The Billings Outpost

Deadlines

Thursday, December 11

is the last day to:

•See “Fracture,” an exhibition of works by Burke Jam at MSU Billings (see Nov. 20 Outpost). Mr. Jam spent a year in Iceland researching and producing artwork that explores listening and sound as alternate means of engaging with, and representing, the physical landscape. The exhibition brings together mixed-media and interactive installations, a series of drawings and photographs, and field-recorded sound works that were inspired by his experience. Mr. Jam has a master’s degree from the University of Montana and teaches at Portland State University. Northcutt Steele Gallery.

Friday, December 12

is the last day to:

•Bid in a silent auction to benefit Family Services of Yellowstone County. Art for the auction is donated by artists represented at Tompkins Gallery. Through 5 p.m. at 2511 Montana Ave.

•Apply for a Tourism Digital Marketing Grant through the Montana Office of Tourism. The grants support e-marketing projects such as mobile app and website development. Up to $200,000 is available this grant cycle. To apply, visit www.travelmontana.org/forms.

Monday, December 15

is the last day to:

•Apply to serve on the Snowmobile Advisory Committee, State Trails Advisory Committee and Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee. All positions are for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1. Send a letter or email of interest that includes name, address, telephone number and email address; a description of the types of trail activities in which you participate; involvement with trail projects and programs; names of trail organizations to which you belong; other talents and experience; philosophy and perspectives regarding recreational trails use; and which committee you would like to serve on. Mail to: Trails Advisory Committees, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For information, contact Beth Shumate at (406) 444-4585 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Seth McArthur at (406) 444-3753 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Request a phone call on Dec. 17 for a child up to age 10 from Santa Claus. Send a letter to: Billings Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: Santa, 390 N. 23rd St., Billings, MT 59101 and include name or names of children, phone number, mailing address, gender, age, grade/school/teacher, parents’ names, names and ages of brothers and sisters, kind and name of pet, friends, achievements, activities and groups, miscellaneous information that only Santa would know and a wish list for Christmas. No long-distance calls.

Thursday, December 18

is the last day to:

•Submit nominations for three positions on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Those who submitted a nomination in response to the first call in August need not resubmit. Nominations are for a term of three years and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: wild horse and burro advocacy, veterinary medicine (equine science), and public interest (with special knowledge of protection of wild horses and burros, management of wildlife, animal husbandry or natural resource management). For information, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-18/pdf/2014-27273.pdf. E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 2134 LM, Attn: Sarah Bohl WO-260, Washington, D.C. 20240 or fax to Ms. Bohl at (202) 912-7182. For questions, call Ms. Bohl at (202) 912-7263.

•Comment on a proposal to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered species throughout its range, which includes 38 states and the District of Columbia. The Service cited the species’ sharp decline due to impacts of a disease, white-nose syndrome, that affects cave-hibernating bats. To comment, go to www.regulations.gov and in the search box enter Docket No. FWS–R5–ES–2011–0024 and click on “Comment Now!” Or mail to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R5–ES–2011–0024; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.

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