Friday, Aug. 7th, 2020

7 Tips for Buying Papers Online


All learning institutions demand that students deliver high-quality research papers. The frequency of doing and submitting these assignments depends on your academic level and scholarly discipline. However, things are harder for those pursuing masters and Ph.D. courses, as they must submit thoroughly researched and well-written dissertations.

Dissertations are about 40-80 pages long, and lecturers demand you complete and defend your project within a semester or two. Unfortunately, normal learning activities won’t come to a halt because you are writing your dissertation. You will still be required to attend classes, take part in after school activities, and to some, work part-time to get your life going.

Unfortunately, by the end of the semester, you will be excessively exhausted. But lucky you, there are affordable and easily accessible options you can always count on. These options include looking for the best research paper writers online and paying them to do the job for you.

So, Is the Process of Buying Papers Online Worth the Cost?
Well, with the Internet, searching for services online now happens in a flash. However, there are multiple factors to consider before buying papers online, and the assessment of these aspects will help you to decide the activity’s value.

Additionally, you can use the factors to differentiate between reliable online paper providers and fraudsters. So, let’s get started and ensure that you not only end up buying papers from genuine buyers but also achieve the ideal value for your investment.

Ensure the Mode of Payment is Highly Secure and Verified
Luckily enough, there are multiple online payment options to consider. Anytime you are faced with alternatives to pick from, always settle on the most secure, convenient, and approved mode of payment.

It will:
Protect you from those who use unscrupulous means
Keep your money safe until you get the service you had paid for
Keep your account details safe
Make Sure the Firm Keeps Personal Info Anonymous

Personal data protection and anonymity are essential because info leakage can lead to expulsion, especially if the college learns the truth about students seeking academic writing services. The action is taken due to work authenticity issues.

Consider the Set Plagiarism and Paper Quality Policies
Colleges demand 100% unique and premium-quality papers, which is the same thing that paper selling firms should promise and deliver. To confirm you’ve made the right decision on the matter, go through previous customers’ evaluations and feedback from genuine review sites.

Additionally, ensure the company provides a plagiarism report after delivering your task. Finally, make sure there are free revision services, as these bolsters the chances of getting a high-quality paper, in case the initial draft had some errors.

Consider the Professionalism of the Paper Writers
How strict is the firm’s hiring process? What are the academic qualifications for those working on the platform? Note that a rigorous hiring process mainly works best in filtering the needed experts, and this increases the chances of having your work done by qualified professionals.

Consider the Cost of Buying Papers Online
At times, cheap becomes expensive. On the other hand, never overpay for substandard services. So, always look for the best-priced service: one that offers high-quality services at the most affordable cost. That way, you will end up with an investment that provides the best value for your money.

Make Sure the Firm Can Deliver the Work on Time
On-time assignment delivery is a vital necessity, as homework submitted past the deadline mainly attracts penalties or marks deduction. When it comes to dissertations and thesis papers, delivering your work late can negatively impact your graduation.

You don’t want to end up in such a situation. Therefore, make sure the writing company has enough resources and fast turnarounds before p their services.

Finally, an Effective Support Service Is Crucial
Put yourself in a situation where, upon order delivery, you find out that the writer submitted the wrong paper, but unfortunately, you lack a platform to complain or request for the error rectification. In such situations, effective customer service becomes useful. But that’s not all, as multiple problems can also be solved by active support staffs, including:

Money-related issues
Deadline extension requests
Login or paper download failure

Final Thoughts
The Internet and online paper writing services mainly come to your rescue when you are struggling with assignment workload or strict deadlines. However, the process of using these provisions requires extra caution, as this increases your chances of getting service that offers the ideal value for your money. Fortunately, with the online paper buying tips listed above, you are assured of an experience worth remembrance.

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Special Hours for August and September at Lewis & Clark Caverns

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announces adjusted hours of operation and cavern tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, beginning Aug. 20, as the season begins to wind down.

As of Aug. 20, the visitor centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with Paradise Tours every hour from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tours will continue to be limited and offered by reservation only. To make a reservation, contact the park by phone at 406-287-3541. Tours are often fully booked a week in advance. Visitors can reserve spots up to two weeks in advance of their desired tour dates.

