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DILLON TKINLP4t - Wednesday May 7 2014 Page A-3 • t Southvillonta, ja c> *,oiIwi Wednesday Mostly cloudy Chance of showers Cool LOW 32 HIGH 53 Thursday Mostly cloudy Flak of showers Near normal temps LOW 79 HIGH 61 Valid for Wednesday May 7 7014 Wisdom 28 / 49 \ Jackson 27 144 .* Grant 30/51 Friday AIL Com Mostly cloudy Chance of showers and thunderstorms LOW 37 HIGH 59 ao4w.. , i.c S.aAse row sollihris, rrlb . • / Melrose Twin 31 / 48 Bridges 34/ 52 an 33/48,- - • 111— Lima 31/49 Partly ,:loudy Chanca of showers Cool LOW 33 HIGH 59 Forecast Details for Southwestern Montana Unsettled and showery weather is forecast for this week Winds will shift into the southwest on Thursday and cloudy skies will bring a chance of showers with a few thunderstorms The weekend is likely to be partly sunny with a risk of scattered showers Temperatures will be cooler than usual Missoula Today s State Forecast Climate Summary (observed and recorded at Dillon) Historical Records NORMAL TEMPS, for Wednesday. WARMEST May 7 2014 COLDEST MAX. PRECIP. Low 35 High 63 86 in 1992 21 0.93 Inch.. In 1961 in 1993 Giendwe 40 / 54 &flings 35 43 Dayiiigrt on May 7 2014 lasts tor 14 hours and 32 mtn Advertise your business on the Dillon Tribune's Weather Forecast! BLM to assess Centennial Watershed l'he Bureau of Land Manage- ment's Dillon Field Office plans to assess the resource condi- tions on BLM-administered public lands within the Centen- nial Watershed near Monida, Montana this summer. The Centennial Watershed includes 36 grazing allotments, which includes about 75,000 acres of BLM-administered public land in addition to 10,800 un-allotted BLM acres within the watershed. The five stan- dards for rangeland health will be reviewed on an allotment -by - allotment basis along with the un-allotted areas to determine whether or not the standards are being met. These standards include: maintaining properly function- ing upland and riparian areas, assuring that water quality and air quality meet State standards, and providing for biodiversity. Forest health, fuels conditions Legion Post 20 to meet tonight American Legion Post 20 will meet Wednesday, May 7 at the Montana National Guard Armory on Highway 41 north. The social will begin at 6:15 with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Chef Steve Essquibel will be preparing a Cinco De Mayo special. American Legion mem- bers, their wives and sweet- hearts are invited. The meeting, which will begin at 8 p.m. will feature speakers Joe Warren, army survivor and outreach services, and BCHS student Jayden Child will address suicide prevention. Japanese beetle quarantine continues The artificial spread of the invasive Japanese beetle, Popil- lia japonica Newman, has the potential to be a considerable risk to Montana's nursery and agriculture industries. The Montana Department of Ag- riculture, the Montana Nurs- ery & Landscape Association (MNLA), and the Association of Montana Riff, Ornamental, & Pest Professionals (AMTOPP) are working cooperatively to inform nursery businesses and consumers of identification and inspection procedures to pre- vent outbreaks. \The Japanese beetle, first detected in Montana in 2002, is a highly destructive invasive plant pest. Inspections this spring have already identified live Japanese beetle grubs, which feed on grass roots before becoming adults, then attack more than 500 species of plants, including a wide va- riety of trees, shrubs, grasses, nursery plants, and vegetable and field crops,\ explained Beth Eiring, quarantine and nursery specialist for the department of agriculture. Consistent detections of the Japanese beetle through trap- ping and monitoring prompted the establishment of a state quarantine area in Yellowstone County in 2008. The department continues to monitor and inspect nursery stock from states with known Japanese beetle infesta- tion. After a significant increase in the number of beetles brought into the state through regulated nursery stock importation, the department re -instated the exte- rior Japanese beetle quarantine in 2013. During an inspection of nursery stock this April, two live Japanese beetle grubs were found in the soil of a nursery plant from Bailey Nurseries' Minnesota facility. Upon be- ing informed of the detected Japanese beetle grub, Bailey Nurseries voluntarily cancelled TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY FOR SALE Cleaning house 'Wood gun cabinet holds 10 guns $50. '36\ older TV $25 works good. •1972 Kit Companion camp trailer. 12 long its a fixer upper $.400 Call 683 4005 FOR SALE 'Box V Brand Good for entire state Cattle -RS Horses - AS & sheep Paid up tit 2021 $1 500 Call 683-4005 WANTED TO BUY older mobile home set up 406-4254044 19/31 Pri BOMOMperi Ad deadline II am mi Month% 1)11.1.0 two loads that were planned for shipment into the state and will voluntarily cease all shipments of container -grown material into the state from their Minnesota facility for the 2014 nursery season. \We understand and value the importance of preventing the spread of the Japanese beetle. Bailey Nurseries has been, and continues to be, proac- tive in finding a solution to this issue both internally and with the state of Montana. We are voluntarily ceasing shipments of container nursery stock from our Minnesota facility into Montana for the 2014 season. We will continue shipment of bareroot product from Min- nesota and container product from our Oregon facilities in 2014, and are shifting additional container production to