The Hebgen question – When will the final phase of the dam’s rehabilitation be completed?

“Our plan hasn’t changed, but we do acknowledge we could have done better with communication on this project,” Butch Larcomb, NorthWestern Energy media representative, said.

Larcomb was referring to the fact that the construction on Hebgen Dam’s intake structure will be complete by the end of this year and construction on the spillway will take place in 2016, but another phase of the project – to rehabilitate the outlet pipe – is tentatively scheduled to begin May 2017.

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“I am very proud of the team,” said Falcon head coach Rob Lott, following the team’s loss in the semifinal football game. “They had a bunch of team goals and achieved most of them – like the divisional championship.”

The Falcons’ season ended on Nov. 14, but Lott said it was a great, evenly match game.

“Our boys put forth a great effort, as did Arlee,” Lott said. “They were pretty matched teams. I betcha if we played them 10 times, we would win five of them.”

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Dear Readers,

I found a stack of old pictures in a bin under my guest room bed last week and began reminiscing. Of particular interest were photos from my junior year of college. That was the year I spent traveling the world – first a study abroad semester in Ireland, and then an internship where I worked as a reporter in South Africa.

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