The Billings Outpost


Thursday, August 27

is the last day to:

•See entries in the Sweet Pea Art Festival, judged by artist Ray Campeau. Mr. Campeau has won numerous awards for his painting and for teaching in the Montana University system and at Carroll College. Bozeman Public Library Atrium Gallery. For information, go to or call (406) 586-4003.

Friday, August 28

is the last day to:

•Nominate outstanding agricultural leaders for recognition at the Nov. 6-7 2015 Celebrate Agriculture event sponsored by the MSU College of Agriculture. The awards honor those who have exhibited abundant leadership in Montana public service as an agricultural producer, industry advocate, agri-business leader or as a friend of agriculture. Nomination forms are at They should be received by today at 202 Linfield Hall, MSU Bozeman, MT 59717.

•Comment on a proposal to create guidelines for pre- and post-season hunting opportunities to aid in the reduction of some elk populations. The elk “shoulder season” guidelines would allow for developing and proposing elk hunting seasons to improve elk-harvest management in specific locales. Go before 5 p.m. to and click “Submit Public Comments,” then click “Hunting & Trapping.” Or write to: FWP – Wildlife Division, Attn: Public Comment, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

Saturday, August 29

is the last day to:

•See a retrospective exhibition of works by John Mix Stanley, who traveled the American West painting pictures in the mid-1800s. The Smithsonian gallery housing his paintings burned to the ground 150 years ago, and this exhibition, “Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley,” includes 60 surviving works. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.

Monday, August 31

is the last day to:

•See “A Lonely Business: Isabelle Johnson’s Montana,” an exhibition on display at the Charles M. Bair Family Museum in Martinsdale. Ms. Johnson (1901-1992), born in Absarokee, was a painter, rancher and teacher and one of the pioneering modernist painters in Montana. She was chairman of the art department at what is now MSU Billings from 1949 to 1961.

•See oil paintings by Susan Spero on display at the Carbon County Arts Guild in Red Lodge. Her work includes still life, Native American portraiture, the Western landscape and wildlife. She offers both tiny and larger pieces, many of them in antique frames that she has collected. Free.

•Apply for a general mountain lion hunting license for this season. Applicants must have a 2015 Conservation License and ALS number, and they must pay a $5 nonrefundable application fee. Today also is the last day to purchase a black bear hunting license without having to wait 24 hours to use it. Go to

Tuesday, September 1

is the last day to:

•Register at a discounted rate for the Montana Marathon marathon, half-marathon and 10K on Sept. 20 in Billings. Go to

•Postmark regular entries for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Selected films, including world and U.S. premieres, are screened in Missoula in February. Cash awards are given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary of any length about the American West (the Big Sky Award). Go to

•RSVP for dinner at the Sept. 9 meeting of Town and Gown. The speaker is Steve Arveschoug of Big Sky Economic Development, who talks about the Building Remarkable campaign, which encourages the community to invest in key infrastructure, build capacity in the higher education system and grow our talented workforce. Social and reception, 6 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m.; speaker, 7:30 p.m. $25 for dinner. Call 294-4230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday, Sept. 2

is the last day to:

•Comment on draft Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for the Stillwater Mining Co.’s Stillwater and East Boulder Mines. The permits allow ground water that has infiltrated mine workings to be discharged into the East Boulder River. The second permit covers the discharge of mine drainage water to the Stillwater River from the Stillwater Mine. The documents are at Send comments to DEQ Permitting & Compliance Division, Water Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT  59620 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thursday, September 3

is the last day to:

•Apply for tundra swan hunting permits for the 2015-16 season. $5. Go to any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park office or visit and click “Hunting,” then “Licenses” and “Permits.”

•Submit initial comments and ideas on hunting regulations and adjustments for 2016-2017. Visit, then click “2016-17 Hunting Seasons.” Additional comment opportunities will be offered in January after proposals are submitted to the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Saturday, September 12

is the last day to:

Comment on proposed 2016 fishing regulations. Proposed changes in this area include prohibiting bow fishing for gar, establishing a lottery for paddlefish in the Missouri River above Fort Peck Dam and reducing the sauger and channel catfish limits on the Musselshell River. To see all of the proposed changes, go to and click “Fishing,” then “Fishing Home.” Written comments may be mailed to Joel Tohtz, Fisheries Management Bureau Chief, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59601 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Wednesday, September 30

is the last day to:

See “A Still Life Painting,” the first exhibition of the fall semester at Rocky Mountain College. Five still-life artists and their work are featured: Elliott Eaton, Connie Herberg, Linda Piper, Robert Tompkins and Dana Zier. Tech Hall at RMC.


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