Friday Links For March 28th, 2014 - The News Around Montana | The Montana Shop

Friday Links For March 28th, 2014 - The News Around Montana

So, we didn't quite make it on Friday, but never late than never, right? Here's the news!

Front Grizzlies Stirring - Great Falls Tribune
There is still snow on the ground in a lot of Montana, but the bears hungry! We wait every year for this article.  It is just as much a part of a Montana Spring as Punxsutawney Phil is to Pennsylvania.

$4.6M Gift Will Fund Effort To Improve Heart-Attack Treatment In Rural Montana - Missoulian
One of the biggest factors to choosing to live in rural Montana is health care.  The big cities have great hospitals, and gifts like this one will help those of us who like a more peaceful home get similar care. Great news indeed!

As Delays Persist, Amtrak Modifies Empire Builder Schedule - Flathead Beacon
News like this is sad to see. Commerce is very important to our state, but there is a soft spot in our heart for passenger trains.  Those wonderful pictures from long ago with a handful of people on dusty Montana train platforms are iconic. 

Billings Gets 100 Inches Of Snow This Winter - Billings Gazette
Holy cow, thats a lot of snow. The most since records have been kept, if you can believe it. It’s been a long Winter, but we hope it makes for a smoke free Summer.

Red Ants Pants Music Festival Lineup Party Is April 5 - Helen Air
We’ve never been, but we hear Red Ants Pants is a blast.  Who’s going? Tell us about it on Twitter, @TheMontanaShop.

Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Shakes Yellowstone Park - Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Did you feel it? When Yellowstone rumbles, it is hard not to wonder.  We just chalk it up to living in a wild part of the country. Florida get’s hurricanes, we live on a super-volcano.  No big deal.