Weekly Horoscopes

Aries (March 21-April 19) Adapt to changes. You can generate what’s needed. Don’t rush, or risk breakage. Consider your moves before making them. Stick to reliable sources and foundations.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) Polish your presentation. Dress to impress. You’re stepping into the spotlight. Stay diplomatic, and improvise with a surprising turn of events. Graciously respond.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Nurture yourself. You may be feeling especially sensitive with recent changes or chaos. Meditate in seclusion. Tend your garden. Nature soothes your spirit.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Brilliant ideas arise in conversation. Get together with your team. Find hidden opportunities revealed by recent news. Go for distance rather than speed.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — An unusual career option appears. It may require a test. Accept new responsibility. Adapt to changes at the top. Find a lucrative opportunity.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Seminars, classes and conferences provide satisfying and lucrative opportunities. Travel and explore fresh terrain. Handle your chores, and then go discover something new.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Use what you’re learning to cut costs. Get practical with financial decisions. Choose long-lasting quality, and simplify. Discover a brilliant and unorthodox solution.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Go ahead and be spontaneous, but not reckless. Do something unexpected and nice with your partner. Strengthen bonds, and share a sweet unscheduled deviation.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — A little spontaneity can be fun. Put aside rigid routines and allow flexibility, especially with your work, health and fitness. Try a new trick.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Grab a fun opportunity to do something new. Meet someone wonderful or discover a chance for adventure or playfulness. Whip up a little romance.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Find a fabulous bargain or happy surprise for your home and family. Windfall apples make a lovely pie. Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Adapt your message to respond to breaking news. A surprise requires diplomacy to avoid misunderstandings. Write your views, and edit carefully. Document and organize.


Horoscopes by Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency.


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An option that is good for hikers, wildlife, and communities

The Pacific Northwest Trail is a difficult yet incredibly awe-inspiring trail. Hikers from around the world have added the PNT to their agenda. It takes 60 days for those choosing to bust the trail. 75 days for those wanting to soak in the beauty and peaceful freedom. In the past few years women hikers have made a huge gain in popularity, creating women’s hiking groups and pages. These groups share an incredible amount of information. Choosing to hike alone or in pairs, wanting to tackle long arduous trails, many are looking toward the Northwest!

Making PNT a more accessible trail will allow more hikers to enjoy our beautiful country.

Placing the trail through Troy would provide many benefits.

– A jumping on or off point for those unable to spend 60-75 days on a hike.

– Provide a location for an actual shower. Restock supplies.

– A base for catching up, receiving packages and mail, meeting hikers from the trail.

– Providing availability for security, if needed, health issues and a rest.

– Provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of the small town, which many hikers on the Appalachian trail utilize and enjoy the small communities this trail provides.

Reading thousands of social media posts on All Women All Trails: Hiking and backpacking

(nearly 50,000 women strong) there are concerns of grizzly encounters. There will be encounters. There will be deaths of human and bear. Any possible way to minimize the danger should be seriously considered. A Southern Reroute of the Pacific Northwest Trail would benefit hikers, communities, and wildlife.


Jody Wiley Peterson

Troy, Mont.

Movie of the week


Directed by Mike Flanagan

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Movie of the week courtesy of

Sunrise and Sunset Times

November 27              8:08 a.m.    4:51 p.m.

November 28              8:09 a.m.    4:51 p.m.

November 29              8:10 a.m.    4:50 p.m.

November 30              8:12 a.m.    4:50 p.m.

December 1                 8:13 a.m.    4:49 p.m.

December 2                 8:14 a.m.    4:49 p.m.

December 3                 8:15 a.m.    4:48 p.m.

Montana Gas Price Update

As of November 18, gasoline prices in Montana  have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69 a gallon according to Prices are 1.8 cents lower from a month ago and are 18.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average has fallen 7.7 cent per gallon during the last week and stands 1.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Word of the week

  • queasy •

Pronunciation: kwee-zee
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: 1. Slightly nauseated, having an upset stomach, giddy in the stomach, as ‘to feel queasy after eating greasy food’. 2. Delicate, sensitive, squeamish, easily upset by something, as ‘to get queasy at the sight of blood’.

Revenue Cycle Manager – Billing Office

Teacher Assistant /32 to 38 hours per week / $11.29-12.00


Woodworker/Carpenter -Full-time / $16-$24

Medical Office supervisor

Journeyman Level Mechanic/M-F, Occasional Saturday

MDS Assistant

Dispatcher (Troy) – Full-time / $11.29

Floor Nurse (LPN and  RN)

Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (RN) / Full-time

Casino Floor Runner

Store Clerk

Shift Manager

Department Manager

Simon’s weekly weather

Issued Sunday November 24, 2019 – 6:15 p.m.


Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 27– Dec. 3


(Wednesday and Thanksgiving day) Cold and breezy to locally windy but dry. Lows in the single digits and teens with near 10 above zero around 5000 feet. Highs in the 20s with lower teens around 5000 feet.

(Friday through Sunday) Dry and cold. Lows from 10 below zero to 10 above zero with lower teens around 5000 feet Friday and Saturday warming to near 20 by Sunday. Highs in the 20s to near 30 with mid teens around 5000 feet warming to the lower 20s by Sunday.


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Top 5 alternative songs of the Week

  1. Uneventful Days by Beck
  2. The Hype by Twenty Øne Pilots
  3. Walking On a String by Matt Berninger
  4. 555 by Jimmy Eats World
  5. Tokyo Ghoul by Highly Suspect & Terrible Johnny

Top 5 songs courtesy of 

Recipe of the Week

Monster cookies

A spooky and tasty treat that’s just as fun to make as it is to eat!




1 can chocolate frosting

Large marshmallows

1 package chocolate chip cookies

Candy eyeballs

White baking chips



  1. using a spoon, place a small dollop of frosting onto a cookie. Use this f
  2. rosting as a glue for another cookie on top.
  3. cut marshmallows in half short ways and press a candy eye to the sticky side. Use a small amount of frosting to stick this to your cookie.
  4. using the white chips, make your monster’s teeth by gently pressing them into the exposed frosting.


Recipe courtesy of















Horoscopes by Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency