0260,