For the weekends of Aug. 22 and 23, Aug. 29 and 30, and Sept. 5 and 6, advance reservations will also be available for additional tours at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. daily to help accommodate more visitors on the weekends. After Sept. 6, tours will be offered daily, every hour from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. until Sept. 30.

“We’re glad to continue serving the public and sharing this spectacular resource,” said Park Manager Rhea Armstrong. “The passion our guides feel for the Caverns comes across on every tour. Though we have had modified operations this year, our standard of service and safety has not changed.”

The Paradise Tour is about a mile of walking and 1.5 hours. It features the largest and most decorated room in the cave system. Masks are required, and staff cleans the handrails with bleach during each tour.

For more information about these or other events at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, call (406) 287-3541.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT

http://stateparks.mt.gov/lewis-and-clark-caverns/

From the exit 274 on I-90, we are 13 miles south on Highway 287 and 5 miles west on MT 2.

From the Cardwell exit 256 on I-90 we are 7 miles east along MT 2.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the most decorative limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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Thursday, Aug. 6th, 2020

Fishing restrictions enacted for several rivers due to warm temps

Several rivers in southwest Montana will close to fishing during the afternoon each day due to a seasonal rise in water temperatures.

“Hoot-owl” restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight each day will go into effect on Aug. 6 for the following waterbodies:

  • The lower Gallatin River from the Highway 84 bridge near Four Corners to the Missouri River.
  • The lower Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the Beaverhead River.
  • The Big Hole River from the North Fork of the Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge west of Wise River, and from Maidenrock Fishing Access Site to the Beaverhead River, in accordance with the Big Hole Watershed Committee Drought Plan.
  • The lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Jefferson River.
  • The entire Jefferson River, in accordance with the Jefferson River Drought Plan.

Each of these areas have met their respective established requirements for hoot-owl restrictions, which include water temperatures exceeding 73 degrees for at least three consecutive days.

Restrictions of this nature are designed to protect fish such as Arctic grayling and trout, which all become more susceptible to disease and mortality when conditions such as high temperatures combine with additional stressors.

The restrictions for each river will be lifted when peak water temperatures stay below 70 degrees for three consecutive days, but no later than Sept. 15.

A permanent yearly hoot-owl restriction also went into effect this year for the lower Madison River from the Warm Springs Boat Launch to the Jefferson River. That restriction will be in effect every year from July 15 through Aug. 15.

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Fish and Wildlife Commission to hear petitions regarding River Recreation on the Madison River at Aug. 13 meeting

At its meeting on Aug. 13, the Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear two petitions regarding River Recreation on the Madison River.

The Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana (FOAM) and the George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GGTU) along with the Anaconda Sportsmen Association (ASA) will present their petitions directly to the commission. Both petitions are requesting rulemaking to address recreation on the Madison River. Following the presentation of the petitions, FWP staff will answer questions but will not represent any support or opposition to the petitions.

Pursuant to 2-4-315, Montana Code Annotated, the commission must either deny the petition or initiate rulemaking on the petition. If the commission chooses to propose rule language other than what is contained in the petition, the commission must deny the petition and then propose rule language. If the commission chooses portions of the petitions to adopt or deny, it must be clearly indicated on the record.

FWP recommends the commission propose rule language regarding management of recreational use on the Madison River for public comment, whether based on these petitions or not. 

Shortly after the canceled June Commission meeting on this topic two petitions were received and the decision was made to dedicate the August 13 meeting to just the required petition process, rather than FWP staff presenting an EA.  If the Commission moves forward with any proposed rulemaking, an appropriately focused EA would accompany that process.  This would include ample opportunity for the diverse public interests and perspectives to review and weigh in, ultimately helping to assemble an effective and enduring solution.   

Both petitions are available on the commission page of the FWP website, fwp.mt.gov.

The meeting will be held using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Details on how to access the meeting will be posted on fwp.mt.gov closer to the meeting date. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at fwp.mt.gov. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. The full agenda is available on the FWP website.

