The Billings Outpost

Deadlines

Thursday, Sept. 18

is the last day to:

•Email or postmark comments on a draft environmental assessment for a proposed Annual Funding Agreement that would allow the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage and implement the biological, maintenance, public use and fire management programs on the National Bison Range Complex. The deadline expired earlier but was extended. The document is at www.fws.gov/bisonrange. Send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to National Bison Range, 58355 Bison Range Road, Moiese, MT 59824.

•Meet the extended deadline for the U.S. Forest Service’s Wilderness Writings Challenge, which is open to students writing about wilderness. Entries can range from a 140-character “tweet” up to a story or poem of up to 500 words. Enter at www.fs.usda.gov/r1. The first 50 writers to submit will receive a poster created by Monte Dolack.

Friday, September 19

is the last day to:

•Register for a session that begins Sept. 23 for BraveHearts, a free grief support group sponsored by RiverStone Health Hospice Services for children and teens. The grief support group is open to any child 5 to 17 years of age who has suffered the loss of a loved one. During the sessions, children engage in activities that help them explore and express their thoughts and feelings as well as cherish memories through art, play and sharing. 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 11, RiverStone Health. Free. To register, call 651-6500.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

is the last day to:

•Visit the Western Sustainability Exchange’s Livingston Farmers Market this season. Locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer and handmade arts, crafts and jewelry are available, along with music. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sacajawea Park Band Shell. For information, go to www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org/livingston-farmers-market/.

Thursday, Sept. 25

is the last day to:

•See “Crafting Change Through Cloth and Community,” an exhibition of cuadros by Peruvian women of Pamplona Alta. Cuadros are embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures created by women of Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas, two art cooperatives located in a shantytown situated on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Cuadros provide income for women to support their families and are also a means of self expression. Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall at Rocky Mountain College.

•See the MSU Billings department of art’s Annual Faculty Exhibition, which features a series of mixed-media works entitled “Gathered Coherence” by recently hired painting and drawing faculty member Jodi Lightner. Her works consist of a series of scrolled paintings on Mylar (a translucent film with a matte finish), a sound installation, paintings and assemblage. Her arrangements of forms — aural, visual, and spatial — address how we collect and organize ourselves, and disperse once again. Other participating artists are Mark Earnhart, Shanna Fliegel, Jill Foote-Hutton, Neil Jussila, David Knobel, Sarah Knobel, Connie Landis, Randi O’Brien, Marcia Selsor and Markus Urbanik. Northcutt Steele Gallery in Liberal Arts Building. Free.

Friday, September 26

is the last day to:

•Comment on the 2014 Biennial Fee Rule, an assemblage of user fees and associated rules for the Montana State Park system. Proposed user fees include increases for camping, campsite electrical service, cabin, yurt and tipi rental, nonresident entry, nonresident annual entrance passes and Lewis and Clark Caverns tours. To see the fees and to comment by 5 p.m., go to stateparks.mt.gov and click on “Public Notices/Submit Comments.” Comments may be emailed comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send comments by mail to: Montana State Parks, 2014 Biennial Fee Rule, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

•RSVP for the Oct. 1 meeting of Town & Gown, at which Casey Jourdan talks why she enlisted in the Army National Guard at age 17, what work she did when deployed to Iraq and how she has recovered from a traumatic injury suffered there in a explosion of an improvised explosive device. She has since earned a master’s degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from MSU Billings, works as a personal trainer and teaches functional rehabilitation. $20 for dinner. RSVP by noon at 294-4230 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday, September 30

is the last day to:

See an exhibition by artists Patti Gordon, Patse Hansen and Kristi Brothers at the Carbon County Arts Guild in Red Lodge. Ms. Gordon paints oils of landscapes inspired by time she spent on the family farm in Acton as the daughter of a dry-land wheat farmer. Ms. Hansen paints contemporary, western and Native American subjects based on research and the inspiration she derives from her love of animals, the outdoors, interest in the spiritual elements of other cultures and western life. Ms. Brothers has been working in clay for more than 20 years, using a Raku process with glazes that have a heavy copper base. 11 W. Eighth St.

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