Oregon for 2015 shipments and beyond. We apologize to our valued cus- tomers for the disruption, and promise to work diligently to find a solution with the Montana Department of Agriculture,\ said Terri McEnaney, President of Bailey Nurseries. In addition to resources available on the department's pest management website about the beetle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Ser- vice (USDA APHIS) provides Japanese beetle identification and quarantine information on their website. The Montana Department of Agriculture will continue to inspect nursery stock, work with nurseries and consumers, and survey for ad- ditional treatment options. \By following all quarantine regulations and with diligent inspections for this invasive pest by nursery businesses and informed consumers, we can potentially prevent addi- tional quarantines and costly eradication efforts,\ said MNLA Executive Director Jyl Story. \The Montana Nursery and Landscape Association com- mends Bailey Nurseries for stepping up to the plate and finding a workable solution to this immediate problem, and as- sisting with long-term plans for the industry as a whole.\ \We all have an interest in preventing the spread of Japa- nese beetle. AMTOPP thanks the department and Bailey Nurser- ies for working with our asso- ciation to monitor and prevent the transportation of this pest,\ said Karl Brittain, Executive Director of the Association of Montana 'flirt% Ornamental, & Pest Professionals. \This is a difficult problem for suppliers, nurseries and consumers, and we appreciate the cooperative efforts of all involved to eradicate this pest and resume healthy business operations. In an effort to pre- vent a potential spread of this pest, nursery owners can refuse shipments that are in violation of quarantines. The department, MNLA, and AMTOPP will con- tinue to inform businesses and consumers of proper actions to take if they suspect the impor- tation of the Japanese beetle,\ said Eiring. The Montana Department of Agriculture's mission is to pro- tect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop ag- riculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agri- culture, visit agr.mt.gov and conifer expansion issues are also included within the land health standards. Where standards for land health are not met, contributing factors will be identified and recommenda- tions for corrective action will be developed and presented by the interdisciplinary team. National Environment Policy Act documentation will be pre- pared next winter to analyze al- ternatives for revised manage- ment where resource concerns are found within the watershed. The assessment, determina- tion and any necessary NEPA documentation will be com- pleted by resource specialists from the Dillon Field Office in coordination with permittees/ lessees, other agencies and in- terested members of the public. If you would like to know more about this process or have information or data that may be helpful to the BLM, call (406) 683-8000 or email MT _Dillon F0@b1m.gov. C ouncil Continued from page Al Ulmer that the city go with the $83,331 bid submitted by R.E. Miller & Sons, of Dillon. The City Council will also consider the appointment of Joe Horrocks as a full-time Dillon Police Officer. Horrocks fulfilled his one-year probationary peri- od on the local law enforcement force, as of May 1. In a letter to the Council recommending Horrocks, Dillon Police Chief Paul Craft praised Horrock's performance on the job and highlighted the additional train- ing he has received over the past year. The Council will also consid- er approving a May 31 Shriners Parade in Dillon. Regular reports of city of- ficers, boards and Council com- mittees will be presented in their usual order tonight. The meeting begins at 7 o'clock tonight in the City Coun- cil Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Attention: Pia Servicing the ,005 GREG DAILEY PIANO SERVICE PROFESSIONAL TUNING & REPAIR 35 Years Experience Trained by Leading Piano Manufacturers Schools • Churches • Teachers • Homes 406-570-9941 11111111 111141111114111 Montana Western is seeking community input on the selection of the next chancellor. The University of Montana Western will host an open forum for the campus and community regarding the upcoming chancellor search. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. Lewis and Clark Room in Mathews Hall on Montana Western campus. Members of the search committee will hear comments regarding the upcoming search process and advertisement. For information call 406-683-7031. THE UNIVERSITY MONTANA WESTERN Brooke Erb for Montana State Representative, District 72. Involved. Invested. Independent. A proven ability to work with diverse interests and groups for a better Beaverhead County Brooke is committed to • Protecting agriculture in southwest Montana • Business growth and development • (Duality affordable edi icat ion • Access to public lands and wildlife stewardship • Responsible resoi ace development • Experience • Owner of E Bar Cattle for 28 years • Office manager for the A<,soc hit , r of UMW for 12 years • Director of UMW Safe Ride program for seven years • ormer supervisor of the UMW r , '(' l\lil j'r • r orrner certified medic:al assistant t( /1 'Ii yt'iI • Co (11,11r Beaverhead uTly 1)t.11 l.cLr, r, • BOIT ri r Tit 1! l)( r vr)i ,!1, • Mt It'lle, .i it. I • arid (Jciaitizeci the annual Vt if , tat !; , )t • F( itrript hn,irr . 1 e i eribor If ir Att., ,1111( 11 • 1.,Itid At( 11 ( (ir habitat learn 4111•404111 • *mow Tiler 1% I 14t