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Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 2020

JAMA Pediatrics publishes MSU psychologists’ study analyzing teenage behavior during pandemic

A study by two Montana State University psychology professors published in a Journal of the American Medical Association publication found that teenagers’ attachment to their communities as well as their beliefs about the coronavirus are key factors in predicting how adolescents respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a study of 770 U.S. teens queried during the early weeks of the pandemic, Benjamin Oosterhoff and Cara Palmer, professors in the Department of Psychology in the MSU College of Letters and Science, found that adolescents’ beliefs about the severity of COVID-19 and the extent to which they value helping others is connected with how they are responding to the pandemic. The more attached adolescents are to their communities -- through feelings of social responsibility and trust in others - -the more they respond with healthy behaviors, such as social distancing and disinfecting. The researchers said these findings have implications for how parents, teachers and policy makers may improve behavioral health practices among young people and suggest that cultivating stronger social responsibility and social trust might play a key factor in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Oosterhoff and Palmer’s findings were published in the June 29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, a rapid publication of a study that analyzed data gathered in March.
 
The psychologists said findings from their article, titled “Attitudes and Psychological Factors Associated with News Monitoring, Social Distancing, Disinfecting and Hoarding Behaviors Among U.S. Adolescents During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic,” may be helpful in finding effective interventions to improve how teenagers adhere to public health guidance.

“The bigger picture here is the importance that community attachments play in the way (adolescents) respond to large scale negative events,” Oosterhoff said. “If we want to prepare for this and respond in better way — if we want fewer people to die — we need to start taking community attachments more seriously all of the time and cultivate social trust and responsibility (in teen populations).”

While science and research are often slow processes, several factors allowed the two psychologists to rapidly launch and complete their research, then publish it in the prestigious JAMA journal.
 
“We were able to get the study up and running right away and launched it one week after COVID was declared a national emergency. Warning signs of the severity of the virus were present weeks before the declaration, which provided added time to prepare,” Oosterhoff said. “It was a perfect storm of our past experiences and thinking, as well as new methods we had developed in our lab, that allowed us to turn it around so quickly.”

It helped that Oosterhoff and Palmer are married, so they were able to collaborate 10-12 hours a day during the quarantine to observe, plan and launch the study. They have worked together on other similar projects, including a study that they conducted when they were working in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017.

“We both had previous studies about how a terrible event can impact teens and how that carries with them in their life,” Oosterhoff said. “We felt like something similar was happening again with COVID.”
 
Coincidentally, for the past year Oosterhoff and Palmer had worked to develop research tools that use social media to collect data from their target population. The couple previously found success buying relatively low-cost ads seeking participants on Instagram. Oosterhoff said that technique proved effective for their COVID survey, especially since schools were closing and eliminating a common route of interviewing students in a classroom.

For two days starting March 20, the researchers surveyed 770 adolescents March 20-22, ages 13-18, from every state in the country. They later surveyed the same group weekly for seven weeks, resulting in additional data, and the researchers plan to continue with follow-ups.
 
“One thing we need to do as scientists was stay on it and put our findings in a broader context, even beyond what it means to respond to COVID-19,” he said. “In the process we learned valuable information about how to respond to disaster like this again.”
 
Oosterhoff said after they had preliminary results, he and Palmer reached out to JAMA Pediatrics to see if they would consider COVID-19 research. The editors responded within 30 minutes that they were interested and expedited peer review for the research, given the fast progression of the pandemic.
 
“Many journals were providing (an) expedited review for COVID research at the time. JAMA had not announced anything yet, so we thought we would ask,” Oosterhoff said.
 
Oosterhoff credited the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity based at MSU with support and guidance.
 
“I was excited by their project idea and let them re-allocate funds from their CAIRHE-supported project, which allowed them to quickly pivot their work and get the survey out early,” said Alex Adams, director of CAIRHE.
 
And while the publication of their work in a major journal was rewarding, Oosterhoff and Palmer’s most significant collaboration came just a week after publication. That was when their first child, a daughter, was born.
 
