- Montana Electric Cooperative
We get an update from the Montana Electric Cooperative.
- American Prairie Reserve – APR’s Mission, Buying Land, Free-Roaming Bison and Property Rights.
The APR mission is to create the largest nature reserve in the continental United States, a refuge for people and wildlife preserved forever as part of America’s heritage.
As a Board and staff, we run our business each and every day following the principles outlined in our six values. In our interactions with one another and with those outside our organization, including our donors, our partners and the community around the Reserve, we do our best to act in accordance with these values.
Join us for a full show on “dispelling falsehoods regarding APR’s mission, buying land, free-roaming bison and property rights.”
- Gary Marbut-President Of The Montana Shooting Sports Association
What is a plastic gun? We will ask a Montana firearms expert.
We will learn more about the MSSA and who they will support in the upcoming elections.
What about the Missoula gun law? We will ask Gary Marbut.
- The 6-Mill Levy – The Real Facts
Funding is used to put teachers in classrooms and to help teach students • Funds are used to directly support, maintain, and improve the Montana university system • These dollars go towards direct education of students in the form of student services and hiring instructors • These dollars do not go towards football games, capital expenditures, or dorms!
- Montana Child Protection Alliance
The Montana Child Protection Alliance (MCPA) will host a rally to raise a voice for Montana children. The date is Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Capitol Building in Helena from 10 – 1:30.
The Montana Child Protection Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to raise awareness of children’s rights in Montana and advocate for due process as annotated in Montana law.
- Republican Montana Congressman From Dillon – Tom Welch
This is how one Dillon resident sees it, This community and district are fortunate to have two quality individuals willing to represent our interests in the Legislature. There is, however, a difference between these two candidates. I believe Tom Welch has the ability to better bridge the gaps that have made our state government so dysfunctional. I have known Tom as a friend, neighbor, businessman, community leader and very generous individual for over 40 years.
- Bill Bullard-R-CALF USA CEO
Bill Bullard joined R-CALF USA as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer at national headquarters in Billings, Mont., on April 9, 2001.
Bullard has testified on behalf of R-CALF USA members before Congress and executive branch agencies, has managed numerous lawsuits on behalf of the organization, and is the organization’s registered lobbyist.
Bullard, formerly a cow/calf rancher in Perkins County, S.D., served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission from 1995-2001. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University and completed a year of graduate studies at the University of South Dakota.
Bullard and his wife Jeanne have three children: Cameron, Candace, and Callie.
- Democratic Congressional Candidate – Kathleen Williams
Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams believes that our state – and our country – deserve qualified, honorable representation. First and foremost a thoughtful, dedicated member of the Montana community, Kathleen feels just as comfortable rolling up her sleeves for work in rural fields and streams as she does under the Capitol roof.
Her thirty-four-year natural resources career traverses the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The principles of responsible, science-based stewardship, the voices of individuals who work the land for a living, and the shared-used policies of state government inform her pragmatic, forward-thinking views on water rights, public access, and sustainability policy.
- Common Ground Group-Hunting Is A Privilege & Not A Right! Improving The Hunting/Landowner Relationship
The Common Ground group believes that hunting is a privilege and not a right; and although it has been criticized by some, it is an important part of our Nation’s heritage and wildlife management system. As both land ownership and hunter behavior have changed, hunting access has become more limited and contentious. In an attempt to improve landowner-sportsmen relations as well as create more access opportunities for hunters, Common Ground is now developing this comprehensive, advanced hunter education program designed to put more ethical, educated, and effective hunters in the field.
In 2010, One Montana began facilitating a working group called Common Ground which is a partnership of Montana landowners, outfitters and sportsmen who have been working together over the last several years to solve difficult issues concerning access and land stewardship in Montana. The group’s mission is to find win/win/win solutions for landowners, sportsmen and wildlife. This has not been easy. However, the organizations and individuals who are partners in this effort are moving beyond the contentious nature of these issues and are dedicated to building trust with one another in order to develop viable solutions to the difficult issues they face together.
One of the challenges that the group has discussed is hunter behavior in Montana. The Common Ground group believes that hunting is a privilege and not a right; and although it has been criticized by some, it is an important part of our Nation’s heritage and wildlife management system. As both land ownership and hunter behavior have changed, hunting access has become more limited and contentious. In an attempt to improve landowner-sportsmen relations as well as create more access opportunities for hunters, Common Ground is now developing this comprehensive, advanced hunter education program designed to put more ethical, educated, and effective hunters in the field.
- Kristin Larson – Montana Beef Council & National Beef Check Off
For Montana’s largest industry, the current court battle over the Beef Check-off is a big deal. Last Thursday we invited R-Calf CEO Bill Bullard to explain why R-Calf is suing to try to change the process that previously sent 50% of the funds to be directed by the Montana Beef Council. This week we will hear the other side of that issue. Kristin Larson of Sidney will be our guest.
A cattle producer from eastern Montana, Kristin Larson serves as a member of the Federation of State Beef Councils, which represents the 45 Qualified State Beef Councils (QSBC) that collect the $1 per-head beef checkoff under the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order. As such, she is one of 20 members who sit on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC), the group which – under the Act – makes the final national checkoff funding decisions. She is also a past member, and past Chair of the Montana Beef Council.
Join us, as we’ll hear why some producers disagree with last week’s guest, and feel the original intent of the Beef Check-Off…(that half of the funds should be controlled by the Beef Council in the state where those funds are collected)…should still be a valid part of the Check-Off program.
- Neel Kashkari, President/CEO – Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Neel Kashkari took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on January 1, 2016, following a national search conducted by the Bank’s independent board of directors.
In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C. In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees all operations of the bank, including supervision and regulation, treasury services and payments services. He has also been instrumental in establishing the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute to promote greater economic equity.
- Stephanie Hester – Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC)
Montana Invasive Species Council or MISC will be hosting listening sessions in Billings, Fort Peck, Kalispell
BILLINGS, FORT PECK & KALISPELL, Mont. – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) will host invasive species listening sessions in Billings, Fort Peck and Kalispell over the course of the next month. The listening sessions will be focused on the findings of a recent invasive species law review, which will also support the upcoming Montana Invasive Species Summit to be held in Helena November 15-16, 2018.
The public is encouraged to attend. The listening sessions will be held in the following locations:
- Perry Pendley – President of Mountain States Legal Foundation
Mountain States Legal Foundation is a nonprofit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, and the free enterprise system that defends constitutional liberties and the rule of law.
- Montana Wildlife Federation – The Horse Creek Easement
Highlighting the Montana Land Board and the controversy over the Horse Creek Easement.
We will have the landowner involved in the easement as well as folks from their organization.