Oosterhoff said he and Palmer plan to continue their research as the pandemic continues. For instance, he speculates that adolescents, who generally are socially active, will find it harder to engage in healthy practices such as social distancing as the pandemic becomes more drawn out. And he would like to test his theory that youth who are committed to giving back and volunteering, those who have a strong commitments to their communities, will be the ones to continue to take the pandemic seriously and behave in constructive ways, such as socially distancing and wearing masks.

“There’s a lot more to study, but this is a good start that we hope to build upon,” he said.

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Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 2020

Grizzly bear euthanized due to cattle depredation

A grizzly bear was euthanized after a recent cattle depredation in south Park County.
 
The adult male bear was captured shortly after it killed a cow on private land on Wednesday. In consultation with federal partners at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Wildlife Services, the decision was made to euthanize the bear due to this depredation and past depredations in the area.
 
Relocating bears safely is difficult at this time of year because of many factors, including high bear densities, heavy recreation use and other land uses in nearby areas.
 
This is the second management removal of a grizzly bear this year within the demographic monitoring area of Montana’s portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The first grizzly bear removed in this area in 2020 was captured and transferred to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone after gaining access to food at campgrounds in the Rainbow Point area.

Grizzly bears in the lower 48 states are currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Management authority for grizzlies rests with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, working closely in Montana with FWP, Wildlife Services, the U.S. Forest Service and Tribal lands. This collaboration happens through the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.

Several grizzly bear recovery areas exist in or near Montana, including the Selkirk, Cabinet-Yaak, Northern Continental Divide, Bitterroot and Greater Yellowstone ecosystems.
 
Grizzly bear populations continue to become denser and more widespread in Montana, increasing the likelihood that residents and recreationists will encounter them in new places each year. Being prepared for such encounters is more important than ever, both to keep people and property safe and to cultivate healthy bear behavior.

For more information on avoiding negative encounters with bears, visit igbconline.org/bear-safety.

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Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2020

Why Skunk Activity is High in the Spring and Summer

Skunks are small and agile creatures characterized by their black and white markings. Skunks are known for their ability to spray their unpleasant scent in defense when they feel threatened. Skunks are also known to be more active during spring and summer, This is also when skunk spraying dramatically increases, whether it be kids or pets. Skunk activity is unlike other mammals like tree squirrels who are active throughout the year.  

 

Why are skunks more active in spring and summer?

Mating Season
The reason for the sudden increase of skunk sightings is that springtime is the mating season for skunks. Other times of the year, skunks are dormant. Specifically in colder weather. Not only this, but reduced visibility due to decreased sunlight hours in the winter means it would be challenging to spot skunks in winter months.

As the weather becomes warmer, skunks emerge in search of mates. Males will become much more active as they search for females to have their offspring. You are also likely to see females flee from unwanted males and move around as they avoid them to find a safe space.

To Forage
Skunks emerge in the spring in search of food as their supply lessens in the passed colder weather, skunks eat grub, insects, and small animals. This is why they spend their time near woodlands and parks.

Birth of Their Litter in Summer
As skunks mate in the spring, they often give birth during the summer. This also helps explain the increased sightings and activity in the warmer months. Skunks are known to have relatively large litters and can have as many as seven pups. After the skunks give birth, the parents are often seen foraging in local areas to bring food back to their pups. Skunk pups are not dependent on their parents for long. After approximately two months, young skunks will venture out individually and begin to forage for themselves.

Increased Visits to Urban and Rural Areas
You are also likely to spot skunks as they often prefer urban areas where people tend to live and visit regularly. Urban areas offer ideal shelter for skunks inside garages, sheds, and deck spaces that protect them from poor weather conditions and predators. These areas allow them to forage for food as they are known to rummage through trash cans. This may cause skunks to be pests in and around people’s homes. Click here to learn more about taking care of skunks as pests.

Visits to rural spots, forests, and lakes often dramatically increases in the summer so this may also be why people often comment they have seen skunks in spring and summer.

Increased Sunlight
You are more likely to see skunks at nighttime in the spring and summer months as they are most active at night. Due to increased sunlight and longer days, you are also more likely to be able to see skunks at nighttime in the summer and spring than you would naturally be able to see them in winter and autumn.

If skunks are becoming a nuisance to you this summer, please contact Wildlife X Team for your pest removal needs.

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Friday, Jul. 31st, 2020

UPDATE: BZN International Film Festival Goes Virtual

UPDATE: BZN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL!
Third Annual Event Features Films, Interviews on Online Platform


July 31, 2020 Bozeman, Montana: The Third Annual BZN International Film Festival will take place Thursday, August 27th –  September 5. Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to take the Festival to an online-only platform. The virtual event will include over 60 interviews with filmmakers, actors and community members, as well as all of 2020’s films and selected films from 2018 and 2019.

Our focus this year is on solution-based films that offer strategies to help heal ourselves, our families, businesses, the country and the world during this challenging time.    

Please visit bzn2020 for more information. Online pass pricing will be available next week; Montana residents will receive a discount! We would still appreciate your assistance in promoting this community-enriching event and would be happy to provide you with an online pass in exchange for coverage.

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Gallatin Valley Mall Hosts Back to School Food Drive

Gallatin Valley Mall will be hosting a Back to School Food Drive benefiting the Gallatin Valley Food Bank KidsPack Program during the month of August. Did you know? 1 in 6 Montana children struggle with hunger. Although back-to-school will look a little different this year, one thing that remains the same is the importance of making sure all the children in our valley have nutritious meals to eat.

The Gallatin Valley Food Bank KidsPack Program provides nutritious, kid-friendly foods over the weekend during the school year. The bags are distributed to elementary children across 21 schools in Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison counties. Each week they distribute an average of 450 bags. While KidsPack bags aim to support the children in a family, they often supplement the entire family’s food budget. Gallatin Valley Mall invites the public to donate items from the KidsPack wish list to help ensure that children arrive at school fed and ready to learn on Monday.

To view the Wish List, visit gallatinvalleymall.com/events. Donations can be dropped off at GVM Guest Services (located near Macy’s) between August 1st- 31st.

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FWP joins coalition that promotes responsible recreation

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has joined the Recreate Responsibly Coalition. This national coalition is a working group made up of land managers, nonprofits and outdoor businesses developing and sharing best practices to promote common sense guidance about getting outside during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FWP’s participation in the coalition coincides with the launch of Montana Aware, the state’s safe travel initiative being led by the Montana Department of Commerce in partnership with 17 Convention and Visitors Bureaus and six tourism regions. The campaign promotes safe and responsible behavior among those traveling in the state. The two efforts focus on educating travelers and recreationists on the best way to safely enjoy Montana and help slow the spread of COVID-19. ​

“We are all finding respite and rejuvenation outdoors this summer, but some of our most treasured spots are seeing an unprecedented amount of use,” said Martha Williams, director Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. “This high level of use can impact resources, experiences, and neighbors’ tolerance.   Recreating responsibly means being able to ensure we protect these treasures, opportunities, and relationships for others to enjoy as well. The outside is in us all and we want to keep it that way.”

 The Recreate Responsibly Coalition guidelines are:

  • Know Before You Go—Check the status of the place you want to visit. If it is closed, don't go. If it's crowded, have a backup plan.
  • Plan Ahead—Prepare for facilities to be closed, pack lunch and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a face covering.
  • Explore Locally—Limit long-distance travel and make use of local parks, trails and public spaces. Be mindful of your impact on the communities you visit.
  • Practice Physical Distancing—Keep your group size small. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give others space. If you are sick, stay home.
  • Play It Safe—Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury. Search and rescue operations and health care resources are both strained.
  • Leave No Trace—Respect public lands and waters, native and local communities, and private property. Take all your garbage with you.
  • Build an Inclusive Outdoors—Be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.

Messaging for Recreate Responsibly and Montana Aware will be delivered to audiences in-state and out-of-state through a variety of mediums including social media.

For more information on the Recreate Responsibly Coalition, visit https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/. For more information about Montana Aware, visit MTAWARE.COM.

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